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Enhancing PowerPoint in the Classroom: Managing Attention

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Enhancing PowerPoint in the Classroom: Managing Attention

  1. 1. Monday P5 Year 7a4 6 May, 2016 Be able to enhance our PowerPoints so that we can manage attention and thinking
  2. 2. Answer questions by yourself, then read  Last Lesson Questions Q1 – Did you use a PowerPoint this week? Q2 – Do you have a bank of PowerPoints to use? Q3 – Have you been trained in PowerPoint? Deeper Questions Q4 – What is the purpose of PowerPoint for you? Q5 – How can PowerPoint help your explanations? Q6 – How can PowerPoint become a responsive teaching tool rather than a linear guide? 6 May, 2016
  3. 3. What do we need to think about? 1) How is PowerPoint used traditionally (or poorly...)? 2) What are some considerations to enhance PowerPoint (massively)? 3) How can we critique those (obviously amazing!) enhancements?
  4. 4. Behaviour management vs attention management. Managing Attention PowerPoint for Planning – linear or responsive?
  5. 5. Behaviour management vs attention management. Managing Attention PowerPoint for Planning – linear or responsive?
  6. 6. Bullet points, smaller pictures, titles on every slide. White space “Most of you have probably had to make a PowerPoint presentation, so you probably know the basic PowerPoint rules: Use a lot of bullet points. Don't overdo the text. Avoid multimedia excesses. Et cetera.” PCWorld.com Traditional PowerPoint uses...
  7. 7. Consider instead… Hinge questions in yellow bubbles Textual references in green Full screen pictures Teaching points in blue
  8. 8. See an echo of the compelling picture afterwards.
  9. 9. See an echo of the compelling picture afterwards. Here you can ask a question about something unusual (or refer to revision!).
  10. 10. Text boxes that integrate with the text.
  11. 11. Pictures that metaphorically enhance the learning point. E.g. How do F/L/S combine to enhance meaning?
  12. 12. Pictures that metaphorically enhance the learning point. Search (sniff!) the entire text for details.
  13. 13. Connecting the poems What ideas connect the two poems? What quotes link to those ideas?
  14. 14. Write a comparative SWEATY Remember the final comparison sentence. Explore the experience of conflict in … and one other poem. Focus on a language technique
  15. 15. Music for entry and exit activities. Easy hyperlinked to generic slides to guide the use of other activities and rubrics and suchlike.
  16. 16. Issues with enhancing PowerPoints
  17. 17. Issues with enhancing PowerPoints Size of PowerPoint Using in classrooms when you are moving to multiple places Actually being trained!

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