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1 Dynamic PowerPoint A guide to using PowerPoint to enhance the learning experience

2 Initial Thought “PowerPoint doesn’t kill meetings. People kill meetings. But using PowerPoint is like having a loaded AK-47 on the table: You can do very bad things with it.” Peter NorvigPeter Norvig, Google Director of Research

3 Starter Activity What makes a good PowerPoint? What makes a bad PowerPoint?

4 Appearance Use the design tab for a theme Use the transitions tab for some “sparkle” Keep it consistent

5 Content Minimal bursts or quotes PP should support and follow you Rich media more important than text Use animation to stagger content

6 Activity 1: What can it do? Excluding displaying pre-entered text, how can PowerPoint be useful in the classroom?

7 Activity 1: What can it do? Excluding displaying pre-entered text, how can PowerPoint be useful in the classroom?

8 Developer Tab File Options Customize Ribbon Under commands, choose main tabs Select Developer Click Add Click Ok

9 Developer Tab Add “live” text box

10 Timers Handy way to control length of a task Learners can monitor progress Particularly useful if you don’t a have a clock!

11 Designing Timers All animations: – Can last a set length – Can be delayed – Don’t require individual clicks

12 Design a Timer 10 Minutes to Design a Timer

13 General Tips Use PowerPoint to interact & support Use SmartArt to demonstrate information Use animation to introduce information Use Motion Paths for visual demonstrations Use the pre-sets


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