There is some good advice on the web on presentations, a subject close to teachers’ hearts.
Scroll down the page for free resources and useful links.
Sacha Chua writes so well on learning. Her hand-drawn presentations make a refreshing change.
If you like the hand-drawn style, Betsy Streeter’s Ten Great Uses For a Pencil and How to Draw What’s Not There!
These are such a good reminders that it is the content that matters not the tools.
Sacha’s comment ‘Paper is the New PowerPoint’ reminds me of using some of the excellent ways of writing Mathematics online with a graphics tablet which is a great way to respond to student queries. I think for me an online whiteboard tool is the new LaTeX!
An excellent reminder that PowerPoint is just a tool from Clear Presentation Design
From Alexei Kapterev: Death by PowerPoint (and how to fight it).
From Jessedee: You Suck at PowerPoint
Other useful resources:
Free (exceptionally high quality) Duarte Presentation Software Templates
Free Technology for Teachers (Richard Byrne) : some presentation advice.
……and of course: Presentation Zen – Garr Reynolds
Finally for your amusement Don McMillan’s original ‘Life After Death by PowerPoint‘
I was very interested to see your post. It is the content, the message that matters – you are so right – it is not about the tools!
Thanks for the “ping” I hope the blog post on Prezi offers some value. Keep up the great work in teaching. You have the opportunity to shape the minds of our future.