} Slide presentation software such as PowerPoint has become an ingrained part of many instructional settings, particularly in large classes and in courses more geared toward information exchange than skill development.}
• Engaging multiple learning styles• Increasing visual impact• Improving audience focus• Providing annotations and highlights• Analyzing and synthesizing complexities• Increasing spontaneity and interactivity• Increasing wonder
• Teacher-centered.• Lack of feedback.• Student inactivity.• Potentially reductive.• Presentation graphics should be aboutlearning, not about presentation.• PowerPoint presentations should helpstudents organize their notes, not just“be” the notes.
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PowerPoint Interactions: StudentResponse "Clickers" Classroom response systems can improve students learning by engaging them actively in the learning process. Learn more about how to use this system in your own classes.
PowerPoint as Worksheet
} The PowerPoint software itself includes built-in functionality to record your audio commentary.} It is also possible to use AuthorPoint Lite, a free software download, to take the narrated PowerPoint presentation and transform it all into a Flash video movie, which plays in any Web browser.
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• Text size• Avoid too muchtext• Contrast• Template
} Change font} Shapes} Clip art} Images} Charts} Tables} Transitions} Animations} Animating text or chart
• Do not turn off alllights• Maintain eyecontact withaudience• Vary your speakingvolume• Do not read slides!• Take slides offscreen when notneeded
The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPointTwenty minutes Thirty-point font