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PowerPoint as a mode of knowledge production. 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.

PowerPoint as a mode of knowledge production

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) Creative Presentations. 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. In our never ending quest to make presentations less boring , we’ve invited Dr.

Better PowerPoint: What We REALLY Remember From PowerPoint Presentations

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. 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. Delivering a PPT. 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. 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.

5 Steps To A PowerPoint Redesign

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. Step One: Settle on style and colors. 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.

How to Create a Rapid E-Learning Tab in PowerPoint

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. 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. How Do I Teach Effectively with PowerPoint?

How do I teach effectively with PowerPoint? .: etc Knowledge Base

Here are tips to enhance your teaching when using PowerPoint slides: 1. Focus on your intent in teaching.• How will the slides assist your teaching and the learning of the students? • What objectives do you intend the students to achieve? • What will the format/outline of the lesson be? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 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.

Texas Tech University - Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center

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. At the bottom of this page are links to a tutorial, demonstration videos, and Texas Tech’s policy for conference presentations. Decide the Role(s) Presenting. Teaching with Technology - Unleashing the Power of PowerPoint. PowerPoint as a tool will not, in and of itself, improve student learning.

Teaching with Technology - Unleashing the Power of PowerPoint

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. 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.

The 6 Presenter Types: Which one are you?

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. How to use quotes in your presentation – 25+ tips from Six Minutes & me. (Naturally, choose a quote by someone who’ll enhance or at least maintain your talk’s credibility.

How to use quotes in your presentation – 25+ tips from Six Minutes & me

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. 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.

More Than 100 PowerPoint Tutorials & a Free Template

Presentation Zen. PowerPoint Tips Tutorial – Hidden Shapes. In a previous post, I talked about creating hyperlinks in PowerPoint. Today, I’m going to show you how to create hidden shapes in PowerPoint to then create hyperlinks. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Creating Silhouettes and Design Elements Using Wordle.

One of the things I've been playing around with is finding ways to incorporate tag clouds in my e-learning courses. Why tag clouds? 3 Tutorials to Help You Get More Out of PowerPoint’s Image Editing. I know it’s hard to believe, but apparently there are many people who don’t like PowerPoint. Obviously there are a lot of bad presentations created with PowerPoint, but it seems to me the blame rests on the shoulders of the presenter and not the tool. 20 Best PowerPoint Presentation Design Posts for 2012.

By Jon, on January 1st, 2012. How to make Interactive Quizzes with PowerPoint. Use triggers to create an interactive slide show in PowerPoint - PowerPoint. By Shellie Tucker Here's a Power User column for teachers. What’s Wrong with PowerPoint Templates. By Jon The majority of PowerPoint templates are terrible.