Beyond PowerPoint Outline


Objective(s):

Learners will know the basic elements of a good slideshow/slidedeck, and will be able to apply this knowledge in their own work.
  • Maximizing visuals
  • Using print strategically rather than ubiquitously
  • Using elements of design theory

Audience:

Educators, both in the classroom, and those doing presentations for other educators and administrators.

Introductions:

  1. Ask participants why they are attending the training to assess their needs;
  2. Share my background;
  3. Share the objectives and agenda for the training (adjust the agenda if needed);
  4. Show the slideshow as an overview of the training:


Background information:

  1. Split the class up; have half watch the video, and the other half go through the slideshow;
  2. Have them jigsaw or pair-share in heterogeneous pairs to share what they learned.




Hands-on activity:

  1. Have class think about an idea or concept to teach students, or adult peers;
  2. Share some resources (like Flickr) that they can use to locate high quality graphic images for their own work;
  3. Have them start to work on their slideshow based on what they've learned;
  4. Have them complete this evaluation form.

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