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In a session last week I talked about the importance of using effective slides when teaching content to students using applications such as PowerPoint.  Unfortunately, templates in these applications have led us to believe that it is okay to fill a slide with a title followed by 7 lines of text.  While this may be okay if the goal is to print the presentation and use as a handout, it can have the opposite effect when using during lecture.  The reason being is that we tend to show a slide and then discuss it.  When this occurs, students are either listening to you speak or reading the slide, not both.

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