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ParticiPoll free audience polling for PowerPoint

ParticiPoll free audience polling for PowerPoint | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it
Free audience polling add-in for PowerPoint that uses audience members' mobile devices for voting and displays results live in your slides.

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Check out this audience polling tool that can be used from within PowerPoint. Students can use their mobile devices to cast their votes!

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, June 9, 2014 9:27 PM

Check out this audience polling tool that can be used from within PowerPoint. Students can use their mobile devices to cast their votes!

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For the die-hard MS Power Point fans...

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12 Things You Should Never Say During Your Presentation

Don’t do this; don’t do that! Yes, there are a number of “don’ts” connected with good presentations. If you keep these “don’ts” in mind, beyond any doubt your …

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Some important points to consider and "don'ts" to remember to leave the best impression on your audience.

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Character Minutes's curator insight, June 11, 11:15 AM

Great points to avoid saying in a presentation or workshop.

 

Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, June 11, 12:02 PM

Solid, easy suggestions here.  I'm going to have to remember some of them the next time I present!

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 21, 7:49 PM

I heard all of these things at a recent conference! I'd like to add one to the list -- "I don't want to keep boring you." How about you don't bore me at all?

 

Is it time to dust off the old public speaking textbook and brush up on some speaking skills?

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Accomplish More by Committing to Less

Accomplish More by Committing to Less | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it
What to consider before taking on a new project.
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 This article offers a few steps you can take to prevent overloading your plate!
The best way to break out of the vicious cycle of over-commitment & underperformance is to very carefully manage what you agree to do!

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Is Google Making Students Stupid?

Is Google Making Students Stupid? | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it
Outsourcing menial tasks to machines can seem liberating, but it may be robbing a whole generation of certain basic mental abilities.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, October 7, 2014 1:06 PM

I remember when teachers were horrified by the idea that students might use calculators while taking a test. While I don't believe that technology, or Google, is making students "stupid"--and I really don't care for the use of that word, I do recognize the concern that students might not take the time to think through a question or problem. Perhaps that's connected to the curiosity thing. Perhaps easy access to technology has the POTENTIAL to short circuit curiosity; on the other hand, it also has the potential to encourage pursuits of discovery. As is the case with any tool or resource, including a calculator, is learning when and how to use it.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 7, 2014 9:08 PM

There are times when outsourcing menial tasks to machines is necessary and there are others where it might be better to do the work ourselves.

 

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adicionar a sua visão ...

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Being Pretty Isn’t Enough: Using the 5 Cs for eLearning Visuals

Being Pretty Isn’t Enough: Using the 5 Cs for eLearning Visuals | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it
This post looks at a simple approach to creating effective visuals for eLearning by considering the 5 Cs.

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Use this simple technique when you create visuals for your presentations!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 15, 2014 8:32 PM

How do you create effective visuals? This post provides 5 Cs to help guide you. Make sure the visual is:

* Clear

* Concise

* Connected

* Compelling

* Complete

Why is this important? People remember visuals, more so than words. As you create a visual make sure that it is easy to understand, that it shares critical information, that it engages the learners.

For each of the 5 C's consider the questions below (quoted from the post).

* Will a visual help make a point clearer?

* Will a visual summarize a point better than text?

* Will a visual help learners make connections?

* Will visuals make content more attractive?

* Will a visual help complete an idea?

Each of these questions are explored...and of course, each has a visual to help us understand the reason. Although the post is addressing eLearning, the same concepts apply in a face2face classroom.

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, July 20, 2014 7:55 PM

use this simple technique when creating eLearning visuals

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Quantitative Evidence - Learning Historical Research

Quantitative Evidence - Learning Historical Research | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it
Learning how to do historical research. The official website of William Cronon.
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ThingLink in the Classroom - One image. Tons of possibilities.

ThingLink in the Classroom - One image. Tons of possibilities. | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it

Move away from the drib drab of everyday lessons, build engagement and get more interactive using this creative free web-based tool called ThingLink.


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Create Interactive Online Presentations, infographics, animations & banners

Create Interactive Online Presentations, infographics, animations & banners | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it

Easily Create online Presentations, animations, animated HTML5 banners, infographics and other rich visual content free in your browser.


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johanna krijnsen's curator insight, June 23, 2014 4:02 AM

another great tool for students to create online presentations and animations

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, December 11, 2014 6:25 AM

Create simple online presentations, animations, animated banners, infographics and other rich visual content free in your browser

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:07 AM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

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Seduction in the Poster Session

Seduction in the Poster Session | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it
A conference poster session can be a great opportunity to network one-on-one with bigwigs in your field. But the moment will be lost if your poster doesn’t catch their eyes.
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A conference poster session is always a golden opportunity to network one-on-one with the scientific bigwigs in your field! for that to happen, you need to get them to notice your poster! Read on for some tips to make a poster that will stand out from the crowd!

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The No-Fail Secret to Writing a Dissertation

The No-Fail Secret to Writing a Dissertation | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it
The secret is that there is no secret. So sit your butt down and write.
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excellent piece of advice to complete your dissertation in a reasonable amount of time! a must read!

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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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It's the Little Things That Count in Teaching

It's the Little Things That Count in Teaching | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it
How the less "serious" aspects of teaching can make you a more effective instructor.
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Simple ideas that you can use!

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The CRAAP test for Evaluating Web Resources

The CRAAP test for Evaluating Web Resources | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it
This is a multidisciplinary guide on evaluating research sources, especially resources found on the World Wide Web.

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When you search for information, you are going to find find lots of it, and so it is a good idea to check for yourself if the ones you get are good information. use this test to check!

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MarkgHolloway's curator insight, October 28, 2013 5:32 AM

Brilliantly named framework.  Glad I didn't see it in time to recommend to Yifan for her dissertation!

carldowse's curator insight, November 13, 2013 4:33 AM

A checklist to help trainers (and learners) think critically about online resources

lisa waxman's curator insight, January 25, 9:50 PM

This is very helpful for teaching students about web literacy. If you teach middle school, you will appreciate the memorable acronym.

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Troy Hicks: A Conversation About Digital Writing

Troy Hicks: A Conversation About Digital Writing | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it

"There is not a writer in our classrooms today who will not be producing something with a digital writing tool in her or his lifetime." -- Troy Hicks


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This short interview is good read for teachers who resist teaching students to compose digital texts citing various reasons.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 29, 2013 10:24 AM

Short interview with a few wise words.

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, July 29, 2013 11:44 AM

Interesante forma de enseñar a los estudiantes como escribir mejor invitándolos a desarrollar textos digitales. Las diferentes herramientas que hoy existen para impulsar el "digital writing" hacen posible producir interesantes historias como "Snow Fall" (http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012/snow-fall/#/?part=tunnel-creek).

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, July 29, 2013 7:41 PM

This short interview is good read for teachers who resist teaching students to compose digital texts citing various reasons.

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Explore Statistics with R - Self Paced Starts July 7, 2015

Explore Statistics with R - Self Paced Starts July 7, 2015 | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it
About this course



Do you want to learn how to harvest health science data from the Internet? Or learn to understand the world through data analysis? Start by learning R Statistics!

Skilled professionals who can process and analyze data are in great demand today. In this course you will explore concepts in statistics to make sense out of data. You will learn the practical skills necessary to find, import, analyze and visualize data. We will take a look under the hood of statistics and equip you with broad tools for understanding statistical inference and statistical methods. You will also perform some really complicated calculations and visualizations, following in the footsteps of Karolinska Institute’s researchers.

Statistical programming is an essential skill in our golden age of data abundance. Health science has become a field of big data, just like so many other fields of study. New techniques make it possible and affordable to generate massive data sets in biology. Researchers and clinicians can measure the activity for each of 30000 genes of a patient. They can read the complete genome sequence of a patient. Thanks to another trend of the decade, open access publishing, the results of such large scale health science are very often published for you to read free of charge. You can even access the raw data from open databases such as the gene expression database of the NCBI, National Center for Biotechnology Information.

We will dive into this data together. Learn how to use R, a powerful open source statistical programming language, and see why it has become the tool of choice in many industries in this introductory R statistics course.

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Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations

Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it

From school classrooms to Apple product launches, slideshow presentations have quickly become the standard accompaniment to lectures. You can't give a speech without a slideshow, it seems. And they all feel same. Presentations are dominated by Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote, apps that are all but omnipresent.


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Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 14, 2014 8:49 AM

Today's the day for more tools for presentations

Bob Connelly's comment, November 29, 2014 7:45 PM
Great list of tools! I am going to take a closer look at SlideDog
Dr. Jacqui Cyrus's curator insight, January 15, 7:25 AM

Teacher Resource: For UG introduction to presentation tools

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How To Become A Better Online Researcher - Edudemic

How To Become A Better Online Researcher - Edudemic | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it
When we ‘research’ things now, we generally aren’t referring to spending time in a library – or even referring to spending time online accessing specific library or school research databases. The word ‘research’ largely refers to the act of typing words into your internet search bar and seeing what the Wise Old Web tells you. …
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Tackk - Simply create beautiful pages

Tackk - Simply create beautiful pages | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it
Quickly publish and share your message with one simple page. No signup, just easy, beautiful design.

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a simple free tool for creating posters and project presentations and publish them as a single page websites!

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Herman van Schie's comment, July 11, 2014 4:31 AM
You need a manual of Tackk. Look at http://ict-idee.blogspot.nl/2012/11/136-maak-een-een-pagina-website-met.html (Manual in Dutch. Translate-button on site).
Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 11, 2014 7:59 AM

Tackk.

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, July 24, 2014 5:34 AM

Compartiendo enlaces interesantes

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At Sea in a Deluge of Data

At Sea in a Deluge of Data | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it
Skill in finding useful information and a sense of what to trust will prove essential in the 21st-century workplace. Librarians can play a crucial role in training students accordingly.
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ParticiPoll free audience polling for PowerPoint

ParticiPoll free audience polling for PowerPoint | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it
Free audience polling add-in for PowerPoint that uses audience members' mobile devices for voting and displays results live in your slides.

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Check out this audience polling tool that can be used from within PowerPoint. Students can use their mobile devices to cast their votes!

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, June 9, 2014 9:27 PM

Check out this audience polling tool that can be used from within PowerPoint. Students can use their mobile devices to cast their votes!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 14, 2014 9:03 PM

For the die-hard MS Power Point fans...

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 22, 2014 10:34 AM

Thx Nik Peachey! Realtime polling in powerpoint!

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What’s an Empowered Student?

What’s an Empowered Student? | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it
That was the question, followed by, “Are they students who want to take over the classroom?” “No,” I replied, “it’s about how students approach learning—motivated, confident, and ready to tackle the task.”
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Writefull | A new way of writing with confidence

Writefull | A new way of writing with confidence | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it

We all use Google to check if our writing is correct. We enter different phrases until we find the one that gives us most results – and this is the one we use in our own text. A smart approach, but not without its annoyances: revisiting the Google webpage breaks the flow of our writing, and its results often contain grammatical errors.


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Seems to be an interesting application that has the potential to analyse your writing and suggest improvements by making comparisons with similar texts.

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Krysta Hammond's curator insight, March 21, 2014 4:26 PM

An interesting twist on varying your writing. But the comment was correct - there is a bit of a disruption to the writing process and they students need to be reminded that google is not without spelling mistakes!

Charlie Dare's curator insight, April 2, 2014 6:56 AM
Writing a story line or script its usefull ~This looks like an interesting software tool which you can download and use to check your writing against the texts included in thousands of Google books. It can even detect context from the text you are writing and compare it to similar contexts. Interesting stuff!
Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, April 24, 2014 8:36 AM

The application helps to check your writing (in English) not only regarding spelling and grammer but adds tools to check examples of the use of a certain phrase, context and synonyms, too.

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The Presentation Planning Checklist

The planning stage of your presentation is crucial but too often presenters don’t know where to start and don’t follow a clear process. This planning checkli...
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a practical plan that will be helpful for you to prepare an effective presentation.  a great resource for students!

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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it

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CrazyConversations's curator insight, September 27, 2014 12:50 PM

These most needed skills are here right now. In competitive business environments, finding information quickly is a necessity. Judging the quality of information is crucial to decisionmaking.

Rosa Saló Sagué's curator insight, May 7, 4:32 AM

ICT skills ranking

Maie Nuudi's curator insight, May 8, 7:46 AM

Väga olulised tulevikuoskused, et olla edukas. 

1.oskus hinnata informatsiooni sisu, oluline, sest info maht on tohutu

2.effektiivne kirjutamine, märksõnadega kirjutamine

3. infoallikate kasutamine ja korrektne käitumine allikatega

4. oskus leida infot kiiresti

5. esitlusoskus ja tehniliste vahendite kasutamise oskus

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Definition Of Digital Citzenship

Definition Of Digital Citzenship | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it
What is the definition of digital citizenship?
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an interesting and useful infographic!

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Now You See It // The Blog of Author Cathy N. Davidson » Getting Rid of the Myth of Monotasking (It’s Only Hurting Us)

Now You See It // The Blog of Author Cathy N. Davidson » Getting Rid of the Myth of Monotasking (It’s Only Hurting Us) | The Grad Talk | Scoop.it

"Technology is what is now being blamed for multitasking overload.   In some situations, that is certainly the case.   In other situations, the issue might be too much work, an inefficient office, or just boredom with the job or school work.  We can change some of those conditions and not others—but we cannot even sort out what is causing our frustration, exhaustion, or sense of failure until we understand what multitasking is.  Once we realize that multitasking itself is the human condition—not an outcome only of too much email or social networking—then we can find practical ways to address the real problem, not the mythical one."

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Most times we blame technology instead of leveraging on it!  A good read!

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