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Multimedia Presentations. Tips for success!. First things First. When is it appropriate to use PPT?. Questions to Consider:. Are there visual elements I would like to show? What is the BEST method to teach this topic? Will a PPT help students understand the content?.

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Multimedia Presentations

Tips for success!


First things First

When is it appropriate to use PPT?


Questions to Consider:

  • Are there visual elements I would like to show?

  • What is the BEST method to teach this topic?

  • Will a PPT help students understand the content?


If a PPT is the Best Route…

Follow good PPT Practices!


Text Fonts

  • AVOID ALL UPPER CASE LETTERS

  • Avoid italics

  • Do not use too much boldface

  • Avoidusingtoomanyfonts

  • Use solid rather than outline fonts

  • Use Arial instead of Times New Roman

  • Use drop shadow to emphasize letters


Text Lines

  • Keep text short and simple

    • (36 words, 6 lines, 6 words per line)

  • Put plenty of space between lines of text

  • Use flush left for easy reading

  • Avoid full justification: align text on left


Bullets

  • Avoid

  • Using

  • Too

  • Many

  • Bullet

  • Points

  • In

  • A

  • Row


Bullets

  • Use 3-5 bullets per slide

  • Use one line of text per bullet

    Consider using clipart for bullets

  • Consider using progressive disclosure

    • of points (build)

    • with the current point highlighted


Transitions

  • Never introduce the first or title slide with a transition

  • Avoid too many different types

  • Use to create appropriate effect….

  • “View/Slide Sorter/Transitions/Builds”


Next Point

Wipe Left to Right


Previous Point

Wipe Right to Left


Show Detail

ZOOM IN


Show General

ZOOM OUT


Smooth Transition

Rain/Fade/Dissolve


New Topic

Fade to Black/Blinds


Animation

  • Limit to providing highlights or emphasis

  • Consider sliding text bullets

  • Use to show change, movement or progress

  • Use to show dynamic concepts or objects in motion

  • “Insert/Picture/Clipart or From File”

  • “Slide Show/Custom Animations”


Sound

  • Use to create a mood

  • Use to accentuate points

  • Use for sound effects

  • Use to create a sense of unity

  • Connect to certain images or bullets

  • Develop “Custom Animations”


Colors

  • Keep colors simple and limited to 3 to 4 per presentation

  • Use solid colors rather than patterns or shading

  • Use consistent colors throughout the presentation

  • “Format/Slide Color Scheme or Background”


Colors

Use solid colors rather than patterns or shading


Colors

Use consistent colors throughout the presentation


Color Selection

Use contrasting colors

Light on Dark

Dark on Light


Colors

Avoid Red/Green Color Combinations

(Color Blind)


Clipart/Graphics

  • Use when appropriate to the message:

    • to capture attention and clarify points,

    • to explain,

    • to describe,

    • to show relationships

  • Be consistent in the type of image used (e.g., color, line, drawings, photos)

  • Use Microsoft Clipart Online if you get stuck!


Slide Masters

  • Use when you want each title or slide to show similar

    • font,

    • borders,

    • Graphics

  • “View/Masters/Slide or Title Master”


Pro Tips

  • Use Shift B or W

  • Shift B=Black Screen

  • Shift W=White Screen

    • Keeps the focus on YOU!


You CAN Be Successful!

Taken From:

http://www.wcape.school.za/subject/CS/PHS/evtip.htm


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