Session Date: Wednesday Apr 19, 2017
To make a decision about which presentation software tool you will use, you need to assess your comfort level with hard coding. Ambitious technophiles may want to give reveal.js a try, and may actually find it easier to use. Most will be more comfortable with Powerpoint, or Prezi, or Keynote.
I will spend most of my time in class demonstrating Powerpoint, but I will give a brief overview of reveal.js. I will also post some more reveal.js resouces before starting this session.
Regardless of your choice, you must fulfill the requirements of the project.
Powerpoint can create amazing slides. You just need to move away from some of the defaults and apply good design and layout. See below for design tips:
It can be tricky to tailor your message. It's hard to be all things to all people; if you are presenting to experts, you will bore or offend them if you over-explain. You can get away with using some jargon with specialists, but the general population will not understand arcane language. For our presentations, it will be assumed that you are presenting to a general audience of your peers.
Slide Share: Explore Be careful, this can take a lot of time
First of all, people are easily bored. But there are four things they always notice.
Large photo backgrounds are a great resource for communicating via slides : find.aphoto: Creative Commons Photos
Visual matter is very important, but knowing your audience is most important.
In the Slide pane, you can work directly on individual slides.
Dotted borders identify placeholders where you can type text or insert pictures, charts, and other objects
The Slides tab shows a thumbnail version of each full size slide shown in the Slide pane. After you add other slides, you can click a thumbnail on the Slides tab to make the slide appear in the Slide pane. Or you can drag thumbnails to rearrange the slides in your presentation. You can also add or delete slides on the Slides tab.
In the Notes pane, you can type notes about the current slide.
You can edit text on slides by typing either in the outline tab or the slide pane and you can change the order of slides by moving slides in the outline tab or in the Slide Sorter view.
Normal View shows you three frames simultaneously
Slide Sorter View shows you miniature images of all the slides in the presentation.
Slide Show View takes over your screen to show you a single slide in presentation format.