Technology has played a formational role in how our learners take in information. They are drawn to presentations that engage both the eyes and the ears, but it’s probably not enough to merely use PowerPoint or Google Slides. In fact, used carelessly, those presentation programs render us with less educational firepower instead of more.
In the fourth article of this series, Pastor Paul Waldschmidt takes us through four quick tips from the book Presentation Zen for better slides that can help better connect students to content.
Pastor Paul Waldschmidt, a 1999 Seminary graduate, served for 13 years at St. Mark in Normal, Illinois, before coming to Peace in Hartford, Wisconsin, in 2012. He has served the church-at-large as chairman of the Western Wisconsin District Commission on Adult Discipleship and as a circuit pastor in both the Western Wisconsin and Southeastern Wisconsin Districts. He recently earned an STM in Education with a focus on using technology in Christian Education and, Lord willing, is starting coursework for an M.S. in Educational Administration (Technology Director) this fall.