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  1. 1. <ul><li>STOP </li></ul><ul><li>Killing Your Students with PowerPoint </li></ul>
  2. 2. can be highly boring for your students and should only be used by authorised PowerPoint Teachers
  3. 3. Warning
  4. 4. PowerPoint
  5. 5. It's my duty to warn you
  6. 6. How to avoid
  7. 7. a Slow Death by PowerPoint
  8. 8. (No students were harmed during the making of this presentation)‏
  9. 9. The Top Cardinal Sins
  10. 10. Cardinal Sin 1
  11. 11. The Script
  12. 12. The problem is that most people speak at
  13. 13. 150 WPM
  14. 14. Yet most people read at
  15. 15. 250 WPM
  16. 16. <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
  17. 17. <ul><li>1. Continued - first slide </li></ul>Common PowerPoint Mistakes
  18. 18. Cardinal Sin 2
  19. 19. Dodging Bullets
  20. 20. Example
  21. 21. This is a Very Important Slide <ul><li>In case you had 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 its 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>
  22. 22. Not exactly exciting is it?
  23. 23. To a student this is a signal to
  24. 25. Followed with a sprinkling of these
  25. 27. And time to catch up on
  26. 29. <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>And all </li></ul><ul><li>That </li></ul><ul><li>Animation </li></ul><ul><li>And </li></ul><ul><li>Annoying </li></ul><ul><li>Sound </li></ul><ul><li>Effects </li></ul><ul><li>Make </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Want </li></ul><ul><li>To leave </li></ul><ul><li>To go </li></ul><ul><li>To the </li></ul><ul><li>Bathroom </li></ul>
  27. 30. Ditch the bullet points!
  28. 31. Cardinal Sin 3
  29. 32. Spell Checks
  30. 33. <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
  31. 34. Cardinal Sin 4
  32. 35. People who love data
  33. 36. Think that more is better ?
  34. 37. More Data
  35. 38. Effectiveness
  36. 39. Let's demonstrate this
  37. 40. By adding more!
  38. 43. In some desperate attempt
  39. 44. To convince you of their point
  40. 45. Cardinal Sin 5
  41. 46. 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>
  42. 47. Cardinal Sin 6
  43. 48. Animation
  44. 49. Can be good
  45. 50. For visual learners
  46. 51. 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
  47. 52. And your PowerPoint becomes this
  48. 53. Animation Blah Boring Like this one? WOW! Look at me Woo Hoo Wheee Yawn Fidget Blah Blah Blah
  49. 54. More Animation
  50. 55. Less Effect
  51. 56. So how do you get away from mindless text and bullets?
  52. 58. Example
  53. 59. We’ve all heard the proverb
  54. 60. A picture is
  55. 61. words
  56. 62. Taken from an example of a real GCSE Business lesson
  57. 63. <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
  58. 64. Doesn’t it make you feel like this?
  59. 66. Let’s break it down
  60. 67. Technological Forces
  61. 68. Manufacturing products only when ordered (JIT)
  62. 69. I n c r e a s e s
  63. 70. Output & production
  64. 71. Productivity
  65. 72. Demand for skilled workers
  66. 73. Skills education for workforce
  67. 74. Technology costs
  68. 75. Quality
  69. 76. D e c r e a ses
  70. 77. Costs and storage space
  71. 78. Production downtime storage space
  72. 79. Jobs (redundancies)‏ storage space
  73. 80. It's all there except
  74. 81. You nor the students read it!
  75. 83. computer Sometimes the best slides have no text at all
  76. 84. Have you got it yet?
  77. 85. Less is more
  78. 86. Communication involves emotions
  79. 87. If you can’t explain it short and simple
  80. 88. Then you don’t understand it
  81. 89. This is bad communication.
  82. 90. <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
  83. 91. This is good communication.
  84. 92. Only use images that match your message
  85. 93. … and evoke emotion
  86. 94. Too much text & data is
  87. 95. <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>
  88. 96. Never use clipart!
  89. 97. L i m i t
  90. 98. <ul><li>Your </li></ul><ul><li>Words </li></ul><ul><li>Per </li></ul><ul><li>Slide </li></ul>
  91. 99. Less text and data is
  92. 100. G d
  93. 101. Make only ONE point per slide
  94. 102. Dodge the bullets
  95. 103. Don’t use bad colour schemes
  96. 104. Check your spelling
  97. 105. Use pictures
  98. 106. Try <ul><li>http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/ </li></ul>
  99. 107. <ul><li>Now it's your turn </li></ul>
  100. 108. <ul><li>2 </li></ul>
  101. 110. <ul><li>Killing your students </li></ul>
  102. 111. <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
  103. 112. Jacqueline Hicks © 2008 Lead Teacher of ICT [email_address]

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