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Video: Using PowerPoint (or not)

Professor Bill Condon, Animal and Nutritional Sciences, offers advice on using (and not using) PowerPoint.

If you can't see the embedded videos below, click here for direct YouTube links:
[ Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 ]

Part 1 discusses the reasons PowerPoint can fall in and out of favor; the pros and cons of projecting factual information; how to incorporate pictures, diagrams and other visuals; and how to use formatting and color.

Part 2 discusses complex layouts and color schemes; PowerPoint "bells and whistles" to avoid; how to prepare slides to work for presentation rather than reading; and purposeful uses of color and layout.

Part 3 discusses how to supplement PowerPoint slides using digital media and paper handouts; how to make the best of less-than-ideal, but necessary, PowerPoint content; and, finally, how to use PowerPoint to lighten the mood of the classroom.

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