Let’s ban printing presses
BAD PRESENTATIONS?! BAN POWERPOINT! BAD STUDENT PAPERS?! BAN MICROSOFT WORD! HOUSES FALLING APART?! BAN HAMMERS! http://t.co/Q9bu2lzszN
— EDTECH HULK (@EDTECHHULK) May 28, 2015
I’m resurrecting this funny old tweet for a good cause. The beginning of a semester is an opportunity to remind ourselves that PowerPoint is only a tool and we CAN use it well.
My favorite advice
- Eliminate text or keep it to a bare minimum,
- Use great images,
- Tell stories,
- Keep your designs simple,
- Vary the ways you show material on a screen, and
- Turn off the projector when you can.
Before eliminating PowerPoint we should outlaw the publication of books; there are so many terrible ones! If we banned every oft-misused tool, we would find ourselves in a pre-stone-age world.