How To Use Power Point Effectively

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How To Use Power Point Effectively

  1. 1. How to Use PowerPoint Effectively By Sarah Nice
  2. 2. Design Tips <ul><li>Keep It Simple. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to keep the PowerPoint as an outline. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use a lot of text </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t spread out information too much </li></ul><ul><li>Use good text and background </li></ul><ul><li>color combinations </li></ul><ul><li>Use a large font size </li></ul><ul><li>Do not let your slides get </li></ul><ul><li>to distracting </li></ul>
  3. 3. Slide Text Try not to put too much text on one slide. If you have a lot of text on a slide the slide just goes on and on and on. People who are watching the presentation will be very busy reading what you wrote. This means that they will not pay attention to the person who is presenting. They could be missing what you say and be missing something important. Instead you should make important bullets and the speaker should fill in the rest. <ul><li>Don’t put to much information on one slide </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t put too many sentences on one slide </li></ul><ul><li>(Note this is where you elaborate and say all the things that are on the other side of the slide) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Slide Information Try not to spread out your information over to many slides
  5. 5. Slide Information It can be annoying for people who are watching the show.
  6. 6. Slide information And drag out you PowerPoint for an extended period of time.
  7. 7. Color Use <ul><li>Try to use light colored </li></ul><ul><li>text onto of a dark background. </li></ul><ul><li>Or dark colored text on a light background. </li></ul><ul><li>If the color of the text and background are two close together you wont be able to read the text . </li></ul><ul><li>Try to use light colored </li></ul><ul><li>text onto of a dark background. </li></ul><ul><li>Or dark colored text on a light background. </li></ul><ul><li>If the color of the text and background are two close together you wont be able to read the text. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to use light colored text onto of a dark background. </li></ul><ul><li>Or dark colored text on a light background. </li></ul><ul><li>If the color of the text and background are two close together you wont be able to read the text. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to use light colored text onto of a dark background. </li></ul><ul><li>Or dark colored text on a light background. </li></ul><ul><li>If the color of the text and background are two close together you wont be able to read the text. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Font Size Use a larger size font So People can clearly read what you wrote. Size 24 should be the smallest size you use. Especially if you using a projector. Otherwise the people in the back. Will not be able to read this very well. Which will defeat the purpose of the PowerPoint .
  9. 9. Moving text Click to begin Try not to use a lot of moving text. It Can Be Distracting It can also really… SLOW THINGS DOWN
  10. 10. Busy Slides Try not to crowd your slide with pictures or distracting backgrounds Try not to crowd your slide with pictures or distracting backgrounds Try not to crowd your slide with pictures or distracting backgrounds
  11. 11. Presentation tips Let it be the presentation not the presenter. Don’t just read from the PowerPoint. Look at the Audience while presenting Be aware of questions Check your PowerPoint before presenting Know the PowerPoint's content
  12. 12. PowerPoint Use In The Classroom <ul><li>Can be used for games </li></ul><ul><li>Create a jeopardy board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flash cards for review </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can be sent home as lesson notes </li></ul><ul><li>Can post daily lessons online </li></ul><ul><li>Organize pictures and information during presentations. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be given to students that missed class to catch up. </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to read than notes written on board by teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Put on class website to showcase learning </li></ul>

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