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PowerPoint

Page history last edited by enseigner 11 years, 10 months ago

First, I'm using PowerPoint as a term of convenience -- Keynote or Impress or the slideware of your choice can work just as well.

 

We have typically seen powerpoint used to push information out to audiences using text and/or images (example).

 

What about other ways of using the tool? Three examples

  1. Writing on a powerpoint (example = images from the State of the Union address)
  2. Using powerpoint to make a game (example = Biotechnology jeopardy; this isn't my work so I can't share it)
  3. Student-created powerpoint, using it to make flashcards (again, not my work)

 

Guiding principles

  • If you find yourself using lots of text, EITHER
    • Keep the text but shift to a more interesting medium, such as an overhead projector, or
    • Put the text on handouts and find visuals (maps, photos, diagrams, or even clip art) that help express the ideas.
  • Collaborate to get help when making something time-intensive, such as an interactive powerpoint. Get help from colleagues or even students (finding images, setting up links), and look for online resources as well.
  • Consider the audience: Yourself ? The whole class? The public? Or just the student (as in the case of example #3, above)

 

Learning more

  • This website has tutorials on ppt and LOTS of other tools: educationworld.com's TechTutorials (scroll down to find the ppt info)

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