PowerPoint In The Classroom Is Just Too Easy

from the substituting-flash-for-content dept

One of the biggest problems that business presenters discovered when PowerPoint became the standard way to give any sort of presentation a few years back was that all the bells and whistles made it easy to create really really bad presentations that were full of annoying PowerPoint features instead of useful content. It seems that PowerPoint is starting to catch on in schools, as teachers use it to put together lessons – and they’re discovering the exact same thing. Just because you can put together a fancy lesson plan via PowerPoint, it doesn’t mean it will be any good. There will always be people, however, who can’t get beyond the bells and whistles – and who simply can’t put together a good presentation. Over time, though, I think most people will grow out of it, and learn what makes a good presentation (whether for business or for education) isn’t the flash – but the content.

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