A PowerPoint presentation is just another form of communication, and the same rules apply to multimedia that apply to writing or verbal communication.
This article offers guidelines for using and assigning multimedia presentations in the classroom and includes a rubric based on the Five Features of Effective Writing.
When you consider adding a multimedia aid such as a slideshow to your presentation, or ask students to create a multimedia presentation, keep these four rules in mind:
1. Communication is everything.
2. Technology is only a tool.
3. Communication goes both ways.
4. Make your assessment reflect your priorities.
Via Baiba Svenca, Tom Perran