A brilliant TEDx video highlights the deadly mistakes people can make when creating PowerPoints and how to correctly create creative, entertaining and enlightening PowerPoint presentations. I admit my strategy for creating presentations and delivering them has changed drastically after watching this video, and so did my student’s engagement levels!
The Microsoft PowerPoint did have a collection of slide designs, but it was very limited and I wanted to get creative. I did some research and found this great website where you can download TONS of PowerPoint themes for free and bring life into your PowerPoint presentations!
Understanding why you should use PowerPoints in teaching and how to deliver them in an effective and engaging manner is one thing, and the process of creating the actual slides is a completely different thing. I came across this enlightening article that contained tips about how to easily make PowerPoints and it was truly worth reading.
This guide is written by professionals and contains everything I needed to know about teaching with presentations. It contains very useful and creative tips, tricks and points to keep in mind. It has taught me how to create effective and entertaining presentations that make students attentive and interactive with the lesson. I highly recommend reading this.
8 Tips to Power-Up Your Classroom Presentations contains 8 useful tips to keep in mind while giving classroom presentations. It helped me understand that giving presentations is an art and there are certain tips to keep in mind in order to achieve wonderful results. It is a very elaborative article yet written in a simple and informative manner.
This article contains all the technical set up procedures you need in the classroom for delivering the presentation apart from the preparation (slide creation) process. During my first presentations, I had some technical difficulties and I wasn’t prepared “technically” to deliver it. I stumbled upon this article and it provided me with a useful list of technical preparations to be made before delivering the presentations such as having backups in case something happens to your device.
A useful introductory article concerning the concept of using presentations in teaching, its benefits and a list of things to keep in mind while using presentations to deliver the lecture. This article has helped me understand the power of using PowerPoints in teaching and provided me with a checklist that helps me to organize my thoughts while creating presentations!