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Using PowerPoint Wisely
Many thanks to Gail Allan from the Online Learning Centre for these links!
Let’s begin with a list of some do’s and don’ts for effective PowerPoint use that was prepared by the University of Pennsylvania. This site also includes a very funny You Tube video entitled Life After Death by PowerPoint.
Tying PowerPoint Use to Robert Gagne's "Events of Instruction": A very interesting article that looks at how PowerPoint slides can enhance every step in the instructional sequence.
How Do You Know They Are Getting It? This article by Dr. Ken Hunt, describes how to apply a technique called the "The One-Minute Paper" for classroom assessment. This technique can also be used to give you feedback on your PowerPoint presentations.
More on Slide Design
Designing Effective Slides: Paul Gould's "Evil Genius (The Good Side of PowerPoint)" provides an interactive article that demonstrates good and bad slide construction practices (worth the brief wait for the graphics).
Focusing on Visual Appeal, Including Graphics:"Checklist for Creating Your Next PowerPoint Slide Show "
A Rubric for Evaluating PowerPoint Slides: From Germantown Academy, an interesting rubric for evaluating PowerPoint slides, student or faculty created.
Rethiking the Design of Presentation Slides: Link here to see an example of assertion-evidence slide design of PowerPoint slides.
For a more detailed look at PowerPoint issues: This thirteen-page 2003 essay, written by a Life Sciences professor in a UK medical school, offers much to think about regarding the use of PPT in our teaching.