Whether you are tasking students with formally presenting their work or editing your own presentations, you’ll find useful ideas from the 3 articles highlighted here.
First up is a great infographic from the design team at Cubicle Ninjas for creating effective PowerPoint presentations. While the infographic serves as an advertisement for their design services, it also brings together tips from 3 well-known presenters.
Embed the infographic in your Blackboard class using the Slideshare mashup tool. Search the full text The Ultimate Guide to Using PowerPoint Effectively. If you don’t want to use the mashup tool you can just add the Slideshare direct link: http://www.slideshare.net/Cubicle_Ninjas/r-25172698
TechSmith, creators of software applications Camtasia and SnagIt, posted Tech-tastophe—Save Yourself From Presentation Tech Failures a couple of years ago, but the tips offered by author Betsy Weber are no less timely. Number 2 on her list of “presentation failure prevention tips”? Create a back up of your back up. Number 1 is a no-brainer.
Finally, if you’re looking for “relatively inexpensive solutions to everyday problems” this brief post from the ProfHacker blog, Why You Should Label Your Stuff, will inspire you. So, that USB drive with the back up of your back up? Yes, label it, along with your PowerPoint remote.