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Are You Not Entertained? How to Build a Dynamic Lecture

Are You Not Entertained? How to Build a Dynamic Lecture | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Mix It Up
Don't be a purist. Use different styles, formats and media when you lecture, like Pecha Kucha, the 60-Second Lecture, or the Punctuated Lecture. Joan Middendor and Alan Kalish collected dozens of "change up" lecture strategies that I refer to several times a semester. And the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard links to dozens of lecture innovations, including Twenty Ways to Make Lectures More Participatory.
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Lecture has its place but it doesn't have to be long and boring. Don't forget TEDx presentations are also lectures. 

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SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds

Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio (Did you know that Brain Pickings has a @soundcloud library of superb speeches, rare interviews, and other audio gems?
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This could be a useful resource for finding audio materials for our students to improve their listening skills. The Common Core is not all about reading, after all. It is about critical thinking skills, communication, problem solving, and creativity as well. 

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Sharrock's curator insight, October 23, 2013 12:47 PM

This could be a useful resource for finding audio materials for our students to improve their listening skills. The Common Core is not all about reading, after all. It is about critical thinking skills, communication, problem solving, and creativity as well.