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1 PowerPoint Presentations the next generation
Click on a topic Non-Linear PowerPoint… the next generation Non-Linear Navigation PowerPoint presentations are one of the most often used methods of incorporating technology into a classroom lesson, a staff training, or even a student presentation. Action Buttons and Hyperlinking Organizing the Presentation Putting the pieces together

2 Types of PPT Presentations
Linear Non-Linear…. Also called branching There are primarily two types of PowerPoint presentations. The Linear presentation is simply a set of slides presented in sequential order. The viewer sits and passively watches as slide after slide after slide after slide pass by in front of them. (Click) The second type of PowerPoint presentation is called non-linear or branching. Information is presented to the viewer in an interactive way, much like a web page. The viewer chooses the direction the presentation will take and the order in which the information will be received. It can be called the next generation of PowerPoint presentations.

3 Non-Linear = Interactive
Linear = Boring Non-Linear = Interactive the next generation Linear presentation tend to be passive and boring to the viewer. (Click) Non-linear presentations are more dynamic and interactive. (Click) So let’s look at this next generation of PowerPoint presentation.

4 Non-Linear PowerPoint
User Control Navigation System User Interacts with Content Hyperlinks to Additional Resources Uses Multimedia The Non-Linear Presentation is very much like a web page in the way it is organized. The viewer controls the presentation. There is a navigation system built into the presentation. There are many features in a non-linear branching presentation that allow the user to interact with the information and content. Outside resources can be linked and viewed directly from the presentation itself and multimedia is easily incorporated into the non-linear format. Let’s now look at the specific elements that make a branching presentation work.

5 How Does It Work? Navigation Buttons- Main Topics Action Buttons
Home, End, Previous, Next Hyperlinks Websites Documents Media or other PPT Presentations Buttons allow the viewer to move through the various slides in the order that best suits their interests or needs. The navigation buttons lets the viewer access main topics or content information. Action buttons provide the viewer a way to move forward, backward or return to the home page. Hyperlinks are often used to give access to information outside the actual presentation slide. Whether it be a website or another media presentation.

6 Navigation Buttons Buttons Access to Major Chunks of Content
Shapes, Pictures, Icons, Text Hyperlink to content areas Examples History Navigation buttons can look like a shape, picture, clipart, or text. Just about any element you choose can be made into a navigation button. The key is to be consistent and clearly identify what the navigation elements are in the presentation.

7 Examples CLICK Here is an example navigation buttons using a combination of picture and text to move the user through the content of the presentation. In this example, if you want to learn how to be an astronaut, simply click on that button and you will be taken to the slide representing that information. From this slide you can choose additional links to learn more about becoming an astronaut. Those links might take you to the world wide web or other slides within the presentation.

Action Buttons PREVIOUS & NEXT BUTTONS Take you to the previous slide or the next slide Q HOME BUTTON To designated HOME slide Action buttons are the standard navigation buttons. They consist of a navigation bar, a home button to take you to the main navigation slide, buttons that allow the user to move forward or backward through the presentation and the end or quit button allows the user to escape or end the presentation at anytime. There are additional action buttons that perform special functions. Q Navigation Bar

Additional action buttons give the user a way to access information relevant to specific slides. For example additional information on the slide’s topic. This might be video clip, audio or music… or possibly a document or other PowerPoint presentation. There is also an action button that will allow additional information or FAQ to be provided regarding the slide topic. QUESTIONS OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AUDIO/ VOICE/ MUSIC

10 ANY object, shape or text box can be LINKED
Hyperlinks … POWERFUL Basis for the ACTION BUTTONS Links to Websites Links to Multimedia Files Video and Audio Links to Documents Word, PDF, Spreadsheets No matter what the action, the basis for all navigation buttons in PowerPoint is to create hyperlinks. Hyperlinking allows for any object, shape or text box to be linked to file or outside source, whether it be on the internet, a media file, or other documents files. You will only be able to access them if they are linked together. It the same idea as links on a website. ANY object, shape or text box can be LINKED

11 Organization is the key
Organize Content Major Categories Sub-categories External Materials Does Sequence Matter??? For a non-linear PowerPoint presentation to be effective AND user friendly it requires planning and organization. The planning process is not optional. Unlike a linear presentation, where slides are lined up in sequential order the branching presentation takes the user in a variety of directions. The sequence isn’t as important as is the organization of common elements and topics. One of the most effective ways of organizing a branching presentation is to use a graphic organizer.

12 Organizer Let’s Get Organized Plan
If the key to your non-linear presentation is to planning…. One of the best ways to plan is to use a visual organizer also referred to as a graphic organizer.

13 Organizers Text – Graphics - Pictures - Words Visual Outline
Out of the Head..Onto the Paper Shows the Whole Project How do the pieces fit? Graphic organizers provide a visual representation of what is going to take place in the presentation. Organizers allow you to see the entire presentation before you open the PowerPoint software. The organizers take time but the time you save in actually creating the presentation makes it well worth the effort. Plus it assures you that you have everything you need to create a non-linear presentation that will be dynamic, engaging and educational as well.

14 Exemplars Look at the following organizers. What do you observe?
What do you think makes for a good organizer? To understand what will makes for a good organizer… look at some examples. Before you start you will need a pencil and paper to write down your observations and write down your conclusions. Look at the next two slides and answer the following questions…. What do you observe?.... And What do you think makes for a good organizer? Got you pencil and paper… great let’s get started.

15 Find my favorite recipe Make a grocery list Go shopping Buy a new CD
Example 1 Find my favorite recipe Make a grocery list Go shopping Buy a new CD Buy the cookie ingredients Make the cookies Turn on the oven Mix up the batter Eat some cookie dough Bake the cookies Have some cookies and milk Freeze the cookies for the party Listen to the radio Call my girlfriend Buy a new CD Turn on the oven Call my girlfriend Eat some cookie dough Listen to the radio Find my favorite recipe Buy the cookie ingredients Make a grocery list Mix up the batter Bake the cookies Freeze the cookies for the party Go shopping Have some cookies and milk Look carefully at the lists. This is an example of linear organization. Compare and contrast what you observe. Go on to the next slide when you have finished.

16 Graphic Organizer Example 2a
The next two slides contain the same information… just organized differently. This is a non-linear organizer. Compare and contrast what you observe about these organizers.

17 Example 2b When you have completed your list of what makes for a good organizer… go on to the next slide.

18 Graphic Organizer Big Idea Main Topic Web links Video/ Audio Details
Sub-Topic Details Sub-Topic Big Idea Main Topic Sub-Topic Web links You should have discovered that a linear presentation is dependent on accurate sequential information. The non-linear organizer is dependent on organizing your presentation by topics or main ideas. You start with the main topic and add on your subtopics. Attached or linked to the subtopics might be additional details, web links, video files, music files or other relevant information to the sub-topic. Most likely, each element in this organization scheme will represent a button, slide content, or linked information. You can see at a glance what you need to create the non-linear presentation. Sub-Topic Music Video/ Audio Details

19 Graphic Organizer This is also an example of a non-linear presentation… it just looks different. You still have your main idea, subtopics and linked or additional information.

20 Graphic Organizer Here is a completed graphic organizer. It uses both text and icons to represent elements for the presentation. As you collect the pieces to your presentation it is important to keep everything housed in a central file or location rather than scattered all over the computer. If you put the time into organizing your presentation you will find the pieces fall together quickly and you will have a presentation that will be interesting to everyone.

21 So We’re Organized… Now what !
Locate Files Navigation Plan Create Master Slide Buttons with links Once your presentation is organized … it is time to put the pieces together. You will first need to confirm that you have all the files, documents, video, audio and links ready to place in the presentation. The next step is establishing your navigation system and buttons. All this is accomplished by creating a Master Slide.

22 Master Slide Design Template Establishes all navigation and buttons
Saves lots of time Universal changes The Master slide will be used as a template for the rest of your presentation. It will house all your navigation buttons. You will only need to create them one time and they will be ready to use through out the presentation. If you find you need to make changes to your navigation elements simply change the master slide and the changes will apply universally throughout the presentation.

23 Let’s Get Started… Click on the links below to view tutorial on creating Master slides, buttons, hyper linking and action buttons. If you already have those skills mastered then get organized and start creating your first non-linear PowerPoint!




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