Bite the Bullet(s)

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Do you use PowerPoint in the classroom? Did you know that not reading (or having) bullets to the students will result in a 79% increase in their transfer ability and a 28% increase in retention? This session will review research on PowerPoint and learning and present 5 simple ways to create presentations that enhance student learning. The text is mostly in speaker notes so you must download the file to see it.

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  • Do you use PowerPoint in the classroom? Did you know that not reading bullets to the students will result in a 79% increase in their transfer ability and a 28% increase in retention? This session will review research on PowerPoint and learning and present 5 simple ways to create presentations that enhance student learning. The text is mostly in speaker notes so you must download the file to see it.
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Bite the Bullet(s)

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  2. 2. "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."<br />HamletAct I Scene V<br />
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  4. 4. We face many challenges in helping students master course material <br />
  5. 5. PowerPoint overload occurs in many presentations<br />
  6. 6. One assumes that you only have to show it, and they will “get it”<br />
  7. 7. PowerPoint overload adversely affects student learning<br />
  8. 8. Research can offer a solution <br />
  9. 9. John Wilson<br />Everything we know is wrong<br />
  10. 10. Learning objectives<br />
  11. 11. The wrong question: How do we use multimedia to help students learn? <br />
  12. 12. The right question: <br />
  13. 13. How do students learn? <br />
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  16. 16. People can pay attention to only a few bits of information at a time.<br />
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  18. 18. We have 3 types of memory<br />sensory<br />long-term<br />working<br />
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  22. 22. 100<br />50<br />0<br />There is no research basis for the way we use PowerPoint today<br />
  23. 23. THE CAMBRIDGE HANDBOOK OF<br />100<br />Multimedia Learning<br />50<br />EDITED BY<br />Richard E. Mayer<br />0<br />
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  25. 25. 28%<br />
  26. 26. 79%<br />
  27. 27. 91%<br />
  28. 28. 5 points to reduce PowerPoint overload<br />
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  30. 30. 2. Break your story into digestible bites in the slide sorter view<br />
  31. 31. 3. Reduce visual load by moving text off- screen<br />
  32. 32. 4. Use visuals with your words,instead of words alone<br />
  33. 33. 5. Remove every element that does not support the main idea<br />
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  35. 35. You can hide duplicate values by setting the Hide Duplicates property to Yes<br />
  36. 36. How you use PowerPoint will affect learning in your classroom.<br />
  37. 37. Use these 5 steps to enhance learning in your classroom<br />
  38. 38. References<br /><ul><li>Beyond Bullet Points, Cliff Atkinson
  39. 39. Multimedia LearningRichard E. Mayer
  40. 40. Effect of Multimedia Components on Learning
  41. 41. “10 slide design tips for producing powerful and effective presentations”
  42. 42. Five ways to reduce PowerPoint overload, Cliff Atkinson and Richard E. Mayer</li></li></ul><li>References<br /><ul><li>Presentation Tips
  43. 43. And the research says?
  44. 44. Show me!
  45. 45. http://www.sociablemedia.com/
  46. 46. My blog on this: EYKAPIW</li></li></ul><li>Questions?<br />

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