Learn foundational ways to move from one-way, passive consumption of information to greater interaction between students using PowerPoint: picture analysis, and story creation, discussion prompts, hotspots and buttons, drawing map images, debate.
- [Voiceover] So we've already discussed…why PowerPoint should not be the bearer of all knowledge.…You see dramatic gains in student performance…and knowledge retention…when they're learning from each other,…asking questions and receiving feedback.…There are several ways to promote…student-centered learning with PowerPoint.…One of the best and most obvious ways…is with discussion prompts.…These are pre-determined thought provoking questions…that you include throughout your presentation.…There are a couple of different ways…that you can apply discussion prompts.…So for example,…you could have your students respond to one another…in partner conversations, one on one conversations,…or in whole group discussion.…
Now oftentimes, teachers will pose a question…and immediately provide the answers…to their own questions in a bulleted format,…where students take notes on the answers.…But I encourage you to ask your students…to hypothesize answers to your questions.…In this way, they activate prior knowledge.…You're encouraging them to think about…
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