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  1. 1. Creating Effective Slide Presentations <ul><li>By Judi Morrison </li></ul><ul><li>For use with ED 210 </li></ul><ul><li>Technology in Education </li></ul><ul><li>Husson University </li></ul>
  2. 2. Powerpoint or Keynote presentations can be either ... ...
  3. 3. Ineffective Photograph by Michael Shaver. From Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/shvmoz/3055644035/
  4. 4. Boring Photograph by Christiano Betta. From Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/cristiano_betta/3159607097/
  5. 5. Dull Photograph by Dan Nicholas. From Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/dan4th/147546122/
  6. 6. or they can be
  7. 7. Exciting Photograh by Judith Morrison
  8. 8. Inspiring Photograph by Judith Morrison
  9. 9. Expressive Photograph by Judith Morrison
  10. 10. and thought provoking provoking provoking Photograph by Judith Morrison
  11. 11. The Key is to... Photogaph by Brenda Starr. From Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/brenda-starr/3509344100/
  12. 12. Think CRAP <ul><li>Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity </li></ul>
  13. 13. Contrast Contrast is created when two elements are very different. For example: Large font / small font Modern font / old style font Bold lines / thin lines Cool colors / Warm colors
  14. 14. How to give Feedback... <ul><li>The Feedback sandwich </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Things done well </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Constructive Criticism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>End on a positive note </li></ul></ul></ul>Contrast Example #1 Photo by SweetOnVeg. (No real name given) From Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetonveg/4454263629/
  15. 15. How to give Feedback... <ul><ul><li>Things done well </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constructive Criticism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End on a positive note </li></ul></ul>Contrast Improved The Feedback Sandwich Photo by SweetOnVeg. (No real name given) From Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetonveg/4454263629/
  16. 16. Repitition Some aspect of the design should be repeated throughout the entire piece. <ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent font </li></ul><ul><li>Formatting the same for similar elements </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent bullets </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent spacing </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent alignment </li></ul>
  17. 17. Some Possible Topics <ul><li>Historic events -- September 11, Man walks on the moon, Assassination of JFK, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific happenings -- The internet, how does a catepillar become a butterfly, Wright Flyer Flies, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Einstein, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Controversial Topics -- “Is Global Climate change man-made?”, “Do Curfews keep teens out of trouble?”, etc </li></ul>Repetition Example #1
  18. 18. Some Possible Topics <ul><li>Historic events -- September 11, Man walks on the moon, Assassination of JFK, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific happenings -- The internet, how does a catepillar become a butterfly, Wright Flyer Flies, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Famous People -- Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Einstein, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Controversial Topics -- “Is Global Climate change man-made?”, “Do Curfews keep teens out of trouble?”, etc </li></ul>Improved Example
  19. 19. Alignment Every item should have a visual connection with something else. <ul><li>Related information should be together </li></ul><ul><li>Consider right or left justifying or centering </li></ul><ul><li>Use both margins for balance on a page </li></ul>For Example:
  20. 20. What is the “Digital Age” It is also called the Information Age,Information Era or the Computer Age Most experts define the Digital Age as the period of time when human beings first had the ability to freely transfer and gather information. Alignment Example #1 Photgaph by Joost J. Bakker from Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/joost-ijmuiden/3672982432/
  21. 21. What is the “Digital Age” It is also called the Information Age, Information Era or the Computer Age Most experts define the Digital Age as the period of time when human beings first had the ability to freely transfer and gather information. Improved Example Photgaph by Joost J. Bakker from Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/joost-ijmuiden/3672982432/
  22. 22. Proximity Physical closeness of items implies a relationship <ul><li>For Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Group related items together </li></ul><ul><li>Information that is </li></ul><ul><li>not related should not be together </li></ul>
  23. 23. RIGHT OR LEFT BRAIN DOMINANCE Left brain dominance imagination rules symbols and images present and future philosophy & religion can &quot;get it&quot; (i.e. meaning) believes appreciates spatial perception knows object function fantasy based presents possibilities impetuous uses feelings big picture oriented. Right Brain Dominance facts rule words and language present and past math and science can comprehend knowing acknowledges order/pattern perception knows object name reality based practical Proximity Example #1
  24. 24. RIGHT OR LEFT BRAIN DOMINANCE Left brain dominance imagination rules symbols and images present and future philosophy & religion can &quot;get it&quot; (i.e. meaning) believes appreciates spatial perception knows object function fantasy based presents possibilities impetuous uses feelings big picture oriented. Improved Example Right Brain Dominance facts rule words and language present and past math and science can comprehend knowing acknowledges order/pattern perception knows object name reality based practical
  25. 25. In Conclusion for effective slide presentations-- THINK CRAP Think CRAP <ul><li>Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity </li></ul>
  26. 26. AND YOUR SLIDE PRESENTATIONS WON’T BE.
  27. 27. Text Photograph by Paul Clarke. From Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_clarke/4151434668/sizes/m/in/photostream/

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