Monday, September 17, 2007

Powerpoint Handouts

I just read an article on powerpoint handouts and I found it very interesting. The author discussed making copies of a powerpoint slide and handing them out in class to help his students follow along in the lesson. I think this is a very useful and beneficial strategy becuase it allows students to keep up with the lesson and a base for note taking. It is fair assumption to think that some students have trouble focusing on various lessons and keeping/taking good notes. By providing a good note base and providing yet another means for viewing/taking part in the lesson, a teacher can help even more students grasp material that is difficult or not easily understood.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

I personally like having PowerPoint slides handed out in class to help with lessons. However, I find that students sometimes take a passive role and just expect the teacher to give out all the information. So if there is a way to incorportate student participation as well as teacher lectures, I think that would benefit students a great deal.