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; • “ A picture is worth ten thousand words”
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 fish
Graphics for Primary teaching • Learn about your Audience • What level are the children’s skills in reading pictorial ideas?
Children’s Art Stages • Scribble Stage ( Age 2-4 years)
Children’s Art Stages • Preschematic stage (Age 4-7 years)
Children’s Art Stages • Schematic stage (Age 7-9 years)
Children’s Art Stages • The Gang Age (Age 9-12 years)
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
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
Graphics and Computers Powerpoint Presentations
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.
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
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
Powerpoint Presentations • Continuity • Master slide • Template background • Text style sheet • Contrast text with black shadow • use correct size
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
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
Powerpoint Skills • Five different views to create a presentation • Slide view • Slide sorter • Outline view • Notes page view • Slide show view Powerpoint notes this is some text on this page
Powerpoint Skills • Adding the visual material • Clip art library • C D Rom Artwork • Scanned images • Digital cameras • Drawing packages • Internet images
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
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
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
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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