9. PowerFULPoint or PowerPointLESS?
Using PowerPoint to Facilitate Student Learning
Teachers can be ‘trapped’ by an indiscriminate use of PowerPoint in their teaching, leading to glib and ‘pointless’ presentations rather than compelling ones that actively engage the learners.

This session looks at some common problems in the use of PowerPoint in teaching, and explores how the presentation tool can be used effectively to engage students in active learning.

PREZI - Alternative to PPT

http://prezi.com/


http://mindomo.com

Microsoft Office PowerPoint is a ubiquitous presentation program. As in most other presentation software, text, graphics, movies, and other objects are positioned on individual pages or "slides". Slides can be printed, or (more usually) displayed on-screen and navigated through at the command of the presenter. Transitions between slides can be animated in a variety of ways, as can the emergence of elements on a slide itself. The overall design of a presentation can be controlled with a master slide; and the overall structure, extending to the text on each slide, can be edited using a primitive outliner. Presentations can be saved and run in any of the file formats : the default .ppt (presentation), .pot (template) or .pps (PowerPoint Show).

VIDEOS-
How not to Use Powerpoint
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLpjrHzgSRM

Hans Rossling TED Talk
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/92

Website on Visualising Data
http://www.gapminder.org/



ALTERNATIVES TO POWERPOINT
Article on Google Docs Presentation
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/software/google-docs-presentations.aspx

Think FREE Show
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/software/thinkfree-show.aspx

REVIEW of ZOHO SHOW
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/software/zoho-show.aspx



Recommended Readings:
Countering 'death by PowerPoint'
http://people.senecac.on.ca/selia.karsten/MRK/Death.html</span>

Death By PowerPoint
http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/biztools/article.php/684871</span>

Death by PowerPoint or Twelve Steps to Better E-Presentations
http://www.marshall.edu/it/cit/Presentations/2002/WVNET/Preventing_Death_by_PowerPoint.pdf</span>

On the lighter side: Project Manager Leaves Suicide PowerPoint Presentation
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/30903</span>

PowerPoint: shot with its own bullets
http://norvig.com/lancet.html</span>

Random Thoughts . . . Death by PowerPoint
http://www.ncsu.edu/felder-public/Columns/PowerPoint.pdf</span>

Tutorials:

Wikivid
http://wikivid.com/index.php/Main_page</span>

PowerPoint 97, 2000, 2002, 2003
http://www.soniacoleman.com/Tutorials/tutorials.htm</span>

PowerPoint in the classroom
http://www.actden.com/pp/index.htm</span>

Rutgers Writing Program – Power Point
http://getit.rutgers.edu/tutorials/powerpoint/index.html</span>


Resources

Creating an Effective PowerPoint Presentation.pdf
POWERFULpoint or PowerPOINTLESS.pdf