<ul><li>Q. What's  worse  than a boring lesson, filled with PowerPoint slides? </li></ul>
<ul><li>A. A VLE crammed with PowerPoint slides from a boring lesson.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>*sigh*  </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Posted by Sarah Horrigan at  9:45 AM   http://kindalearning.blogspot.com/200...
<ul><li>STOP </li></ul><ul><li>Killing Your Students with PowerPoint </li></ul>
can be highly boring for your students and should only be used by authorised PowerPoint Teachers
Warning
PowerPoint
It’s my duty to warn you
How to avoid
a  Slow Death  by PowerPoint
(No students were harmed during the making of this presentation)
The Top Cardinal Sins
Cardinal Sin 1
The Script
The problem is that most people  speak  at
150 WPM
Yet most people  read  at
250 WPM
<ul><li>1. Some teachers like to put every single thing they are going to say on their slides.  Although this means that y...
<ul><li>1. Continued -  first slide </li></ul>Common PowerPoint Mistakes
Cardinal Sin 2
Dodging Bullets
Example
This is a Very Important Slide <ul><li>In case you have not understood the fact that this is a very important slide from t...
Not exactly exciting is it?
To a student this is a signal to
 
Followed with a sprinkling of these
 
And time to catch up on
 
<ul><li>Avoid </li></ul><ul><li>Using </li></ul><ul><li>Too </li></ul><ul><li>Many </li></ul><ul><li>Bullet </li></ul><ul>...
Ditch the bullet points!
Cardinal Sin 3
Spell Checks
<ul><li>Many teachers do not even run a spell cheek before their presentation! </li></ul><ul><li>BIG MISTAK – Nothing make...
Cardinal Sin 4
People who  love  data
Think that more is   better ?
More Data
Effectiveness
Lets  demonstrate  this
By  adding  more!
 
 
In some  desperate  attempt
To convince  you  of their point
Cardinal Sin 5
Bad Colour Schemes <ul><li>Clashing backgrounds and font colours can lead to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thumping headache </li>...
Cardinal Sin 6
Animation
Can be   good
For   visual  learners
Animation Can be  effective But use too much And you end up  with your  students Going  WOW! This is just  so cool And not...
And your  PowerPoint  becomes this
Animation Blah Boring Like this one? WOW! Look at me Woo hoo Wheee  Yawn Fidget Blah Blah Blah
More Animation
Less Effect
So how do you get  away  from mindless text and bullets?
 
Example
We’ve all heard the  proverb
A  picture  is
words
Taken from an example of a  real GCSE Business  lesson
<ul><li>Businesses have benefited in the following ways: </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in storage space and costs as materia...
Doesn’t it make you  feel  like this?
 
Let’s  break  it down
Technological  Forces
Manufacturing products only when ordered (JIT)
I n c r e a s e s
Output & production
Productivity
Demand for skilled workers
Skills education for workforce
Technology costs
Quality
D e c r e a ses
Costs and storage space
Production downtime storage space
Jobs (redundancies) storage space
Its all there except
You nor the students read it!
 
computer Sometimes the best slides have no text at all
Have you got it yet?
Less  is  more
Communication involves emotions
If you can’t   explain it  short and simple
Then you don’t understand it
This is  bad  communication
<ul><li>Businesses have benefited in the following ways: </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in storage space and costs as materia...
This is   good   communication
Only use images that match your message
… and  evoke   emotion
Too  much   text & data   is
<ul><li>bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad...
Try to avoid  clipart!
L i m i t
<ul><li>Your </li></ul><ul><li>Words </li></ul><ul><li>Per </li></ul><ul><li>Slide </li></ul>
Less   text   and data   is
G  d
Make only  ONE   point per slide
Dodge the bullets
Don’t use bad colour schemes
Check your spelling
Use pictures
Try <ul><li>http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/ </li></ul>
Try
Try
<ul><li>Now it’s  your  turn </li></ul>
<ul><li>2 </li></ul>
 
<ul><li>Killing  your  students </li></ul>
<ul><li>Don McMillan (Life after death by PowerPoint) </li></ul><ul><li>Death by PowerPoint (and how to fight it) by Alexe...
<ul><li>www.prezi.com   (free educational accounts – up to 100 users) </li></ul><ul><li>Keynotes –  also available for iph...
Jacqueline Hicks © 2010 Lead Teacher of ICT [email_address]
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Another take on powerpoint boredom but this time specially adapted for teachers! Because so many of them do not know how to use PowerPoint well and need some inspiration. Musical version also available on the you.

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  • hi thanks for this presentation...i was always telling my freinds in the university how to use effectively a power point presentation and your pouwer point summs it up...so i would really like if you let me have it so i can share it with students for the sake of learning.thank you for considering my request and for this power point :)
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  1. 1. <ul><li>Q. What's worse than a boring lesson, filled with PowerPoint slides? </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>A. A VLE crammed with PowerPoint slides from a boring lesson. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>*sigh* </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Posted by Sarah Horrigan at 9:45 AM http://kindalearning.blogspot.com/2009/05/boredom-x-2.html
  4. 4. <ul><li>STOP </li></ul><ul><li>Killing Your Students with PowerPoint </li></ul>
  5. 5. can be highly boring for your students and should only be used by authorised PowerPoint Teachers
  6. 6. Warning
  7. 7. PowerPoint
  8. 8. It’s my duty to warn you
  9. 9. How to avoid
  10. 10. a Slow Death by PowerPoint
  11. 11. (No students were harmed during the making of this presentation)
  12. 12. The Top Cardinal Sins
  13. 13. Cardinal Sin 1
  14. 14. The Script
  15. 15. The problem is that most people speak at
  16. 16. 150 WPM
  17. 17. Yet most people read at
  18. 18. 250 WPM
  19. 19. <ul><li>1. Some teachers like to put every single thing they are going to say on their slides. Although this means that you do not have to remember what to say on your slides. This makes your slides boring, text heavy and causes your students eyes to glaze over, the mobile phones come out and the fidgeting begins. They begin to wonder why they are even listening to you as they have already used up all their brain power reading ahead and drawing their own conclusions. All this before you even reach the bottom of your. . . </li></ul>Common PowerPoint Mistakes
  20. 20. <ul><li>1. Continued - first slide </li></ul>Common PowerPoint Mistakes
  21. 21. Cardinal Sin 2
  22. 22. Dodging Bullets
  23. 23. Example
  24. 24. This is a Very Important Slide <ul><li>In case you have not understood the fact that this is a very important slide from the heading I am going to make sure that you read the information again in many different ways </li></ul><ul><li>The problem with very important slides (VIS) is that you try to get as much information on to them as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Because as we all know in teaching you can’t just say something once you have to make sure its said or shown three times in three different ways to get the same message across! </li></ul><ul><li>That way the little blighters can’t say you did not tell them </li></ul><ul><li>The sad thing is this causes Teachers to use PowerPoint's with lots of different levels and bullet points to put across the same key message (over and over again!) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Here it is again – I am important – read me! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have you got the point yet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Please remember I am important too even if I am a third level bullet point </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>It does not matter how many different ways you try to cram the information in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nobody is going to read it anyway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>So it’s all pretty pointless </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>And you end up wasting your time </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Want students to read ? Give it to them on paper! A slide is not the place to do it </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Whoopee! </li></ul><ul><li>Phew is that it now? </li></ul>
  25. 25. Not exactly exciting is it?
  26. 26. To a student this is a signal to
  27. 28. Followed with a sprinkling of these
  28. 30. And time to catch up on
  29. 32. <ul><li>Avoid </li></ul><ul><li>Using </li></ul><ul><li>Too </li></ul><ul><li>Many </li></ul><ul><li>Bullet </li></ul><ul><li>Points </li></ul><ul><li>To </li></ul><ul><li>Try </li></ul><ul><li>To </li></ul><ul><li>Get </li></ul><ul><li>Your </li></ul><ul><li>Message </li></ul><ul><li>Across </li></ul>Common PowerPoint Mistakes <ul><li>To </li></ul><ul><li>Your </li></ul><ul><li>Class </li></ul><ul><li>Too </li></ul><ul><li>Many </li></ul><ul><li>And </li></ul><ul><li>Your </li></ul><ul><li>Key </li></ul><ul><li>Messages </li></ul><ul><li>Will </li></ul><ul><li>Be </li></ul><ul><li>Lost </li></ul><ul><li>In fact </li></ul><ul><li>The </li></ul><ul><li>Term </li></ul><ul><li>Bullet </li></ul><ul><li>Point </li></ul><ul><li>Comes </li></ul><ul><li>From </li></ul><ul><li>The act </li></ul><ul><li>Of students </li></ul><ul><li>Pointing </li></ul><ul><li>Finger guns at </li></ul><ul><li>The </li></ul><ul><li>Annoying </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul>
  30. 33. Ditch the bullet points!
  31. 34. Cardinal Sin 3
  32. 35. Spell Checks
  33. 36. <ul><li>Many teachers do not even run a spell cheek before their presentation! </li></ul><ul><li>BIG MISTAK – Nothing makes you look more stupid that selling errrs </li></ul>Common PowerPoint Mistakes
  34. 37. Cardinal Sin 4
  35. 38. People who love data
  36. 39. Think that more is better ?
  37. 40. More Data
  38. 41. Effectiveness
  39. 42. Lets demonstrate this
  40. 43. By adding more!
  41. 46. In some desperate attempt
  42. 47. To convince you of their point
  43. 48. Cardinal Sin 5
  44. 49. Bad Colour Schemes <ul><li>Clashing backgrounds and font colours can lead to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thumping headache </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motion sickness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distraction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unexplained rashes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mental confusion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continual fidgeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loss of bladder control </li></ul></ul>
  45. 50. Cardinal Sin 6
  46. 51. Animation
  47. 52. Can be good
  48. 53. For visual learners
  49. 54. Animation Can be effective But use too much And you end up with your students Going WOW! This is just so cool And not actually Taking Any notice Of what You are trying to say
  50. 55. And your PowerPoint becomes this
  51. 56. Animation Blah Boring Like this one? WOW! Look at me Woo hoo Wheee Yawn Fidget Blah Blah Blah
  52. 57. More Animation
  53. 58. Less Effect
  54. 59. So how do you get away from mindless text and bullets?
  55. 61. Example
  56. 62. We’ve all heard the proverb
  57. 63. A picture is
  58. 64. words
  59. 65. Taken from an example of a real GCSE Business lesson
  60. 66. <ul><li>Businesses have benefited in the following ways: </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in storage space and costs as materials are Just In Time (JIT) </li></ul><ul><li>Increased output as new technology and techniques allow businesses to increase production </li></ul><ul><li>Increased labour productivity as new techniques and technologies enable workers to be more productive </li></ul><ul><li>Increased quality as robots produce to a higher standard </li></ul><ul><li>Automation has decreased production down-time – no tea breaks, 24hr a day working </li></ul><ul><li>New technology is expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Can lead to redundancies </li></ul><ul><li>Demand for skilled workers increases </li></ul><ul><li>Money into education to equip the next workforce with the right skills </li></ul>GCSE Unit 4f – Economic and Technological forces
  61. 67. Doesn’t it make you feel like this?
  62. 69. Let’s break it down
  63. 70. Technological Forces
  64. 71. Manufacturing products only when ordered (JIT)
  65. 72. I n c r e a s e s
  66. 73. Output & production
  67. 74. Productivity
  68. 75. Demand for skilled workers
  69. 76. Skills education for workforce
  70. 77. Technology costs
  71. 78. Quality
  72. 79. D e c r e a ses
  73. 80. Costs and storage space
  74. 81. Production downtime storage space
  75. 82. Jobs (redundancies) storage space
  76. 83. Its all there except
  77. 84. You nor the students read it!
  78. 86. computer Sometimes the best slides have no text at all
  79. 87. Have you got it yet?
  80. 88. Less is more
  81. 89. Communication involves emotions
  82. 90. If you can’t explain it short and simple
  83. 91. Then you don’t understand it
  84. 92. This is bad communication
  85. 93. <ul><li>Businesses have benefited in the following ways: </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in storage space and costs as materials are Just In Time (JIT) </li></ul><ul><li>Increased output as new technology and techniques allow businesses to increase production </li></ul><ul><li>Increased labour productivity as new techniques and technologies enable workers to be more productive </li></ul><ul><li>Increased quality as robots produce to a higher standard </li></ul><ul><li>Automation has decreased production down-time – no tea breaks, 24hr a day working </li></ul><ul><li>New technology is expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Can lead to redundancies </li></ul><ul><li>Demand for skilled workers increases </li></ul><ul><li>Money into education to equip the next workforce with the right skills </li></ul>GCSE Unit 4f – Economic and Technological forces
  86. 94. This is good communication
  87. 95. Only use images that match your message
  88. 96. … and evoke emotion
  89. 97. Too much text & data is
  90. 98. <ul><li>bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>bad </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  91. 99. Try to avoid clipart!
  92. 100. L i m i t
  93. 101. <ul><li>Your </li></ul><ul><li>Words </li></ul><ul><li>Per </li></ul><ul><li>Slide </li></ul>
  94. 102. Less text and data is
  95. 103. G d
  96. 104. Make only ONE point per slide
  97. 105. Dodge the bullets
  98. 106. Don’t use bad colour schemes
  99. 107. Check your spelling
  100. 108. Use pictures
  101. 109. Try <ul><li>http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/ </li></ul>
  102. 110. Try
  103. 111. Try
  104. 112. <ul><li>Now it’s your turn </li></ul>
  105. 113. <ul><li>2 </li></ul>
  106. 115. <ul><li>Killing your students </li></ul>
  107. 116. <ul><li>Don McMillan (Life after death by PowerPoint) </li></ul><ul><li>Death by PowerPoint (and how to fight it) by Alexei Kapterev </li></ul><ul><li>Dodging bullets in presentations by Rowan Manahan (fortifyservices. Blogspot.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Flikr-Storm </li></ul><ul><li>www.slideshare.net </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.co.uk/images </li></ul><ul><li>Music from www.freeplaymusic.com track – “Warped” </li></ul><ul><li>Music from www.freeplaymusic.com track – “She will stop” </li></ul><ul><li>Music from www.freeplaymusic.com track – “Misfit” </li></ul>With Thanks To
  108. 117. <ul><li>www.prezi.com (free educational accounts – up to 100 users) </li></ul><ul><li>Keynotes – also available for iphone/ ipad </li></ul><ul><li>www.animoto.com (free educational accounts) </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Photo Story (free download) </li></ul>Alternatives to PowerPoint
  109. 118. Jacqueline Hicks © 2010 Lead Teacher of ICT [email_address]

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