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Creating Effective Power Point Presentations


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Creating Effective Power Point Presentations

  1. 1. Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations<br />By Tzvi Pittinsky<br />
  2. 2. Advantages of PowerPoint<br />Helps organize lesson.<br />Great for visual learners.<br />Useful for textual analysis.<br />Engaging graphics and animations.<br />Interactive when coupled with Smart Board.<br />
  3. 3. However, recent research suggests limits to its effectiveness<br />Difficult for brain to process the same written and spoken information simultaneously.<br /> Professor John Sweller of University of New South Wales says: &quot;It is effective to speak to a diagram, because it presents information in a different form. But it is not effective to speak the same words that are written, because it is putting too much load on the mind and decreases your ability to understand what is being presented.“ ( <br />
  4. 4. PowerPoint Don’ts- By Comedian Don McMillan<br />
  5. 5. PowerPoint Don’ts<br /><ul><li>To summarize:
  6. 6. Don’t just read everything that you will say in class directly from the slides or make so many words that the slide is hard to read because the font is so small.
  7. 7. Avoid
  8. 8. Excessive
  9. 9. Bullet
  10. 10. Points
  11. 11. Don’t use bad color combinations.
  12. 12. Don’t overuse animations.</li></li></ul><li>PowerPoint Dos<br />Do use text and graphics to make your point <br />
  13. 13. PowerPoint Dos (continued)<br />
  14. 14. Now let’s design our own PowerPoint Presentations<br />Task: Design a PowerPoint that you would use in class based on the guidelines above.<br />Insert Graphics.<br />Design a uniform color theme.<br />Animations should be included. <br />
  15. 15. Online Resources<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />