Presentation on theme: "PowerPoint Presentations the next generation"— Presentation transcript:
1 PowerPoint Presentations the next generation Click on a topicNon-Linear PowerPoint… the next generationNon-Linear NavigationPowerPoint 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 HyperlinkingOrganizing the PresentationPutting the pieces together
2 Types of PPT Presentations LinearNon-Linear…. Also called branchingThere 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 = BoringNon-Linear = Interactivethe next generationLinear 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 ControlNavigation SystemUser Interacts with ContentHyperlinks to Additional ResourcesUses MultimediaThe 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, NextHyperlinksWebsitesDocumentsMedia or other PPT PresentationsButtons 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, TextHyperlink to content areasExamplesHistoryNavigation 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 ExamplesCLICKHere 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.
8 PREVIOUS & NEXT BUTTONS Action ButtonsPREVIOUS & NEXT BUTTONSTake you to the previous slide or the next slideQHOME BUTTONTo designated HOME slideAction 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.QNavigation Bar
9 More Action Buttons DOCUMENTS OR PDF FILES INFORMATION VIDEO 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 INFORMATIONAUDIO/ VOICE/ MUSIC
10 ANY object, shape or text box can be LINKED Hyperlinks … POWERFULBasis for the ACTION BUTTONSLinks to WebsitesLinks to Multimedia FilesVideo and AudioLinks to DocumentsWord, PDF, SpreadsheetsNo 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 ContentMajor CategoriesSub-categoriesExternal MaterialsDoes 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 PaperShows the Whole ProjectHow 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 1Find my favorite recipeMake a grocery listGo shoppingBuy a new CDBuy the cookie ingredientsMake the cookiesTurn on the ovenMix up the batterEat some cookie doughBake the cookiesHave some cookies and milkFreeze the cookies for the partyListen to the radioCall my girlfriendBuy a new CDTurn on the ovenCall my girlfriendEat some cookie doughListen to the radioFind my favorite recipeBuy the cookie ingredientsMake a grocery listMix up the batterBake the cookiesFreeze the cookies for the partyGo shoppingHave some cookies and milkLook 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 2bWhen 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-TopicDetailsSub-TopicBig IdeaMain TopicSub-TopicWeb linksYou 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-TopicMusicVideo/ AudioDetails
19 Graphic OrganizerThis 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 OrganizerHere 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 FilesNavigation PlanCreate Master SlideButtons with linksOnce 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 timeUniversal changesThe 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!