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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 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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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | Teaching in Higher Education | 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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Worth sharing. 

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Reggie Agulha's curator insight, March 9, 6:52 AM

Brilliant ideas. Really useful. 

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, March 10, 3:51 PM

Contação de historias como modelo milenar de aprendizagem de adultos #avancee

Andrea Stewart's curator insight, March 21, 4:55 PM

Great techniques for teaching or professional development. The article gives video examples of each.

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How to Get Your Students to Come to Class Prepared

How to Get Your Students to Come to Class Prepared | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Imagine a world where students came to class prepared. Class time would be so much more productive and enjoyable for teachers and students alike. We would have informed class discussions and focus on students applying, analyzing, and evaluating the material under our expert guidance.
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This could work!

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50 tips to develop and run your online courses

50 tips to develop and run your online courses | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"From getting started to managing the day-to-day business, try these 50 tips for setting up a successful online course for any grade level.


As many K-12 U.S. public schools and districts are struggling to compete with 100 percent online cyber charter schools for essential student funding, many universities are struggling to understand the impact of MOOCs on future enrollment. Both of these scenarios point to the one thing that is abundantly clear, online education is having another growth spurt in the second decade of the 21st century and the race to create in-house online content is on."


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6 Tips To Create Better eLearning Content

6 Tips To Create Better eLearning Content | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"As more organizations turn to online instruction to train their employees and customers, more administrators and other leaders are finding themselves in the position of having to create a lot of content. These leaders must turn their presentations, lectures, on-the-job training and years of experience into self-contained lessons that not only contain a great deal of institutional knowledge, but also convey it effectively. This task may seem intimidating and overwhelming. There are, however, a few tips that can simplify the process."


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Drora Arussy's curator insight, February 12, 7:47 AM

Good basic advice. Again, good teaching practice as applied to e-learning.

Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, February 12, 10:00 AM

To reference in support to teachers.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, February 12, 5:23 PM

While aimed at business - the advise given here (Feb 11, 2015 | Posted by Henson Gawliu Jr. ) can easily be applied to creating eLearning content for schools - simply guidelines broken down as follows:

1.Take advantage of the medium.

2. Keep it uncluttered.

3. Reinforce frequently.

4. Seek out experts.

5. Keep your goals in mind.

6. Put yourself in the students shoes.

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Best Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures

Best  Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Creating tutorials and explanatory guides is best done through the help of screenshots. These are pictures we take of our screens to share with others or include in a visual demonstration of how, for example, a process works. As teachers and educators we often find ourselves in need of such visual annotations and cues to enhance our students comprehensibility. There are several web tools that we can use to create screenshots and we have already reviewed some of them in past publications here. Today, we are introducing you to what we consider to be the best 4 web tools for creating screenshots. Besides being free, these tools are very simple to use and are also student friendly. They will allow you to  capture your screen, crop and annotate your pictures using  arrows, colours, shapes, text and many more.

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Easy to use tools make incorporating screenshots and tutorials into your online class a snap. 

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 31, 11:48 AM

Four apps for annotating screenshots are discussed here. I like Snagit, where it is possible to save annotated screenshots to one's Google drive.

flea palmer's curator insight, February 3, 5:38 AM

These all look good - much easier than using a combination of tools! Remember copyright though!

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, February 22, 10:57 AM

Para capturas sobre páginas web (além de edição e anotações sobre as capturas) a extensão Fireshot (browsers Chrome e Firefox) é, para já, imbatível.

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Could Video Feedback Replace the Red Pen?

Could Video Feedback Replace the Red Pen? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Writing useful comments on students’ work can be a fine art. And for instructors who put a lot of effort into crafting a critique, there’s always a substantial risk students will skip the written feedback and go right to the grade."


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Is this more or less time consuming than typing comments? Does it lead to better student outcomes? 

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 27, 8:49 AM

Let's hope so! 

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, January 30, 6:37 AM

My initial response is "maybe." I stopped using a red pen years and years and years ago. The red is distracting, especially if there are a lot of comments. I also stopped putting a grade on the paper years and years and years ago. Yes, students went straight to the grade and if they liked the grade, that was that: they never read the comments. So they had to read the comments to do any revisions of the paper and no, they didn't know the grade until the final version of the paper. But by then there'd been conferences to discuss their papers and my comments.

Trent Online's curator insight, January 30, 9:49 AM

For online courses, this is a personalized touch that helps improve the sense of instructor presence and build community. And, it is not difficult or time consuming with current technology

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Driven to Distraction

Driven to Distraction | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

From texting to tardiness to cheating, incivility and misconduct can disrupt learning. Here are some tips for controlling a class.

Thomas Shepard beams out at his audience of junior faculty members before delivering some unvarnished advice that he could have used as a new teacher. "How many of you have had students cheat on homework?" he asks. Most hands shoot up. "What about on finals?" About 20 percent indicate yes. "No school is immune," says the University of St. Thomas engineering professor, warning that academic misconduct, requests for extensions or accommodations, tardiness, and other everyday hurdles can "nickel-and-dime your time" to the point of detracting from teaching, research, and service.

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Online Discussion Boards: Strategies to Ease Instructor Burden and Promote Student Learning - OLC

Online Discussion Boards: Strategies to Ease Instructor Burden and Promote Student Learning - OLC | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Flickr Photo Courtesy Of: Eric Wignall Teaching Online Across Devices   In online courses, discussion forums provide a place for student-to-student and instructor-to-student interaction. Within discussion forums, students share thoughts and review the ideas of others modeled through collegial, dialogic Read More >
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This is a good time of the year to consider revamping discussions board prompts. Here are some suggestions for making your discussion board more engaging. 

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
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Some great techniques here easily adaptable for higher education. 

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Add Voice Over to PowerPoint Presentations in 5 Easy Steps

This simple technique is an easy way to turn those PowerPoint Slides into flipped course content. The presentation tool in Microsoft Office is one of the

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A basic step-by-step process for adding voice over. 

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 20, 2014 4:21 AM

Learn how to add your voice to PowerPoint presentations.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, December 21, 2014 10:45 PM

This is important advice for those who are into flipped class room teaching. Time and again, it has been reiterated that stand alone powerpoint presentations are not good enough unless they are backed by a voice over, or a verbal presentation, or a description short though it may be on each slide. The tips given in the article will help in preparing PPTs. with Voice Over.

Agüero Luciana N's curator insight, December 29, 2014 6:35 AM

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Our 14 Most Popular Articles of 2014

Our 14 Most Popular Articles of 2014 | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As another year draws to a close, the editorial team at Faculty Focus looks back on some of the top articles of the past year. Throughout 2014, we published approximately 225 articles. The articles covered a wide range of topics – including group work, course redesign, flipped learning, and grading strategies. In a two-part series, which runs today and Friday, we reveal the top 14 articles for 2014. Each article’s ranking is based on a combination of factors, including e-newsletter open and click-thru rates, social shares, reader comments, web traffic, reprint requests, and other reader engagement metrics.

Today’s post lists articles 8-14, starting with number 14.
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Photos For Class - The World's Easiest Way to Download Properly Attributed, Creative Common Images

Photos For Class - The World's Easiest Way to Download Properly Attributed, Creative Common Images | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a safe and easy way to find images for school reports? Just search and download properly attributed, copyright free images.

G Rated Images - Photos for Class uses Flickr safe search, and we do a little filtering of our own to help it out - Read More
Easy Attribution - When you click download, Photos For Class automatically cites the author and the image license terms - Read More
Creative Common Images - All images shown are to the best of our (and Flickr's) knowledge Creative Commons licensed for school use

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Luciana Viter's comment, November 26, 2014 5:29 AM
Extremely useful! Thanks for sharing!
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 8, 1:52 PM

This is the easiest way to go. It's not scholarly, but it's reminding users that the images have been created by others and granting permission to be used.

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Online Teaching Play Book

Online Teaching Play Book | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Shannon Mersand: "This is a resource I am building to help myself, and possibly others, as they work toward building and facilitating online courses. It was inspired by my interactions with fellow students, Deb Kabler and Dr. Kay Lehmann in Collaborative Communities in eLearning. It is very much a work in progress."


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 11, 2014 7:43 PM

This is a curated resource for online teachers. Articles and books covering a variety of topics:  


Course Design, Discussions, Assessment, Management, Tips for Online Students.



Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, November 14, 2014 1:56 PM

Some useful resources here. Thanks, Shannon!

Claire Brooks's curator insight, November 14, 2014 6:31 PM

not a lot of new or cutting edge stuff here, but nevertheless a collection that might be useful

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Questions from First-Time Online Instructors

Questions from First-Time Online Instructors | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

How Do I Know It's the Learner Doing the Work?


How Do I Know It's the Learner Taking the Test?


How Do I Know They Aren't Looking at Their Books During the Test?


How Do I Balance Effort and Points?


How Can I Teach Online and Still Have a Balanced Life?

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Assessment and Rubrics

Assessment and Rubrics | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.

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Good rubric for discussion boards included. 

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Diane Johnson's curator insight, February 15, 8:47 AM

This site contains a range of samples for a variety of projects. As usual, you will want to be a wise consumer, but many will provide a nice start.

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Bill Gates on The Verge: Can online classrooms help the developing world catch up?

In 2012, a 15-year-old named Battushig Myanganbayar aced a circuits and electronics course designed for sophomores at MIT – from his school in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Myanganbayar had watched...
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Important to read. We haven't heard much about this lately. It's a topic worth discussing. 

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Ten Tips for More Efficient and Effective Grading

Ten Tips for More Efficient and Effective Grading | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Many instructors dread grading, not just because grading takes up a sizable amount of time and can prove itself a tedious task, but also because instructors struggle with grading effectively and efficiently. However, effective grading does not have to take inordinate amounts of time, nor does one need to sacrifice quality for speed. The following tips can help instructors grade more effectively while enhancing student learning.
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Anything that can lessen the burden of grading is welcome!

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Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 8 tips for studying smarter.

Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 8 tips for studying smarter. | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The memory researcher's guide to studying.

 

The way most students study makes no sense.

That's the conclusion of Washington University in St. Louis psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel — who've spent a combined 80 years studying learning and memory, and recently distilled their findings with novelist Peter Brown in the book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.

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Great article.

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Improve Student Note-Taking Skills with Note-Taking Pairs

In Note-Taking Pairs, student partners work together to improve their individual notes.  Working with a peer provides students with an opportunity to revisit and crosscheck notes with another source.  Partners help each other acquire missing information and correct inaccuracies so that their combined effort is superior to their individual notes.

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A quick and easy process to improve student note taking skills with specific tips for application in a variety of disciplines. 

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A “Best of” List that Celebrates the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

A “Best of” List that Celebrates the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It’s that time of the year when everybody is doing their “Best of 2014” lists, and I have one of my own that I’ve been wanting to do for some time now.

It will not come as a surprise to anyone that in order to prepare The Teaching Professor newsletter each month and this blog every week, I read a lot of pedagogical literature. But perhaps you would be surprised to know there are close to 100 pedagogical periodicals, at least that’s how many I am aware of at this point. When writing my book, Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning, I did my best to find them all and when the book was finished I was quite confident I had. However, the book was out less than a week before I was getting notes about journals I had missed and I’m still discovering new ones. Most of these journals are discipline-based, but there’s a significant number of cross-disciplinary publications as well.
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Great reading list! 

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52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015

52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015

 

What are the best apps for your classroom? The best little bits of software to use tomorrow, in your school, to make your classroom go?

 

This is, strangely, not a frequent topic for us. We are more interested in helping you push your classroom towards something unrecognizable–something that reflects the extraordinary change the world has seen but many public schools have somehow resisted. Something that centers students, helps them learn what’s worth understanding, and then equips them–and you–to make that learning happen.

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Best of 2014: Teaching Channel's Top 20

Best of 2014: Teaching Channel's Top 20 | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It’s time for Teaching Channel’s year-in-review -- and what a year it’s been! We took a look at what you watched and read and collected the best right here.
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5 Bizarre Navigation Errors to Avoid in eLearning Courses

5 Bizarre Navigation Errors to Avoid in eLearning Courses | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This blog post shares insights on how to avoid navigational errors in eLearning courses.Read more ›
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This Will Revolutionize Education - YouTube

Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education? These ideas have been...

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A great video from Derek Alexander Muller on the ways in which new technologies have come (and gone) as the greatest new thing. Worth watching!

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María Luisa Meza's curator insight, December 9, 2014 11:08 PM

Video para los desafíos de la educación en el curso de docencia en línea.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, December 14, 2014 6:48 PM

When so many new technologies promise to transform education - what role is left to the teacher?  Why is the teacher still important?  This powerful clip effectively presents compelling arguments for the importance of teaching students in a 'social' classroom setting - with reference to 'how' students learn; making the best of all types of tools to aid what goes on 'in the student's head'.

Anabela Luís's curator insight, December 15, 2014 3:54 PM

Dá que pensar.... 

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Why You Read Like an Expert – and Why Your Students Probably Don't

Why You Read Like an Expert – and Why Your Students Probably Don't | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A recent experience in class left me a bit rattled, and made me wonder if I’ve long been trying to teach an impossible skill. It confronted me with a fundamental question: What’s teachable, and what do students simply have to figure out on their own with the passage of time?
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