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PowerPoint as a mode of knowledge production | Miriam Posner's Blog. I think about PowerPoint a lot, and judging by the reams of blog posts, screeds, and instructional books on the topic, I’m not the only one. The interesting thing about PowerPoint is that it’s not that new. Well, PowerPoint is, relatively speaking (the software package emerged in 1980), but the basic idea — the slide presentation as a way to convey specialized knowledge — has been around a really long time. The slideshow itself is at least as old as the seventeenth century.

The German polymath Athanasius Kircher (1601–1680) used an oil lamp to project engraved images against the wall. Early lantern slide show, from Athanasius Kircher’s Ars Magna (1646) In the following centuries, conjurors and impressarios used magic lantern technology to mount elaborate fantasmagories, haunted houses of sorts in which the images of ghosts floated among audience members. Fantasmagorie, from Etienne-Gaspard Robertson, Memoires, Recreatifs, Scientifiques, and Anedotiques (1830) What does PowerPoint mean? ———. Presentation Process | Creative Presentations |PowerPoint Diagrams. 20 Ways To Use PowerPoint With Bloom’s Taxonomy. Using PowerPoint Effectively » Richard Rathe, MD - College of Medicine, University of Florida. You Suck At PowerPoint! by @jessedee. Better PowerPoint: What We REALLY Remember From PowerPoint Presentations | Poll Everywhere's BlogPoll Everywhere's Blog.

In our never ending quest to make presentations less boring , we’ve invited Dr. Carmen Simon(formerly Taran) to guest author a new series on Better PowerPoint. Dr. Simon is a cognitive scientist, a leader in the virtual presentation movement, and an internationally renowned public speaker. Dr. Simon is a founder of Rexi Media, a world wide presentation consulting firm. This is part one (including study background) in a series based on her research published this year. I have recently completed a study that examined the intersection of cognitive psychology and communication from the perspective of one tool: PowerPoint. A dichotomy in information processing habits: on one hand, we crave information (spending 60+ hours a week on line, consuming content), and on the other, we grumble how we are overwhelmed by so much information.

These observations invite the question: how does one distinguish a particular on-demand PowerPoint presentation, given existing informational noise and competition? Delivering a PPT. The Cafe | Instructional Technology. So I’ve been dealing with a problem lately. The problem is with PowerPoint. Now I know that it is a good tool that has many possibilities but recently it has been giving me a headache.

And the add ons I own such as Camtasia and Articulate? They’ve added to the mess. Let me explain. On the surface, PowerPoint presents itself as a presentation program that can do everything and distribute your presentation anywhere* (I added the star since I know that this statement isn’t true). Many times, in order to get your presentation distributed to people on the web, you need a good add on program that enhances your distribution capabilities.

Continue reading » How to give an awesome (PowerPoint) presentation ("Simply Stated" animated whiteboard video). 5 Steps To A PowerPoint Redesign. Sharebar Years ago I felt a certain sense of pride because I didn’t know how to use PowerPoint. Those days are long gone. Now, PowerPoint slides are often the currency exchanged between subject matter experts and instructional designers and developers. I’ve accepted this protocol and probably, you have too. The catch to this arrangement is the nearly guaranteed issue of poor slide design. We need a consistent process to transform messy slides into ones that will be instructionally effective. Here are some guidelines—with before and after examples—that you can use for PowerPoint makeovers. Step One: Settle on style and colors Style. Colors. Then select one or two contrasting accent colors for highlights, arrows and other indicators.

Step Two: Create theme backgrounds Blank Canvas. Design for Different Learning Events. For example, you might require a section title slide, several interaction slides and different types of presentation slides. Step Three: Rework text-heavy screens. How to Create a Rapid E-Learning Tab in PowerPoint. A few years back, I was at a workshop where the PowerPoint team was showing some of the new features in the soon-to-be-released PowerPoint 2010. As they were talking about the features, one of them mentioned the ability to combine shapes to create your own. I thought it was a pretty cool feature so I asked in what tab it was, and the reply was that it wasn’t in a tab.

Huh? Why create a cool feature and bury it where it can’t be found? No need to fret, though. The PowerPoint developer demonstrated how to customize the ribbon toolbar in PowerPoint. Why Would You Need to Customize the Ribbon? Before we look at how to customize the ribbon, let’s explore why it makes sense. There are a number of features I use quite a bit when it comes to building elearning courses. Add frequently used features to a single tab. Add those oddball, hard to remember features to a tab.

It doesn’t really matter which features you add and why. How to Customize the Ribbon in PowerPoint 2010 First create a custom tab. Teaching with PowerPoint. Using PowerPoint (or not) Part 1. Pedagogy & Powerpoint - Centre for Teaching and Learning Services - Concordia University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PPT use in teaching. Workshop - Teaching with PPT. How do I teach effectively with PowerPoint? .: etc Knowledge Base. Texas Tech University - Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center. Prepared by David Forrest See the PDF version Introduction When used thoughtfully, presentation software such as PowerPoint and Keynote (Macintosh) can be very powerful teaching tools.

Conversely, when used poorly, these programs can dilute and distract from your lesson. Below are some philosophical tips for focusing your use of presentation software in the classroom. Decide the Role(s) PowerPoint can play a variety of roles in your lecture. Lecture outline: PowerPoint can be an effective means for communicating the structure of your lesson. Example 1: Fill-in-the-blank Slides Notice that this is a very different role than “lecture prompt for instructor.” Visual Aid: PowerPoint was designed to be a visual aid. Example 2: Visual Aid Slides Timed quizzes: There are a number of creative, nontraditional uses of PowerPoint.

Do not rely on PowerPoint to deliver the lesson content. Whichever role(s) you choose for your presentation software, maintain consistency. Appearance: Less is more Conclusion. Presenting. Teaching with Technology - Unleashing the Power of PowerPoint. PowerPoint as a tool will not, in and of itself, improve student learning. It’s the way that instructors use PowerPoint that can encourage student learning by strategically employing it to engage students in the learning process, incorporating classroom assessment techniques and using methods geared toward reaching multiple learning styles.

Note: These handouts are equally well suited for Mac Keynote users. The handouts specify PowerPoint, but really one can substitute much of the information presented in the documents with Keynote. If you have specific application tech support questions (for either PowerPoint or Keynote) please contact CMET Consulting: PowerPoint Tips Design Keys for Classroom Presentations ( PDF 872K) This handout focuses on hot tips for creating effective classroom presentations with key focuses on inclusiveness, typography and design.

Effective Teaching with PowerPoint: A Learning Theory Approach. The 6 Presenter Types: Which one are you? 3 bullets on a slide. 1 slide per minute. Stand Still. Don’t fidget, memorize your slides. Now get up in front of a 100 people and do what I just told you. If you have been to Presentation training, you have probably heard many of these “Rules” before. You’ve been given the “right” way to present; the ONLY way to present. Over the last 10 years we’ve worked with thousands of clients in a range of industries. There are 6 types of presenter. Diagnose your presenter type. 1. Is an energetic and personable speaker, who’s great at connecting and engaging people by doing and role-playing.

The Coach can quickly lose passion and enthusiasm with a low energy audience. The Coach will dive right into building a deck and start with the slides that come easily. Example: Rick Perry 2. Typically the last person to volunteer to make a public presentation, the Inventor is very good at connecting ideas for people and building logical sequences. 3. An eloquent speaker who likes to talk about ideas. 4. 5. How to use quotes in your presentation – 25+ tips from Six Minutes & me | Remote Possibilities. (Naturally, choose a quote by someone who’ll enhance or at least maintain your talk’s credibility. For instance, if you’re speaking to businesspeople, you might quote Bill Gates or Steve Jobs.)

Recently on the Six Minutes blog, Andrew Dlugan published a great post about using quotes in your presentations. In it, you’ll find 21 tips for working with quotes, plus 8 benefits of doing so. And as usual with Andrew’s work, his post covers the topic both thoroughly and succinctly, so you can get a lot out of it – and very quickly. Andrew’s post inspired me to think hard about how best to use quotes. It’s simple: Short quotes pack more punch. Like with most text, the shorter a quote is the more power it has. “Language and power are inextricably linked.” And as Dianna Booher put it – when considering entire presentations: “If you can’t write your message in a sentence, you can’t say it in an hour.” You should be able to summarise any message in just 1 sentence Note that I said “about 15 words…” EffectivelyPresentingContent.

More Than 100 PowerPoint Tutorials & a Free Template. With as many PowerPoint questions that I get, it’s a good thing that over the past year or so the elearning community has created about 300 PowerPoint tutorials. For this post, I decided to pull a bunch of them together so that you have them in one easy list. I also included a free PowerPoint elearning template to celebrate the holidays and a great 2010! Click to download the free PowerPoint template. 100+ PowerPoint Tutorials If you want to learn more about using PowerPoint or building rapid elearning courses, this list is a good place to start.

I loosely organized the tutorials by topic so they’re a little easier to scan. PowerPoint for Rapid E-Learning PowerPoint Tips for Graphic Design Create Illustrations & Objects in PowerPoint Animation Tips & Tricks in PowerPoint How to Use PowerPoint Tutorials PowerPoint Resources People to follow on Screenr There are many people on Screenr who create useful PowerPoint and rapid elearning tutorials. I hope you have a Happy New Year! Tidbits. Presentation Zen. PowerPoint Tips Tutorial – Hidden Shapes | The Cafe. Life After Death by Powerpoint 2010.

STOP! You're Killing Me With PowerPoint! PowerPoint tips, PowerPoint tutorials, PowerPoint techniques. Get a FREE ebook "From Death by PowerPoint to Life by PowerPoint" plus free tips! Privacy policy: We hate spam, too! We don't share information about you with anyone, ever. Use these links to connect with me for more free tips! "You have the best Powerpoint tips and techniques out there. Your material is brilliant. There is SO much of re- hashing of stuff out there and yours is fresh. "I find your book the best of the three I have bought to learn PowerPoint. " - Robert Maddin "This book was a HUGE help for me while learning PowerPoint 2007.

"I have learned so much and this is reflected in my presentations to date; it has also done a lot for my self-confidence which has increased in proportion to my new skill and knowledge of PowerPoint. Making Better PowerPoint Presentations. We have all experienced the pain of a bad PowerPoint presentation. And even though we promise ourselves never to make the same mistakes, we can still fall prey to common design pitfalls. The good news is that your PowerPoint presentation doesn’t have to be ordinary. By keeping in mind a few guidelines, your classroom presentations can stand above the crowd! “It is easy to dismiss design – to relegate it to mere ornament, the prettifying of places and objects to disguise their banality.

But that is a serious misunderstanding of what design is and why it matters.”Daniel Pink Baddeley and Hitch’s model of working memory. One framework that can be useful when making design decisions about your PowerPoint slide design is Baddeley and Hitch’s model of working memory. As illustrated in the diagram above, the Central Executive coordinates the work of three systems by organizing the information we hear, see, and store into working memory. The Phonological Loop deals with any auditory information. Powerpoint-quick-reference-2010. Turn the snap to grid and snap to object options on or off - Outlook. When you draw, resize, or move a shape or an object (object: A table, chart, graphic, equation, or other form of information. Objects created in one application, for example spreadsheets, and linked or embedded in another application are OLE objects.), it will align or "snap to" the nearest intersection of lines in the grid (grid: A set of intersecting lines used to align objects.), even if the grid is not visible, or snap to other shapes or objects.

If your shape or object does not move where you want, turn off the snap-to options. To display the grid, see Use grids and guidelines. Which program are you using? Excel Turn on the snap-to options If you do not see the Drawing Tools or Format tabs, make sure that you selected a shape or an object. Do one or both of the following: To position shapes or objects to the closest intersection of the grid, click Snap to Grid. Note To temporarily override the snap-to options, hold down ALT while you drag the shape or object. Top of Page PowerPoint Word. Don’t Let The Experts Tell You PowerPoint Sucks. Here are some links and resources shared in the presentation I did for the Training Magazine Network on August 18, 2010. PowerPoint Tutorials A bunch of cool PowerPoint tutorials and tips on mind mapping your visual design. Community tutorials: these are added to weekly. This is a good place to go for updates.

How to PowerPoint Blog: All sorts of PowerPoint tips & tricks. Books Non-Designer’s Design Book: If there is only one book to buy, it’s this one. Screenr Heroes Get all sorts of cool tips and tricks from these people on Screenr. And many more… Check out the more than 200 free tutorials that cover PowerPoint and rapid elearning. Free PowerPoint Templates via The Rapid E-Learning Blog Presentations & Miscellaneous Links Duarte’s 5 Rules for Presentations: PowerPoint file published as a video.

Elearningpros. Powerpoint-quick-reference-2007. Pilot study of PPT slide design and students. 5 Easy Tips to Whip Your Slides Into Shape. Tools like Articulate Presenter are great for creating elearning courses. However, a lot of what you do depends less on the rapid elearning tool and more on your PowerPoint skills. In fact, I get so many emails asking about how to do this or that in PowerPoint, I decided to do a quick series on some essential PowerPoint tips and tricks. So far we’ve looked at: In today’s post, I am going to show some time-saving tips to use when working with PowerPoint shapes.

You’ll learn to apply various formatting features, make custom edits, and create the shapes you want. Sizing Shapes When you click on a shape, you get anchor points on the sides and in the corners. Scale object: If you want to resize the image or object (and not mess up the aspect ratio), then press SHIFT and drag from the corners. Moving Shapes You can move shapes on the screen with the mouse or keyboard. Maintain alignment: What if you want to keep the shape in the same alignment? Format Painter Filling Shapes Create Custom Shapes. Creating Silhouettes and Design Elements Using Wordle.

3 Tutorials to Help You Get More Out of PowerPoint’s Image Editing. 20 Best PowerPoint Presentation Design Posts for 2012. How to make Interactive Quizzes with PowerPoint. Use triggers to create an interactive slide show in PowerPoint - PowerPoint. What’s Wrong with PowerPoint Templates.