How To Use Power Point Effectively

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Project for teaching technologies class. Covers a few suggestions on how to use power point effectively and how to us power point in the classroom.

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How To Use Power Point Effectively

  1. 2. Overview <ul><li>Tips for effective use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use contracting colors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a big enough font </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t use moving text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blank the screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have extra slides at the end of the presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In the classroom </li></ul>
  2. 3. Tips for effective use – Contrasting colors <ul><li>There needs to be a lot of contrast between the text and the back ground </li></ul><ul><li>Use a medium to dark blue background with white or yellow letters </li></ul><ul><li>Or use a light back ground with dark letters </li></ul>Dark background With white letters Light back ground with dark letters
  3. 4. Tips for effective use – Font size <ul><li>Use a big enough font size </li></ul><ul><li>Needs to be visible from the back of the room </li></ul><ul><li>Do a trail run before use </li></ul><ul><li>12 Pitch font may be to small </li></ul><ul><li>16 Pitch font </li></ul><ul><li>20 Pitch font </li></ul><ul><li>24 Pitch font </li></ul><ul><li>28 Pitch font </li></ul><ul><li>32 Pitch font </li></ul>
  4. 5. Tips for effective use- Don’t use moving text <ul><li>When text comes on the screen we want people to be able to read it, and then refocus of the presenter </li></ul><ul><li>Moving text is hard to focus on </li></ul>
  5. 6. Tips for effective use – Blank the screen <ul><li>If you want the screen to disappear to keep the audience focused on you </li></ul><ul><li>There are two ways to do it during your presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To get a black screen, just press the B key </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To get a white screen, just press the W key </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try it now </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Tips for effect use – Have extra slides at the end <ul><li>Having extra slides at the end prevents the screen from going to the program if by accident you advanced one too many time </li></ul><ul><li>The slides should be copies of the last slide </li></ul><ul><li>After the last slide you should have a slide for questions and answers </li></ul><ul><li>The very last slide should be blank </li></ul>
  7. 8. In the classroom <ul><li>General Uses </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Uses </li></ul><ul><li>Student Uses </li></ul>
  8. 9. In the classroom – General Uses <ul><li>To motivate </li></ul><ul><li>To Captivate </li></ul><ul><li>To keep attention </li></ul><ul><li>To provide an alternative to text-based presentations </li></ul>
  9. 10. In the classroom – Teacher Uses <ul><li>To introduce a unit </li></ul><ul><li>To provide background information </li></ul><ul><li>To model uses of presentation software </li></ul><ul><li>To bring other technologies into the classroom </li></ul>
  10. 11. In the classroom – Teacher Uses <ul><li>To convey complex concepts </li></ul><ul><li>To assist learners with a variety of learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>To change the pace in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>To help learners stay on track </li></ul><ul><li>To teach step-by-step process </li></ul>
  11. 12. In the classroom – Student Uses <ul><li>To share new knowledge's with peers </li></ul><ul><li>To present information in a format other than a paper format </li></ul><ul><li>To complete an assignment creatively </li></ul>
  12. 13. In the classroom – Student Uses <ul><li>To collaborate with fellow students </li></ul><ul><li>To utilize graphics, sounds, or movies to make a point </li></ul><ul><li>To create an electronic portfolio to show case their work </li></ul>
  13. 14. Conclusion <ul><li>Tips for effective use </li></ul><ul><li>Use in the classroom </li></ul>
  14. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>Tips for effective use </li></ul><ul><li>Use in the classroom </li></ul>
  15. 17. Question and answer

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