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Wednesday, June 8 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm in the Tally Computer Lab
Presentation Design 411
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" - Leonardo da Vinci
Presenting well is a "
" skill. Good presenters target people's "left brain" and "right brain".
Ask the question:
What is my absolute central point?
- if the audience is to remember only one thing, what do you want it to be?
Trick of the Trade: turn off the computer
Pen and Paper:
Spontaneous flow and rhythm for visualizing and recording ideas.
Fill a wall with them and put ideas on each slide to create a storyboard. This lets you see the idea form and flow from start to end.
Sketch ideas on a large scale and step back to visualize flow
Use a handout to keep you from being compelled to cram everything into the visuals.
Food Example of Zen Use
Garr Reynolds author of Presentation Zen: Preparation Tips
Garr Reynolds author of Presentation Zen: Tips for Presenters
Simplicity: the careful reduction of the nonessential
Use Color Well - color is tethered to emotion
Text within Images
Garr Reynold's author of Presentation Zen: Tips for Slides
Making Multiple Choice Tests in PPT
For teachers, from teachers
Alternatives to Powerpoint:
Characteristics of Living Things
Foods We Eat From Plants
The Water Cycle
Microsoft Photostory 3
- lets you upload presentations to share online
Learning on your own:
Microsoft Help - The blue question mark button on the top right of each Microsoft Office program
Office Help Online
In the Classroom:
Microsoft links for Educators
Templates for Students
Grading Rubrics for Powerpoint
Free online templates
Classroom Uses for Microsoft Powerpoint:
- Create Flashcard presentations for individual and group reinforcement. You can create a template and choose whether you or your students will insert the words or phrases. Topics may include: reinforcing math concepts; practicing parts of speech; practicing spelling; reinforcing story problems; and reinforcing numbers, letters, or colors.
Field Trip Slide Shows
- Develop field trip slide shows to review and apply knowledge learned on a field trip. Students can work together to make a slide show that presents what they saw, as well as what they learned.
- Students can create short autobiographical stories about themselves. Scanned photos can be inserted for interest. Once the slides are complete, you can put them together in a presentation to show an audience, such as an open house or parent night.
Interactive Book Reports
- Have students create a PowerPoint presentation about books they read.
Music Class Recitals
- For music teachers, PowerPoint is a useful tool for creating slide shows of student recitals. During a recital, take pictures of the students while they are performing and record a small portion of their music. On slides, include both each student's picture and music.
Group Slide Shows
- Give your students a topic (such as zoo animals) and tell them to choose parts of the topic to focus on (such as specific zoo animals). Have students research their assigned portions of the topic and develop slides to serve as a part of a group presentation about the topic.
- Teachers can customize shapes to build a replica of their classrooms for sub folders or keeping track of where students sit.
- Students can create slides exhibiting their personal poetry along with a voice recording.
- Use PowerPoint to teach processes and how things work. Teachers or students can add additional items to a diagram to illustrate how a process grows and changes. Science principles work well using this format.
- PowerPoint can be used to create portfolios of student work.
Class Yearbook-Type Presentations
- Collect photos; information about special events; examples of class and student projects, etc. throughout the year and create a year-in-review presentation.
What these projects look like:
Oh Brother Can You Spare a Dime?
Solving Algrebra Equations
Star Trek Next Generation Intro
WHS Vietnam Memorial Project
Finding Online Images:
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"