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  1. 1. STOP Killing Your Students with PowerPoint
  2. 2. can be highly boring for your students and should only be used by authorised PowerPoint Teachers
  3. 3. Warning
  4. 4. It's my duty to warn you
  5. 5. PowerPoint
  6. 6. How to avoid
  7. 7. a Slow Death by PowerPoint
  8. 8. (No students were harmed during the making of this presentation)
  9. 9. The Top Cardinal Sins
  10. 10. Cardinal Sin 1
  11. 11. The Script
  12. 12. The problem is that most people speak at
  13. 13. 150 WPM
  14. 14. Yet most people read at
  15. 15. 250 WPM
  16. 16. 1. Some teachers like to put every single thing they are going to say on their slides. Although this means that you do not have to remember what to say on your slides. This makes your slides boring, text heavy and causes your students eyes to glaze over, the mobile phones come out and the fidgeting begins. They begin to wonder why they are even listening to you as they have already used up all their brain power reading ahead and drawing their own conclusions. All this before you even reach the bottom of your. . . Common PowerPoint Mistakes
  17. 17. 1. Continued - first slide Common PowerPoint Mistakes
  18. 18. Cardinal Sin 2
  19. 19. Dodging Bullets
  20. 20. Example
  21. 21. This is a Very Important Slide • In case you had not understood the fact that this is a very important slide from the heading I am going to make sure that you read the information again in many different ways • The problem with very important slides (VIS) is that you try to get as much information on to them as possible • Because as we all know in teaching you can’t just say something once you have to make sure its said or shown three times in three different ways to get the same message across! • That way the little blighters can’t say you did not tell them • The sad thing is this causes Teachers to use PowerPoint's with lots of different levels and bullet points to put across the same key message (over and over again!) – Here it is again – I am important – read me! • Have you got the point yet – Please remember I am important too even if I am a third level bullet point • It does not matter how many different ways you try to cram the information in – Nobody is going to read it anyway • So its all pretty pointless – And you end up wasting your time » Want students to read ? Give it to them on paper! A slide is not the place to do it • Whoopee!
  22. 22. Not exactly exciting is it?
  23. 23. To a student this is a signal to
  24. 24. Followed with a sprinkling of these
  25. 25. And time to catch up on
  26. 26. • Avoid • Using • Too • Many • Bullet • Points • To • Try • To • Get • Your • Message • Across Common PowerPoint Mistakes • To • Your • Class • Too • Many • And • Your • Key • Messages • Will • Be • Lost • And all • That • Animation • And • Annoying • Sound • Effects • Make • Students • Want • To leave • To go • To the • Bathroom
  27. 27. Ditch the bullet points!
  28. 28. Cardinal Sin 3
  29. 29. Spell Checks
  30. 30. Many Teachers do not even run a spell cheek before their presentation! BIG MISTAK – Nothing makes you look more stupid that selling errrs Common PowerPoint Mistakes
  31. 31. Cardinal Sin 4
  32. 32. People who love data
  33. 33. Think that more is better? Amount Month Student Levels Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8
  34. 34. More Data
  35. 35. Effectiveness
  36. 36. Let's demonstrate this
  37. 37. By adding more!
  38. 38. Jan Feb Mar April May June Level 4 125 42 29 28 54 22 Level 5 265 152 128 57 52 45 Level 6 85 155 150 123 68 85 Level 7 35 24 41 25 125 75 Level 8 21 87 65 65 165 95 Amount Month Student Levels Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8
  39. 39. Jan Feb Mar April May June Level 4 125 42 29 28 54 22 Level 5 265 152 128 57 52 45 Level 6 85 155 150 123 68 85 Level 7 35 24 41 25 125 75 Level 8 21 87 65 65 165 95 Level 4, Jan , 125 Level 4, Feb, 42 Level 4, Mar, 29 Level 4, April, 28 Level 4, May, 54 Level 4, June, 22 Level 5, Jan , 265 Level 5, Feb, 152 Level 5, Mar, 128 Level 5, April, 57 Level 5, May, 52 Level 5, June, 45 Level 6, Jan , 85 Level 6, Feb, 155 Level 6, Mar, 150 Level 6, April, 123 Level 6, May, 68 Level 6, June, 85 Level 7, Jan , 35 Level 7, Feb, 24 Level 7, Mar, 41 Level 7, April, 25 Level 7, May, 125 Level 7, June, 75 Level 8, Jan , 21 Level 8, Feb, 87 Level 8, Mar, 65 Level 8, April, 65 Level 8, May, 165 Level 8, June, 95 Amount Month Student Levels Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8
  40. 40. In some desperate attempt
  41. 41. To convince you of their point
  42. 42. Cardinal Sin 5
  43. 43. Bad Colour Schemes • Clashing backgrounds and font colours can lead to – Thumping headache – Motion sickness – Distraction – Unexplained rashes – Mental confusion – Continual fidgeting – Loss of bladder control
  44. 44. Cardinal Sin 6
  45. 45. Animation
  46. 46. Can be good
  47. 47. For visual learners
  48. 48. Animation Can be effective But use too muchAnd you end up with your students Going WOW! This is just so cool And not actually Taking Any notice Of what You are trying to say
  49. 49. And your PowerPoint becomes this
  50. 50. Animation Blah Boring Like this one? WOW! Look at me Woo Hoo Wheee Yawn Fidget Blah Blah Blah
  51. 51. More Animation
  52. 52. Less Effect
  53. 53. So how do you get away from mindless text and bullets?
  54. 54. We’ve all heard the proverb
  55. 55. A picture is
  56. 56. words
  57. 57. The Secret is to use MORE Pictures
  58. 58. And Fewer Words!
  59. 59. Capture their imagination
  60. 60. While you provide the explanation
  61. 61. Whatever you do, don’t READ your slides
  62. 62. Be CREATIVE with your Imagery
  63. 63. And hold a conversation with your Audience
  64. 64. In other words, engage them!! storage space
  65. 65. Evoke emotion storage space
  66. 66. computer Sometimes the best slides have no text at all
  67. 67. Have you gotten it yet?
  68. 68. Less is more
  69. 69. Good communication taps into multiple senses
  70. 70. If you can’t explain it in short and simple terms
  71. 71. Then you don’t understand your own message
  72. 72. Only use images that match your message
  73. 73. …and evoke emotion
  74. 74. Too muchtext & data are
  75. 75. • bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad – bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad •bad • bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad » bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad » bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad
  76. 76. Never use clipart!
  77. 77. imit
  78. 78. Your Words Per Slide
  79. 79. Less text and data are
  80. 80. G d
  81. 81. Make only ONE point per slide
  82. 82. Dodge the bullets
  83. 83. Don’t use bad colour schemes
  84. 84. Check your spelling
  85. 85. Use pictures That convey your meaning
  86. 86. Now it's your turn
  87. 87. Killing your students
  88. 88. 1. Don McMillan (life after death by Powerpoint) 2. Death by PowerPoint (and how to fight it) by Alexei Kapterev 3. Dodging bullets in presentations by Rowan Manahan (fortifyservices. Blogspot.com) 4. Flikr-Storm 5. www.slideshare.net 6. www.google.co.uk/images 7. Music from www.freeplaymusic.com track – “Warped” 8. Music from www.freeplaymusic.com track – “She will stop” 9. Music from www.freeplaymusic.com track – “Misfit” With Thanks To
  89. 89. Adapted from Slideshare Jacqueline Hicks, 2008 Lead Teacher of ICT www.sheldonict @live.co.uk

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