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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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Some good tips, but some slides are quite busy. Less is more when it comes to PowerPoint. 

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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.

Focusing on effective teaching practices for the 21st century student
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Formative Assessment: The Secret Sauce of Blended Success

Formative Assessment:  The Secret Sauce of Blended Success | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, a colleague emailed me about some trouble she was having with her first attempt at blended instruction. She had created some videos to pre-teach a concept, incorporated some active learning strategies into her face-to-face class to build on the video, and assigned an online quiz so she could assess what the students had learned. After grading the quizzes, however, she found that many of the students struggled with the concept. “Maybe,” she wondered, “blended instruction won’t work with my content area.”
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If you have tried blended learning with only limited success, here are some tips to help make it work. 

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5 Strategies For Engaging Students With Video

5 Strategies For Engaging Students With Video | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
5 Strategies For Engaging Students With Video

 

Online video is taking the world by storm, and today’s students are the biggest consumers of online video content — they’re the ‘Netflix Generation’. These students have grown up in a world where video is available instantly, on-demand, and on any device.

 

Combined with the rise of flipped and blended learning methodologies, it’s natural that today’s educators are seeking innovative ways to take advantage of video.

 

But video is complex – and in the past, it’s been difficult for educators to make use of it for learning. The good news is that it’s easier than ever to take advantage of online video; with cloud video delivery becoming increasingly intuitive and affordable, cutting–edge video technologies are now firmly within the grasp of universities and instructors.

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Digital Vaults - explore and create

Digital Vaults - explore and create | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Exploring the Digital Vaults is easy. You can browse through the hundreds of photographs, documents, and film clips and discover the connection between some of the National Archives' most treasured records.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 29, 8:22 AM

The National Archives offer a very interesting tool for students who study American history. They can create a poster or a movie based on thousands of files that can be found in the Digital Vaults. The final product can be shared digitally or printed.

Great for history projects or presentations.

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, July 30, 4:28 AM

I can't help thinking how great of a resource this wIll be for my students to use to create a Glogster poster On the American Revolution.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, July 30, 10:43 AM

Wel Flash nodig, dus niet geschikt voor op de iPad

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Learning on the Edge: Classroom Activities to Promote Deep Learning

Learning on the Edge: Classroom Activities to Promote Deep Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The explosion of educational technologies in the past decade or so has led everyone to wonder whether the landscape of higher education teaching and learning will be razed and reconstructed in some new formation. But whatever changes might occur to the learning environments we construct for our students, the fundamental principles according to which human beings learn complex new skills and information will not likely undergo a massive transformation anytime soon. Fortunately, we seem to be in the midst of a flowering of new research and ideas from the learning sciences that can help ensure that whatever type of approach we take to the classroom—from traditional lecture to flipped classes—can help maximize student learning in our courses.
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How to Run a Google+ Hangouts Series

How to Run a Google+ Hangouts Series | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Many businesses have held Google Hangouts on Air to engage their audience and offer a unique opportunity to hear insights from the business firsthand.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Hangouts

 


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Here is a method for adding a panel discussion to your online course. 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 25, 1:19 PM
Many businesses have held Google Hangouts on Air to engage their audience and offer a unique opportunity to hear insights from the business firsthand.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Hangouts

Design Experts's curator insight, July 25, 11:27 PM

At +DesignExperts we use #GoogleHangouts all day everyday. Just sharing the #ThinkDigital love.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 26, 4:50 AM

How to Run a Google+Hangouts Series

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Splashbase for free public domain images

Splashbase for free public domain images | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Search & discovery platform for free hi resolution photos


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 22, 11:56 AM

You can also send in and share your own images.

Maru Peltonen's curator insight, July 28, 4:29 AM

Kirjatrailerimateriaaleja?

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Amazing graphic design for blogs, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers and more.

Amazing graphic design for blogs, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers and  more. | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Canva makes design simple for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, July 22, 5:23 AM

Interesting-  something cool to play around with when you have time.

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, July 22, 9:19 AM

I'm a Canva Fanboy!

Winners Education's curator insight, July 23, 12:01 AM

A creative tool for everyone

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Mazwai - Free to use HD video

Mazwai - Free to use HD video | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Download free creative commons HD video clips & footages.

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Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, July 21, 2:31 AM

Clips de video CC.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 21, 12:59 PM

Mazwai Uso libre de video HD.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 22, 2:13 PM

a new useful HD video collection

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What Type Of Video Should I Put In My eLearning?

What Type Of Video Should I Put In My eLearning? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Choose your video wisely when designing an eLearning course. Check the What type of video should I put in my eLearning article to find more.

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Some good distinctions between types of videos and how to use them. 

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Jan Zanetis's curator insight, July 19, 9:42 AM

Good points.  Some video more engaging and to the point than others.

Mary Starry's curator insight, July 20, 9:01 PM

As pharmacy educators, we tend to immediately assume we'll be producing a "knowledge" focused video for flipped classrooms or eLearning. However, there are times when a motivational, how-to, or simulation video would be more appropriate for the content and provide an interesting contrast for the learner.  This short article provides information and examples of the different types of videos you can use to meet your objectives.

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

t id"Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. Helping students to pay attention is a primary concern of training professionals, so here are some optimal methods to win the attention game in eLearning."


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Some great ideas whether teaching online or face-to-face.

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DPG plc's curator insight, July 23, 3:02 AM

Time to move away from the 'read, click next, read. click next

Clare Treloar's curator insight, July 24, 5:08 PM

a great summary about ways to target our learners in the digital space. 

Mark Treadwell's curator insight, July 27, 12:47 PM

A great list of elements that contribute to a good prompt. Prompts initiate curiosity via the stimulation of the release of hormones that trigger astrocytic cells (75% of all brain cells) in the brain to trigger neurons to map and automate complex neural patterns we call ideas and concepts. MT

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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The handy graphic below synthesizes the overwhelming to-do list of flipping your classroom into 6 easy steps that make the whole process a little less daunting


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A good, simple view. 

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Mary Starry's curator insight, July 18, 7:38 AM

Six basic, but important, steps to take when flipping your class., with an info graphic  for visualization.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 19, 11:10 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Andrea Stewart's curator insight, July 26, 9:12 PM

Helpful, though I don't quite follow the traditional flip.

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Top 10 eLearning Skills That eLearning Professionals Should Have

Top 10 eLearning Skills That eLearning Professionals Should Have | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What eLearning skills does an eLearning professional need in order to be successful? Check the Top 10 eLearning Professionals' Skills article to find out!
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A nice overview of basic skills needed to teach online. 

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7 Tips To Choose Images And Graphics For Your eLearning Course

7 Tips To Choose Images And Graphics For Your eLearning Course | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How To Choose Images and Graphics for your eLearning Course. Check the 7 Tips To Choose Images And Graphics For Your eLearning Course to find more.

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9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Transformational lessons don't just happen. They require planning, mindfulness, and a commitment to shift away from educational approaches of the past.
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Babel Fish? Skype Translator provides instantaneous translations for videoconferences

Babel Fish? Skype Translator provides instantaneous translations for videoconferences | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

LStory and images by Manish Singh / WinBeta Earlier this year, 

 

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced "Skype Translator", a ground breaking feature which would allow two people speaking in different languages to have audio conversations. At the company's Worldwide Partner Conference event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a development to that project -- Skype Translator now facilitates video conferencing as well.


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Looks like we are one step closer to Gene Roddenberry's view of the future. Does this remind anyone of a universal translator??? 

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 30, 4:16 AM

This is going to be such a game changer for connecting learners globally!

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, July 30, 7:37 AM

Wow! 

terry clarke's curator insight, July 30, 11:54 AM

Although universal communication among people speaking different languages is certainly a worthy goal, I am reluctant to embrace the technology that allegedly allows instantaneous translation during audio/video conferences among speakers of different languages--for many reasons.

  • My ethnic Kazakh daughter and I are bilingual (English & Russian), and I have found that the act, itself, of learning a new language necessarily draws one closer to the customs and practices of the people who use the language in their day-to-day lives (requiring an examination of nearly every aspect of the lives of those who speak the "different language"--allowing, at least the feeling of, adoption of a new and different culture).
  • Language (particularly oral as opposed to written) is an imprecise method of communication, and even experienced translators will attest that different languages have idiosyncrasies that do not allow for an accurate or precise communication of a particular idea, description or opinion sought to be сonveyed. Подвиг (Podvig) is a Russian word used to describe a particular idea in Eastern Orthodox Christianity is an example of one such word--though others may disagree
  • Because of the decline of formal language usage in favor of slang and the explosion of the use of acronyms (SMH, YOLO, WTF), and the multitudes of "figures of speech", I am skeptical that current technology exists that would allow a computer program algorithm to translate accurately and instantaneously the communications between people speaking different languages.
  • Upon reflection, I could not support the widespread use of the technology described in this article. Language, in its many different and beautiful forms, is a reflection of the culture, history and heritage of those who speak it.
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How To Become A Better Online Researcher

How To Become A Better Online Researcher | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

We’re sort of led to believe that the ‘best’ search results are the ones on the first page. Companies pay tons of money to be featured on the top of the search results for this reason! Don’t be fooled – it is worth the time you spend sifting through the search results.

 


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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, July 30, 3:02 AM

Good basics - thanks!

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How To Become A Better Online Researcher

Bernard Rentier's curator insight, July 30, 1:15 PM

A very wise advice. And some good tips.

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The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom

The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Examining Knowledge Beliefs to Motivate Student Learning

Examining Knowledge Beliefs to Motivate Student Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
“I just cram for the exam and then forget everything.”

“If I can just get this last paper done I am in the clear.”

Comments like these make us cringe, but we all know the external factors that motivate students: grades, grades, grades. I spend a great amount of time providing students with concrete, detailed feedback on papers only to hear someone say, “Oh, I didn’t look at the feedback, just the grade.” From a faculty perspective, the grade is the least important. The joy of student engagement and learning drives our work. We ended up in higher education for a reason—most of us see great value in the learning process.
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22 Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom

22 Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
22 Of The Newest--And Best--Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom

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A round-up of interactive video options

A round-up of interactive video options | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"We take for granted that we can interact with text, but up until recently it’s been a challenge to interact (read/write/talk) with media...

Being able to interact with video allows us to personalize video-based instruction, by leading learners to the segment of video we like them to watch, by adding voice-overs, notes, pop-ups, screenshots, maps, references, pauses. It also allows learners to create video with even more depth and features and can the interaction can be used to support media literacy learning."


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A good overview on the available tools to make video interactive.

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, July 22, 7:36 AM

Met meer mogelijkheden tot interactie met video's krijg je betere en persoonlijker betrokkenheid bij de inhoud. Door audio of voice-over toe te voegen of notities, kaarten enzovoort. Dat werkt natuurlijk prima in onderwijs of instructievideo's. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 4:38 AM
  • Created for educators, EDpuzzle allows teachers to set up classes, to assign specific video lessons and to engage students in creating their own video lessons.  Analytics share which students watch, when they last watched, and whether they watched at home or at school.
  •  Mozilla PopcornMaker is a powerful multiple-layer video editor that invites users to remix videos to include pop-ups, text boxes, images, maps (even in streetview), as well as Wikipedia articles that continue to update.
  • ThingLink for video,  looks so promising.
  • eduCanon is an interactive learning platform into which teachers may embed questions and any html object.  
  • TED-Ed lessons offer educators the opportunity to customize a TED video to meet their specific instructional needs.
  • Write-on Video is an iPad app that allows users to annotate and animate videos and pictures, by arranging the elements into storyboards and slideshows enhanced by free-hand drawing, text boxes, stamps, and sound clips.
Becky Roehrs's curator insight, July 23, 7:31 AM

Excellent round-up of tools we have available to update our videos with voiceovers, notes, pop-ups, screenshots, maps, and references!

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Our 3 Favorite Free Online Image Editors For Education

Our 3 Favorite Free Online Image Editors For Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Learning how to use image editing software can be difficult and time consuming. And, teaching students how to use it can be even more challenging. Luckily, there are several free, online alternativ..."


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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 19, 7:34 PM

FREE, online image editors! The Edublogger has come up with three programs that meet 3 criteria:

1. It is free to use.

2. It requires no registration.

3. It provides educators and students with an intuitive, easy-to-learn photo editing tool.

Each of the 3 tools is described and there is a list of pros and cons to help you choose.

And the three tools are:

* Picadilo

* Pixlr

* Fotor

Learning to edit images is a great skill for students to learn. You might have them edit an image and use it with ThingLink allowing your students to create an interactive image for others in the class to use.

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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 20, 10:48 AM

it's often hard to teach kids photo editing skills when the software is expensive.  These are good solution sosolution so

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 4:49 AM

To help you and your students create your own amazing images, Edublogger has compiled a list of  3  online photo editors. In order to be on the list, each of these tools must meet these three requirements:

  1. It is free to use.
  2. It requires no registration.
  3. It provides educators and students with an intuitive, easy-to-learn photo editing tool.

And the tools are:

* Picadilo

* Pixlr

* Fotor


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5 Awesome Online Learning Tools for Students

5 Awesome Online Learning Tools for Students | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a high school student studying for a test, a college senior cramming for your last exam, or an entrepreneur taking an online class to improve your leadership skills, online learning ...
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Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed

Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Teaching students that intelligence can grow and blossom with effort – rather than being a fixed trait they’re just born with – is gaining traction in progressive education circles. And new research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential."


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New research on mindset. Definitely worth a read! 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 16, 7:58 PM

How can we help nurture a growth mindset? New research has been published shows that providing as little as "30-minute online intervention can spur academic gains for many students, particularly those with poor grades."

Learn more about the programs that were offered and about the gains that struggling students made based on the online intervention.

Carol Dweck is known for her research on growth mindset and this post provides up-to-date information that may make you consider creating a short presentation and discussion with students about the value of hard work and effort as well as various study techniques. It is important to remember that students of all ages need to be educated that they are able to learn.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, July 17, 2:05 PM

Thx Beth Dichter!

niftyjock's curator insight, July 17, 3:04 PM

You can learn to be smarter, 

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Nearly 75 Percent of Faculty Incorporated Technology into their Teaching in the Past Year

Nearly 75 Percent of Faculty Incorporated Technology into their Teaching in the Past Year | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When it comes to technology in the classroom, phrases like “faculty resistance” and the importance of getting “faculty buy-in” are tossed around with great frequency. But is that perception still valid? Are all instructors so set in their ways, skeptical of anything new, and fearful of deviating from what they’ve done that it’s nearly impossible to get them to try something new?
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Breathe New Life into Your eLearning Courses: 5 Helpful Mantras to Live By

Breathe New Life into Your eLearning Courses: 5 Helpful Mantras to Live By | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

arnarThe following five helpful mantras provide refreshing ideas for creating eLearning courses that go beyond a conventional approach.


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niftyjock's curator insight, July 15, 3:07 PM

coool

Julie's curator insight, July 16, 1:30 AM

Perfect creative way to present it !

OOHMMMMM

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, July 16, 1:03 PM

Genial, me encanta.