Inspiring Learning & Creativity: Presentations that Engage

"My belief is that PowerPoint doesn't kill meetings. People kill meetings."
- Peter Norvig, Google, Inc.

"If your words and images are not on point, making them dance in color won't make them relevant."
-Edward Tufte, Professor Emeritus at Yale


  • Blog groups
  • Snapshot assignments

Copyright/Fair Use:


  • Presentations that Engage
  • Debrief
  • Handout

Presentation Tips:

  • Plan analog
    • Core message
    • Key ideas
    • Representations
  • Creating your slides
    • Start with a blank slide
    • Formatting tips in PowerPoint
    • Image resources on PortaPortal

Studio Time:

  • Create 5 slides around your topic
  • In groups of 4, share/critique your slides


  • What have we learned?
  • What's the take-away?

For Next Time: