Jul 5, 2021
We continue our two-part series that explores simple ways that we can make our teaching slides more engaging—and therefore more effective for learning. Let's leave behind those boring slide templates and make our presentations work better for our lectures, case studies, labs, and other learning activities.
00:00 | Introduction
00:46 | Previous Slide Tricks
06:23 | Sponsored by AAA
07:36 | Proper Use of Terminology
14:34 | Distorting Images
15:50 | Sponsored by HAPI
17:06 | Terrific Title Slides
29:12 | Sponsored by HAPS
30:07 | Avoid Presenting in Edit Mode
32:12 | Don't Read Slides & Don't Always Follow Rules
34:33 | Staying Connected
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If we use different terminology or formatting (e.g., of ion notation, chemical formulae, etc.) than our textbook, we need to connect that for students. Even better, stick with the content and style of the textbook. Proper usage models professional and accurate communication for students.
We want to make our images on slides as large as possible. But if we enlarge disproportionately—to make it fit just right—then it may confuse students. At the very least, it will appear unprofessional and perhaps a bit jarring. Just don't, okay?
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Why use boring title slides that simply have the topic, chapter title, and/or chapter number? That signal to students, "prepare to be bored." Yep, I think so. Let's chunk our slide decks into short modules, each with an interesting title slide that tells students, "we're going on another adventure!" Here are some ideas.
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Lots of ideas on using images effectively in our slides. Images may be the true heart and purpose of using slides to teach.
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