Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ban the bullet!

Reading from slides is so 1990s! Help your students become zen masters at presentation.

10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED’s in-house expert

11 ways to use images poorly in slides

#5 is my favorite: 
(5) Image is of poor quality & contains watermark
Even worse is to take a free comp from a photo website and stretch it out. This introduces distracting visual noise (and says you are either cheap, lazy, or both). If you cannot afford images (or do not have a camera, etc.), then it's better to use none at all. 

What options do students have for creating presentations?

Keynote - every Mac laptop in the district has this application
Open Office Presentation - all student laptops have this application
Google Slides - every district student and staff member has a Google Apps for Education account, which includes this application

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