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7 Tips to Beautiful PowerPoint -- Or how to tell compelling biz stories with PPT

Short talk about presentations given at Startup Dynamo, a workshop held by Startup@Singapore NUS using the Learn Startup Methodology. My segment was on Present

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Mirjana Podvorac's insight:

There is a thin line between an inspirational PPT and hiding behind a fancy tool, just as there is one between being informative and being too extensive (read boring).

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 12, 2013 7:14 AM

Have started showing students during Google presentation tutorials how to outline their presentations like they always do with those bulleted lines on the slides.  Then take those sentences, change them into titles, and put one title on each slide. Select one image per slide. If needed, add URL links. Add the works cited for the image in tiny print at the bottom of the slide. Move those outlined bulleted points to the note section or toss into a document to print out for a group presenetation.

 

No more slides crowded with text and 4 images! No more students sleeping in the classroom while their classmates read from the Smartboard.

Susan Kay Daniels's curator insight, January 13, 6:30 AM

This is a PowerPoint presentation that would have sent my former employers into shock. They had no imagination whatsoever. However, Eugene Cheng clearly has wonderful artistic skills and knows how to present them. In addition, he clearly has a nice budget to work with. These kind of beautiful graphics don't come at low price. I thoroughly enjoyed glancing through this presentation and plan to use it as inspiration for future projects.

 

Warmly,

Susan Daniels

http://goldenstarsocial.com

 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 16, 10:28 PM

While beautiful Powerpoint may seem like an oxymoron  this slideshow proves it is possible.

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Learning to learn: a series on hacking your own brain

Learning to learn: a series on hacking your own brain | Inspire&Teach | Scoop.it
I recently partook in a discussion among some fellow community managers on the best ways to learn about the industry and how to train its future generations.
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There is another skill, though, lots of people would probably be keen on acquiring -  learning where to "dig" and how to fine tune your personal compass for locating the gold mine worth spending your time on. I guess it takes time to develop that sense, and ultimately it is what we end up calling - experience.

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Mirjana Podvorac's comment, May 15, 2013 8:42 AM
Learning how to learn in times of transition from broadcasting to social conversing. Interesting, good old Moleskines still come in handy!
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Why your brain loves music [& stories]

Why your brain loves music [& stories] | Inspire&Teach | Scoop.it
New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.

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Some new research on some things teachers have known and used for a long time.

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Janet Vasil's curator insight, May 3, 2013 6:29 AM
Music in video is an art of its own that can make or break your story. This article explains some of the reasons why. Music is used to set the mood and manipulate emotions in movies, TV shows, news features and video stories and as a classically trained vocalist and TV storyteller, I always hear it. I don't like being told how to feel about something,but it can be highly effective. Think of the theme from Jaws (dum,dum,dum,dum DUM,DUM) and how it foreshadows the shark attacks - ominous and thrilling! It's a fun exercise to perk up your ears to the music used in media and notice how it plays on your emotions.
Karen Goldfarb Copywriter's curator insight, May 3, 2013 10:18 AM

We are always trying to work out where the music or copywriting / story is heading, and enjoy the journey even if we're wrong. "There is pleasure even in being deceived."

Nimah Nirvanova's curator insight, May 7, 2013 6:27 AM

brainy fun

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Reading with iPads – the differenc makes a difference


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Mirjana Podvorac's insight:

In my view this really is the future and is worth investing your time in it.

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Anne Sturgess's curator insight, April 2, 2013 2:00 PM

The key statement is "Teachers will be required to adapt the way they teach to accommodate this new technology." Several factors mentioned here influenced the outcomes for students, not the least being the nervousness of teachers and the lack of suitable e-reading material; not a combination conducive to improving learning outcomes for students under any conditions, especially for students who already experience difficulty with aspects of learning. Schools looking to adopt a blended e-learning approach to teaching will indeed need to ensure that they have a robust infrastructure although not all e-learning resources are dependent on continuous web access. The winning formula: Sound pedagogical practice + the most engaging & appropriate technology available = successful outcomes for learners. 

Darren Smith's curator insight, April 4, 2013 3:50 PM

The impact for Boy's Literacy is important.

Manal Karnib's curator insight, April 22, 2013 3:41 AM

 iPads are an effective tool used within classrooms as it keeps students engaged with their work. Walsh (2009) discusses the affect technology is having on society as well as in the classrooms. As students are now given the opportunity to read electronically, allowing students to visually and interactively view novels through technological advancements such as iPad’s, enhances ones understanding of specific issues as it allows information to be read, listened to and comprehended in an interesting manner. Nonetheless the use of technology in the classroom does not come without opportunities as well as challenges for the teachers who use them to support learning. The main aim of the research project throughout this source was to see the effect iPads as an eBook has on students and if it has any impact on their learning. Results showed that although the students participating in the study reported an increase in engagement when using the iPad, there was not a corresponding rise in achievement. It was also seen that at times it served as a distracter and it also frustrated attempts to engage the students in “offline” discussion, suggesting there are strong implications for pedagogy. This source allows teachers to be prepared for any problems they may encounter when using iPads in the classroom as well as being able to relate to the other teachers that had mixed feelings.

 

Teaching strategies that can be implemented in the classroom with the use of iPads include having students use a range of applications that the teacher can download relating to any topic. For example when teaching Maths the teacher can resort to the range of application that teach students how to add and subtract in an engaging manner. Students can also use their iPads as an eBook and read and write about a range of books. This will ensure that all students are engaged and interacting with their work. Following on, as a form of assessment, the students can then read and write about the same book without the use of technology and have students discuss their experience with the rest of the class. Observing and recording how students respond is also an effective tool when assessing students.

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5 Ways You Can Avoid Social Media Obscurity

5 Ways You Can Avoid Social Media Obscurity | Inspire&Teach | Scoop.it

Marvel as we may at the advancements that take place around us in the business world each and every day, it would serve us well to remember that some t(...)


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Emmanuel 'Manny' Gigante's curator insight, April 12, 2013 8:25 AM

 how does your business fair?

art smith's curator insight, April 18, 2013 5:21 AM

Be yourself. Everyone else is taken....oscar wilde

Jeannette Marshall's curator insight, April 21, 2013 1:15 PM

"Obscure" as in vague or opposite of standing out .... not why most people are on Social Media

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7 Tips to Beautiful PowerPoint -- Or how to tell compelling biz stories with PPT

Short talk about presentations given at Startup Dynamo, a workshop held by Startup@Singapore NUS using the Learn Startup Methodology. My segment was on Present

Via Baiba Svenca, Karen Dietz
Mirjana Podvorac's insight:

There is a thin line between an inspirational PPT and hiding behind a fancy tool, just as there is one between being informative and being too extensive (read boring).

more...
Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 12, 2013 7:14 AM

Have started showing students during Google presentation tutorials how to outline their presentations like they always do with those bulleted lines on the slides.  Then take those sentences, change them into titles, and put one title on each slide. Select one image per slide. If needed, add URL links. Add the works cited for the image in tiny print at the bottom of the slide. Move those outlined bulleted points to the note section or toss into a document to print out for a group presenetation.

 

No more slides crowded with text and 4 images! No more students sleeping in the classroom while their classmates read from the Smartboard.

Susan Kay Daniels's curator insight, January 13, 6:30 AM

This is a PowerPoint presentation that would have sent my former employers into shock. They had no imagination whatsoever. However, Eugene Cheng clearly has wonderful artistic skills and knows how to present them. In addition, he clearly has a nice budget to work with. These kind of beautiful graphics don't come at low price. I thoroughly enjoyed glancing through this presentation and plan to use it as inspiration for future projects.

 

Warmly,

Susan Daniels

http://goldenstarsocial.com

 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 16, 10:28 PM

While beautiful Powerpoint may seem like an oxymoron  this slideshow proves it is possible.

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Our digital lives - TED Talks

Our digital lives - TED Talks | Inspire&Teach | Scoop.it
Our hyper-connected lives have been rewired for the digital age. These talks explore how the Internet and social media are shaping our relationships, personal lives and sense of self.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Mirjana Podvorac's insight:

In order not to get trapped in the web of one, to stay connected to new ideas, new people and get a different prospective!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 3, 2013 3:13 AM

Looks like a good series of videos. Well worth watching.

Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, May 3, 2013 3:47 AM

These look like great talks. Can't wait to watch them.

Robin Kay's curator insight, May 8, 2013 6:23 AM

Haven't looked at these - but I bet they are good.

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A Small Collection of Studies of iPad Use in Education

A Small Collection of Studies of iPad Use in Education | Inspire&Teach | Scoop.it
This week I got the itch to go beyond anecdotal stories about iPads in the classroom and look for some more substantial research and writing on the topic. Below are some of the reports that I've be...

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Mirjana Podvorac's insight:

A small collection which is about to grow. Worth reading.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 2, 2013 5:52 AM

Some useful links here.

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, April 5, 2013 1:53 AM

Definitiely useful to have more substantial research

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 5, 2013 1:58 PM

I will have to spend some time reading these!

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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain | Inspire&Teach | Scoop.it
In an excerpt from his new book, psychologist Louis Cozolino applies the lessons of social neuroscience to the classroom.

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Mirjana Podvorac's insight:

A valuable insight! Careful not to misuse it!

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, April 3, 2013 7:18 AM

More data ro thinks about......I can remember the ' brain- friendly' expression from Mr. Kagan. @KaganOnline

 

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, April 3, 2013 2:08 PM

Ένα ωραίο άρθρο για τη λειτουργία του νου.

MCG23's curator insight, April 3, 2013 5:51 PM

interesting article that i myself can relate to in the classroom.  I have my kids doing occasional exercise in my year 8 Mathematics class and the benefits of how the classes respond after a brief exercise break is fasinating.  Alas I have not done this as much with my older students...i need to break out of this model for my senior students!

  

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6 Ways Social Media Marketing Is Changing (For the Better)

6 Ways Social Media Marketing Is Changing (For the Better) | Inspire&Teach | Scoop.it
Six trends that are changing the way we use social media in marketing and sales.

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Mirjana Podvorac's insight:

Developing really useful and attractive apps will (or has) become crucial.

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Richard Hussey's curator insight, February 4, 2013 2:00 AM

This is one of the most helpful summaries of where social media is heading that I have seen.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 4, 2013 3:43 PM

In today's day and age, this is vital for organizations to include in their planning.

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