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Reviving Your Lecture


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Reviving Your Lecture

  1. 1. Death by PowerPoint Reviving the lecture
  2. 2. Reviving PowerPoint Based Lectures <ul><ul><li>Cathy Moore in Dump the Drone suggests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vary the rhythm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use humor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Say “you” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chop the content on the slides </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check the readability stats of your slides </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Reviving PowerPoint Based Lectures <ul><li>The slides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit information placed on the slides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place information in the notes section for lecture’s use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handout an outline of notes- leaving blanks for activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshow menu at the top of the screen. Select View Presenter Tools. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This allows one to show the slides on the screen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Notes pages on the lecturer’s computer </li></ul></ul></ul>A thorough review of Pp slide development
  4. 4. Reviving PowerPoint Based Lectures <ul><li>Research on lecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To keep attention, pause every 12-15 minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Reviving PowerPoint Based Lectures Click on the word to go to the next section Opening Middle/Main End/CFU
  6. 6. <ul><li>Use a creative beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a question </li></ul><ul><li>Use a scenario </li></ul><ul><li>Play a song, video clip </li></ul><ul><li>Read a current event item </li></ul>Opening:
  7. 7. <ul><li>Use a creative beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Role play </li></ul><ul><li>Think-pair-share </li></ul><ul><li>Stump your partner </li></ul><ul><li>Note check </li></ul>Opening: Return to list of sections
  8. 8. Middle Section <ul><li>Insert a slide to break every 12-15 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>The following examples could be placed in slide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Refocuses student attention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecturer catches breath and slows a bit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Puts student into the lecture via activity </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Take a moment to reflect on your experience with group projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Come up with a positive and a negative example. </li></ul>Middle Section: Quick Break
  10. 10. <ul><li>Think- Pair- Share example: </li></ul><ul><li>Think of what you know about active learning strategies. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn to a partner and share your knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have anything to share with the class? </li></ul>Middle Section: Quick Break
  11. 11. <ul><li>Focused listing example: </li></ul><ul><li>Take out a sheet of paper and list as many characteristics of good lecturing as you can. </li></ul>Middle Section: Quick Break
  12. 12. <ul><li>Brainstorm example: </li></ul><ul><li>What do you know about the ways students learn? </li></ul><ul><li>Start with your clearest thoughts and then move on to those that are kind of out there! </li></ul>Middle Section: Quick Break
  13. 13. Questions? Middle Section: Quick Break
  14. 15. <ul><li>Think about how you might use active learning strategies in your lectures. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn to a partner and discuss. </li></ul><ul><li>Share your findings with the large group. </li></ul>Think-Pair-Share
  15. 16. <ul><li>Note Check Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Take a few minutes to compare notes with a partner: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summarize the most important information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify (and clarify if possible) any sticking points. </li></ul></ul>Middle Section: Quick Break
  16. 17. <ul><li>Take a minute to come up with one question. </li></ul><ul><li>Then, see if you can stump your partner! </li></ul>Stump your partner: Question and Answer Pairs Middle Section: Quick Break Return to list of sections
  17. 18. <ul><li>Summarize the most important points in today’s lecture. </li></ul>Two Minute Paper End of Lecture: Check for Understanding [CFU]
  18. 19. <ul><li>what would it be? </li></ul>If you could ask one last question. . . End of Lecture: Check for Understanding [CFU]
  19. 20. <ul><li>Which of the strategies we’ve covered would you like to try in your own classes? </li></ul>One Final Question . . . End of Lecture: Check for Understanding [CFU]
  20. 21. <ul><li>What was the muddiest point today? </li></ul>One Final Question . . . End of Lecture: Check for Understanding [CFU] Return to list of sections
  21. 22. Reviving Lecture <ul><li>PowerPoint can assist in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping student interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging students in the learning process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping the lecturer in tune with students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be a tool in the learning process </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. References <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>University of Minnesota, Human Resources </li></ul>