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5 Powerful Ways for Opening a Presentation

5 Powerful Ways for Opening a Presentation | Education | Scoop.it
We've all been there before: staring at the glow of your blank computer screen with no idea on how to open or start your talk. For starters, you should never be staring at PowerPoint with no clear ...

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This is a reminder for all of us who are teachers and Ouse power point in the classroom, too. 

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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's comment, July 30, 2013 11:39 AM
Thank you Trisha....excellent advice! What WOW factors have you used?
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Thank you Trisha, Patricia, Peter, Richard, Denyse, Lalita, Karen and Ivon for your comments! I've been enjoying the conversation and thoughts.
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The when + how of telling a story that isn't true.

The when + how of telling a story that isn't true. | Education | Scoop.it

As former director of consumer research at Procter & Gamble, and a 20-year veteran of the company, I was often asked what makes the difference between a good consumer researcher, and a great one. 


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 13, 11:32 AM

As colleague Paul Smith asks, "Is it ever OK to tell a story that isn't true? Yes!"


How counter-intuitive in the business story environment. But then Paul goes on to explain how and why telling an untrue story happened and what we can all learn from it.


Actually, the story Paul shared has many layers of usefulness for us. Not only is it an example of when an untrue story can work, the story shared has several different meanings/applications for us.


I trust you will find Paul's blog post both informative and useful.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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One iPad in the classroom: 10 Ideas - The ICT Advisors

One iPad in the classroom: 10 Ideas - The ICT Advisors | Education | Scoop.it
You may be lucky enough to have one iPad in your classroom, but unlucky enough not to have access to a class set.


Here are 10 free ideas to help you and your pupils get the very best out of the one iPad in the classroom."


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We will be deploying iPads after Spring break. Timely article.

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Annelie Medoc's curator insight, March 18, 11:21 PM

En iPad men ändå många möjligheter.

Theophilus's curator insight, March 19, 1:03 AM

What I like about this idea is the centrality of learning as opposed to the centrality of the device. We've discovered that sharing a device have far-reaching and positive possibilities for networking, interaction, teamwork and collaboration in the formal learning environment. OLPC is an example of a notion that goes the other way - individualism, not to mention, the complexities when trying to enable young learners to focus.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 4:46 PM

Very useful ideas. I think I will try applying some of these to my classroom. 

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The Best Storytelling Tips for Bloggers and Biz Folks

The Best Storytelling Tips for Bloggers and Biz Folks | Education | Scoop.it
A well-written blog post is like a good story. It makes us feel that we are right there with the blogger. It can teach us things—about life, or work, or making our way in the world. It can make us ...

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We can use this in the classroom everyday.

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Colleen Adam's curator insight, December 17, 2013 12:23 PM

Great to use as an extra resource for Gr. 5 Blogging unit

Jordi Carrió Jamilà's curator insight, December 18, 2013 12:01 AM

Estupendos consejos para escribir artículos en el blog

Bodil Hernesvold's curator insight, January 21, 8:25 AM

Some good ideas on blogging.

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Muvizu | Animation software

Muvizu | Animation software | Education | Scoop.it

Muvizu has everything you need to tell an animated story from drag and drop customizable characters and pre-built sets, to libraries of animations and automatic lip-synching.


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Looks like this one is a keeper!

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 17, 2013 2:33 AM

Animación en el aula

Ester Feldman's curator insight, December 28, 2013 2:02 PM

Thank you Nick

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, January 26, 4:44 PM

can make instructions to our students fun and easy to comprehend.

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7 Essentials to a Memorable, Shareable, Retellable Story

7 Essentials to a Memorable, Shareable, Retellable Story | Education | Scoop.it

Retellable stories - they’re the things we remember!

"Because for all the massive investment of time and money in social media in the past 10 years, we’ve invested much less in the original social media: the stories we tell and retell, person-to-person, in interviews, in cafes and restaurants, and in meetings. This social media is at the foundation of our relationships, and at the foundation of our organizations."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these seven simple steps to make your stories retellable:

1. Commit to the journey

2. Use sensory details

3. Move through your problem

4. Spark suspense

5. Hone in on what changed

6. Land your meaning

7. Take five


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 24, 2013 10:13 AM

I really like this article that includes all the most important pieces for crafting a compelling story. It's a good reminder, which we need sometimes! And it is an enjoyable read.


Thanks Kim Zinke for finding and sharing this!

Leira Nomis Dalanam's curator insight, August 24, 2013 6:41 AM

Lesson's Learned

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How To Create A Screensaver From A PowerPoint Presentation

How To Create A Screensaver From A PowerPoint Presentation | Education | Scoop.it

Whatever the reason may be, you can easily convert your PowerPoint presentation slides into a screensaver. There are many third-party applications that offer conversion and some even charge some money for it. However, if you follow the instructions in this post, you won’t have to pay or download any application or program. You can easily set a slide or two—or even your whole presentation—into a screensaver that you can always see on your desktop.


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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, July 17, 2013 3:11 PM

What a great way to teach information with repetition ....

Gail Spidla's curator insight, July 23, 2013 11:03 AM

What a good idea if you already have the PowerPoint made and want to revisit it often. I made a PPT for my daughter's wedding and she might like to try this.

Coletta P. Kahn's comment, July 25, 2013 9:03 PM
good!!
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20 Ways To Use PowerPoint With Bloom's Taxonomy

20 Ways To Use PowerPoint With Bloom's Taxonomy | Education | Scoop.it
I would wager a guess that the majority of teachers uses PowerPoint as a way to present information and lecture in class. In fact, PowerPoint has been under a lot of flack lately for being tired, d...

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AnnaB's curator insight, June 20, 2013 5:56 AM

add your insight...

 

Sue Blough's comment, June 21, 2013 1:23 PM
This article is relevant to idea of engaging students in multiple ways and multiple intelligences. Good food for thought.
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 23, 2013 4:47 AM

New ways we might use PowerPoint in our classroom.

 

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30hands app for storytelling and presentation

Different from other presentation apps, 30hands Mobile focuses on the power of storytelling. Like pages in a book, photos or images are dragged around the desktop into the order of the story. Next, the teacher or student records audio over each image. Finally, the story or presentation can be published to the device’s photo area or uploaded to a 30hands collaborative learning site.


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Chaiyi Bee's curator insight, June 9, 2013 12:30 AM

手機可用的

designandtech's curator insight, June 9, 2013 7:25 AM

Very easy to use with elementary grade students. 

Samantha Ellis's curator insight, June 9, 2013 4:23 PM

This is fabulous, Could be a valuable source for all levels of learners, easy to use and could help establish new ideas.

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10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014

10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014 | Education | Scoop.it
Bray and McClaskey provide the Top 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014

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I like to see good change and this looks like the right direction. Going to make the changes in vocabulary now. 

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, January 5, 8:20 PM

Ten trends for Personalised Learning for 2014 ... good and clear advice (people are still confused about personalised learning) from Bray and McClaskey remembering to start with small baby steps.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 6, 9:53 AM

We are all learners. The cartoon speaks volumes.

Mickey Gast's curator insight, February 11, 4:48 PM

What personalized learning is and how it can be optimized. Now that learning is available to "the masses", what is preventing "the masses" from taking advantage of learning opportunities?

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Wonderful Visual on SAMR As A Framework for Education 3.0 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Wonderful Visual on SAMR As A Framework for Education 3.0 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"Proponents of the sociolinguistic perspective to the study of literacy ( e.g.Paul Gee, Collin Lanksheare, Michelle Knobel, Brian Street, to mention but a few ) view the developments of literacy and with it education as a direct result to the sophistication of the social and cultural aspect of human life. Some of them like Collin and Michelle associate the evolution of education to that of the web and hence the nomenclature education 1.0 (related web 1.0), education 2.0 ( related to web 2.0), and education (3.0 related to web 3.0). This association, however is not haphazard for there are many commonalities between each pair."


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 11, 11:40 PM
Wonderful Visual on SAMR As A Framework for Education 3.0 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 12, 3:26 AM

AMR as a Framework for Education 3.0

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iPad Resources via @DarlyndaMiktuk

iPad Resources via @DarlyndaMiktuk | Education | Scoop.it

"This website was designed to help all classroom teachers find apps and resources for using an iPad in their classrooms."


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A great collection. 

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 6, 2013 12:13 PM

Great one.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 6, 2013 7:56 PM

The proliferation of new devices is leading to the explosion of apps to use on them#apps#mobile

Reg Corney's curator insight, December 8, 2013 12:51 PM

Have a look at this website. There are some good ideas for apps.

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9 tools for creating great animations

9 tools for creating great animations | Education | Scoop.it

Creating animations has always been considered as one of the most complex aspects of graphic design that requires specific software and technological expertise. It is a time-intensive activity that requires heavy software and high speed computers.

However, over the past few years, the emergence of different online presentation and animation tools have simplified the process of creating animations...


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Need something with libraries similar to PowerPoint and Slide Share along with some way to animate certain parts of the object using a click or click and drag operation. Close, but continue to search.

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 15, 2013 11:08 PM

It is HTLM5 based. So... follow it, my friend!

Raza Khan's curator insight, March 17, 8:53 PM

Found some really interesting tools, that I think will come handy for assignment 2

Sreeram Goalla's curator insight, March 21, 3:43 AM
9 tools for creating great animations
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5 Powerful Ways for Opening a Presentation

5 Powerful Ways for Opening a Presentation | Education | Scoop.it
We've all been there before: staring at the glow of your blank computer screen with no idea on how to open or start your talk. For starters, you should never be staring at PowerPoint with no clear ...

Via Karen Dietz
Don Breedwell's insight:

This is a reminder for all of us who are teachers and Ouse power point in the classroom, too. 

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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's comment, July 30, 2013 11:39 AM
Thank you Trisha....excellent advice! What WOW factors have you used?
Trisha Proud's comment, July 30, 2013 3:45 PM
Patricia - saying something memorable, wearing something memorable and sometimes I bring something memorable! Trisha Proud
Managing Partner
Partners in Solutions Ltd
https://twitter.com/proudtrisha
http://trishaproud.wordpress.com/
Karen Dietz's comment, July 30, 2013 5:35 PM
Thank you Trisha, Patricia, Peter, Richard, Denyse, Lalita, Karen and Ivon for your comments! I've been enjoying the conversation and thoughts.
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StoryToolz: Story Idea Generator and More for Authors

StoryToolz: Story Idea Generator and More for Authors | Education | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 15, 2013 7:13 PM

StoryToolz provides seven resources to help authors. 

* The Story Idea Generator "picks a random conflict from each of the Internet Public Library's list of 7 plots, 20 plots, and 36 plots."

* Random Conflicts combines "the Internet Public Library's list of 7 plots, 20 plots, and 36 plots" and "randomly presents 10."

* Word Count Meters allows you to keep track of and share your progress.

* Readability - This tool analyzes your text. It will tell you the reading level (based on a number of different indexes); sentence information, including the number of characters, words, paragraphs and more; word usage; and sentence beginnings (type of word). 

* Half Title Generator - Select from a list of beginnings and then for ends of a title and see what comes up!

* Example Word Count Meters - show actual word counts of existing projects as well as the goal

* Cliche Buster - Reviews your text and lets you know if it finds any cliches.

This tool would most likely work best with students in middle school, high school and college. Students might also use it as a tool to check their story before having a peer edit the story.

Corey Durward's curator insight, July 21, 2013 5:55 PM

StoryToolz is a nice ensemble of useful tools for writers. Writers who are struggling to come up with ideas for their prose will like the story starters - random idea generators for plots, conflicts and titles. StoryToolz also provides tools that will analyse your work, identify clichés in your writing, and evaluate its readability.

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How To Create Flash Animated Presentations With Powerbullet Presenter

How To Create Flash Animated Presentations With Powerbullet Presenter | Education | Scoop.it

Powerbullet Presenter is a desktop application for creating Flash animations and presentations. This tool can help you easily create Flash animations, even if you have no knowledge of making professional animations in Flash. Powerbullet Presenter comes with many easy to use options that allow users to add effects to still images to turn them into Flash based animations.


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Just remember that not all platforms run flash, but it is a better tool for cross platform presentations. 

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 30, 2013 8:22 AM

If you are one of those people who still "tolerate" PowerPoint or Flash, you should read this post about using Powerbullet Presenter which helps to create animations for your presentations.

Download the free tool from http://www.powerbullet.com/download.php

 

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Home of the Special Educational Needs Website and directory of resources

Home of the Special Educational Needs Website and directory of resources | Education | Scoop.it
Special Educational Needs Website directory supporting teachers and special schools

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Gresit information and resources. 

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Yasemin Allsop's curator insight, June 2, 2013 3:11 AM

Love this site, brilliant resources!