10 Strategies for Improving Student Presentation Media

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This session was given at BLC in July 09

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10 Strategies for Improving Student Presentation Media

  1. 1. One Hour PowerPoint: Strategies for Improving Presentations<br />David Jakes<br />
  2. 2. Today…<br />
  3. 3. jakes.editme.com<br />
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  5. 5. Teach them biology<br />
  6. 6. <ul><li>3.5 pounds or 1.6 kg
  7. 7. 12 billion cells</li></li></ul><li>
  8. 8. <ul><li>3.5 pounds or 1.6 kg
  9. 9. 12 billion cells
  10. 10. Fed by the optic and auditory nerves</li></li></ul><li>Cognitive Load Theory<br />Intrinsic, Extraneous, and Germane<br />
  11. 11. Recall Dupuit, Flow to fixed heads with recharge:<br />Note:<br />Recharge is a fixed flux and head/gradient will be calculated to accommodate that recharge - e.g. High recharge &gt;&gt; High heads<br />h1 and h2 are fixed heads and flux will be calculated to accommodate those heads - e.g. a high h1 will shift the divide to the left of the problem domain and produce large influx that joins the reachrge and discharges to the right, if h2 is very low, that influx will be even higher<br />w<br />qx<br />hx<br />h1 h2<br />d<br />L<br />x=0<br />
  12. 12. Cognitive Load: Intrinsic and Extraneous<br />
  13. 13. Teach them how to make it visual…<br />
  14. 14. PowerPoint doesn’t kill presentations<br />Bullet Points do!<br />
  15. 15. “<br />“Why would you use words on the screen when they do just fine in your mouth?”<br />Seth Godin<br />
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  17. 17. Use images to communicate, not decorate…<br />
  18. 18. Dual Processing: Visual and Auditory<br />
  19. 19. 10%<br />
  20. 20. 35%<br />
  21. 21. 65%<br />From Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina | See Multimodal Learning<br />
  22. 22. Teach them how to find the visuals…<br />
  23. 23. Teach them about intellectual property…<br />
  24. 24. Creative Commons<br />
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  33. 33. Stock photography<br />
  34. 34. photl.com<br />
  35. 35. Teach them design…<br />
  36. 36. Adolescent Brain<br />More gray matter than white matter<br />Prefrontal cortex growing and developing<br />Brain continues to grow and matures by the age of 25<br />Teenage brain has a well-developed accelerator but only a partly developed break<br />New proliferation of neurons at 11 for girls and 12 for boys<br />
  37. 37. Adolescent Brain<br />More gray matter than white matter<br />Prefrontal Cortex<br />Brain grows and matures by 25<br />ff<br />
  38. 38. Adolescent Brain<br />Teenage brain has a well-developed accelerator but only a partly developed break<br />New proliferation of neurons at 11 for girls and 12 for boys<br />ttt<br />ff<br />
  39. 39. Negative plasticity<br />Examine the worry circuitry in the brain<br />Limbic system<br />Thoughts have an impact on the brain<br />Get rid of the ANTS-kill them<br />Think of bad thoughts as air pollution<br />Exterminate the ants – get rid of always negative thinking<br />
  40. 40. Negative Plasticity<br />Examine the worry circuitry<br />Limbic System<br />Thoughts have an impact on the brain<br />Get rid of the ANTS-negative thinking<br />Bad thoughts as air pollution<br />
  41. 41. As a high school student have you had a positive ongoing relationship with at least one adult?<br />96% responded “Yes”<br />
  42. 42. As a high school student have you had a positive ongoing relationship with at least one adult?<br />96% responded “Yes”<br />
  43. 43. GBS Snapshot<br />From 1998 to 2008:<br />2261 to 2556 Total Students<br />25.13 to 26.89 Credits Taken<br />729 to 1145 AP Tests <br />81% to 90% Pass Rate for AP Tests<br />87.9% to 98.1 % College Bound<br />
  44. 44. GBS Snapshot<br />From 1998 to 2008:<br /><ul><li>2261 to 2556 total students
  45. 45. 25.13 to 26.89 credits taken
  46. 46. 729 to 1145 AP Tests
  47. 47. 81% to 90% pass rates of AP Tests
  48. 48. 87.9% to 98.1% College Bound</li></li></ul><li>3,768,222,649 images on Flickr<br />4 Years of Content on YouTube..every day<br />Waracle<br />
  49. 49. Teach them to sell…<br />
  50. 50. “Communication is the transfer of emotion…”<br />Seth Godin<br />click<br />
  51. 51. How many homeless? <br />Between 2.3 and 3.5 million are likely to experience being homeless in a year<br />1.35 million of them are children<br />200,000 veterans may be homeless on a given night.<br />50% African-American, 35% White, 12% Latino, 2% Native American, 1% Asian<br />
  52. 52. How many experience being homeless?<br /><ul><li>Between 2.3 and 3.5 million
  53. 53. 1.35 million of them are children
  54. 54. 200,000 veterans may be homeless on a given night.</li></ul>Image used with permission iamchrisjett<br />
  55. 55. Teach them that color and font matter…<br />
  56. 56. Of the 16 million colors…<br />
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  61. 61. This is a Serif Font<br />This is a Sans Serif Font<br />
  62. 62. CAUTION: The use and application of Comic Sans in presentations is illegal in 34 states….<br />
  63. 63. Teach <br />them to storyboard…<br />
  64. 64. Teach them secrets…<br />
  65. 65. Teach them to share<br />
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  67. 67. Issuu.com<br />
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  69. 69. Jakes.editme.com<br />
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  71. 71. Titan Food Court<br />Deli Depot<br />Pasta Zone<br />Main Event<br />Titan Grill<br />Variety Junction<br />Oriental Express<br />Bakery Corner<br />
  72. 72. Titan Food Court<br />Deli Depot<br />Pasta Zone<br />Main Event<br />Titan Grill<br />Variety Junction<br />Oriental Express<br />
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  74. 74. Hey Mom! I’m Going to College…<br />Can You Iron My Pants?<br />
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  76. 76. Some Things Experts Can’t Tell You…<br /><ul><li>Potato chips do not constitute a food group
  77. 77. Textbooks are expensive
  78. 78. Roommate may be obnoxious
  79. 79. College isn’t about classes, grades and gossip…it’s about finding yourself</li>

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