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ECE 201 Learning Theorist Presentation

Powerpoint Alternatives and other Tools

Gif that rotates different types of slides. each slide says "Slides carnival: create beautiful presentations"

Cool Tools:

  • Slides carnival - presentation templates and slide designs that work with Powerpoint and Google Slides

Power-Point Alternatives:

  • Google Slides - Similar to Powerpoint, but easier to collaborate
  • Prezi - Add visual interest with a presentation that 'moves' from slide to slide
  • Powtoons - Create animated slides and videos in a friendly cartoon-style

Design Tips

  • Develop an outline - If you know where you are going and how you want to get there, putting your slides in a logical order will be much easier.
  • Keep slides simple - they should be a brief summary, not a script. 
    • No more than 6 lines of text per slide
    • One Slide = One Idea
  • Keep the text readable
    • Font style should be sans serif - Arial, Calibri, Century Gothic, Helvetica, Tahoma, and Verdana,
    • Font size  should be between 24-28pt for text and 40-48pt for titles
    • Color contrast - Dark background with light text, or a light background with dark text. Make sure to avoid using red/green together as it will be the hardest combination for color blind people to see and generally causes the most eye strain.
  • General Design Tips
    • No more than 1 image per slide - and make sure it isn't "just decorative"
    • No more than 4-5 colors per slide - and make sure they have appropriate contrast
    • Present data (statistics) as charts or graphs when possible