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10 Tips for Making Beautiful Slideshow Presentations

1. Know your goal | make each slide count 2. Plan it out | in some detail 3. Avoid templates | they have the uglies 4. Choose a color scheme | 4 colors, 1 acce…

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, July 1, 1:32 PM

Great Tips for making Beautiful Slideshow Presentations!

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, July 2, 8:03 AM

This slideshow is one of the best that I have seen on creating Powerpoints.  Of course, it will require time and thought to plan, but it seems possible.

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Some Very Good TED Ed Lessons on Writing to Share with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some Very Good TED Ed Lessons on Writing to Share with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

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Free Online Poster Maker

Free Online Poster Maker | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

Lucidpress is a professional-quality poster maker for everyone. With a library of templates and a drag-and-drop interface, you'll have an attention-grabbing poster made in no time.


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Helen Teague's curator insight, July 13, 8:49 PM

I've used this site and really like the poster templates and user interface.

Io Ma's curator insight, July 30, 11:52 AM

This is a great tool for creating classroom materials or for getting students to show the outcomes of their projects.

Ricard Lloria's curator insight, Today, 5:37 AM

This is a great tool for creating classroom materials or for getting students to show the outcomes of their projects.

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Snapgram - Fast Simple Photo Sharing

Snapgram - Fast Simple Photo Sharing | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

Drag and drop anywhere you want and start uploading your images now. 20 MB limit. Direct image links, BBCode and HTML thumbnails.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 2, 8:47 AM

This looks like a useful free tool to get students sharing images without the hassle of creating accounts and remembering log ins.

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Unplag is your plagiarism checker scanning within 4 seconds

Unplag is your plagiarism checker scanning within 4 seconds | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
Scan up to 100,000 texts at a time without any hangups or bugs and get .pdf reports with originality and similarity percentages.

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Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, June 12, 10:47 AM

Original works only.  Nice tool.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, June 14, 11:15 PM

This looks good but it is not free. Universities already offer it for free to their students.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, July 23, 2:56 PM

Para que los alumnos no "copien y peguen".
Esta herramienta detecta diversas formas de plagio, muy buena.

 

Nunca fue necesario que los alumnos escribieran a mano para evitar el copy-paste, ahora menos que nunca, con tantas herramientas disponibles, es preferible que el trabajo esté en formato electrónico par buscar, más rápido, de dónde obtuvieron la información.

 

 

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2015’s Top Education Technology Trends

2015’s Top Education Technology Trends | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
Each year, the New Media Consortium & EDUCAUSE release the NMC Horizon Report, which looks at the technology most likely to shape education in 5 years.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 6, 2:02 PM

#1 - Developing Cultures of Innovation.

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Successful Flipped Classes

Successful Flipped Classes | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

 

 

What happens when you take the lecture out of the classroom and bring the homework in? More student engagement and deeper faculty interaction.

A traditional lecture-based classroom can result in bored or disengaged students who retain only some of the information presented. While the use of active learning in the classroom has been shown to increase learning gains, some activities can be time-consuming, reducing the time available for the instructor to cover technical material. How can faculty cover appropriate content while maintaining an active classroom?


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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 16, 1:16 PM

Have you tried flipping a class yet? It can be an interesting new adventure in teaching. 

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Download Over 250 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum

Download Over 250 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
Getty Publications just announced the launch of its Virtual Library, where readers can freely browse and download over 250 art books from the publisher’s backlist catalogue.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 17, 7:58 PM

This article includes links to other free art sources, like the British Library and the National Gallery. 

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5 Presentation Tools That Will Make Your Slides Stand Out

5 Presentation Tools That Will Make Your Slides Stand Out | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
Presentation tools can make designing slides a heck of a lot easier. Here are 5 free tools for you to start using right now.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 21, 11:15 AM

Five great suggestions how you can improve and enhance your presentation slides.

Sue Alexander's curator insight, June 22, 8:51 AM

Nice resource! I look forward to adding these tools to the toolbox.

Hector Gonzalez's curator insight, June 22, 12:38 PM

estas herramientas podrían ser de utilidad 

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Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills

Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
The Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic presents how teachers can use google apps in project-based learning to streamline learning.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PBL

 


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Karen Dunlap's curator insight, June 21, 9:51 AM

Fantastic framework! 

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 23, 6:02 AM

Aplicaciones de Google en el aprendizaje basado en proyectos. Infografia útil y clarificadora!

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 23, 10:30 AM

More reasons to use Google apps for education with your students. 

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3 Must Watch TED Talks on The Power of Life Long Learning

3 Must Watch TED Talks on The Power of Life Long Learning | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

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Why Kahoot is one of my favourite classroom tools

Why Kahoot is one of my favourite classroom tools | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
Kahoot is one of my favourite tools to use in the classroom. Students love it, and they are always engaged when I use it.

For those of you that

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, June 19, 11:07 PM

Students can't break away from their cell phones.  Here's a way to engage them in learning English and using their phones or tablets. This article gives several ways to use Kahoot To get you started.

Carol Ann Frey Reinagel's curator insight, June 20, 10:18 AM

Truly a great tool. Easy, Effective, Engaging!

Sandrine Pac-Kenny's curator insight, June 20, 5:48 PM

I love it too and so do students! 

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How to Group in PowerPoint

How to Group in PowerPoint | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

Grouping allows you to make two or more PowerPoint objects into a single ‘grouped’ object that you can more easily move around and manage on your slide.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 26, 5:07 AM

Those who have tried using lots of objects (images, clipart, graphics) in their PowerPoint presentations and discovered they all seemed scattered around, may not have known the "art" of grouping the objects so that they can't move.

A valuable lesson for presentation makers by Nuts & Bolts Speed Training gurus.

Louis Levy's curator insight, June 28, 11:16 AM

Des astuces utiles.

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, July 1, 1:35 PM
GREAT TIPS  Grouping in PowerPoint "The Ultimate Guide" Taking You From Beginner To Advanced In No Time
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9 Common Body Language Mistakes to Avoid During Presentations

Here are 9 body language mistakes and how to avoid them. Give them a try to improve the way you communicate and the way others perceive you. Practice until you…

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M. L. Elliott's curator insight, July 31, 8:48 AM

Learn some professional tricks for better presentation performance.

Iva Golec's curator insight, July 31, 9:36 AM

Learn some professional tricks for better presentation performance.

Carmen Chavez, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 31, 10:46 AM

Learn some professional tricks for better presentation performance.

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The Eight Components Of Great Professional Development | ICT | eLeadership | eSkills

The Eight Components Of Great Professional Development | ICT | eLeadership | eSkills | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

“We know a lot about how teachers can help improve learning outcomes for children; we know rather less about how to help teachers do that effectively.”


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/what-are-the-skills-needed-from-students-in-the-future/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/



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Simon Awuyo's curator insight, June 25, 6:23 AM

The CCTIonline course I am doing now is for my professional development. I need the tips to continue pursuing my dreams.

Angela Ribo's curator insight, June 25, 12:22 PM

It is good to have a list like this to reflect on and consider what else I need to make sure to include in our professional development for our teachers this next year.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, June 27, 9:23 AM

Another list of planning tools.

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ITNedu - The leading source of educational video content

ITNedu - The leading source of educational video content | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

Incredible video from real world events designed to engage learners, whether making a ‘dry’ subject fun, or helping students to relate their studies to real life situations.


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flea palmer's curator insight, June 2, 6:47 AM

This looks like it's going to be a fantastic resource as the intention is to add clips on a range of subjects - there are already many great clips around physics. You can register to receive updates.

Sofia Anysiadou's curator insight, June 3, 9:13 AM

Promising! Real life videos for language learning..

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 6, 2:21 PM

You may also be interested in subscribing to their YouTube channel  

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv0AjnTOxfrBRNhxXsATS2w

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FloorPlanner

FloorPlanner | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
Online floor plan design

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 25, 3:44 AM

Great free tool to get students desiging house floor plans. Great for project work and speaking activities.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, June 25, 8:35 PM

Great free tool!

Ricard Lloria's curator insight, Today, 5:30 AM

Great free tool to get students desiging house floor plans. Great for project work and speaking activities.

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Free online mindmaps tool

Free online mindmaps tool | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

Mindmaps is an HTML5 based mind mapping app. It lets you create neat looking mind maps in the browser.


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Merridy Cox Bradley's curator insight, July 4, 6:06 PM

I create mindmaps with a pen and paper. This might be a better way to do the same thing because you can manipulate the text size, colour and position. What is your central idea?

Armando's curator insight, July 24, 5:15 AM

Free online mindmaps tool

Ricard Lloria's curator insight, Today, 5:29 AM

This looks like a useful free HTML 5 mindmapping tool. Works well on  the iPad.

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How to Create a Multimedia Timeline

How to create a multimedia timeline.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 6, 2:12 PM

Great student project for history courses. 

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Flipping Assessment: Making Assessment a Learning Experience

Flipping Assessment: Making Assessment a Learning Experience | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
What’s been left out of the conversation about flipped classrooms, however, is why and how we might also need to flip our assessment practices.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 16, 1:18 PM

Even if you don't want to flip your entire class, there might be ways to move your assessment out of precious class time. 

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EDpuzzle - Create interactive video lessons

EDpuzzle - Create interactive video lessons | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
Make any video your lesson. Edit a video by cropping it, adding your voice or embedding questions. Then, track your students with powerful hassle-free analytics.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 21, 8:00 PM

Take any existing video and turn it into a lesson by adding your own narration and questions. You also have analytics which tell you which students are watching, etc. Seems like a useful tool. 

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Seven deadly sins of online course design

Seven deadly sins of online course design | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
**The Edvocate is pleased to publish guest posts as way to fuel important conversations surrounding P-20 education in America. The opinions contained within guest posts are those of the authors and do...

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 21, 8:38 PM

Excellent tips to consider when designing online course content. 

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Arts education goes MOOC

Arts education goes MOOC | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
A new platform, Kadenze, was designed to handle the needs of creative arts courses.

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8 Ways To Sign A PDF From Windows, Mac & Mobile Platforms

8 Ways To Sign A PDF From Windows, Mac & Mobile Platforms | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
In the era of paper, when men were men, and the Internet was still a twinkle in Tim Berner-Lee's eye, signing something like a letter or a contract was as simple as getting a pen and scribbling your name. But then the Internet came along, and of course, like everything else, signing papers went online.…

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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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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, June 11, 9:29 PM

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

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?

Carmen Chavez, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 31, 10:47 AM

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