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Engage the Brain: 5 Ways to Create Interactive Slides

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By Sharon Bowman. Engage the Brain: 5 Ways to Create Interactive Slides. For slide creators, presenters, and trainers who want to make their content interactive and unforgettable.

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  • Sharon, I had stayed away from online training forum delivery from fear of it being bland. I was concerned I would not being able to keep people engaged and I didn't want to be a talking head.These tips were priceless and really allowed me to make a plan on a way forward for delivering online content
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  • @commutator Dear Communtator-Person: Thank you SO much for your kind comments - I'm so sorry about the delay in responding. Your kudos made my day and week and month! I will keep on keeping on because of your wonderful words! Sharon
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  • Hello Sharon,
    Some days one truly discovers a gem/nugget in the dross of the mundane.
    I will be directing some of my fellow vocational trade trainer/assessors and teachers to reveiw your presentation.
    Excellent, professional and succinctly stated
    I will also be investing in your books.
    What a great day.
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  • Dear Ah'Livia: Thank you for your kind comment. I posted a long comment on your homepage for your excellent 'Facebook Employer Espionage' presentation. I hope many people view it and learn how to do more interactive presentations similar to yours. Outstanding interactive elements! Sharon
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  • Hello Sharon Bowman,
    A month ago I favored this presentation. Your presentation inspired me to create a presentation titled, “Facebook Employer Espionage.”

    My presentation is also on SlideShare. Will you please check it out? Thank you. Have a good day.
    - Ah’livia
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Engage the Brain: 5 Ways to Create Interactive Slides

  1. 1. Engage the Brain
  2. 2. FACT orFICTION
  3. 3. Decide if the statement below is fact or fiction, then click to the next slide to check the answer. FACT “Interactive” means passively reading slides, watching slides fly in and or out, or viewing a video segment inserted in a slide set.FICTION
  4. 4. The statement below is FICTION because viewers or learners are not physically DOING anything while passively reading or watching the computer screen.FICTION FICTION: “Interactive” means passively reading slides, watching slides fly in and out, or viewing a video segment inserted in a slide set.
  5. 5. Here is one more Fact or Fiction. Choose your answer then click to the next slide. “Interactive” means engaging FACT the viewer or learner in some way so that he or she has to DO something: or write, talk, choose, fill in, cross out, collaborate, or move.FICTION
  6. 6. Yes, the statement below is a FACT. Well done. FACT: “Interactive” meansFACT engaging the viewer or learner in some way so that he or she has to DO something: write, talk, choose, fill in, cross out, collaborate, or move.
  7. 7. What do you already know aboutwriting learning objectives? FACT FICTION You had to CHOOSE an answer which ENGAGED your brain. Fact or Fiction was a Choose and Click interactive strategy. You can use it in both classroom and online instruction.
  8. 8. 5 Ways to CreateInteractive Slides 1. Choose and Click
  9. 9. You now needsomething to write on andsomething to write with.
  10. 10. THINK AND WRITE Think about one way to make slides more interactive that you have used or someone else has used. Write it down, then click to continue …
  11. 11. Thinking and writingreinforces contentbetter than justpassively reading. . A Think and Write is another interactive strategy to use with both classroom and virtual instruction.
  12. 12. 5 Ways to CreateInteractive Slides 1. Choose and Click 2. Think and Write
  13. 13. STAND ANDSPEAK
  14. 14. Stand up (this increases the oxygen to your brain) and pretend to tell someone what you have learned so far.You increase the brain’s learning capacity and content retention when you stand andsummarize the learning. You can encourage viewers or learners to do the same whenyou insert a Stand and Speak strategy into your slides.
  15. 15. 5 Ways to CreateInteractive Slides 1. Choose and Click 2. Think and Write 3. Stand and Speak
  16. 16. Which words would you cross out in the sentence below to make the statement correct? Decide, then click to the next slide to check the answer.The best way for slide viewers or learners to remembercontent is to (read it; do something with it)In a variety of ways.
  17. 17. Check your response against the answer below.The best way for slide viewers or learners to remembercontent is to (read it; do something with it)In a variety of ways.
  18. 18. Do a Cross It Out one more time, then click to check the answer.Using a variety of interactive strategies, even in slideformat, (engages; distracts) the brain of the viewer or learner.
  19. 19. Check your response against the answer below.Using a variety of interactive strategies, even in slideformat, (engages;distracts) the brain of the viewer or learner.
  20. 20. 5 Ways to CreateInteractive Slides 1. Choose and Click 2. Think and Write 3. Stand and Speak 4. Cross It Out
  21. 21. Now decide which one phrase from the list below BEST completes the sentence on the left. You know the routine: click to check your answer. A. because the interactive strategies keep viewers andThe most important reason learners from becoming bored.for making your slide B. because the interactivepresentation interactive is strategies are fun._____________________ C. because the interactive strategies increase long-term retention of content.
  22. 22. Did you choose the best fill-in?The most important reason formaking your slide presentationinteractive is because theinteractive strategies increaselong-term retention of content.
  23. 23. This time, choose the phrase or phrases that complete the sentence. Click to check your answer. A. make your slide presentation different from everyone else’s traditional slide formats.Of course, when you createinteractive slides, you also B. make your content easy_____________________ to remember. C. make your slides entertaining, engaging, and unforgettable!
  24. 24. Yes, all three fill-ins are correct:Of course, when you createinteractive slides, you also makeyour slide presentation differentfrom everyone else’s traditional slideformats, you make your content easyto remember, and you make yourslides entertaining, engaging, andunforgettable!
  25. 25. 5 Ways to CreateInteractive Slides 1. Choose and Click 2. Think and Write 3. Stand and Speak 4. Cross It Out 5. Fill It In
  26. 26. Test Yourself
  27. 27. ACTION PLAN Write down one change you plan to make to your next slide presentation. Post your action plan where you will be able to see it.
  28. 28. If you enjoyed this slide presentation, do a search for the following Slide Share titles:“Different Trumps Same: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention”“Teaching Adults ANYTHING in 4 Easy Steps” “Movement Trumps Sitting”
  29. 29. SharonBowmanwww.Bowperson.com
  30. 30. Books bySharon Bowman
  31. 31. www.amazon.com for book purchaseswww.Bowperson.com for free book excerpts

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