Tips for effective PPT Presentations • Roblyer, M. D. & Doering, A. H. (2010).Integrating Technology into Teaching (5th Ed.). Pearson Education, Inc. Boston, MA. • Chapter 6 p. 187
1. Use Large type • Can you read this?
2. Contrast the text and the background colors • Can you read this?
3. Minimize the amount of text on each frame • Instructional technology has become more prevalent in the last 15 years. Access to the Internet and the ease of use of the World Wide Web have been contributing factors to the integration of technology into school classrooms. This project looked at the implementation of technology in four different high schools; a rural African American high school, an urban African American high school, a suburban charter high school and an academic magnet high school by interviewing the principals. The availability of technology in the classroom and school, professional development and access to technology at home for students were explored. A predetermined set of questions was used to initiate discussion, but the scope of the questions increased once the interviews began • This project looked at the long-term effort to improve the abilities of students and teachers related to the use of educational technology. In the past there was a difference in the amount of technology available and how that technology is used between high performing schools and low performing schools. The ability to use technology is an expectation for students entering college.
4. Keep frames simple • Bulleted lists • Some graphics
5. Avoid using too many “fancy” fonts • Here is one • And another • And another • And another • How about this one?
8. Use graphics, not just text • A good computer system includes the CPU, a monitor, speakers, a mouse
10. Avoid reading text aloud • To be or not to be • That is the question • Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of out rageous fortune
How to make it work • Before starting PPT • Create a folder to put all the pieces into. • Put ALL pieces (audio files and video files and any others such as Word.doc) into the folder • Open PPT • Save your PPT BEFORE putting anything into it • Inserting links, video or audio into PPT. • Compress the folder and contents before submitting to OAKS using the following process:
How to make it work (cont.) • After you have completed the project • Compress all files using the appropriate method below:
Using Outline mode • Used for putting in Titles • Press Return to automatically create next slide
Preparing Slides • Background • Design / Themes • Right click on theme to choose how many slides to put the theme on • You can not remove a theme, but you can choose the Office Theme to replace it
Using Slide Master • View/ Slide Master • Text/backgroundcontrast
Adding images • Clipart • Picture files • From the web
Using Buttons • Adding buttons to Slide Master
Using Animation • Adding Animation • Animation in Slide Master • View / Slide Master • Click Animations • Click on what you want to be second level • Start / On Click • Dimming • Animation Pane • Effect Options
Using Transitions • Removing transition to next page • Adding Transitions to Slide Master
Adding sound and video • Link to video • Embed video • Create video of your PPT
Credits • Roblyer, M. D. & Doering, A. H. (2010).Integrating Technology into Teaching (5th Ed.). Pearson Education, Inc. Boston, MA.