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Re: [teacherartexchange] tech and art/ new comment


From: Jen Ellis (just.jen.ellis_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Aug 06 2006 - 18:20:42 PDT

I found a good article of why I feel Powerpoint is a somewhat outdated
way of presenting information:

I will agree and have viewed many impressive presentations. I just
fear that Powerpoint discourages a two-way communication with the
audience. So if you use this program keep this mind to prevent a
sleepy classroom :)

Some books that have great CD-Rom companions are McGraw Hill's "Core
Concepts in Art" series. These have in depth exercises using line,
form, texture, etc... (shamless plug since i helped work on them, but
really they are an excellent resource)

For the "interactive notes" I was thinking of doing a page in html and
using javascript to have pop up windows with information or images,
maybe adding demonstration videos...not sure how this will pan

On 8/4/06, M. Austin <> wrote:
> I have seen some very well created power points that were enjoyable,
> interesting, and thought provoking. BUT a large part of this was that the
> images enhanced what the speaker was presenting. It seems so many people
> misuse this program - creating their presentation, printing it out for
> handouts, and then reading what is on the screen. If I go to a workshop and
> the presenter starts reading directly from the handout I am apt to leave and
> find another workshop to attend. And the ONLY transition that should be
> allowed is the fade in/out. The spins, loops, applause - CHEESY!!! :-)
> ~Michal
> > And, if I see one more PowerPoint that whirls and twirls and the
> > presenter just reads what I try to see through the whirling and
> > twirling, well I think I'll ...
> >
> > If one more person proudly shows me a distracting PowerPoint like that
> > thinking they have created an "artful" presentation I think I will too!
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