Teaching Powerpoints by @evenbetterif

Name: Kate McCabe
Twitter: @evenbetterif
Sector:  Secondary
Subject: English and Media
Position: KS4 Lead and Head of Media
5 Bits of Advice About: Teaching powerpoints

  1. Keep it Clean. Keep it simple. Students cannot process too much information in one slide. Keep it to the absolute essentials.
  2. Make it Visual. A visual image is memorable, thought provoking, creates clear link between ideas and text and best of all makes students work harder to make that link.
  3. Make it Clear. Your instruction or task command should be clearly stated so that students are in no doubt of what you want them to do.
  4. Keep it Consistent. Embed clear routines in your resources that students can learn to expect. It creates that safe, positive environment you are trying to establish.
  5. Model Don’t forget to include the text for modelling of your annotation even though students have it on paper. Alternatively, ‘live’ write your model straight onto the slide.

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