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Sharp online student has smart advice for Blended Teachers

Sharp online student has smart advice for Blended Teachers | Educational | Scoop.it
Editors' Note: We asked San Jose high school sophomore Audrey Mullen to share how she and her peers actually use various edtech tools and how they really feel about their teachers’ blended learning approaches. The result is a straight-from-the-source playbook that no blend ed teacher--or entrepreneu

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, October 6, 2015 1:40 PM

I don't like the snide tone of this article, but the advice is dead on! 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 7, 2015 6:57 AM

Extremely realistic, and honestly useful for us teachers!!!!

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, October 7, 2015 2:49 PM

This insightful student says a lot about facilitating a blended class.

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You Are No Longer Allowed To Present

You Are No Longer Allowed To Present | Educational | Scoop.it

Here are some reasons why your presentations are BAD!   We know that so many of you use programs like PowerPoint or Prezi because they have been around for a while, and it is what you know, but change is not always a bad thing, especially if that change can lead to presentations beyond your wildest imagination. 


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Gavin Meikle's curator insight, March 10, 2014 6:02 AM

A (mostly) great post with some sound advice for better presentations.  Here's my take on it .....
 

Design

At the risk of upsetting all those wonderful Graphic Designers out there, I would recommend going easy on the fancy designs.   They are not essential.  What is essential  is a clear simple strategy with one idea per slide, minimal text, no bullet points (yes I mean it!) and clear simple pictures, graphs and diagrams to illustrate your verbal messages.
 

Content
Developing compelling content is important but try to avoid using a script when you deliver.    reading scripts leads to flat, lifeless delivery and makes it much harder to respond, "on the fly2 to your audience.  Instead use  a few cue cards with key points only or a simple mind map.  Either will keep you on track without restricting your ability to improvise in response to audience reaction.

 

Story Telling
To true. Stories are much more engaging that lists of facts or endless graphs.  Stories also create emotional engagement which is needed if you want the audience to be motivated to do something after the presentation. 

 

Humour
Yes it is powerful but it is risky too.   Telling jokes rarely works and can lead to all sorts of problems (poor timing, inappropriate content etc.)  Instead use gentle self deprecating humour.  Be willing to poke a little fun at yourself and the audience will warm to you. 

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, March 10, 2014 10:43 AM

My take on good presentations:  1) Story 2) Content: Restrain your left brain 3) Design: the experience 4) Humor (optional).  Presenting starts with story and uses the visual design to reinforce and add new dimensions to your message. Design the experience, not the slides. Humor works if it's actually funny--not contrived. I've seen a lot that doesn't. Humor is optional.  If it comes naturally, great.  Focusing on story and image is mandatory.  Use serious restraint with putting words on your slides.  Words are processed by the rational, 'left-brain' which takes your audience out of any emotional experience and into thinking and linear processing.  Take them on a journey, don't give them a lecture.  If you feel compelled to give your audience words, give them a handout when you're done. 

rwestby's curator insight, March 10, 2014 11:36 AM

PowToon, a Chrome Web App (in Beta) is a great presentation tool that can animate and jazz up even the most gray of presentations. Upgrades are available for those who like  a bit extra.

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20 Signs You've Made a Difference as an Educator - InformED

20 Signs You've Made a Difference as an Educator - InformED | Educational | Scoop.it
Remember that professor you had in college who took you under his wing and made you feel like you had something unique to contribute to the world? How do you know if you're doing the same for students?

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The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational | Scoop.it

Google Drive is one of the fundamental tools in our digital toolkits as teachers and educators. Whether you want to compose a document, create a presentation,  design a sheet, or share a beautiful drawing you made, Google Drive provides you with the tools to do that on any device and anywhere you are with an internet connection . Given this huge importance of Google Drive for teachers, I have created an entire section [http://www.educatorstechnology.com/search/label/google%20docs ] here packed full of tips, tricks, ideas, and third party tools to enable you to better tap into the full educational potential of this platform.


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Presenters Checklist for Success

Presenter's Checklist for Success! Wether you are a new speaker or a seasoned one, these 12 Items is a must to check off before your next presentation. Created by Camille Wong.


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Cynthia Kivland's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:20 AM

Engaging audiences requires an emotional connection.  Sharing this slideshare with some presentation tips.

Donna Hudson's curator insight, January 24, 2014 7:23 PM

Great Ideas!

 

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, January 26, 2014 12:11 AM

love this presentation. Look at it! what great visuals

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10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint | Educational | Scoop.it
When Used With Tact, These Techniques can Help to Make Your Presentations Fun and Engaging It'd easy to bash PowerPoint, especially given the poor uses we see

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Training in Business's curator insight, September 17, 2014 6:40 AM

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

Character Minutes's curator insight, September 17, 2014 7:26 PM

Contains a few new ways to use PowerPoint

tom jackson's curator insight, September 19, 2014 8:41 AM

PPT isn't new, but have you explored all the ways you can make innovative presentations using it?  Worth your time just to ensure your getting your presentation opportunities from it

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10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching - A.J. Juliani

10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching - A.J. Juliani | Educational | Scoop.it
What is innovative teaching? The answer is always changing. Here's a list of ways we can innovate while technology, standards, and content all change.

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Juan Legarda's curator insight, February 12, 2014 6:26 PM

Creative Teaching is about daily innovation.

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Vatormabalissa Ratajczyk's curator insight, May 20, 2014 11:49 AM

Ensenar con technologia es dificil si no sepas usarlo. Profesors ayudaria estudiantes mas si ellos poden usar mas technologia. 

 

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Google Tips And Tricks Every Student Should Know

Google Tips And Tricks Every Student Should Know | Educational | Scoop.it

Whether you’re a student or lifelong learner, Google is an essential tool for your education. Here are a few tips for using Google search and other apps more effectively to further your learning.

 

Many of these tips you’ve no doubt learned before from our previous Google coverage, [ http://www.lifehacker.com.au/tags/google ] but every worthwhile subject is worth reviewing now and again. Today, we’re looking specifically at the best Google tricks for students. So here we go!

 


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 29, 2014 9:14 AM
Google Tips And Tricks Every Student Should Know
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A Beautiful Classroom Poster on Close Reading | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Beautiful Classroom Poster on Close Reading | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational | Scoop.it

Close reading is definitely a "survival skill" particularly in a world drowned in information. Close reading is all about reading differently, it is reading for deep understanding through paying attention to what others would normally oversight. Being a close reader entails focus and dedication to your reading material. It empowers readers to delve deeper into the latent meanings of text searching for cues that make the reading  a totally different experience one that resembles the detective wok. Close reading is also about critical reading, reading that does not take things at face value but rather investigates for what is hidden between the lines.


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Emma Greengrass's curator insight, January 27, 2014 4:44 AM

Close reading is an essential part of developing critical thinking skills for students at all levels....