During my professional experience, I used PowerPoint quite a lot for my lessons. This was a request of my mentor. While at times I felt they were great, there were other times I felt they were not as effective. I found myself writing up a lesson plan and then making a PowerPoint. For some of my lessons I only did the PowerPoint , as I found doing both being quite time consuming, when I was making resources for some lesson also.
I took an interest in looking up the best ways of using PowerPoints in the classroom. I came across an article called ‘Using PowerPoint in the Classroom’ and if you are interested, click on the article and have a read. It gives some great tips on getting the best out of PowerPoints and the ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ about using PowerPoints in the classroom.
I also read the article ‘Does PowerPoint help or hinder learning?’ This article had both positive and negative points about using PowerPoints in the classroom.
I do believe they can be a great tool, but I do not believe I will be using them for every lesson in the future.