Information on the screen
Presentation tools

A presentation tool may be described as a program presenting information on the screen. The user can control the presentation of information by means of the mouse or the computer that shows the presentation “page by page”. The presentation program offers schools a new opportunity of working with mediation of information pedagogically. The programs can be used in education for many different purposes. A computer presentation can replace or supplement a traditional exhibition or poster at the presentation of a team task, just as this type of program is an obvious choice in connection with the project task.

It is also possible to work with texts of fiction and thus let the students create interactive, dynamic screen stories. Through working with a screen presentation teachers and students get to know the qualities or characteristics of a good screen presentation; colours, layout, illustrations and animations must be adjusted to both the content and the expectations of the user.