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How to Avoid Death by Power Point
"Life After Death by Power Point" - Don McMillan (
GIVEN: We remember images much better than we remember text.
THEN: Presentations that use images are much more effective than those that are all text.
Images can come from a variety of sources:
Your own digital photos -
This should be your first choice whenever possible.
How to take better photos - "
Rule of Thirds
Online Photo Libraries -
A great resource, but MAKE SURE you check copyright rules. Use only those that are licensed for "sharing" by Creative Commons. Those that are listed as "all rights reserved" require you to ask permission before using. Remember to cite your image sources.
- Online Photo Library
How to use
- Tutorials by David Jakes
MultiColr Search Lab
- Okay, this is just cool!
Helpful when sharing computer and web resources. "Don't just tell me, show me!"
Apple-Shift-3: Capture the entire screen.
Apple-Shift-4: Capture part of the screen
PRT SCN key - copies the screen to your clipboard. Go to Power Point and paste in as an image.
There are many tools out there to help you "kick-up" your own images by warping, recoloring, mixing, and just about anything else you can think of.
for the resources!
Presentations do not have to be linear. Use hyperlinks and hidden slides to add some flexibility to your presentations.
Power Point Jeopardy
US States Power Point Project
- Students create a multi-slide presentation with a "table of contents" slide that has hyperlinks to each slide in their presentation (State Flag, Natural Resources, Economy, State Bird, etc.) and each slide has a link back to the table of contents.
Multi-Media Virtual Field Trip
- Enhance your field trip experience by recording both video and still pictures while you are on your trip. Then, when you get back, use Discovery Streaming to locate video clips, sounds, and/or images to provide additional information about what you saw. Finally, combine all your resources into a Multi-Media Presentation documenting your field trip. For our example, we chose to create a hyper-linked, multi-media presentation using Power Point.
Project Description & Rubric
Brain Rules for Power Point
One Hour Power Point - 10 Strategies for Improving Presentations
- Bet you didn't know Power Point could do this!
Using "Hidden" Slides
JUST FOR FUN
Doug Zongker's "Chicken, Chicken, Chicken" (
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"