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2 How to do a PowerPoint Presentation!! Science Teachers All Blocks Jan. 2013

3 Contents Setting up your slides Setting up your slides Transitions and animations Transitions and animations Sounds Sounds Graphics Graphics

4 Dont use too many words! This is the only time I will ever tell you that you shouldnt use complete sentences. Take a look at this slide. There are way too many words. People watching this presentation are going to be trying to read the words and wont be listening to what you are saying. Also, its not particularly nice to look at, is it? Instead…. This is the only time I will ever tell you that you shouldnt use complete sentences. Take a look at this slide. There are way too many words. People watching this presentation are going to be trying to read the words and wont be listening to what you are saying. Also, its not particularly nice to look at, is it? Instead….

5 Use Short Bullet Points! Short phrases Short phrases Use key terms Use key terms Just a few words Just a few words No details, just main ideas Explain out loud

6 Proofread and Spell Check Their is a spell-checker: use it! Their is a spell-checker: use it! Spell check wont recognize scientific names - you need to check them Spell check wont recognize scientific names - you need to check them Mistake on this slide that spell- check wont catch: what is it? Mistake on this slide that spell- check wont catch: what is it?

7 Transitions, Animations and Fonts This one is too slow (crawl in) This one is too slow (crawl in) So is this one (swivel) So is this one (swivel) This one is really annoying ! This font is too small This is too hard to read

8 Dont Have Too Many Images

9 Better transitions Fly in Fly in Checkerboard Checkerboard Blinds Blinds Peek in Anything else thats quick

10 If you use a patterned background: This is hard to read Use a color that contrasts well Use a color that contrasts well This is also hard to read This is also hard to read

11 Sounds Okay when changing slides Dont use a sound for each item on the slide Should be appropriate to the presentation

12 Graphics Should go along with the info presented Should go along with the info presented Dont need one on every slide Dont need one on every slide Make sure to include the URL either with photos or at end in image credits Make sure to include the URL either with photos or at end in image credits ws0402/icy.html

13 Final Checklist Slides have few words and are easy to read Slides have few words and are easy to read No spelling mistakes No spelling mistakes Transitions are quick Transitions are quick Sounds are appropriate Sounds are appropriate Graphics make sense and have URL included Graphics make sense and have URL included

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