} Slide presentation software such as PowerPoint has become an ingrained part of many instructional settings, particularly in large classes and in courses more geared toward information exchange than skill development.}
• Engaging multiple learning styles• Increasing visual impact• Improving audience focus• Providing annotations and highlights• Analyzing and synthesizing complexities• Increasing spontaneity and interactivity• Increasing wonder
• Teacher-centered.• Lack of feedback.• Student inactivity.• Potentially reductive.• Presentation graphics should be aboutlearning, not about presentation.• PowerPoint presentations should helpstudents organize their notes, not just“be” the notes.
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PowerPoint Interactions: StudentResponse "Clickers" Classroom response systems can improve students learning by engaging them actively in the learning process. Learn more about how to use this system in your own classes.
} The PowerPoint software itself includes built-in functionality to record your audio commentary.} It is also possible to use AuthorPoint Lite, a free software download, to take the narrated PowerPoint presentation and transform it all into a Flash video movie, which plays in any Web browser.
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• Text size• Avoid too muchtext• Contrast• Template
} Change font} Shapes} Clip art} Images} Charts} Tables} Transitions} Animations} Animating text or chart
• Do not turn off alllights• Maintain eyecontact withaudience• Vary your speakingvolume• Do not read slides!• Take slides offscreen when notneeded
The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPointTwenty minutes Thirty-point font