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PowerPoint Objectives You will be able to: Create an effective PowerPoint presentation to inform others about the topic you read about and researched Avoid common PowerPoint design mistakes http://www.rlstevenson.net/ourpages/auto/2009/5/19/49731584/vidforwebsite.m4v1.jpg
Avoid These Common PowerPoint Mistakes –Inappropriate or mixed slide designs or color schemes –Mixed or hard to read fonts –Not enough text-background contrast –Too much text on slides –Too many pictures on a slide –Irrelevant pictures or sound effects –Distracting text animations –Spelling and capitalization errors –Text in ALL CAPS –Multiple exclamation points!!! –No Bibliography/Works Cited list –“The End” slide http://www.infrastructurist.com/wp-content/uploads/doin-it-wrong.jpg
Type Slide Text Text bullets on slides are “talking points” to focus audience attention on main ideas and key details –Summarize main ideas and key details from your reading and research notes –Type short phrases beside bullets (1-8 words) –No complete sentences, no periods at the end –Leave out non-essential words like the and of –Capitalize proper nouns (people or place names) –Use the spell-checker (ABC √ button) To create a sub-bullet, press Enter after main bullet and then press Tab key
Create Last Slide: Works Cited 1.Go to www.easybib.com, Log In, and open your bibliography listwww.easybib.com 2.Click on the Copy & Paste button 3.Highlight and right-click Copy the citations list (don’t copy the Works Cited title) 4.Right-Click Paste in the Text Box on the slide 5.Pull down Paste Options menu to Keep Source Formatting
AFTER all slide text has been typed: Choose a Design Template or Color Scheme Format Slide Design –Select a Design Template that “goes with” your topic or tone OR –Select a Color Scheme that “goes with” your topic or tone Apply to ALL SLIDES –Don’t mix designs/color schemes!
About Font Style, Color, Size If using a Design Template, don’t change the Font Style If using a Color Scheme, choose a simple Font Style like Arial Fancy fonts are too hard for your audience to read Use for Titles only Don’t change the Font Colors, which are set for appropriate CONTRAST Change font size only to fit text on slide; no smaller than 24 point (16-18 for picture captions) –Use Increase or Decrease Font Size buttons (A A ) LIGHT Text on DARK BackgroundDARK Text on LIGHT Background
Insert or Delete Slides and Format Slide Layouts To add a slide: –Insert New Slide To delete a slide: –Edit Delete Slide To change a Slide Layout: –Format Slide Layout –Choose Title and Text or Title, Text and Picture
Insert Pictures To Insert a picture: 1.Right-click Copy a picture from a websitewebsite 2.Click once in the PPT picture frame and Right-Click Paste 3.Go back to the website to Copy the URL 4.Paste URL into text box caption under the picture To insert a text box caption: –Insert Text box Horizontal under the picture –Caption text size 16 -18
About Pictures Pictures must be appropriate for school! Pictures must relate to information on slide and in narration Avoid ineffective Clip Art– photos are best Only 1-2 pictures on a slide You don’t need a picture on every slide Leave some blank space between pictures, text boxes, and edges of slide Images copied from websites must include a source caption in a text box below the picture!
Add Animation Slide Show Animation Schemes (includes transitions AND animations) OR Slide Show Custom Animation Slide Show Slide Transition –A–Animations and Transitions are not required –A–Apply to ALL SLIDES - don’t mix! –U–Use only subtle animations – others may be distracting to your audience http://www.clipart.com http://www.clipart.com by subscription