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15 Fixable “Death by PowerPoint” Issues

15 Fixable “Death by PowerPoint” Issues | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it

Inspiring case studies, tips, and presentation ideas to help you set your story free, from the Haiku Deck team and our creative community. 

It’s worth noting that we have nothing against PowerPoint itself — in fact, PowerPoint can be used to create some incredibly awesome presentations, if you have strong design skills or you know someone who does.


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I think I have done every one of these !! Too true- how boring!!

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Woodstock School's curator insight, March 30, 2014 11:16 PM

A few tips on how to exploit the real power of presentations.

 

Johani Karonen's curator insight, March 31, 2014 3:33 AM

The sixteenth issue: The mismatcher, was added in a comment! I totally agree on that having an overarching look and feel is really important!

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excelentes recomendaciones para evitar la muerte por power point

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Humanities and Social Sciences is a new learning area in the Australian Curriculum. This site captures current new resources for teaching and research about best practice in this teaching in primary school.
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10 Strategies For Successfully Using #PeriscopeEdu at Your Next #EdTech Event

10 Strategies For Successfully Using #PeriscopeEdu at Your Next #EdTech Event | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
A blog to share ideas about innovative, real, and relevant learning.
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Not sure if I love the idea of recording presentations as they proceed - making you the story rather than the presenter, and the ethical and copyright ramifications that result - but the App is a good one. How can we use this in social studies' classrooms? Movie making on the run!!!
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 134 YouTube channels that will make you smarter

 134 YouTube channels that will make you smarter | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
The 60 YouTube channels that will make you smarter were selected from this master list. In here you can find many captivating channels that for some reason or other didn’t quite reach the shortlist…

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 18, 7:22 AM

A wealth of #information.

Inma Contreras's curator insight, June 23, 5:26 AM
Captivating channels for your students
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channels to help learning
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Sudan's forgotten pyramids - BBC News

As part of a series looking at some of the lesser seen sides of some of the world’s most misunderstood countries, Benjamin Zand heads to Sudan. A countr
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Another insight into Sudan
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Teachers Favourite iPad Apps

Teachers Favourite iPad Apps | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
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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Check these out- do they work for you and your classroom context?
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Human Settlement Predictive Model

"Simulating climate conditions over the last 125,000 years and predicting how those changes would have allowed humans to spread around the globe, this video models human migration patterns." Read more: http://ow.ly/lWIp304qZEo


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Some interesting modelling based on climate change. I wonder what it would look like based on something different? Cultural differences? What came first culture or climate?
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 18, 3:14 PM

The World Economic Forum noted that some spatial research that was originally published in Nature, shows how geneticists took DNA samples from people of different cultures in different parts of the world to track their dispersal throughout the globe.  The video uses climatic data, combined with the genetic data, to create a model showing how the human race spread across the globe over a 125,000 year period.

 

Tagsdiffusiondemographicsmappingmigration, populationhistorical, video, visualization.

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Crossing borders: Technology and global competence

Crossing borders: Technology and global competence | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
AEF Executive Director's blog
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The new basics; what do young learners need to be skilled in. AEF ahead of the rest as usual.
 
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Q&A: Education Technology Expert On Teaching the Next Generation of Teachers

Q&A: Education Technology Expert On Teaching the Next Generation of Teachers | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it

Teachers also need to learn how to engage students in higher-order thinking during the process. New teachers may get caught up in the technology and forget to have students pause and metacognitively think about what they are learning and how that connects to previously learned material. I coach my students to include questions in their lessons that ask students to explain their thinking or connect their ideas to the text.


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Does the technology drive the learning or does the overall lesson design? To what extent does technology change what we teach? I am not sure about this. There seems to be disciples for both views.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 20, 1:33 AM

Interesting interview.

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20 lessons that incorporate the 4Cs

20 lessons that incorporate the 4Cs | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
A session at TCEA offers insight into how real teachers structure their lessons to support the 4Cs into instruction.
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Teaching ideas using 4 Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity)
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8 of The Best Audio Recording Apps for Teachers and Students

8 of The Best Audio Recording Apps for Teachers and Students | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
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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There are a couple of great Apps here which would work well for recording thoughts about lesson and activities as you go. Just find the one that is more intuitive for you.
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How Students Can Use Timeline Templates in the Classroom

How Students Can Use Timeline Templates in the Classroom | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
A foreign language teacher provides her ideas and examples for using infographic timelines in the classroom, both as assignments and visual aids.

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And the basic Visme program is free!! You can try and see how it goes. Learning to do timelines is so important in teaching History.
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Lilydale High School's curator insight, November 20, 2016 5:20 PM
Different ways to do timelines.
Gianluca Pirraglia's curator insight, January 2, 6:23 AM

Great tips for students who need to create timelines. Experience shared by a foreign language teacher.

Thanks for the suggestion to April Alen Abion.

Coconut Curator's curator insight, April 30, 10:28 AM
Keen to use timelines for geography and history (HASS). Looks at Visme as a timeline tool.
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25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers. For teaching students how to presen…
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What’s Happening In The Brain When Your Imagination Is Active?

What’s Happening In The Brain When Your Imagination Is Active? | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Imagination is often associated with childhood, but that doesn’t mean the process is simple. Conjuring images that one has never seen before is more complex than it seems, requiring the brain to reconfigure images it can readily identify in new ways.

In one hypothesis of the imagination network, the prefrontal cortex plays a crucial function as coordinator, signaling different networks of neurons representing images that wouldn’t normally be associated together, to fire at the same time. Called “mental synthesis,” some researchers now believe the infrastructure for life-long imaginative pursuits may be laid during childhood.

This TED-Ed video explains in more detail what scientists think is going on in the brain when our imaginations are at work.

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Well how about that. Childhood is actually very important in future education and thinking?? So why isn't education better resourced!
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20 Best VR Apps for Google Cardboard

20 Best VR Apps for Google Cardboard | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
If you have a Google Cardboard, you need to download these apps.
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Good to get an idea of how virtual reality can work for social studies teaching
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Ten Skills for the Future Workforce

Ten Skills for the Future Workforce | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it

Sense-making, social intelligence, novel & adaptive thinking, cross-cultural competency, computational thinking, new-media literacy, transdisciplarity, design mindset, cognitive load management, virtual collaboration. These are the 10 skills needed for the future workforce. For a full report, see the work done by Apollo Research Institute (formerly the University of Phoenix Research Institute) looking at the Skills Needed by 2020. A summery of the report and detailed findings about each of the skills are also available.


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Sounds interesting but how many of these lists do we see? It would be good to see the evidence of this.
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Paulette Dotson's curator insight, July 11, 2:37 PM
It is very interesting to see what the skills are expected of the workforce of the future.
Ian Berry's curator insight, July 12, 6:56 PM
I think all ten are essential skills not just for the future they're also highly relevant now Two skills are implied I would make them specific They would be self-awareness/appreciation and awareness/appreciation of others
Guillermo Pérez's curator insight, July 13, 10:12 AM
Las nuevas destrezas laborales requeridas
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12 Sites and Apps for Learning to Code

12 Sites and Apps for Learning to Code | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Last week on Twitter I mentioned that Logo was my introduction to computers and programming. Today we have many more ways to introduc
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Yes Turtle Logo was great fun. This is STEM but think HASS - how to use the code to achieve real world outcomes and important outcomes - citizenship
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Inside The Lives Of Nuba's Rebel Fighters [Sudan In 360, Part 2]

After years of discrimination and violence from the Sudanese government, some in the Nuba Mountains region of Sudan have chosen to fight back. This is th
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Some short u tube clips on background to conflict in Southern Sudan and  Sudan. As we in Australia have many refugees from southern Sudan this can be helpful although more recent fighting  has seemed to revert to centuries' old conflicts. Another area of the world that we hear little about.
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7 Awesome Pattern Backgrounds for Your Slides and How to Create Them in PowerPoint

7 Awesome Pattern Backgrounds for Your Slides and How to Create Them in PowerPoint | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Free pattern backgrounds that you can create yourself in PowerPoint. Use geometric pattern background and abstract pattern backgrounds for amazing designs!

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 1, 1:00 AM

Enhance your slides with attractive backgrounds. Some good examples here.

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Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions on how to create patterned backgrounds. 
 
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Enhance your slides with attractive backgrounds. Some good examples here.

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7 Tools For Your Digital Classroom - eLearning Industry

7 Tools For Your Digital Classroom - eLearning Industry | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Want to know which tools to use for a digital classroom? Check 7 Tools For Your Digital Classroom to transform it into a blended-learning or a digital one.
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Love the idea of creating videos as teaching resources - not just watch the video and then teaching begins.
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Getting Started with Snapchat in your Classroom

Getting Started with Snapchat in your Classroom | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
As teachers, we’ve all seen it in our classrooms: A student in the back of the room discreetly takes a selfie. We’ve probably all been frustrated by it at some
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I have had a go with Snapchat but not  very successfully. this gives me more incentive to get better with it.
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Four cautionary lessons about education technology

Four cautionary lessons about education technology | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it

There's good failure and there's dumb failure. The dumb failure we see over and over again is just dumping technology into schools and hoping for magic to happen; not having a plan, thinking that things will happen automatically because kids are “digital natives,” a term that obscures as much as it illuminates; thinking that just because technology is there your problem is solved."


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This emphasises the importance of the teacher in any technology education. Some good follow up sections and blogs
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 20, 1:29 AM

A good short read.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 20, 12:49 PM
Digital tools are not a panacea of all things good.
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Preparing Young Americans for a Complex World

Preparing Young Americans for a Complex World | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
When students explore foreign cultures, they learn not just about others, but also about themselves.
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15 Best Online Presentation Tools for Students

15 Best Online Presentation Tools for Students | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it

There are some fantastic online presentation tools for students that allow users to mix media and create engaging, fun and interactive slideshows. No one wants to sit through a boring PowerPoint presentation, let alone a class full of students with a low attention span. Using website presentation tools, students can collaborate in group projects or work solo, designing inspiring dynamic presentations that tell a story about their chosen topic. These tools are easy to use, and most have special education sections, so teachers can set up their class as quickly as possible. The list below includes tools for creating slideshows, digital storytelling and poster type mixed media presentations.


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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, February 1, 7:37 AM

Interesantes herramientas para hacer presentaciones.

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360 Video Education Spotlight: BBC on YouTube - Class Tech Tips

360 Video Education Spotlight: BBC on YouTube - Class Tech Tips | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Looking for a clip to send home to students or want to connect a video link for a QR code scavenger hunt? Educational 360 videos are worth exploring!
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Some useful Youtubes here available free from BBC. Of course English oriented and not all Social Studies but lots of films on how television is made and of course great nature movies. A few things on virtual reality education. Must get into that !!!
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9 Fundamental Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers

9 Fundamental Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
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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Some more apps to try. Are these the fundamental 9 skills for our 21st students? We really need to think about the categories don't we -research based?
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What's on the horizon for K-12 ed tech in 2017?

What's on the horizon for K-12 ed tech in 2017? | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Putting the tech devices into students' hands. Focusing on pedagogy.
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