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PowerPoint Collection

Note the new Resources page to which I have added David Millward’s excellent PowerPoint collection. The collection includes resources for Number, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics, there are also three resources on proof (circle theorems, Pythagoras and the sum of the angles in a triangle).

For some useful links on presentations see this post which includes links to sites with PowerPoint templates and advice on good presentation design.

Finally for your amusement Don McMillan’s original ‘Life After Death by PowerPoint


There is some good advice on the web on presentations, a subject close to teachers’ hearts.

Sacha Chua wrote recently on presentations; she often writes so well on learning. Her hand-drawn presentations make a refreshing change.

Having looked at many Web 2.0 tools recently another recent post made me smile – a fabulous title: Paper is the New PowerPoint.

These are such a good reminders that it is the content that matters not the tools.

‘Paper is the New PowerPoint’ reminds me of  Screenr - with a graphics tablet this is a great way to respond to student queries. I think for me an online whiteboard tool is the new LaTeX!

An excellent reminder that PowerPoint is just a tool from Clear Presentation Design

From Alexei Kapterev:  Death by PowerPoint (and how to fight it).

From Jessedee: You Suck at PowerPoint

and from Alexander Osterwalder Good PowerPoint Design:

Other useful resources:

Slide Finder – a search engine for PowerPoint slides

PowerPoint Games – from

PowerPoint Activities – games templates and other activities from Kim Overstreet 

Free Technology for Teachers (Richard Byrne) : some presentation advice.

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Post on Presentation21 Make-Over (Langwitches Blog)

……and of course: Presentation Zen – Garr Reynolds

For some online tools see this post. 

Finally for your amusement Don McMillan’s original ‘Life After Death by PowerPoint