Here are a few technology tools I use to present information to students.
Some classes, I use PowerPoint, but sometimes I don’t as a generalization I avoid PowerPoint in phonology class when I am using a lot of linguistics data and phonetics fonts and asking students to analyze them on the spot. Squinting at text on a large screen just isn’t conducive to what I’m trying to teach.
Sample Phonetics Table (in Word, but NOT PowerPoint)
When I can use PowerPoint
I did switch to PowerPoint for sociolinguistics since concepts are more general and lend themselves to being discussed. Here is a sample presentation on ColorsNumberCulturetoUpload
I rarely use Powerpoint in the classroom, but I like to play audio clips for sounds of the world in the classroom such as the ones listed below.
A great site for audio samples is the UCLA Phonetics Lab Data page.
YouTube and the Internet in general is a great source to see how people REALLY talk in different situations. Below are some sample links I use to demonstrate code-switching (when a person switches back and forth between languages)