Effective Power Point Presentations

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Effective Power Point Presentations

  1. 1. It’s NOT just about the Facts… Suzanne C. Shaffer, M.Ed Instructional Designer Penn State York Campus ISTC 202 [email_address]
  2. 2. Using PowerPoint <ul><li>As a Learning Tool FIRST </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Tool </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Makes a Good Presentation? <ul><li>Just because you said it, doesn’t mean they got it </li></ul>
  4. 4. What’s the Point that Everyone Misses? Information + Reflection = Meaning
  5. 6. PowerPoint Should be… A 2-step process <ul><li>Learn your content </li></ul><ul><li>Present it… </li></ul><ul><li>These are 2 different things </li></ul>
  6. 7. Does What is the relationship? What It all Mean?
  7. 8. Take a Concept…
  8. 9. What’s the Literature say? <ul><li>How do we capture that? </li></ul>
  9. 10. Take a Second Look <ul><li>Ppt functionality helps you to… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summarize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broaden </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Use Ppt to Tip the Scales
  11. 12. From Ho Hum to HumDINGER! From To Reading Extemporaneous Text-heavy Graphic/Visual Representation Presenter-Centered Participation/Interaction
  12. 13. But isn’t the Content Important?
  13. 14. From Text-Heavy To? &quot;Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.” W. Edwards Deming (1900 - 1993) Deeper Meaning… Relationship…
  14. 15. From Text Heavy to?
  15. 16. Examples… <ul><li>Listen </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Organizers – graphs, charts, concept maps </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures, graphics, clip art </li></ul><ul><li>Quotations (formatted text boxes for emphasis) </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded Audio/video clips </li></ul><ul><li>Screen shots </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperlinks </li></ul>&quot;Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.” W. Edwards Deming (1900 - 1993)
  16. 17. Examples… <ul><li>Listen </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Organizers – graphs, charts, concept maps </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures, graphics, clip art </li></ul><ul><li>Quotations (formatted text boxes for emphasis) </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded Audio/video clips </li></ul><ul><li>Screen shots </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperlinks </li></ul>&quot;Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.” W. Edwards Deming (1900 - 1993)
  17. 18. Compare Applicati0n Visual Representation Multi-media Hyperlink
  18. 19. Edtga0eiht Compare
  19. 20. Retention of Knowledge Excerpted from Dr. Gloria Holland’s PowerPoint Presentation: Presentation Graphics as Instructional and Interactive Learning Tools (January 2000)
  20. 21. Back to that Outline format… <ul><li>You want people to interact with your content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leave some points out so people can follow and fill in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think-Pair-Share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quiz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reciprocal Journal Entry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fill in Venn Diagram </li></ul></ul>
  21. 22. Style Tips
  22. 23. Survey says… <ul><li>The speaker read the slides 60.4% </li></ul><ul><li>Text too small 50.9% </li></ul><ul><li>Full sentences vs bullet points 47.8% </li></ul><ul><li>Slides hard to see because of color choice 37.1% </li></ul><ul><li>Moving/flying text or graphics 24.5% </li></ul><ul><li>Annoying use of sounds 22.0% </li></ul><ul><li>Overly complex diagrams or charts 22.0% </li></ul><ul><li>Paradi, D. MBA,(2003). How to Stop Annoying Audiences With Bad PowerPoint, Retrieved from http://www.communicateusingtechnology.com/articles/pptsurvey_article.htm </li></ul>
  23. 24. Putting it all Together <ul><li>PowerPoint is a powerful learning tool and presentation tool </li></ul><ul><li>Think about… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you completing the assignment given? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you demonstrating what you’ve learned </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To the degree that shows higher-order and critical thinking – not just regurgitation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have you made the presentation a LEARNING event for the audience OR have you put them to SLEEP? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do it once, start again </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fold in interaction, application, illustration </li></ul></ul></ul>

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