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Managing E-Learning

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Managing E-Learning

  1. 1. Power points. Effective? Power Points and the relation to Dimensions of Learning Uses for Power Points in the Classroom Reference
  2. 2. Microsoft Power points are becoming more and more favourable in today’s society. Schools all over the world are introducing different ICT ways to engage students in their learning, power points is just one of their options (Teachnology, 2010). Power points are effective in a classroom. Below are links to the negative and positive impacts of power points in the classroom, and the purpose of using power points in the class. Negative points about power points Positive points about power points Purpose of power points Reference Main Page
  3. 3. • Computers crash, networks go down, viruses can plague computers! Always have a back-up plan! • Overuse can bore learners and diminish PowerPoint's effectiveness. • Classrooms need large monitors or projectors to display presentations. Make sure your technology plan furnishes this. With simple TV-out cards or VGA-TV converters, this can be easily accomplished. • A successful presentation can take several hours to develop (Teachnology, 2010). Positive Points about Power points Purpose of Power Points Main Page Power points. Effective? Reference
  4. 4. • PowerPoint is fun to watch and fun to make. • Used correctly, PowerPoint can accommodate all learners' needs. •It has a spell-check function! Something our black boards and overheads lack. • It motivates students when used in moderation • It motivates staff. •PowerPoint allows you to reflect on your lesson and correct any needed changes. Finally, you can create the perfect lesson! • Imagine to be able to print out what you did in class for students that were absent. Better yet, turn the accountability on to students and post your presentations on-line. •PowerPoint is not hard to learn (Teachnology, 2010). Main Page Negative Points about Power points Purpose of Power Points Power points. Effective? Reference
  5. 5. Power point presentations to the class, help engage students to and teach a new particular topic being taught in classes. Power points are products that optimizes a student's visual learning experience and allows instructors to incorporate multimedia in a manner that is far less cumbersome than are ways that are available without access to such an application (Donald, 2004). Power points can help develop communication skills with class mates an d teachers, but also develop the students collaborative learning at the same time. Power points do enhance the learning of individuals. They are an interesting and intriguing program that engages the students attention to what is being taught in the class (Donald, 2004). Reference Main Page Negative Points about Power points Power points. Effective? Positive Points about Power points
  6. 6. Power points can be used in a range of ideas. Some ideas may include: • English Lessons - Spelling - Comprehension - Vocabulary development • Math Lessons - Problem solving - Activities • Collaborative learning in other subjects such as SOSE, Art, History, Home Ec. etc. These can include: - Readings - Presentations of assignments - Brainstorming - Class discussions And the list goes on Power points. Effective? Main Page Power Points and the relation to Dimensions of Learning Reference
  7. 7. The Dimensions of learning are broken into 5 different dimensions. Each learning dimension can show effective power points can be within a class room environment. 1. Attitudes and perceptions – This is mainly focusing on the positive attitudes of students. Positive attitudes help students learn more effectively. If a student has a negative attitude towards an activity, it is more then likely that they will not participate in the activity (Marzano & Pickering, 1997). As power points involve the use of technology, students will become more engaged as they feel more comfortable with the use of technology, then say writing information on the board. Main Page Power points. Effective? Power points and the relation to Dimensions of Learning Dimension 2 & 3 Dimension 4 & 5 Reference
  8. 8. Main Page Power points. Effective? Power points and the relation to Dimensions of Learning Dimension 1 Dimension 4 & 5 Reference 2. Acquiring and Integrating Knowledge – This is the process of building old knowledge into new knowledge. By building on what students already know, they gain a better understanding of the concept being taught (Marzano & Pickering, 1997). Power points can expand their technology skills from the power point presentation and can read or visualise the new information being displayed. 3. Extending and refining knowledge – When students have built new knowledge to their old knowledge, students then need to analyse that information (Marzano & Pickering, 1997). Power points can do this. They can get students analyse and conclude on problems, or even by making their own power point presentation. Either way they can analyse the functions and use of power points.
  9. 9. Dimension 2 & 3 Dimension 1 Power points and the relation to Dimensions of Learning Power points. Effective? Main Page Reference 4. Using knowledge meaningfully – Students may learn new knowledge, but they need to apply that knowledge meaningfully to them (Marzano & Pickering, 1997). If they were asked to create a power point presentation after viewing one to a specific topic, then that knowledge gained can be used into action. Power points need to be demonstrated, rather then written down on paper. 5. Productive of Habits of Mind – For students to be able to become effective learners, they need to develop certain areas in their habits of mind. These areas are critical thinking, creative thinking and self- regulated thinking (Marzano & Pickering, 1997). Power points can develop each of these areas. Power points bring forth new perspectives on how we can view information, it helps us think more about problems being issued through mind maps etc, and they need to be planned appropriately to the right audience age.
  10. 10. Teachnology. (2010). What’s all the hype. Teachnology Inc. Retrieved from: http://www.teach-nology.com/tutorials/powerpoint/ Donald. K. (2004). Examining powerpointlessness. The American Society for Cell Biology. Retrieved from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC520839/ Marzano. R., & Pickering. J. (1997). Dimensions of learning: teachers manual. 2 ed. McREL Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning. Denver. Colorado. Main Page

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