Learn how to set up projection onto whiteboards for students to draw on.
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- [Voiceover] There are a few ways to…get your classroom in an optimal setup…for an interactive PowerPoint lesson or activity.…The first that I'd like to discuss…is a U-shape seating arrangement.…You'll see that the whiteboard is…positioned at the front of the room,…and this image reflects a small class size,…but you can easily adapt this for a larger class size…by adding two rows of desks.…Now, make sure you leave room so that you can…move through the desks for helping students…when it comes to individual work time.…This type of seating arrangement…is really conducive to discussion,…so again, PowerPoint is just the tool,…and it's not the focus of the entire lesson.…
This also leaves room in the center for hands-on activities.…Now, make sure you position seats…so that no one is having to twist their head…too much to view the content, like in an…auditorium style.…Content should be easily viewable…from every part of the room, particularly…with a U-shaped classroom.…You could also consider a center aisle setup.…Now, this type of seating arrangement…
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