using powerpoint effectively
PowerPoint has become one of the most common and useful classroom tools, but some have begun to question whether it's a benefit or detriment to teaching.
This page provides resources on how PowerPoint can best be used in the classroom as well as inspiring examples of how individuals creatively use of PowerPoint. Critiques of PowerPoint are also listed below, giving information on potential problems with the tool.
- Pedagogy & PowerPoint from Concordia University Centre for Teaching and Learning Services
- PowerPoint Accessibility from WebAIM: Web Accessibility in Mind
- PowerPoint in the Classroom
- PowerPoint Pedagogy Online Handout from Scripps College
- Rethinking the Design of Presentation Slides from Penn State Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students
- Unleashing the Power of PowerPoint from the University of Oregon Teaching Effectiveness Program
- Using PowerPoint Effectively by Richard Rathe, MD, from the University of Florida College of Medicine
Examples and Inspiration
- Everything is Miscellaneous by David Weinberger
- "Free Culture" by Lawence Lessig.
- Presentation Zen by Garr Reynold
- Lincoln's Gettysburg Address as a PowerPoint Presentation by Peter Norvi
- Is PowerPoint the Devil? by Julia Keller (Chicago Times, 1/22/03)
- Learning to Love PowerPoint by David Byrne (Wired Magazine, 9/2003)
- PowerPoint is Evil by Edward Tufte, (Wired Magazine, 9/2003)
- PowerPoint Makes You Dumb by Clive Thompson (New York Times, 12/14/03)