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.
If you like the hand-drawn style, Betsy Streeter’s Ten Great Uses For a Pencil and How to Draw What’s Not There!
These are such a good reminders that it is the content that matters not the tools.
Sacha’s comment ‘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 encw.edu/Edgames
PowerPoint Activities – games templates and other activities from Kim Overstreet
resources, tips and ideas
Post onPresentation21 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‘