SERIF FONTSAre the font styles that have tails atthe end of the lines and are use forlarge amounts of texts eg.Times New Roman or Georgia.SAN SERIFFonts that have no tails that are usedfor headlines and labels example:Arial and VerdanaFONTS
Fonts have to be contrasted to match thetone of the content. Stay with basic fontsSpecialized fonts only if neccesaryFor a profesional looking-presentationuse only 2 or 3 fonts.
For text effects:Use ordinary type-face to conveysimple information and save bold/italicfor emphasis.Text size:Use font size 4 points larger thanyou are confortable with.
Normal open and upper and lower caseare easy to read (mixed case)Avoid lots of colors, use pre elaboratedschemes to keep it simple. Be friendly to color-blindpeople,selecting colors that are easilyrecognizable.
For legibility use the 7 and 7 rule.7 words per line, 7 lines per slide,with a maximum of 25 words perslide.Keep text to the essential and simple.3 to 6 bullet points, simple graphicthat illustrated the title.
BACKGROUND COLORFor contrast,use dark background colorwith light text.Cool colors make better backgroundsInsert a light background slide from timeto time, for dark enviroments
DESING TEMPLATESKeep the same custom lookUse graphic devices (borders, boxes,lines, arrows) only when neededUse transition to add enphasisLimit animation and sound effects
Use key pointsAvoid sub-headingsBreak major points into separate slidesUse animation sound, and videosparingly.KEEP IT SIMPLE
Use images that are appropriate for thepresentation.They must show relationship.Captivate attentionClarify pointsUse one image per slide.USING IMAGES
PEDAGOGICAL USES FOR ANIMATING PRESENTATIONANIMATION
POWERPOINT:Help audience remember part of apresentationRepresent conection between conceptsEmphasize key pointsHightlight progression of a lecture
Add visual aids to represent difficultconcepts.
Are special effects that introduce slidesduring a showSLIDE TRANSITION