Group Work and Presentations

Rock Your Presentation with the Right Tools and Apps Whether you’re using a Mac or Windows, PowerPoint or Keynote, or simply presenting straight from your web browser, there are a few power tips, apps, and tools that can make your slideshow or demonstration smooth, entertaining and memorable.

How to Create Presentations that Don’t Suck
What is a sucky presentation? Anyone can learn to make better presentations
Problem 1: Too many ideas on one slide
Problem 2: Cliches and Clipart
Problem 3: Lack of emphasis
Problem 4: Random design choices
Problem 5: No relationship to the audience

Remember this mnemonic: SLIDE
It may help you when developing future presentations:
Lose the cliches
Information needs emphasis
Designate elements
Empathy for the audience

Working in Groups: A Note to Faculty and a Quick Guide for Students Many students have had little experience working in groups in an academic setting. While there are many excellent books and articles describing group processes, this guide is intended to be short and simply written for students who are working in groups, but who may not be very interested in too much detail. It also provides teachers (and students) with tips on assigning group projects, ways to organize groups, and what to do when the process goes awry.