Effective presentations are a strong cornerstone of teaching practice. Well designed and well thought presentations form strong mnemonic connections for learners, and act as an experiential guide through conceptual frameworks.
- Free yourself from the podium. Consider using a presentation clicker or a stylus pen to move forward in a presentation.
- Alternatively, try using the interactive projector or connecting your Surface or tablet to the projector wirelessly.
- Engage your audience in the conversation. Use polling tools to make presentations interactive and inclusive.
- Practice “active lecturing.” Use active learning strategies peppered with periods of presenting.
- Bring in variety. PowerPoint has been around for a while, but there’s no need to rely solely on it. Try out some of the suggested apps below.
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