Learning in Garner, NC

I’m at an elementary school in Garner, just south of Raleigh. My former boss at the State Department of Public Instruction, Margaret Bingham, who continues to impact on the use of technology in schools.

Ouita Myers, who is most identified by her work in web design for accessibility. Today, she is talking about PowerPoint, something that everyone already knows about 😉 —- The title of the presentation is to “Discover how your Presentations Measure Up.” She points out that students do best when they are given an open outline of the topic, and when they are asked to fill in the blanks with their presentations. this is based on research that was shared by Patrick Crispen.

Quote of the session:

Poor presentations are ubiquitous.

She recommends that we design out presentations in slide sorter view, so that it looks like a storyboard. You should be able to glance through the slides and “tell a story”.

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.