Death by a Thousand Bullets Or  Killing Me Softly with PowerPoint Frank Sobierajski NYSCATE Rochester, NY November 25, 2008
<ul><li>Power  (noun) – </li></ul><ul><li>the ability or capacity to perform or act effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Point  (...
<ul><li>Power   (noun) – </li></ul><ul><li>the ability or capacity to perform or act effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Point  ...
<ul><li>Power Point Presentation - </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to perform effectively on a significant idea with a persu...
<ul><li>Three things… </li></ul>
<ul><li>Don’t you really hate it when presenters put up every word that they are going to say and then read it to you like...
<ul><li>Then </li></ul><ul><li>there  </li></ul><ul><li>are  </li></ul><ul><li>the </li></ul><ul><li>presenters </li></ul>...
And of course the tiny print lots of words slides …
The picture above is hyperlinked to a video on teachertube.com
PowerPoint's don’t kill presentations bullets do.
NYSED
Free Culture  Copyright Past vs present Young vs Old Public Domain Creativity Powerpoint style ideas
<ul><li>human brain  </li></ul><ul><li>&  </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul>
30% visual  8% tactile 3% auditory
<ul><ul><li>Make it visual </li></ul></ul>
<ul><ul><li>Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty,...
<ul><ul><li>Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty,...
Gettysburg Address Tribute  by Ken Burns a youtube video
PowerPoint presentations should
 
Why use all words? When pictures R more stimulating
Use quality images Teach students how to find quality images Learn about  Creative Commons  cc
Copyright  vs.  Creative Commons flickr storm
Power Points should be dynamic!
Google Earth Gallery Google Earth
Gapminder courtesy ted.com
Hyperlink everything!  Spreadsheet All the hyperlinks on this page are linked to documents on my computer.
  Presentations are performances
Dick Clarence Hart
Colors convey meaning and emotion Photo by jahdakine - trimwork
C o l o r s   convey meaning and emotion trustworthy dependable committed
C o l o r s   convey meaning and emotion tranquil  peaceful  refreshing
C o l o r s   convey meaning and emotion stimulant   exciting  energy
C o l o r s   convey meaning and emotion enlightenment optimism happiness
C o l o r s   convey meaning and emotion mystic royal
C o l o r s   convey meaning and emotion fun flamboyant energy   warmth
  Presentations are  about people passionately selling a message.
Fonts The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs.  The quick brown fox j...
PowerPoint secrets F1 Photo adapted from photo by  Jill  Greenseth
PowerPoint secrets F1
PowerPoint secrets F1
PowerPoint secrets F1
Share Slideshare   Google docs Slide Rocket   Photo by  Thomas Hawk
More pet peeves… http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/07/david-pogues-gadget-list-of-2008/ Pogue’s Post
The end
And I said:  No  no no no , I can’t watch it no more  I’m sorry I think it’s a bore No thank you please, it’s just PowerPo...
 
The Better PowerPoint <ul><li>Six and six rule </li></ul><ul><li>Bullets are just an outline </li></ul><ul><li>High contra...
<ul><li>Storytelling  – </li></ul><ul><li>the ancient art of conveying events in words, images, and sounds often by improv...
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  1. 1. Death by a Thousand Bullets Or Killing Me Softly with PowerPoint Frank Sobierajski NYSCATE Rochester, NY November 25, 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>Power (noun) – </li></ul><ul><li>the ability or capacity to perform or act effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Point ( noun) - </li></ul><ul><li>a significant, outstanding, or effective idea, argument, or suggestion </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation (noun)- </li></ul><ul><li>a descriptive or persuasive account </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Power (noun) – </li></ul><ul><li>the ability or capacity to perform or act effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Point ( noun) - </li></ul><ul><li>a significant, outstanding, or effective idea, argument, or suggestion </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation (noun)- </li></ul><ul><li>a descriptive or persuasive account </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Power Point Presentation - </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to perform effectively on a significant idea with a persuasive descriptive account </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Three things… </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Don’t you really hate it when presenters put up every word that they are going to say and then read it to you like you aren’t capable of reading it yourself. Although this makes it easy for the presenter so he or she doesn’t have memorize their presentation. It tends to put the audience to sleep before the end </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Then </li></ul><ul><li>there </li></ul><ul><li>are </li></ul><ul><li>the </li></ul><ul><li>presenters </li></ul><ul><li>who </li></ul><ul><li>place </li></ul><ul><li>lots </li></ul><ul><li>of </li></ul><ul><li>bullets </li></ul><ul><li>on </li></ul><ul><li>each </li></ul><ul><li>page </li></ul><ul><li>obscuring </li></ul><ul><li>whatever </li></ul><ul><li>main </li></ul><ul><li>points </li></ul><ul><li>they </li></ul><ul><li>might </li></ul><ul><li>have </li></ul><ul><li>to </li></ul><ul><li>share </li></ul><ul><li>causing </li></ul><ul><li>the </li></ul><ul><li>audience </li></ul><ul><li>to </li></ul><ul><li>write </li></ul><ul><li>it </li></ul><ul><li>all </li></ul><ul><li>down. </li></ul>
  8. 8. And of course the tiny print lots of words slides …
  9. 9. The picture above is hyperlinked to a video on teachertube.com
  10. 10. PowerPoint's don’t kill presentations bullets do.
  11. 11. NYSED
  12. 12. Free Culture Copyright Past vs present Young vs Old Public Domain Creativity Powerpoint style ideas
  13. 13. <ul><li>human brain </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul>
  14. 14. 30% visual 8% tactile 3% auditory
  15. 15. <ul><ul><li>Make it visual </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><ul><li>Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><ul><li>Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Gettysburg Address Tribute by Ken Burns a youtube video
  19. 19. PowerPoint presentations should
  20. 21. Why use all words? When pictures R more stimulating
  21. 22. Use quality images Teach students how to find quality images Learn about Creative Commons cc
  22. 23. Copyright vs. Creative Commons flickr storm
  23. 24. Power Points should be dynamic!
  24. 25. Google Earth Gallery Google Earth
  25. 26. Gapminder courtesy ted.com
  26. 27. Hyperlink everything!  Spreadsheet All the hyperlinks on this page are linked to documents on my computer.
  27. 28. Presentations are performances
  28. 29. Dick Clarence Hart
  29. 30. Colors convey meaning and emotion Photo by jahdakine - trimwork
  30. 31. C o l o r s convey meaning and emotion trustworthy dependable committed
  31. 32. C o l o r s convey meaning and emotion tranquil peaceful refreshing
  32. 33. C o l o r s convey meaning and emotion stimulant exciting energy
  33. 34. C o l o r s convey meaning and emotion enlightenment optimism happiness
  34. 35. C o l o r s convey meaning and emotion mystic royal
  35. 36. C o l o r s convey meaning and emotion fun flamboyant energy warmth
  36. 37. Presentations are about people passionately selling a message.
  37. 38. Fonts The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs. The The The
  38. 39. PowerPoint secrets F1 Photo adapted from photo by Jill Greenseth
  39. 40. PowerPoint secrets F1
  40. 41. PowerPoint secrets F1
  41. 42. PowerPoint secrets F1
  42. 43. Share Slideshare Google docs Slide Rocket Photo by Thomas Hawk
  43. 44. More pet peeves… http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/07/david-pogues-gadget-list-of-2008/ Pogue’s Post
  44. 45. The end
  45. 46. And I said: No no no no , I can’t watch it no more I’m sorry I think it’s a bore No thank you please, it’s just PowerPoint sleaze And it makes me want to find the door
  46. 48. The Better PowerPoint <ul><li>Six and six rule </li></ul><ul><li>Bullets are just an outline </li></ul><ul><li>High contrast between background and fonts </li></ul><ul><li>Fonts minimum 24 pts </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures relevant to topic </li></ul>
  47. 49. <ul><li>Storytelling – </li></ul><ul><li>the ancient art of conveying events in words, images, and sounds often by improvisation or embellishment </li></ul>

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