Tips for using Power Points in the classroom

  1. Use fonts 24 points or higher
  2. Ensure your slides can be read
  3. Avoid using CAPS
  4. Use colors or italic in stead of the underlining
  5. Use 7-8 words per line and 12-14 lines per slide. Use short sentences, avoid copying complete sentences.
  6. If possible use pictures, diagrams and use the possibilities to animate (show sentences one by one)
  7. Face the students when showing the slides
  8. Distribute a copy  of the slides to the students ahead of the lesson
  9. Keep the room light on
  10. Avoid putting students in the passive mode. For example use the whiteboard, ask questions and organize small assignments/discussion
  11. Have a back-up plan if the equipment is not working
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