Organize your teaching day with daily schedule and class updates, homework assignments, and recurring reminders. Use recurring slides for daily activities, signals for discussion, silence, independent work, etc. Project a timer to keep track of activity time.
- [Voiceover] So in addition to opportunities…to encourage an interactive learning environment…PowerPoint also provides a lot of additional benefits…for your preparation work.…PowerPoints have always served as the bedrock of my day,…in the sense that I could use them as an outline…for major class activities and learning objectives.…So what you see here is an example…of some common slide templates that I've used.…For example, you could include a daily schedule template…that you easily modify and display for your students…at the beginning and throughout the day.…You can include class updates and reminders…that could even be important to help you remember.…
There have been many times where I've reviewed my slides…before the day's lesson…and it reminded me of something important…that needed to be accomplished…or taken into consideration for that day,…like a fire drill or early dismissal.…You can include slides that highlight…the learning objective of your next activity.…So for example here I say after this activity…
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