Electronic Village Online 2008

Teaching with Technology: PowerPoint in the Classroom

Additional Readings

Getting Started

Week 1

Week 2
Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6
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Week 2:

Topic A: PowerPoint

  1. Matthew A. Christian (2002 ).  Death by PowerPoint or Twelve Steps to Better E-Presentations

  2. Finkelstein, Ellen (2005, Sept. 22). "PowerPoint principles for education" in Presentations magazine; reviews principles for using PowerPoint to teach, at all levels.
  3. Finkelstein, Ellen (n.d.). "Let content drive the presentation" at Presenters University explains how to make content king.

Topic B: Blended Learning

  1. Young, Jeffrey R (March 2002).   'Hybrid' Teaching Seeks to End the Divide Between Traditional and Online InstructionChronicle of Higher Education.  Online. Available from http://chronicle.com/free/v48/i28/28a03301.htm.
  2. Tedick, D., Jorgensen, K., & Geffert, T. (2001).  Content-based language instruction: The foundation of language immersion education. The Bridge, ACIE Newsletter
    http://www.carla.umn.edu/immersion/acie/vol4/May2001.pdf (Content-based language teaching with technology---CoBaLTT)
  3. Are instructors essential? http://www.aln.org/publications/view/v4n5/blended4.htm (Synthesis of a Sloan-C listserv conversation, by John Sener, Sloan-C Director of Special Initiatives)
  4. Blended Learning. http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/learning/yrk12focusareas/learntech/blended/index.php. (reflections on blending practices and on what interviewees had learnt along the way. In every case the teachers quoted are out there doing it, exploring how they can take advantage of the possibilities of computers and the Internet)
  5. Hofmann, Jennifer (April 2001).  Blended Learning Case Study.  American Society for Training & Development.  http://www.learningcircuits.org/2001/apr2001/.
  6. Barnett, David, & Aagaard, Lola (2005, February).  Online vs. face-to-face instruction: Similarities, Differences, and EfficacyOccasional Research Paper, No. 10  (scholarly article)

Week 3:

Topic A: PowerPoint

  1. PowerPoint Tips: Beyond Words (2005)
  2. PowerPoint Tips & Tutorials:  Quickly get rid of bullets (2006).
    (shows how to use text colors and AutoShapes instead of bullets to display text more effectively)

  3. Norman, Don (2005).  In defense of PowerPoint. http://www.jnd.org/dn.mss/in_defense_of_powerp.html 
  4. Matthew A. Christian (2002 ).  Death by PowerPoint or Twelve Steps to Better E-Presentations

  5. PowerPoint Tips: 3 Components of an Effective Presentation (2005)

  6. Christine's Tips for PowerPoint for creating effective slide shows (for teaching and Web viewing, links to effective presentations, free clipart/templates, and more) 
  7. 15 PowerPoint Tips. http://www.mindconnection.com/library/computertips/ppt_tips.htm 
  8. any articles from previous weeks

Topic B: Project-based learning

  1. Solomon, Gwen (2003, January 15).  Project-based Learning: A Primer.  Technology & Learning Magazine <http://www.techlearning.com/db_area/archives/TL/2003/01/project.html>

  2. Buck Institute of Education (2002).  Project Based Learning Handbook: Introduction to Project Based Learning (history, benefits, teacher styles and skills...) <http://www.bie.org/pbl/pblhandbook/intro.php>

  3. Gonzales, Abigail Hawkins, and Miller Nelson, Laurie (January 2005).  Learner-centered instruction promotes student success T.H.E. Journal Online


Week 4:

Topic A: PowerPoint

  1. PowerPoint Tips
    http://www.ellenfinkelstein.com/powerpoint_tip.html (tips on many aspects of PowerPoint)
  2. Multimedia animation techniques http://www.ellenfinkelstein.com/powerpoint_tip_multimedia_animation_techniques.html
  3. PowerPoint Tips: Motion path animation effects (2005)
  4. PowerPoint Tips: Turn AutoShapes into Pictures (2005)
  5. Russell, Wendy.  How to Lose an Audience in 10 Easy Ways
  6. John de Szendeffy.  PowerPoint for the Tweed Crowd: A guide for students and teachers
  7. any articles from previous weeks

Topic B: Project-based Learning

  1. Chard, Sylvia (2001).  The Project Approach in Early Childhood & Elementary Education (includes definition, description, purpose, foundation theory, examples, and more) <http://www.project-approach.com/>

Week 5:

Topic A: PowerPoint

  1. Russell, Wendy.  Top 9 Tips for Students

  2. Bruckenstein, Joel (06-08-05).  Common PowerPoint Pitfalls, and How to Avoid Them (includes comments on linked files, in particular sound, p. 2)

  3. any articles from previous weeks

Topic B: Focus on the Learner/Learner Autonomy

  1. Toyoda, E. (2001).  Exercise of learner autonomy in project-oriented CALL. CALL-EJ Online, 2(2). <http://www.clec.ritsumei.ac.jp/english/callejonline/5-2/toyoda.html>

EVO PowerPoint team: Christine Bauer-Ramazani, Roger Drury, Kent Matsueda, Jessica Noyes, and Sandy Wagner
Created August 10, 2007; last updated December 19, 2012