How to Use PowerPoint Effectively

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How to Use PowerPoint Effectively

  1. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Tips for making an effective PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating an outline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing the PowerPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tips on how to present using PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>How use PowerPoint in the classroom </li></ul>
  2. 3. Tips: Making a PowerPoint <ul><li>The first step in creating a PowerPoint is creating an outline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The outline is a rough draft of a PowerPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your outline should include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>title page </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>introduction/objectives page </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>main body </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>conclusion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take the written outline and create a slide for each idea </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Tips cont: <ul><li>The second part in creating a PowerPoint is deciding on the design and layout </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask your self these questions: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fonts: Is this style of font readable? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Size: Can the viewers in the back of the class read the text and see the pictures? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Colors: Are the colors too bright or too dark? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Format: Do my slides transition well? Can the viewers follow the format? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Graphics: Are the pictures useful or do they distract? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Tips: How to Present <ul><li>Before you present: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do a practice run </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure you know if the slides are on a timer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn the screensaver off to avoid distractions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As you present: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not read off the slides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take time to explain each slide and each idea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage the audience in the presentation </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Using PowerPoint in the Class <ul><li>PowerPoint is an excellent tool with multiple uses for both teachers and students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can use PowerPoint to aid in the instruction of a lesson </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Give notes, vocabulary words and homework </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can use PowerPoint for book reports, discussing science experiments and other assignments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can use PowerPoint to teach other students a new lesson </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Conclusion <ul><li>An effective PowerPoint includes an outline and a well thought out design </li></ul><ul><li>An effective PowerPoint presentation needs to be rehearsed and engaging </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint is a great tool inside the classroom because it provides teachers and students with limitless possibilities. </li></ul>

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