Resources - PowerPoint
These resources are best viewed in the editing mode, as some information on how to use the resources is held in the 'notes' section of the presentation. To do this, right click on the link, and select 'save target as' save the file, then open it from there.
The videos can be viewed as thumbnails on this site, or on each video an icon should appear in the bottom right hand corner to play it full screen.
The Dave Foord Guide to PowerPoint
This 11 page PDF document, gives details of some of the principles that Dave Foord adheres to when using PowerPoint.
Most of the principles are based on accessibility considerations, but all relate to good teaching and learning practices.
Although produced many years ago, the principles of the document still apply today.
Many of the principles apply to any presentation or resource development tool, not just PowerPoint.
This document can be printed and is regularly used in training sessions run by Dave Foord
Countdown Timers for PowerPoint
The ability to easily add countdown timers of different time durations into a PowerPoint presentation.
Countdown timers are an excellent way to help the tutor to keep to planed times, as well as helping the learners to focus on the task that has been set
Note: In newer versions of PowerPoint, the animation options have a cap on the maximum length of an animation effect - making it harder to create your own time increments for longer periods of time.
PowerPoint 2010/2013 users: Some users of PowerPoint 2010 or 2013 may notice that some of the timers don't appear to work - if this is the case, there are instructions within the 'New Improved Countdown timers for PowerPoint' on how to resolve this.
Score Ladders for PowerPoint
A mechanism that can be copied into a PowerPoint presentation, to allow scoring between 2 or more teams in a class.
Having a simple scoring mechanism as part of an activity can help to focus the students attention, and can make an excellent way to end a session, by recapping on the key points that have been covered.
Top 6 Activity
A single slide, that can be copied into an existing or new presentation - creating an activity where students have to guess or work out the top 6 answers in a list - good for starting a topic, or reviewing understanding at the end of a session
Editable Text Boxes for PowerPoint
This resource allows you to copy into your own presentation a text box, that allows editing to take place whilst running the slide show
This can be used with a single box on a page - e.g. to gather feedback from learners, or with multiple boxes to create SWOT analysis, Advantages V Disadvantages, or labelling a diagram
These are an excellent way to end a lesson to check understanding, and to reinforce the key points, or to start the next lesson by recapping the key points.
Colour combinations chart
This Excel spreadsheet if printed in colour, is a quick guide to which colour combinations work better than others, which is very useful when creating PowerPoint presentations
This document can be used with learners to see which colour combinations they also prefer.
Pecha Kucha template for PowerPoint
Pecha Kucha is a presentation format of 20 slides, each 20 seconds long - giving a total presentation length of 6:40mins. Pecha Kucha is a great way to get students to focus on the key points, to avoid waffle, and keeps presentations lively.
This is a template for a Pecha Kucha format (20 slides each 20 seconds) - the transitions are already built in, including a horizontal timer bar and slide numbers.
The video to the right is a Pecha Kucha explaining Pecha Kucha (This has not be produced by myself.)
PowerPoint Resources by Dave Foord is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.a6training.co.uk.