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7 Tips to Beautiful PowerPoint by @itseugenec

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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I truly enjoyed this slideshow that doesn't just preach; it shows how to apply each tip.

 

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 12, 2013 10:14 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, 2014 9:30 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 17, 2014 1:28 AM

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

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The Power of Visual Communication

The Power of Visual Communication | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Billion Dollar Business Graphics - Fast and easy business graphics plus winning business graphic tips, tricks, secrets, and best practices guaranteed to increase your success rate.
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A nice article (segment from book) about the psychology behind how we decode images
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Hiking The Pacific Trail, 2660 Miles And He Videos One Second Per Day; This Is The Result

Hiking The Pacific Trail, 2660 Miles And He Videos One Second Per Day; This Is The Result | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The advances in modern camera technology have created recent change like no other.  When combined with social media to spread everywhere, it's amazing how visually we can all share in the experiences of one individual.  This video shows the entirety of a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike from the US/Mexico border to the US/Canada border across 2,660 mi / 4,200 km through California, Oregon, and Washington - A 5 month trip.'I created this version in response to my first video, 'The Pacific Crest Trail (Three Second Thru-Hike)', I have recut the footage into a more compact format with updated music.  I...
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Man documents his hiking journey with one beautiful second per day. This motivated me to go get some fresh air and exercise!

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When the Internet’s ‘Moderators’ Are Anything But

When the Internet’s ‘Moderators’ Are Anything But | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The title suggests a steward of civility and decency. But online, unpaid moderators can become a force for mayhem.
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I hope that the problems at Reddit do not spill over into the political arena. Reddit really has always been a unique ecosystem. I didn't visit often but I did benefit greatly from some of the links and threads that were shared with me which originated on the site.

 

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Should My Kid Learn to Code?

Should My Kid Learn to Code? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Most educators agree that basic application and internet skills (typing, word processing, spreadsheets, web literacy and safety, etc.) are fundamental, and thus, “digital literacy” is a part of K12 curriculum. But is coding now a fundamental literacy, like reading or writing, that all K12 students need to learn as well? In order to gain a deeper understanding of the devices and applications they use everyday, it’s important for all students to try coding. In doing so, this also has the positive effect of inspiring more potential future programmers. Furthermore, there are a set of relevant skills, often consolidated as “computational thinking”, that are becoming more important for all students, given the growth in the use of computers, algorithms and data in many fields.


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5 Reasons Why EdTech Startups are Flocking to Singapore - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

5 Reasons Why EdTech Startups are Flocking to Singapore - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Why are EdTech Startups Flocking to Singapore? Singapore EdTech Market Insights...
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Biz Storytelling: 8 Classic structures to use

Biz Storytelling: 8 Classic structures to use | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 16, 6:39 PM

Ffion Lindsay at Sparkol does another terrific job putting together 8 story structures any business can use, then gives us examples for each. Better yet, for each structure she shares with us what situations they are good for. Yay!


If you are looking to refresh your stories and just want to play with sharing your stories in different ways -- or are stuck not knowing how to tell one of your stories -- then grab this article.


If you use these other structures, you won't get stuck in the monomyth of the hero (a good thing).


Monomyth dangers

I have noticed one piece of language changing, however. That is the word "Monomyth". Mono means one or alone. Mono + myth means one myth. Joseph Campbell coined this term to refer to the Hero's story as the one all encompassing archetype for narratives. From there it morphed into also meaning a narrative common to all people. But it has a stranglehold on our storytelling, as if there are no other kinds of stories to tell.


Now the word is being used without question. Make sure you listen to the video in this article by Chimamanda Adichie on The Danger Of A Single Story.


The monomyth of the hero's journey is eclipsing other kinds of stories to tell. In the mad rush for business storytelling, the hero's journey is often touted as the only story to pay attention to. Stories of community, origin stories, how we do things, cautionary tales, and the like are neglected, but we are starving for them.


Anyway, enjoy playing with these structures and well done Ffion!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her business storytelling curation at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Alexis Niki's curator insight, July 17, 1:49 AM

This is one of the best articles on business stories I've read in a long time. The author not only explains different story structures, she indicates when to use them and includes video examples for each structure. Enjoy! 

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Everything you think you know about Reddit is wrong

Everything you think you know about Reddit is wrong | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Reddit's former CEO has taken to the site to burn bridges and drop some serious truth bombs on how Reddit operates.
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I am not a big Reddit user, but I have definitely benefitted from links that people have shared from Reddit with my other communities.

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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, July 16, 9:01 PM

Some acknowledgment to the site would still be necessary - to keep students in the habit of attribution of source..

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 17, 9:02 AM

This article will be a great resource for student projects. 

Sue Alexander's curator insight, July 18, 2:15 PM

Oh boy! All the resources in one place! Happy Dancin'

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Personal Story: Eva Mejia - Connected Learning Alliance

Personal Story: Eva Mejia - Connected Learning Alliance | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Key Takeaways: Understand the problem you are trying to solve and understand and elevate the voice of those affected by the problem, whether they are students, teachers or community. Understand the system that creates the problem you are trying to solve. Use the power of social learning for adults and professionals. Practitioners rarely want to …
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Secrets From The CEO Who Achieves Inbox Zero Every Day

Secrets From The CEO Who Achieves Inbox Zero Every Day | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
What if Inbox Zero weren't a "someday" myth, but a daily reality? How this CEO manages to read every email and still get his work done.
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This busy CEO gets through all of his emails efficiently in one day without outsourcing and with less stress. You can too.  

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Reddit interim CEO Pao resigns; Huffman regains CEO title

Reddit interim CEO Pao resigns; Huffman regains CEO title | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Reddit said Friday that interim CEO Ellen Pao resigned from the company, and co-founder Steve Huffman is back as its CEO. The freewheeling online discussion forum and news site, which says it had 164 million ...
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Lots of changes this month at Reddit

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I could be a more effective Social Curator

I could be a more effective Social Curator | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Yesterday I sat down to write a blog post about how I use Diigo for curation.  First I looked at Joyce Seitzinger's presentation on social curation at the EduTech Australia conference (Brisbane, 2 ...

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Five ways film-making is evolving thanks to new technology

Five ways film-making is evolving thanks to new technology | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

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"David Sheldon-Hicks, who has worked on Guardians of the Galaxy and Ex Machina, examines advances in motion capture and 3D printing".

Angie Weihs's curator insight, June 15, 3:33 PM

What I have seen so far needs a lot of work, if tech would develop exponentially here - great.

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The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders

The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The agency collected and stored intimate chats, photos, and emails belonging to innocent Americans—and secured them so poorly that reporters can now browse them at will.
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It creeps me out that Snowden shared very private selfies with huge newspapers. It creeps me out much more that he got these photos easily by putting his thumb drive in a government computer that was stockpiling them.  

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When Society Fought The Spread of the Telegraph

When Society Fought The Spread of the Telegraph | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

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1) When the phone came out, people expected "left ear disease" in which we would lose hearing in one ear.

2) When the telegraph came out, people said that they missed the anticipation of waiting for the steamboat to arrive.

 

 

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VideoBlocks.com - YouTube

VideoBlocks.com - YouTube | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
VideoBlocks is your ultimate resource for all things stock footage. Get access to studio-quality videos, backgrounds, templates, and more—all in one place.
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A channel with great tips on video composition, etc.

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What is Blended Learning?

This is "What is Blended Learning?" by The Learning Accelerator on Vimeo.


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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, July 18, 3:12 PM

Great video explaining the benefits of blended learning and how it's transforming learning.

Steven E Teator's curator insight, July 19, 10:00 AM

The Flipped Classroom can apply various aspects of Blending Learning.  This video is an overview discussing the benefits of Blending Learning.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 19, 11:00 AM

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Solution Saturday: How to Inspire

Solution Saturday: How to Inspire | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Today is the first Saturday of an experiment I’m calling “Solution Saturday.” Julie asks, “How do you truly inspire people?” 17 ways to truly inspire. Realize true inspiration is internal. People i...
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Great advice for teachers, parents and leaders
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Can Teachers Author Their Own Textbooks on the Fly? -- THE Journal

Can Teachers Author Their Own Textbooks on the Fly? -- THE Journal | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
At Philadelphia’s String Theory School, teachers develop their own course materials in iTunes U, making the bulging backpack full of books a thing of the past.
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Cellphone culture’s impact on the East

Cellphone culture’s impact on the East | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Just walk down the street and you'll see people, young and old, with their faces glued to mobile phones. What are the consequences of a cellphone culture?
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Very brief overview of the cellphone nations of Asia.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, July 15, 8:34 PM

Although this is not their best post, Asia News Weekly has been improving their coverage lately.

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How To Develop Your Content Curation Editorial Calendar - Heidi Cohen

How To Develop Your Content Curation Editorial Calendar - Heidi Cohen | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Don't miss content curation opportunities! Create your content curation editorial calendar with these 5 steps. Contains easy-to-use worksheets and tips.

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Neil Ferree's curator insight, July 15, 5:26 PM

One of the first things you will want to get a handle on before you execute your content marketing strategy is to document your content curation editorial calendar.

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The Rich Kids of Instagram are a product of extreme inequality, and they’re not afraid to show it

The Rich Kids of Instagram are a product of extreme inequality, and they’re not afraid to show it | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Photos capture the lifestyles of the rich and entitled – and how cut off they are from the rest of us
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Follow these 10 one-to-one classroom tips for every educator

Follow these 10 one-to-one classroom tips for every educator | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Wherever you are on the one-to-one spectrum we have some advice to help you move forward and make the most out of these new resources in your classroom.

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, July 12, 7:38 AM

Wherever you are on the one-to-one spectrum here's some advice to help you move forward and make the most out of these new resources in your classroom.

Mrs. Reinagel's curator insight, July 12, 11:30 AM

Good ideas

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Be Inspired, Be an Innovator!

Be Inspired, Be an Innovator! | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
This collection of targeted video segments, audio files, lesson plans, and guides is designed to give you the tools you need to drive innovative thinking among middle and high school students. Resources explore the critical and creative skills that engineers, inventors, musicians, farmers, and scientists rely on to develop the innovative products and processes that underpin our everyday lives.
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Ken Morrison's curator insight, July 8, 9:16 PM
I am a big fan of Steven Johnson's ideas and way of sharing them in an easy way for all to understand. I am glad that PBS is supporting his series with excellent classroom resources.
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10 Questions to Ask Every Senior Leader by @TeacherToolkit

10 Questions to Ask Every Senior Leader by @TeacherToolkit | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
When last did you reflect as a senior leader without prompt? This is a blog for every senior leader to reflect on their own school-leadership practice. Are you a reflective leader? If so, has this ...
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10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology - Daily Genius

10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology - Daily Genius | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
There are plenty of reasons teachers do not use education technology. It’s expensive. It’s hard to always find a reason to implement edtech into a particular lesson. That’s all true and valid, really. But what are the other big reasons that teachers don’t use technology in the classroom? We did a little digging through surveys, …

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 12, 3:08 AM

Let's dig into the issue!!!!

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#education #technology

cioccas's curator insight, June 12, 7:49 PM

Useful summary and all ring true from my experience.