Why teachers shouldn’t rely solely on PowerPoint
Slides, images and bullet points may look pretty but they are no substitute for looking at a subject in depth, says Alex Quigley
At some point in their career, every teacher has sat dutifully in a training session, struggling to follow along with an interminable PowerPoint presentation.
No matter how many inspirational quotes, enigmatic images and faintly amusing GIFs have been crammed into those slides, it is never enough to truly bring the information they summarise to life.
From being subjected to “death by PowerPoint” ourselves, we all know that these presentations can prove deeply problematic when it comes to making complex information clear and accessible. So, why do so many of us still use them in our ...