Using Powerpoint by @HinTai_Ting

Name: Hin-Tai
Twitter:  @HinTai_Ting
Sector:  Secondary
Subject: Maths
Position: Teacher
5 Bits of Advice About: Using powerpoint

  1. Enable Presenter View (Google it) and get familiar with it. It is superior in every way to the ‘duplicate view’ that most teachers seem to use.
  2. Don’t spend ages animating things in a Powerpoint if they’d just be quicker to draw by hand on a whiteboard.
  3. Don’t write what you’re going to say onto a Powerpoint slide. Work out what you’re going to say, and then just say it.
  4. When you are about to explain something, display a ‘black’ screen (press ‘b’ while in slideshow view). Their eyes will magically shift to you.
  5. Use the Powerpoint as a reminder of your planned lesson, e.g. slides with nothing more than one/two-word prompts for your activities and teaching points.
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