Everybody loves to hate teaching with slides. But maybe that's because we've not fully developed our skills! Host Kevin Patton build on previous advice to improve our mastery of the slide-of-hand we need for effective learning. Let's turn that hate into love! This is the first of a two-episode series.
00:00 | Introduction
00:58 | Buy One, Get One
02:06 | I Need Help!
10:20 | Sponsored by AAA
11:47 | Less Text, More Story
24:25 | Sponsored by HAPI
25:49 | Chunky Style Slides
39:44 | Sponsored by HAPS
41:08 | Where Art Thou?
48:16 | Slide Tricks
50:12 | Staying Connected
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Buy One, Get One
This is the first of two episodes in a series about using slides to teach effectively. Yeah, I know—everybody hates the idea of using slides. But maybe it's because we don't know how to use them well. And yeah, some of this has been covered in different ways in previous episodes. But this kind of overlap—or layering—is a proven learning technique, right?
I Need Help!
We're all a bit overloaded and overwhelmed these days, right? Yeah, I'm feeling that pain right now. I need help. Will you please help me?
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Less Text, More Story
I've said this before. I say it all the time. You're sick of me saying it. But you know what? We need that continual and consistent messaging so that maybe it will eventually become part of our working memory—our conscious awareness. So here, we go again.
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Chunky Style Slides
If we follow the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) mindset, we know that chunking content into pieces that are easy for students to focus on. But why do we often end up putting a lot of concepts on one teaching slide? Here, I suggest that "chunky style" may be best for learning. And I also suggest that a useful mantra to chant while putting text into our slides is, "think telegraph, not paragraph."
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Where Art Thou?
Lots of ideas on using images effectively in our slides. Images may be the true heart and purpose of using slides to teach.
A wrap up of points made in this episode—there are so many! And a look ahead at the next episode.
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