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Graphics and Powerpoint Andrew Barr 1999 Becoming Information Literate Lecture 2 Graphics Graphics are photographs, drawings, charts, maps and clip art. Visual Literacy is the ability to read messages from graphics You need to help your students become Visually literate. They say;

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Graphics and

Powerpoint

Andrew Barr 1999

Becoming Information Literate Lecture 2


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Graphics

  • Graphics are photographs, drawings, charts, maps and clip art.

  • Visual Literacy is the ability to read messages from graphics

  • You need to help your students become Visually literate.

  • They say;

    • “ A picture is worth ten thousand words”


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Graphics for teaching

  • Why use graphics?

  • Some research says that students learn 80% by sight and 20% by hearing

  • Younger students can’t read words yet.

  • Pictures and words reinforce each other

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Graphics for Primary teaching

  • Learn about your Audience

  • What level are the children’s skills in reading pictorial ideas?


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Children’s Art Stages

  • Scribble Stage ( Age 2-4 years)


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Children’s Art Stages

  • Preschematic stage (Age 4-7 years)


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Children’s Art Stages

  • Schematic stage (Age 7-9 years)


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Children’s Art Stages

  • The Gang Age (Age 9-12 years)


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Selecting Graphics for Teaching

  • Age of the Students

  • Principal use is in the cognitive domain

  • Factual things like; “What shape is it?” or “What color is it?

  • Pictures should be fairly realistic

  • Used as stimulus for concept formation


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Graphics and Computers

  • Children can draw with computers

  • They build stories like cartoons using storyboards

  • Kid Pixs is the hottest program in the primary schools


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Graphics and Computers

Powerpoint Presentations


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Graphics and Computers

  • Children use computers to present their work using words and Graphics

  • Primary classes use Kid Pixs, Powerpoint

  • Upper primary use Hyperstudio, web pages

  • Colour printers, Digital cameras, Scanners are the new tools

  • PRESENTATION of created Information is a key step in INFORMATION literacy.


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Powerpoint Presentations

  • You can create attractive Presentations

  • You supply the content text and font

  • You select Clipart or scanned images

  • You pick the colour scheme of slides

  • You can deliver information in a variety of ways


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Powerpoint Presentations

  • Who is your Target audience?

  • Consider your style of presentation

  • Consider how it will be presented

    • Large screen

    • 35 mm Slides

    • Overhead projector


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Powerpoint Presentations

  • Continuity

  • Master slide

  • Template background

    • Text style sheet

      • Contrast text with black shadow

      • use correct size


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Powerpoint Presentations

  • Presentation decisions made easy

    • over 100 pre-designed templates

    • Auto content wizards to assist you

  • Flexibility in output

    • 35 mm slides

    • Audience handouts

    • Computer Slide show


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Powerpoint skills

  • Animate your presentation

  • Display bullet points one at a time

    • Text flow should be natural

  • Vary slide transitions

    • Don’t have too many effects

  • Develop your presentation skills


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Powerpoint Skills

  • Five different views to create a presentation

    • Slide view

    • Slide sorter

    • Outline view

    • Notes page view

    • Slide show view

Powerpoint

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Powerpoint Skills

  • Adding the visual material

    • Clip art library

    • C D Rom Artwork

    • Scanned images

    • Digital cameras

    • Drawing packages

    • Internet images


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Powerpoint Skills

  • Online Help on the toolbar

  • Cue Cards and Tutorials

  • Balloon help for the tool bars

  • Build transitions between slides

  • Control the timing of the delivery to audience


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Creating Powerpoint

  • Start the planning on a story board or Outline View

    • The Outline view shows the title of slide and the text on the screen

    • Print the outline and edit the content

    • Choose the color scheme

    • Pick a template


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Creating Powerpoint

  • Auto Content Wizard gets you started

  • 100 templates that controls design

  • Blank presentations to start from scratch

  • Add Clipart

  • Sort the slides

  • Add the builds

  • Rehearse the slide show


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Powerpoint References

  • Computers User Guide,UNISA, 1999,

  • Grauer, R.T. & Barber, M. (1996) Exploring Microsoft Office Professional, Prentice Hall, New Jersey.

  • Murray, K., (1994) Mastering Powerpoint 4 for Windows, Sybex, California, USA.

  • PC learning Labs Teaches Powerpoint 4.0 for Windows, ( 1994) Ziff- Davis Press, Emeryville, Calif.


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