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PowerPoint 2013: Widescreen Presentations

PowerPoint 2013: Widescreen Presentations | immersive media | Scoop.it

Widescreen, also known as 16:9, HDTV, 720p, 1080p, 13.333”x7.5”, among other names, is the new default aspect ratio in the new PowerPoint. To make your experience with the new dimensions pleasant, we’ve built a brand new set of themes specifically targeting this aspect ratio, and we’ve improved our conversion code so that you can easily make the switch to widescreen from other aspect ratios.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 4, 2013 3:38 AM

There is no doubt that widescreen presentations are more impressive than the standard size ones.

The article gives evidence for it and explains how you can go from standard to widescreen size in PowerPoint 2013. It also gives tips how you can print handouts of widescreen presentations.

Plantillas PPT's comment, March 4, 2013 2:51 PM
This is great, I'd suggest to take a look at the free widescreen PowerPoint templates here http://slidehunter.com/topics/widescreen/
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'Parthenon' made of books built at site of Nazi book burning | Yannick Pasquet | TheLocal.de

'Parthenon' made of books built at site of Nazi book burning | Yannick Pasquet | TheLocal.de | immersive media | Scoop.it

A Greek-style temple made out of banned books hopes to stir debate about censorship at the site of Nazi book burning in central Germany.

It looks like the monumental temple standing imposingly at the Acropolis in Athens. But this replica in central Germany is not built with marble, but books that have been or remain banned.

"The Parthenon of Books" is the main showpiece at this year's Documenta - the cult contemporary art show held once every five years in the university town of Kassel.

The work by Argentine artist Marta Minujin is a plea against all forms of censorship.

Minujin, 74, a pop art icon in South America, has described it as "the most political" of her works.

In fact, the "Parthenon of Books" stands at the same site where, in 1933, Nazis set in flames books by Jewish or Marxist writers.


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Why Finland is changing its top-ranking education system - BBC News

Why Finland is changing its top-ranking education system - BBC News | immersive media | Scoop.it
Finland is rethinking how it teaches in the digital age - and is seeking to place skills, as much as subjects, at the heart of what it does.

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interesting journey to watch
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​How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset - EdSurge News by Denise Henry

​How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset - EdSurge News by Denise Henry | immersive media | Scoop.it

By Denise Henry


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Dean Searle's curator insight, June 4, 5:31 AM

Interesting link between education and online games 

Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, June 4, 12:49 PM
Engaging learners using game-based strategies encourages growth mindset. And it makes learning fun!
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Creative vs. Transactional Collaboration (SSIR)

Creative vs. Transactional Collaboration (SSIR) | immersive media | Scoop.it

Lessons from experiments in nonprofit innovation at 92Y.


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The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the "dumbing down" of America | Ray Williams | Sott.net

The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the "dumbing down" of America | Ray Williams | Sott.net | immersive media | Scoop.it

There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It's the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, and deliberate gullibility.

Susan Jacoby, author of The Age of American Unreason, says in an article in the Washington Post, "Dumbness, to paraphrase the late senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, has been steadily defined downward for several decades, by a combination of heretofore irresistible forces. These include the triumph of video culture over print culture; a disjunction between Americans' rising level of formal education and their shaky grasp of basic geography, science and history; and the fusion of anti-rationalism with anti-intellectualism."

There has been a long tradition of anti-intellectualism in America, unlike most other Western countries.


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Digital Storytelling for Education: "The genius of Marie Curie" by Shohini Ghose

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-genius-of-marie-curie-shohini-ghose Marie Skłodowska Curie’s revolutionary research laid the groundwork fo


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Tools to Create the Home Page of Your Dreams

Tools to Create the Home Page of Your Dreams | immersive media | Scoop.it

Personalized start pages can kickstart your browser by opening directly to a custom home page designed by you and with your interests in mind.


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Transforming Difficult Student Conversations into Meaningful Connections - June 14 - 4pm #EdWeb webinar

Transforming Difficult Student Conversations into Meaningful Connections - June 14 - 4pm #EdWeb webinar | immersive media | Scoop.it

Presented by Rosalind Wiseman, Best-selling Author, Educator, and Thought Leader Hosted by Common Sense Education and Sponsored by Symantec REGISTER HERE JOIN THE LIVE SESSION If you attend the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the edWebinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Digital Learning & Leadership community and go to the edWebinar Archives folder to take… read more →


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Tool for Creating Animated Videos to Use In Your Teaching via Educators' Technology

Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education


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Fiona Leigh's curator insight, June 11, 10:41 PM
I love animations - and kids enjoy doing them
Ms Penny's curator insight, June 12, 10:31 AM

Having students share information using animated videos , which are simple to create yet look professional, allows students to feel pride in their work. Using this technology not only substitutes and augments simpler forms of presentations,  but also re-defines what they are capable of achieving. 
Students may use this tool (ANIMAKER)  in my learning sequence to create a digital artefact that can be seen as part of a social media campaign on a particular Human Rights topic. 

Miss Anna Loosmore's curator insight, June 15, 7:13 AM

I had envisaged the dynamic learners in my class, in groups of 2-3 curating digital artifacts in response to economic issues I had raised, and then presenting them to the class via Powerpoint, a video of themselves, a podcast perhaps..?!?? BUT, now thanks to @Ms Penny I can add animated video animation presentation as an inspo for the children..

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Feminist Resources for #TheResistance

Feminist Resources for #TheResistance | immersive media | Scoop.it
Open-access articles to contextualize, criticize, and analyze the current political crisis from a feminist perspective.

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At the Edges of the National Digital Platform | Strover, Whitacre, Rhinesmith & Schrubbe | D-Lib Magazine

Libraries straddle the information needs of the 21st century. The wifi, computers and now mobile hotspots that some libraries provide their patrons are gateways to a broad, important, and sometimes essential information resources.


The research summarized here examines how rural libraries negotiate telecommunications environments, and how mobile hotspots might extend libraries' digital significance in marginalized and often resource-poor regions.


The Internet has grown tremendously in terms of its centrality to information and entertainment resources of all sorts, but the ability to access the Internet in rural areas typically lags that experienced in urban areas.


Not only are networks less available in rural areas, they also often are of lower quality and somewhat more expensive; even mobile phone-based data plans — assuming there are acceptable signals available — may be economically out of reach for people in these areas.


With older, lower income and less digitally skilled populations typically living in rural areas, the role of the library and its freely available resources may be especially useful.


This research examines libraries' experiences with providing free, mobile hotspot-based access to the Internet in rural areas of Maine and Kansas.


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Microsoft Optimizes OneNote’s User Interface to Boost Classroom Accessibility by Meghan Bogardus Cortez

Microsoft Optimizes OneNote’s User Interface to Boost Classroom Accessibility by Meghan Bogardus Cortez | immersive media | Scoop.it

Just in time for Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the tech giant announces inclusivity updates to a popular classroom product.


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nukem777's curator insight, May 25, 7:29 AM

Folders and subfolders within notebooks, very cool

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30 Free Google Drawings Graphic Organizers

30 Free Google Drawings Graphic Organizers | immersive media | Scoop.it

See how to use Google Drawings to create and edit graphic organizers, as well as get access to 30 free templates to use.


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4 Powerful Ways To Use The Art of Storytelling

4 Powerful Ways To Use The Art of Storytelling | immersive media | Scoop.it
I was in the middle of my presentation. Before me was a stadium full of people I barely knew. Then something happened.

It is what all speakers  dread.

My slides disappeared from the big screen behind me. Gone. And they never came back. It was a moment that all speakers hope will never happen.

But it did.

Stories touch hearts

People will forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.

In that quote (often attributed to Carl Buechner) is the truth about the art of storytelling. Touching people’s hearts is at the centre of engagement.

When I  started my online publishing venture it was all about the facts. Information, data and stats. When I commenced my speaking career my Powerpoint’s was all about bullet points. More information and more stuff. When I began writing emails the facts were the main hero.

But if you want to move people, educate and transform you need more than that in your toolbox.

As marketers you need stories to be memorable. To persuade.

In a digital age and a noisy world we need the art of storytelling more than ever.

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News for Padlet fans and newbies — @joycevalenza 


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52 Tools to Inspire Student Summer Learning with Photo and Video Challenges – via Shelly Terrell


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Best Sites For Free Stock Photos - Listly by Jon Samuelson

Listly by Jon Samuelson


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Online Presentation Creator - Getting Started

Feature Guide - This is a very short guide on how to get started with SlideServe's Presentation Creator.


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The expertise, not the pedagogy

The expertise, not the pedagogy | immersive media | Scoop.it

Today I attended Edward Tufte's one day course on presenting data and information.  It involved sitting in a double wide airport hotel ballroom from 9am to 4pm; the first hour consisted of a "study hall" in which I was given four (beautiful) texts and a list of assigned reading.  Lecture started at 10a and continued until 1:15p. There is one 10…


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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education | immersive media | Scoop.it

Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. @jackiegerstein and Barbara Bray @bbray27. Crossed posted at http://barbarabray.net/2017/06/08/design-thinking-process-and-udl-planning-tool/. If there is a makerspace in your school, it may be down the hall, in the library, or in another building. If there is someone other than the teacher managing the makerspace or there is a schedule for the school, your…


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12 truths I learned from life and writing

12 truths I learned from life and writing | immersive media | Scoop.it

A few days before she turned 61, writer Anne Lamott decided to write down everything she knew for sure. She dives into the nuances of being a human who lives in a confusing, beautiful, emotional world, offering her characteristic life-affirming wisdom and humor on family, writing, the meaning of God, death and more.


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More Than a Token: Parting reflections on being Black at the University of Chicago | Elizabeth Adetiba | The Black Youth Project

More Than a Token: Parting reflections on being Black at the University of Chicago | Elizabeth Adetiba | The Black Youth Project | immersive media | Scoop.it

"If I were you, I would just go to whatever state school you’ve already been accepted to. The University of Chicago is really a tough institution, and I’m not quite sure you’d do well there, if we’re being honest.”

I felt my heart beating fast, my mouth getting dry, and the tears welling up first in my right eye, and then my left. The man facing me was my alumni interviewer. He spent no more than one minute looking at the information College Admissions had given him about me. He spent no more than five asking about my background, the area of Dallas/Ft. Worth I lived in, and what my family situation was like.

After less than 10 minutes of conversation, this UChicago alumnus had concluded that a black girl who went to a majority-black public school and was raised in a lower-income, single-parent, immigrant household was not capable of getting admitted to—let alone thriving at—the University of Chicago. He didn’t even bother to ask me what I wanted to study, or what I wanted to achieve in life.

I kept it together long enough to make it to the car, and then cried so hard that I gave myself a headache.

After being admitted to the University, I thought about sending the man an “in your face!” e-mail. I wanted to tell him that I had proved him wrong. In retrospect, this reaction should have been a red flag for me, because I have spent every day of my last four years at the University of Chicago attempting to prove people wrong in the face of racist and sexist micro- and macroaggressions.

I long for the feeling of pride and joy in my alma mater that many of my friends and acquaintances who are not minorities seem to enjoy, instead of the deeply painful memories I’ll have for the rest of my life.

As I prepare to receive my diploma on Saturday, a day after addressing my peers as a Class Day student speaker, I cannot help but feel immense hurt and disillusionment when I reflect on my time here—but not at myself.


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5 Ways to Find Free Images - From the Archive

5 Ways to Find Free Images - From the Archive | immersive media | Scoop.it

Google's recent introduction of the "Explore" tool in Google Slides retained the option for students to find images for their slides, but removed the option to filter the images according to usage rights. There are other ways to find free images to legally use in slides, videos, and other multimedia projects. In the following video I demonstrate five tools that students can use to find free images.


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A 'Forgotten History' Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America | Terry Gross | NPR.org

A 'Forgotten History' Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America | Terry Gross | NPR.org | immersive media | Scoop.it

In 1933, faced with a housing shortage, the federal government began a program explicitly designed to increase — and segregate — America's housing stock. Author Richard Rothstein says the housing programs begun under the New Deal were tantamount to a "state-sponsored system of segregation."

The government's efforts were "primarily designed to provide housing to white, middle-class, lower-middle-class families," he says. African-Americans and other people of color were left out of the new suburban communities — and pushed instead into urban housing projects.

Rothstein's new book, 'The Color of Law', examines the local, state and federal housing policies that mandated segregation. He notes that the Federal Housing Administration, which was established in 1934, furthered the segregation efforts by refusing to insure mortgages in and near African-American neighborhoods — a policy known as "redlining." At the same time, the FHA was subsidizing builders who were mass-producing entire subdivisions for whites — with the requirement that none of the homes be sold to African-Americans.


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Education Technology as 'The New Normal'

Education Technology as 'The New Normal' | immersive media | Scoop.it

This talk was given today at CENTRO's symposium


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