When creating your PowerPoint slides:

  • check out the design templates
  • use standard position, colour and styles
  • only use necessary or essential information
  • content should be understandable to anyone who reads it (you shouldn’t have to explain it to them)
  • use colours that are contrasting but not jarring or distracting

When creating your PowerPoint slides:

  • check out the design templates
  • use standard position, colour and styles
  • only use necessary or essential information
  • content should be understandable to anyone who reads it (you shouldn’t have to explain it to them)
  • use colours that are contrasting but not jarring or distracting
  • if you use effects, transitions and animation try and make them relevant and consistent
  • too many slides will lose your audiance

Think about the text on your slides:

  • generally no more than 6 words a line
  • generally no more than 6 lines a page
  • no long sentences
  • emphasis important information with a larger font
  • keep font size at between 16 to 48
  • fancy fonts can be hard to read
  • have text contrast with or stand out from the background
  • avoid abbreviations and acronyms
  • don’t over use punctuation marks

Graphics, Images and Clipart:

  • should enhance and complement the text, not overwhelm it
  • should balance the slide
  • generally no more then two images per slide

Finally what makes a good presentation is:

  • careful planning
  • thorough research
  • time and Practice the actual presentation
  • speaking  clearly and at a reasonable pace

Like all programs life is made easier if you know and use a few short cuts. Check out:

Finally PowerPoint is more than a presentation tool. you can also use it to create a quiz game. To find out how go to:

  • careful planning
  • thorough research
  • time and Practice the actual presentation
  • speaking  clearly and at a reasonable pace
Mar
19
Filed Under (interesting links, maths) by on March 19, 2014

When solving our MathsMate final problems you are asked to follow the steps outlined on the  How to read and respond to a word based maths problem  page of this blog.

Today the year sixes will demonstrate to the year fives how to follow and record these steps when solving a problem from the Picture Problem page.

While we use the steps outlined there are other suggestions for steps to follow when Problem Solving. For your next problem use this one. The steps are similar to what you’ve used before:

1. READ the Problem:
Do I understand all the words?
Write down the words I don’t understand. How can I find out what they mean?
Are there key words that give me clues? Circle these words.

2. THINK about the problem:
What is the problem about?
What information have I been given?
Am I missing any information?
Is this problem like another problem I have solved before?

3. STRATEGIES to consider:
Refer to your Mathematician’s Strategy Toolbox

4. MAKE a plan:
What strategy should I use?
What equipment could I use (calculators, counters or other manipulatives) ?

5. TRY out the plan:
Is my plan working?
If it isn’t could I try something else?
Have I shown ALL my work?

6. LOOK back:
Have I answered the problem?
Does my answer make sense? (How can I check?)
Is there another way to solve this problem?

Whichever way you look at it all the approaches we’ve explored break it down to FOUR basic steps:

(This poster comes from the Talbot Trail Public School website)

Mar
17
Filed Under (uncategorized) by on March 17, 2014
Mar
13

Filed Under (5/6 team news, sport) by on March 13, 2014

Yoga Notice

Last year as a part of our Spring Sports program students got to experience

Mar
06

In recent lessons we’ve been looking at note taking. Today use those skills to collect information on Australia’s journey to federation.

 

In recent lessons we’ve been looking at note taking. Today use those skills

In recent lessons we’ve been looking at note taking. Today use those skills to collect information on Australia’s journey to federation.

Using your OneNote program go to the following site and collect notes on the history of Australian Federation which you will later turn into your own article.

http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/federation.htm

http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/federation

When you record your notes in OneNote group them under the following headings:

Facts, Events, Key Terms, Events and Quotations. Remember we looked at this form of note taking in our Interactive Literacy Notebook on the 25/02/14. Remember to look for the clues in the text that will let you know type of information it is.