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  1. 1. Efficiency of PowerPoint lectures in Education<br />By: Amber Ridings<br />
  2. 2. Menu<br />Slide 1: Title Page<br />Slide 2: Menu Page<br />Slides 3-5: Efficiency of PowerPoint Presentation as a Component of Science Education<br />Slides 6-8: How PowerPoint Is Killing Education<br />Slides 9-11: PowerPoint Presentations: A Creative Addition to the Research Process<br />Slide 12: Conclusion<br />Slide 13: Reference Page <br />
  3. 3. Efficiency of PowerPointPresentation as a Component ofScience Education<br />Although this article seemed to show many different aspects to lecturing. <br />The article showed points to why PowerPoint seems to be ineffective, such as students losing focus throughout the lecture. <br />However the article also stated reasons as to why PowerPoint may be beneficial, such as providing a newer and different way to prevent the information within the lecture.<br />
  4. 4. Efficiency of PowerPointPresentation as a Component ofScience Education<br />“A disadvantage of lecturing mainly consists in low activation, practically zero feedback, and loss of students’ attentiveness” (Urbanová 1).<br />This quote is an example within the text of why PowerPoint could possibly be ineffective within the classroom. This article does not completely cut PowerPoint down, however; it does state quotes such as these pinpointing exactly why students may not learn or want to pay as much attention to the lecture as they normallly would, with a lecture that is more interactive. <br />
  5. 5. Reflections <br />This article seems to show the downfalls to PowerPoint and exactly why this program does not work within the classroom setting. <br />Although this seems to hold some valid points as to why PowerPoint seems to not work, it mainly pinpoints main reasons as to student involvement within those lecture days. <br />Without students being involved within the lecture, they simply dismiss what the teacher is trying to go over. Then there is no reason for the teacher to still be lecturing if the students have completely shut him or her out. <br />
  6. 6. How PowerPoint is Killing Education<br />This article basically talks about how PowerPoint presentations give students the day off. <br />Although very useful information can be used within PowerPoint's, information that students need, students feel as if they do not need to listen because they are not involved. <br />“When teachers reduce curriculum content<br />to bullet points, student learning suffers.” (Isseks )<br />This point holds very true, how do teachers narrow down entire chapters of textbooks, to simply five maybe six bullet points, and expect students to fully understand and comprehend the material in the chapter. <br />
  7. 7. How Powerpoint is killing education<br />“The root problem of PowerPoint presentations is not the Power or the Point, but the presentation” ( Isseks 2).<br />This quote especially struck me simply because every student has had that teacher whom comes into class and simply reads off of a PowerPoint show, that they either post online, or give handouts of. So honestly, what is the point of actually paying attention at the current moment, when you could simply go home later and read over it. However, most students go through this dilemma, many of them will not actually follow through with reading when they arrive home, making the lecture for that day essentially useless. <br />
  8. 8. Reflections<br />Although this article seems to cut down PowerPoint presentations a lot, I think that it holds some very valid points to the argument. <br />Providing students with five or six bullet points per topic, does not help them to fully comprehend the topic.<br />Allowing students to simply sit and “follow along” also does not help the students to comprehend, nor does it even push them to try to understand the topic that is being discussed. <br />Many students have the mindset that when a PowerPoint presentation is set for class, that it is more so a “boring” or a “free” day in class, because they are not actually pushed to participate in any activities for the lecture. <br />
  9. 9. PowerPoint Presentations: A Creative Addition to the Research Process<br />This is an article written from the viewpoint of teacher, whom teaches literature and grammer. She talks about how she wanted to make research a little more interesting and fun for the students. <br />She required them to create a PowerPoint presentation of their research and turn it in before their actual paper was to be turned in. <br />It seemed as if in her results she found that because students were creating this electronic outline to their paper, the students completed their papers sooner and turned them in before the actual deadline requirement. <br />
  10. 10. PowerPoint Presentations: A Creative Addition to the Research Process<br />Although this is simply one case of why PowerPoint may be beneficial from the students end of education, it seems that there are many more cases of how this program seems to help when students are actually required to participate in the making of the presentation.<br />The students seemed to do better once she added the interactive piece to this project.<br />The PowerPoint pushed the students to really get involved with their research and outline exactly what they wanted to say within their papers, thus helping the students complete the papers faster, and also helping them interact amongst one another to figure out the program. <br />
  11. 11. Reflections<br />This is simply only one case of how a teacher made a technological piece of software work for her class. <br />Each class of students is going to be so different from one another, and finding a way to fit each project to help push the students within that specific class to learn is really the goal at hand. <br />This teacher found a way to not only push her students a little further, but also to have them interact more with each other while completing their required research paper. <br />She seemed to appeal to their needs in being hands on and in turn she got a desk full of completed research papers. <br />
  12. 12. conclusions<br />Although there are many different articles out there on PowerPoint and either how beneficial it is or how hurtful it is, it does not seem to make a difference in the actual slides, but more so how the information is actually presented. <br />It also seems to make a huge difference in how the technology is used within the classroom, for instance whether the students are being required to use it or the faculty is using it and presenting their information on it. <br />This software also seems to be helpful when it comes to group work within the classroom. Students can help other students with the program, information, and even presentation. Students will have gone through many different experiences in the classroom, let them help each other. <br />
  13. 13. References<br />Isseks, M. (2011). How PowerPoint Is Killing Education. Educational Leadership, 68(5), 74-6. Retrieved from Education Full Text database.<br />Perry, Alan E. (2003). PowerPoint Presentations: A Creative Addition to the Research Process. The English Journal Vol. 92, No. 6 pp. 64-69. Retrieved from JSTOR.<br />Urbanová, K., & Čtrnáctová, H. (2009). EFFICIENCY OF POWERPOINT PRESENTATION AS A COMPONENT OF SCIENCE EDUCATION. Problems of Education in the 21st Century, 17203-211. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.<br />