PowerPoint  Effective Classroom Presentations
How can PowerPoint be effectively used in the classroom?
On-screen Presentations <ul><li>May include text, graphics, sound, video, and animation </li></ul><ul><li>Attention-grabbe...
Handouts <ul><li>Can be printed 1, 2, 3, or 6 slides per page </li></ul><ul><li>Students spend less time taking notes and ...
Outline View The slide presentation can be printed in outline form, giving the speaker an easy-to-follow lecture outline w...
Notes View <ul><li>A place to write detailed information </li></ul><ul><li>Question prompts </li></ul><ul><li>Cues or remi...
Designing Effective PowerPoint Presentations
Consider the Audience <ul><li>Is it appropriate for the majority of your students? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it appropriate for...
Be Consistent This creates an orderly look to the presentation
Tips <ul><li>Summarize the point of each slide </li></ul><ul><li>Confine each slide to a single point </li></ul><ul><li>In...
The KISS Rule K eep  I t  S imple  S tupid
Tips <ul><li>Select one orientation (vertical or horizontal)and stick with it. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t change background o...
Avoid Excessive Use of: <ul><li>Unrelated image or illustrations </li></ul><ul><li>Overpowering  or illegible  colors </li...
Also, Avoid Fancy Borders Borders should frame the message, not overpower it.
Use Short Phrases <ul><li>Long sentences or paragraphs are unsuitable and, to the audience, unreadable.  They also take aw...
Use Short Phrases <ul><li>Long sentences or paragraphs are unsuitable. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the presentation as a springb...
Avoid Static Balance and Excessive Symmetry Keep the audience’s eyes moving around the screen.
The KILL Rule K eep  i t  L arge and  L egible
Text Size <ul><li>Choose a font size that is at least  24 point </li></ul><ul><li>This is 40 point Century Gothic </li></ul>
Tips Use Upper and Lower Case Letters (ALL CAPS IS HARDER TO READ THAN MIXED)
Tips <ul><li>Don’t   use   too  many   typefaces </li></ul><ul><li>Sans serif fonts such as Arial or Helvetica are most re...
Using Color Effectively <ul><li>Use colors, especially  red , sparingly. </li></ul><ul><li>Use contrasting colors, but lim...
Tips:  Best Color Combinations <ul><li>White letter on dark blue or black </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow  on dark blue or black ...
Contrast Text with Background <ul><li>Be sure to contrast between lightness and darkness of text color and background </li...
When Appropriate, Use Images and Symbols Most people like to look at a picture or images more than reading just text.
Graphics Should Support the Presented Concept <ul><li>Supporting charts and graphs </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate clip-art ...
Multimedia Can Be <ul><li>Movies </li></ul><ul><li>Animation </li></ul><ul><li>Sounds </li></ul>
But… Only use them if they contribute to effective communication of ideas.
Questions to Ask Yourself: <ul><li>Is it monotonous? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it unified? </li></ul><ul><li>Is color used indi...
Questions to Ask Yourself: <ul><li>Is the presentation balanced, but not static? </li></ul><ul><li>Are the shapes of the t...
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  1. 1. PowerPoint Effective Classroom Presentations
  2. 2. How can PowerPoint be effectively used in the classroom?
  3. 3. On-screen Presentations <ul><li>May include text, graphics, sound, video, and animation </li></ul><ul><li>Attention-grabbers </li></ul><ul><li>Appeal to different learning styles </li></ul>
  4. 4. Handouts <ul><li>Can be printed 1, 2, 3, or 6 slides per page </li></ul><ul><li>Students spend less time taking notes and more learning the material </li></ul><ul><li>Presenter has more time to discuss and explain </li></ul>
  5. 5. Outline View The slide presentation can be printed in outline form, giving the speaker an easy-to-follow lecture outline with notes.
  6. 6. Notes View <ul><li>A place to write detailed information </li></ul><ul><li>Question prompts </li></ul><ul><li>Cues or reminders for learning activity </li></ul>
  7. 7. Designing Effective PowerPoint Presentations
  8. 8. Consider the Audience <ul><li>Is it appropriate for the majority of your students? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it appropriate for the subject matter? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Be Consistent This creates an orderly look to the presentation
  10. 10. Tips <ul><li>Summarize the point of each slide </li></ul><ul><li>Confine each slide to a single point </li></ul><ul><li>Include only key points </li></ul>
  11. 11. The KISS Rule K eep I t S imple S tupid
  12. 12. Tips <ul><li>Select one orientation (vertical or horizontal)and stick with it. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t change background or color schemes between slides except for emphasis. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Avoid Excessive Use of: <ul><li>Unrelated image or illustrations </li></ul><ul><li>Overpowering or illegible colors </li></ul><ul><li>Obnoxious special effects </li></ul>
  14. 14. Also, Avoid Fancy Borders Borders should frame the message, not overpower it.
  15. 15. Use Short Phrases <ul><li>Long sentences or paragraphs are unsuitable and, to the audience, unreadable. They also take away from the flow of you presentation and keep your students struggling to read rather than listening and participating. </li></ul><ul><li>The details should be part of the discussion, not the presentation. The presentation should be used more like an outline or springboard for discussion. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Use Short Phrases <ul><li>Long sentences or paragraphs are unsuitable. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the presentation as a springboard for discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>3 to 5 bullets per slide </li></ul>
  17. 17. Avoid Static Balance and Excessive Symmetry Keep the audience’s eyes moving around the screen.
  18. 18. The KILL Rule K eep i t L arge and L egible
  19. 19. Text Size <ul><li>Choose a font size that is at least 24 point </li></ul><ul><li>This is 40 point Century Gothic </li></ul>
  20. 20. Tips Use Upper and Lower Case Letters (ALL CAPS IS HARDER TO READ THAN MIXED)
  21. 21. Tips <ul><li>Don’t use too many typefaces </li></ul><ul><li>Sans serif fonts such as Arial or Helvetica are most readable </li></ul><ul><li>Use Italics sparingly </li></ul>
  22. 22. Using Color Effectively <ul><li>Use colors, especially red , sparingly. </li></ul><ul><li>Use contrasting colors, but limit the number of colors used. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Tips: Best Color Combinations <ul><li>White letter on dark blue or black </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow on dark blue or black </li></ul><ul><li>Black or dark blue on white </li></ul><ul><li>Black or dark blue on pale gray, yellow </li></ul>
  24. 24. Contrast Text with Background <ul><li>Be sure to contrast between lightness and darkness of text color and background </li></ul><ul><li>No white text on a white background </li></ul>
  25. 25. When Appropriate, Use Images and Symbols Most people like to look at a picture or images more than reading just text.
  26. 26. Graphics Should Support the Presented Concept <ul><li>Supporting charts and graphs </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate clip-art </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant photos </li></ul>
  27. 27. Multimedia Can Be <ul><li>Movies </li></ul><ul><li>Animation </li></ul><ul><li>Sounds </li></ul>
  28. 28. But… Only use them if they contribute to effective communication of ideas.
  29. 29. Questions to Ask Yourself: <ul><li>Is it monotonous? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it unified? </li></ul><ul><li>Is color used indiscriminately? </li></ul><ul><li>Do some areas seem to be “in competition” with others as to their importance? </li></ul>
  30. 30. Questions to Ask Yourself: <ul><li>Is the presentation balanced, but not static? </li></ul><ul><li>Are the shapes of the text on the slides too near the same size? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the presentation look hurried in preparation? </li></ul>

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