Consider including additional learning supports, such as auditory and tactile supports for whatever content is displayed visually. Consider printing outlines of slides for learners to take notes, or for EL learners to review ahead of time, and hand out material to support varying reading levels.
- [Voiceover] As with any lesson…it's always important to design your instruction…with a variety of supports to address…different learning modalities.…So with PowerPoint, ask yourself…how could you possibly add auditory or tactile supports…for whatever content is being displayed visually?…Here's a list of some common best practices.…Consider using relevant sound effects.…So, for example, imagine teaching a lesson…on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.…and having snippets of his "I Have A Dream" speech playing…coupled with a picture of him at the Lincoln Memorial.…Print outlines of slides for learners to take notes…or for English language learners to review ahead of time.…
Remember that content on your PowerPoint slide should be…accessible to all students…regardless of their reading levels.…To accomplish this provide individual reading material…for students that's appropriate for their reading level.…But then, when it comes time for discussion…and to check for understanding,…ask a question with PowerPoint that everyone can respond to.…
Join Faith Brill as she demonstrates how to create dynamic, student-centered, hands-on learning activities using PowerPoint. If you've used PowerPoint as a book replacement in the past, learn how to transition to using it as a tool, enhancing your instruction with discussion, activities, and multimedia. Get ready to try new techniques so you can embed these new approaches into your practice. This course helps teachers of any grade level, K–12 and higher ed, to move beyond passive teaching with bullet points to teaching with interactive lessons that engage students.
- Transition from traditional use of PowerPoint to dynamic use
- Use speaker notes
- Design effective teaching slides
- Evaluate and revise your classroom setup
- Create activities in PowerPoint
- Teach using games
- Organize your day and your curriculum