PowerPoint in Education. A guide for teachers who want to create presentations for use in their classrooms. Begin. Created by: Jennifer Cirino. So you need to create a PowerPoint…. PowerPoint presentations can be used many ways within the classroom.
A guide for teachers who want to create presentations for use in their classrooms.
Created by: Jennifer Cirino
PowerPoint presentations can be used many ways within the classroom.
There are two basic types of presentations:
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Before even opening the program, make sure you have decided on appropriate objectives and goals for your students!Brainstorm…
The PowerPoint program has an outline built in.
By typing in the outline window, you automatically create text on different slides.
Worry about making the slides more interesting later – when you first begin make sure all your content is there!
There are certain basic rules you should take into consideration when actually designing your show:
The main rule is that you should choose a consistent design throughout the presentation. This can easily be accomplished by choosing a pre-set “Design Layout”Design Considerations
Time to Start…
Stick with a single background scheme consideration when actually designing your show:
The background is the stage for your information
Set the stage and leave it alone!
They should be simple, not graphical, and preferably a light color (pastel) if black print is used
Two color gradients are acceptable where one is white and the other is pastelBackground
Some colors work well together, and others do not:
If the text is dark, the background should be light.
If the text is light, the background should be dark.
Avoid using shades of grey together
(this includes graphics as well).
Here are some examples of good color combinations: consideration when actually designing your show:Good Color Pairs
Dark green and white
Dark red and white
Yellow and violet
Violet and white
Dark blue and yellow
Dark blue and white
Black and yellow
Black and white
Here are some examples of bad color combinations: consideration when actually designing your show:Bad Color Pairs
Red and green
Blue and black
Red and black
Black and green
Violet and blue
Violet and black
Click on the Slide Design option in the Task Pane consideration when actually designing your show:
Choose from many different designsDesign Layout
Just glance through these now
and remember them
if you want extra help later!
The “ consideration when actually designing your show:Help” menu provides an overview of its contents
It also allows you to type a question and search for answers.I Need a Little Help…
Here are two tutorials that will help you with creating PowerPoint presentations for your classroom.
Since they are associated with the University of Pittsburgh’s education program, you won’t have some of the files mentioned in the guides to use as models. However, by reading through the information, you will become familiar with PowerPoint.
Also, each guide has a section where you create a presentation from scratch by following directions. Work through these when you have time!
Practice your show (if you are presenting) and test-run the show on the computers (for interactive).
Print out handouts
For your audience
For yourself (with notes)
Consider posting your slide show on the web
Absent students can see what they missed
Slower learners can go through it at their own pace
It’s a great review for tests!Final Touches
To create handouts, choose “Print” from the touches:File menu
Then choose what to print:
You can print slides, handouts, notes, etc.
Decide how many slides per screen
By choosing 3 you can also have lines for people to take notesHandouts
Just choose “Save as Web Page” from the File menu
Then you just need to upload all of the files to your web site
If you do decide to post a slide show on the web, the less complicated the show, the easier it is accessed on the Internet!Posting on the Web!
Now that you understand the purpose of presentations, what design elements are the best, and how to actually work in the PowerPoint program, you are prepared to design your own!
The more you work with PowerPoint, the better you’ll become, so be patient!
And now it’s your turn!