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Title: A Short Course in PowerPoint


1
A Short Course in PowerPoint
2
Agenda
  • Overview of features
  • Building a slide show
  • Implications of PowerPoint

3
Slide
  • The basic unit is the slide.
  • This is a slide.
  • Add a second slide...

4
Slide Show
  • and you have a slide show.
  • A very plain--and brief--slide show.

5
Templates
  • Add one of the templates included with
    PowerPoint software. Each has a distinctive
    graphic, layout, and color scheme.
  • This template is Fireball.

6
Layouts
  • Choose a layout. This one is called bulleted
    list. Bullets express points in your
    presentation. From very important
  • to important,
  • to less important
  • to even less important

7
Layouts
  • This layout is called two-column text.
  • Useful when you want contrasting lists or to
    squeeze in more items.

8
Layouts
  • This layout is called text and chart.

9
Readability quantity
  • Keep it brief
  • Follow the 6 X 6 rule

10
Readability type size
  • Dont use tiny type.
  • This is 18-point.
  • Use at least 32-point type
  • This is 40-point type
  • This is 48-point type
  • This is 60-point type

11
Readability fonts
  • Select fonts carefully.
  • This is Times New Roman
  • This is Arial
  • This is Catchup
  • This is Diploma
  • This is Zelda

12
Builds
  • Use builds to
  • focus student attention
  • prevent students from rushing ahead
  • Graying out previous points is helpful

13
Builds
  • Dont overdo builds.
  • Avoid gimmicks, such as this typewriter effect.
    Very annoying. Very, very annoying.

14
Transitions
  • PowerPoint also allows for a number of
    transitions between slides...

15
Transitions
  • such as dissolve. Many other transitions are
    available. Choose carefully, however, and dont
    overdo it.

16
Clip Art
  • Clip art can add visual interest to your
    presentation. PowerPoint
  • has a small clip art library.
  • Inexpensive clip art
  • collections are also
  • available.

17
Photographs
  • Photographs are
  • easy to add.
  • Use your own
  • photos or photos
  • from many other
  • sources.

18
Other Tools
  • You may also add
  • sounds
  • video clips
  • graphs
  • tables
  • hyperlinks

19
Using PowerPoint
  • Besides using PowerPoint for slide shows, you may
    also
  • print slide show for your files
  • print handouts for students
  • make transparencies

20
Using PowerPoint
  • Students can also use PowerPoint. Lets think
    about how--and why!

21
Implications
  • PowerPoint has advantages and disadvantages.
    Can you think of one of each?

22
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