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  1. PowerPoint: A Two-headed Instructional Tool Dr. G.L. Whitt Roanoke, College

  2. PowerPoint • Common Abuses • Best Practices • You get to practice Dr. G.L. Whitt Roanoke, College

  3. Common Abuses • Funky graphic design • Distracting noise • Graphic density too high • Dual processor fouls (read and listen) Dr. G.L. Whitt Roanoke, College

  4. Graphic Design • Watch for color bleed Dr. G.L. Whitt Roanoke, College

  5. This is Hard to Read Dr. G.L. Whitt Roanoke, College

  6. Choose 1 Emphasis Method If you choosetoo manymethods of • emphasiszing • something, your students don’t know what is important! Dr. G.L. Whitt Roanoke, College

  7. So is This Dr. G.L. Whitt Roanoke, College

  8. Fonts Should Be Large Dr. G.L. Whitt Roanoke, College

  9. Use Contrasting Color Schemes Dr. G.L. Whitt Roanoke, College

  10. Fonts • This is a 32 point font • This is a 32 point font • Notice any difference?? • Serifs make it difficult to read text. • It’s pretty but it is less legible. Dr. G.L. Whitt Roanoke, College

  11. Noise • Can be useful (rarely) • It is usually distracting and counter-productive Dr. G.L. Whitt Roanoke, College

  12. Graphic Density This is just a fancy way to say that many people try to put too much stuff on a slide. PowerPoint isn’t meant to be used this way. You don’t ever want to put more than 25 words on a slide. This slide has 47. Dr. G.L. Whitt Roanoke, College

  13. Dual Processing Never read to your students while expecting them to read. If you were going to read it to them, you shouldn’t have put it on a slide, unless, of course, you were going to give them time to read it as well. Dr. G.L. Whitt Roanoke, College

  14. Best Practices Dr. G.L. Whitt Roanoke, College

  15. Large Fonts This is a 60 point font This is a 40 point font This is a 20 point font and has become an eye test Dr. G.L. Whitt Roanoke, College

  16. Some Colors Just Work Better Dr. G.L. Whitt Roanoke, College

  17. Dark Font on Light Text It’s fairly dull but it is legible

  18. Light Font on Dark Background is Also Fine Dr. G.L. Whitt Roanoke, College

  19. Just Be Careful Out There and PowerPoint Responsibly Dr. G.L. Whitt Roanoke, College