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2 Using PowerPoint Creating more dynamic presentations Non-Public School Services Chester County Intermediate Unit Deborah Watson

3 Why Use PowerPoint? improve communication effectiveness improve audience ’ s perceptions of presenter improve speaker ’ s confidence A Study of the Effects of the Use of Overhead Transparencies on Business Meetings, Wharton Applied Research Center Wharton School University of Pennsylvania, 1981

4 Visually vs. Verbally PowerPoint works best for visually items.  Multiple channels is more efficient than communication over a single channel.  A picture aids in memory by making a visual connection to an abstract idea. Memory rests on connections. A vivid picture forms a solid connection.  PowerPoint makes it easy to create visuals, and, by using a template, make it easy to be consistent.

5 Designing Effective “PowerPoint Presentations” Slide Concepts By: Satyajeet Singh

6 Make it Big (Text) This is Arial 12 This is Arial 18 This is Arial 24 This is Arial 32 This is Arial 36 This is Arial 44

7 Make it Big (Text) This is Arial 12 This is Arial 18 This is Arial 24 This is Arial 32 This is Arial 36 This is Arial 44 Too Small

8 Make It Big (How to Estimate) Look at it from 2 meters away 2 m

9 Keep It Simple (Text) Too many colours TooToo Many Fonts and Styles The 6 x 7 rule  No more than 6 lines per slide  No more than 7 words per line

10 Keep It Simple (Text) Instructional Technology: A complex integrated process involving people, procedures, ideas, devices, and organization, for analyzing problems and devising, implementing, evaluating, and managing solutions to those problems in situations in which learning is purposive and controlled (HMRS 5th ed.) Too detailed !

11 Keep It Simple (Text) Instructional Technology: A process involving people, procedures & tools for solutions to problems in learning (HMRS 5th ed.) Much simpler

12 Falling Leaves Observed DelhiMumbaiGoa January11,532,23414,123,6543,034,564 February1,078,45612,345,56716,128,234 March17,234,7786,567,12316,034,786 April16,098,89710,870,9547,940,096 May8,036,89710,345,39414,856,456 June16,184,345678,0954,123,656 July8,890,34515,347,93418,885,786 August8,674,23418,107,11017,230,095 September4,032,04518,923,2399,950,498 October2,608,0969,945,8905,596,096 November5,864,034478,0236,678,125 December12,234,1239,532,1113,045,654 Too detailed !

13 Falling Leaves Much Simpler

14 Artistry does not substitute for content Keep It Simple (Pictures) Art work may distract your audience or

15 Keep It Simple (Sounds) Sound effects may distract too Use sound only when necessary

16 Keep It Simple (Transitions) This transition is annoying, not enhancing "Appear" and "Disappear" are better

17 ALL CAPITAL LETTERS ARE DIFFICULT TO READ Upper and lower case letters are easier Make It Clear-TEXT

18 Serif fonts are difficult to read on screen Sanserif fonts are clearer Italics are difficult to read on screen Normal or bold fonts are clearer Underlines may signify hyperlinks Instead, use colors to emphasize Make It Clear-TEXT

19 Use numbers for lists with a sequence For example: How do you put an elephant into a fridge? 1. Open the door of the fridge 2. Put the elephant in 3. Close the door Make It Clear-NUMBERS

20 Use bullets to show a list without Priority Sequence Hierarchy Make It Clear-BULLETS

21 Use contrasting colors Light on dark vs. dark on light Use complementary colors Make It Clear-COLOR

22 Use contrasting colors Light on dark vs. dark on light Use complementary colors low contrast high contrast Make It Clear-CONTRAST

23 Make It Clear-COMPLEMENT Use contrasting colors Light on dark vs. dark on light Use complementary colors These colors complement

24 Complexity of Interactions Mode of Instruction IndividualPairGroup Direct Instruction Guided Inquiry Discovery Learning Individual Instructive Tools Individual Constructive Tools Social Constructive Tools Social Communicative Tools Informational Tools Types of Instructional Tools Too many in one go!

25 Complexity of Interactions IndividualPairGroup Mode of Instruction Direct Instruction Guided Inquiry Discovery Learning Individual Instructive Tools Individual Constructive Tools Social Constructive Tools Social Communicative Tools Informational Tools Types of Instructional Tools Progressive & thus focused

26 Be Consistent Differences draw attention  Differences may imply importance oUse surprises to attract not distract These differences distract!

27 Be Consistent Differences draw attention Differences may imply importance Use surprises to attract not distract This tick draws attention

28 In Summary Big Simple Clear Progressive Consistent

29 Educational Resources templates    interactive ideas   %20Activities %20Activities games    images & multimedia clips  

30 How will you apply what you’ve learned to your classroom?


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