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The "Attention Method" for Effective PowerPoint Presentations

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“This is a method of constructing effective PowerPoint presentations in a way that helps your audience pay attention to you and understand your ideas more fully. With Attention Method, the slides are designed to add power, emphasis, and deeper understanding to your well-scripted speech. You flip slides often so that, at any given time, your slides always support only what you're saying and contain no distracting information. Instead of one slide with several bullets, each slide should contain one idea expressed in vibrant images and minimalistic text.”
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10 Social Media Sites for Education

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Our kids live on social media these days. One crucial way to make learning relevant is to meet ‘em where they live, which means finding social media sites that work in the classroom. Social media organically dovetails with subjects like language arts and social studies, but tech savvy teachers know that collaboration can work in any classroom.

 

Not all social media sites are equal — and not everyone is comfortable turning their students lose on Facebook or Twitter. Here are 10 Top sites that are safe while still engaging.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 29, 2014 2:25 PM

I asked whether I really had to have a whiteboard and LCD in my classroom. Apparently that was not the right question. We need to know what we are going to use particular technology for and how it influences our work.

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Five steps in developing a Personal Learning Network (PLN) - Jisc RSC Blog

Five steps in developing a Personal Learning Network (PLN) - Jisc RSC Blog | IT | Scoop.it
Jisc RSCs work with more than 2,000 UK learning providers helping them with technology, including developing personal learning networks for their learners.

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Victoria Marín's curator insight, March 25, 2014 7:11 AM

Suggestions for building a Personal Learning Network (PLN).

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Leveraging Mobile in the Classroom. Don't Ban Technology, Leverage It!

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Leverage and utilize mobile in the classroom to improve student engagement and move your curriculum into the digital age.

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Designing the Wheel: Built-in Instructional Technology (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Designing the Wheel: Built-in Instructional Technology (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | IT | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online (Designing the Wheel: Built-in Instructional Technology http://t.co/frnaMRvTkP)

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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, September 20, 2013 12:51 PM

 

Rationale for a Course Design Model

 

A common concern about faculty development courses is that although faculty might be subject content experts, they often do not have a background in learning theory. Many experienced faculty members have developed a sense of what will and won't work within their discipline; however, when faced with developing a new course or redesigning a course to incorporate more active learning, instructional technologies, distance education, core curriculum demands, and the like, they struggle with how to approach the course design.

In business and industry, training facilitators have models such as ADDIE (analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation) to lead them through the course design and development process. These are usually based on a "backward design" model, which provides a recommended methodology for designing a course based on desired end results — student outcomes — as opposed to a design based on what material must be covered. Their beginning point and some follow-up actions differ from higher education approaches for a variety of reasons, two primary ones being that (1) typically, the goal of training facilitators is to resolve a workplace problem, as opposed to providing education, and (2) training facilitators typically work in a much shorter time frame than a semester-long course. Some other approaches, such as Caffarella's, attempt to provide guidance to training facilitators and educators; however, these models target professional instructional designers and, as such, assume prior expertise in instructional design.1

Another common higher education issue is that well-intentioned faculty sometimes try to use instructional technologies without sound pedagogical reasons,2 which can adversely affect learning,3 student teaching evaluations,4 and technology use.5 Providing a single, faculty-focused course design model leverages the pedagogical purposes and uses of an instructional technology. The combination of theory and practical use offers more of a just-in-time application for faculty.

 

Applying the Wheel Model

 

The first cohort of faculty that went through the IMPACT program participated in workshops that covered many topics involved in course redesign/design, loosely based on a backward design model. About a year into the program, it became apparent that the workshops didn't provide a complete, consistent, and systematic approach to course design in the university setting. It also became evident that a more deliberate course design model, designed specifically for faculty, could help faculty by providing a systematic process.

Reframing the IMPACT workshops with the course design wheel has enabled the workshop leaders to stress active learning and the role that different instructional technologies can play. Faculty exposure to technologies takes two forms:

Various technologies are used during the workshops to demonstrate how they can support teaching and learning.IMPACT participants bring in issues they are having, such as "How do I manage all my students' e-mail?" or "How can I better manage students working in groups?"

By providing the course design model to faculty, we have also been able to both systematically and spontaneously incorporate information about technologies they might find useful. For example, when faculty members are developing their lesson plans (during the Develop and Teach Course phase), we have a section on active learning techniques that ties to a grid of active learning techniques and possible technologies to support them (see figure 3).

 

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Educational Technology: Instructional Soul or IT Backbone?

Educational Technology: Instructional Soul or IT Backbone? | IT | Scoop.it
Having an instructional soul gives all technology staff a stewardship over technology skills, organizational efficiency, and the overall level of education they are able to provide for the community they serve.
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So what is Technology Integration? - Betchablog

So what is Technology Integration? - Betchablog | IT | Scoop.it
“ I was asked by a colleague in another school the other day if I could give her a snapshot into what I actually do, and what the role of an ICT Integrator actually looks like (from my perspective anyway). Apparently she wants to talk to her school leaders about having an integrator on their staff …”
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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | IT | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 7, 2014 12:06 AM

A number of these things remain fully in place i.e. isolated classrooms, computer labs, schools without adequate Wi-fi, etc.

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A focus on the Top 5 Technologies of 2014

A focus on the Top 5 Technologies of 2014 | IT | Scoop.it
A focus of the Top 5 Technology trends for 2014
A Video featuring five of the best new technologies for 2014
inc new innovations in electric cars , Gaming as well as
new innovations in virtual real

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aanve's curator insight, March 30, 2014 10:53 PM

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A focus on the Top 5 Technologies of 2014 #technology  #business #innovation

LaTisha Hockensmith's curator insight, March 31, 2014 2:13 PM

Amazing!

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Classroom Technology - Integration vs. Innovation - Instructional Tech Talk

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Discussion, Articles, and Podcasts about Instructional Technology

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Education and Instructional Technology Tweet Roll Up for the Week ...

Education and Instructional Technology Tweet Roll Up for the Week ... | IT | Scoop.it
This week's collection of Education and Instructional Technology articles and resource Tweets. (Originally posted or retweeted on Twitter by @EmergingEdTech o.
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