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How to Use PowerPoint Effectively


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How to Use PowerPoint Effectively

  1. 1. How to Use PowerPoint Effectively
  2. 2. <ul><li>Use PowerPoint to enhance education, not just use technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Use bullets to highlight points. Do not type all of the information, that is what note cards are for. </li></ul>Content
  3. 3. <ul><li>Use colors that contrast such as a dark background with light letters. </li></ul><ul><li>Too many colors can also be distracting to the viewer. </li></ul>Colors
  4. 4. <ul><li>Use a large font for easy reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose an easy to read font. </li></ul>Font
  5. 5. <ul><li>Clipart and charts should be used as a teaching opportunity, not to take up space. </li></ul><ul><li>Real life pictures can draw the viewers attention into the presentation. </li></ul>Visuals
  6. 6. <ul><li>Text movement can be distracting to the viewer. Occasional movement can be used to draw attention. </li></ul><ul><li>Clipart that moves should also be minimized unless the movement is the focus of the lesson. </li></ul>Movement
  7. 7. <ul><li>Sound can be an enhancement to the lesson when used occasionally. </li></ul><ul><li>Background music can distract the viewer from the presenter. </li></ul>Sound
  8. 8. <ul><li>Use PowerPoint slide viewer to present the slide show. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn off the curser to avoid distraction. </li></ul>Presentation
  9. 9. <ul><li>Make the last page interesting to look at. Do not exit the slide show. </li></ul><ul><li>Give opportunities for questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Know the slide numbers in case a question requires you pull up a certain slide. </li></ul>Finishing
  10. 10. <ul><li>Showing pictures and sounds of things that students do not have access to (wild animals, hurricanes). </li></ul><ul><li>Step by step math instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can create reports as a slide show for presenting to the class (book report, history, science). </li></ul>Uses
  11. 11. The End Any questions?