Week 4 – Class Notes (Lab)
- Prep for Friday’s essay: citations review
- Prep for next week’s discussion leaders: Slideshare (& WP backup)
- One-on-one help with Friday’s essay
- How To: PPT, Impress or Keynote
Citations – We’re Using APA
Discussion Leaders: How to make your presentation available to other students!
- Create an account at Slideshare.net
- Upload your PPT to Slideshare at least 30 minutes before you need to post the link on your blog! It’s a free service, sometimes it takes a while.
- For fail safe measure, I’d also upload the PPT to WordPress (see the “upload” feature in the blog post edit window) and then link the PPT to the same post.
- Remember – this is part of our contribution to the topic of the week!
- Slideshare requires PPT — it will not take PPTX (Office 2007 – save “down” as PPT 1997-2003)
Creating & Delivering a PPT (or similar type) Presentation:
- Powerpoint (“PPT”) is part of Microsoft Office
- Apple folks might have Keynote, which is part of iWork (not iLife!)
- If you have neither, then consider using Impress, which is part of OpenOffice (download)
- For geeks, create an XML file — see Slidy and S5 — and upload to a webserver (not WordPress). An example of mine from 2006.
Best Practices, Tutorials and Tips
- Best Practices – High Level
- Light colored backgrounds are easier on the eyes than dark ones
- Fewer words, larger type is better than the converse
- Sans-serif type is better than serif
- Bullets, not paragraphs
- No all CAPS
- Avoid animations
- Speak to audience, not the screen!
- Best Practices – From Others
- Impress demo (interface is very similar to PPT)
- Microsoft tutorial – MultiMedia Presentations in PPT 2003 (very good)
- Microsoft help and tips – PPT2003
- Microsoft tutorials – PPT2003 and PPT2007
- Don’t like the stock templates? Try these (but a lot of them are ugly or too dark/busy to be effective):