Killing Students With PowerPoint

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Published on December 28, 2008

Author: JacquelineHicks

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Slide 1: Killing Your Students with PowerPoint Slide 2: can be highly boring for your students and should only be used by authorised PowerPoint Teachers Warning : Warning Slide 4: PowerPoint Its my duty to warn you : Its my duty to warn you How to avoid : How to avoid a Slow Death by PowerPoint : a Slow Death by PowerPoint (No students were harmed during the making of this presentation) : (No students were harmed during the making of this presentation) The Top Cardinal Sins : The Top Cardinal Sins Cardinal Sin 1 : Cardinal Sin 1 The Script : The Script The problem is that most people speak at : The problem is that most people speak at 150 WPM : 150 WPM Yet most people read at : Yet most people read at 250 WPM : 250 WPM Slide 16: 1. Some teachers like to put every single thing they are going to say on their slides. Although this means that you do not have to remember what to say on your slides. This makes your slides boring, text heavy and causes your students eyes to glaze over, the mobile phones come out and the fidgeting begins. They begin to wonder why they are even listening to you as they have already used up all their brain power reading ahead and drawing their own conclusions. All this before you even reach the bottom of your. . . Common PowerPoint Mistakes Slide 17: 1. Continued - first slide Common PowerPoint Mistakes Cardinal Sin 2 : Cardinal Sin 2 Dodging Bullets : Dodging Bullets Example : Example This is a Very Important Slide : This is a Very Important Slide In case you had not understood the fact that this is a very important slide from the heading I am going to make sure that you read the information again in many different ways The problem with very important slides (VIS) is that you try to get as much information on to them as possible Because as we all know in teaching you can’t just say something once you have to make sure its said or shown three times in three different ways to get the same message across! That way the little blighters can’t say you did not tell them The sad thing is this causes Teachers to use PowerPoint's with lots of different levels and bullet points to put across the same key message (over and over again!) Here it is again – I am important – read me! Have you got the point yet Please remember I am important too even if I am a third level bullet point It does not matter how many different ways you try to cram the information in Nobody is going to read it anyway So its all pretty pointless And you end up wasting your time Want students to read ? Give it to them on paper! A slide is not the place to do it Whoopee! Phew is that it now? Not exactly exciting is it? : Not exactly exciting is it? To a student this is a signal to : To a student this is a signal to Followed with a sprinkling of these : Followed with a sprinkling of these And time to catch up on : And time to catch up on Slide 29: Avoid Using Too Many Bullet Points To Try To Get Your Message Across Common PowerPoint Mistakes To Your Class Too Many And Your Key Messages Will Be Lost In Fact The Term Bullet Point Comes From The act Of students Pointing Guns at The Annoying Teacher Slide 30: Ditch the bullet points! Cardinal Sin 3 : Cardinal Sin 3 Spell Checks : Spell Checks Slide 33: Many Teachers do not even run a spell cheek before their presentation! BIG MISTAK – Nothing makes you look more stupid that selling errrs Common PowerPoint Mistakes Cardinal Sin 4 : Cardinal Sin 4 People who love data : People who love data Think that more is better? : Think that more is better? More Data : More Data Effectiveness : Effectiveness Lets demonstrate this : Lets demonstrate this By adding more! : By adding more! In some desperate attempt : In some desperate attempt To convince you of their point : To convince you of their point Cardinal Sin 5 : Cardinal Sin 5 Bad Colour Schemes : Bad Colour Schemes Clashing backgrounds and font colours can lead to Thumping headache Motion sickness Distraction Unexplained rashes Mental confusion Continual fidgeting Loss of bladder control Cardinal Sin 6 : Cardinal Sin 6 Animation : Animation Can be good : Can be good For visual learners : For visual learners Animation : Animation Can be effective But use too much And you end up with your students Going WOW! This is just so cool And not actually Taking Any notice Of what You are trying to say And your PowerPoint becomes this : And your PowerPoint becomes this Animation : Animation Blah Boring Like this one? WOW! Look at me Woo Hoo Wheee Yawn Fidget Blah Blah Blah More Animation : More Animation Less Effect : Less Effect So how do you get away from mindless text and bullets? : So how do you get away from mindless text and bullets? Example : Example We’ve all heard the proverb : We’ve all heard the proverb A picture is : A picture is Slide 61: words Taken from an example of a real GCSE Business lesson : Taken from an example of a real GCSE Business lesson Slide 63: Businesses have benefited in the following ways: Reduction in storage space and costs as materials are Just In Time (JIT) Increased output as new technology and techniques allow businesses to increase production Increased labour productivity as new techniques and technologies enable workers to be more productive Increased quality as robots produce to a higher standard Automation has decreased production down-time – no tea breaks, 24hr a day working New technology is expensive Can lead to redundancies Demand for skilled workers increases Money into education to equip the next workforce with the right skills Doesn’t it make you feel like this? : Doesn’t it make you feel like this? Let’s break it down : Let’s break it down Technological Forces : Technological Forces Manufacturing products only when ordered (JIT) : Manufacturing products only when ordered (JIT) Increases : Increases Output & production : Output & production Productivity : Productivity Demand for skilled workers : Demand for skilled workers Skills education for workforce : Skills education for workforce Technology costs : Technology costs Quality : Quality Decreases : Decreases Costs and : Costs and storage space Production downtime : Production downtime storage space Jobs (redundancies) : Jobs (redundancies) storage space Its all there except : Its all there except You nor the students read it! : You nor the students read it! Slide 83: computer Sometimes the best slides have no text at all Have you got it yet? : Have you got it yet? Less is more : Less is more Communication involves emotions : Communication involves emotions If you can’t explain it short and simple : If you can’t explain it short and simple Then you don’t understand it : Then you don’t understand it This is bad communication : This is bad communication Slide 90: Businesses have benefited in the following ways: Reduction in storage space and costs as materials are Just In Time (JIT) Increased output as new technology and techniques allow businesses to increase production Increased labour productivity as new techniques and technologies enable workers to be more productive Increased quality as robots produce to a higher standard Automation has decreased production down-time – no tea breaks, 24hr a day working New technology is expensive Can lead to redundancies Demand for skilled workers increases Money into education to equip the next workforce with the right skills This is good communication : This is good communication Slide 92: Only use images that match your message Slide 93: …and evoke emotion Too much text & data is : Too much text & data is Slide 95: bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad Slide 96: Never use clipart! Limit : Limit Slide 98: Your Words Per Slide Less text and data is : Less text and data is G d : G d Slide 101: Make only ONE point per slide Slide 102: Dodge the bullets Don’t use bad colour schemes : Don’t use bad colour schemes Slide 104: Check your spelling Slide 105: Use pictures Try : Try http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/ Slide 107: Now its your turn Slide 108: 2 Slide 110: Killing your students Slide 111: Don McMillan (life after death by Powerpoint) Death by PowerPoint (and how to fight it) by Alexei Kapterev Dodging bullets in presentations by Rowan Manahan (fortifyservices. Blogspot.com) Flikr-Storm www.slideshare.net www.google.co.uk/images Music from www.freeplaymusic.com track – “Warped” Music from www.freeplaymusic.com track – “She will stop” Music from www.freeplaymusic.com track – “Misfit” With Thanks To Slide 112: Jacqueline Hicks © 2008 Lead Teacher of ICT www.sheldonict@live.co.uk

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