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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 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.

Focusing on effective teaching practices for the 21st century student
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Peergrade.io - Better feedback for your students

Peergrade.io - Better feedback for your students | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Peergrade is an online software application that allows teachers to easily create peer assessment sessions, monitor student performance and create a better learning experience for students.

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This looks promising. It has LMS integrations in the pro version, which is critically important if you want to adopt institution-wide. 
 
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 16, 8:27 AM

Great to see a tool that focuses on supporting peer assessment.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, January 17, 3:02 AM
an interesting tool for students to grade and comment peers products
 
Armando's curator insight, January 17, 5:10 AM
Peergrade.io - Better feedback for your students
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What the Heck Is Inquiry-Based Learning?

What the Heck Is Inquiry-Based Learning? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Inquiry-based learning is more than asking a student what he or she wants to know. It’s about triggering curiosity. And activating a student’s curiosity is, I would argue, a far more important and complex goal than the objective of mere information delivery.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 12, 2:07 AM

A nice four step approach.

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Teachers Need a Growth Mindset Too

Teachers Need a Growth Mindset Too | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

For a teacher, it’s pretty easy to focus on improving students—that’s our job, right? So when I learned about Carol Dweck’s theory of growth mindset, my first thought was about how I could get my students onboard with this idea. And then I realized that if I were to better my own craft, I would have to take on the challenge for myself as well. I think that I succeed as a teacher because I’m willing to mess up often and mess up big. And yet, I also take any excuse to avoid pushing myself to grow. Having a growth mindset doesn’t just mean learning about the theory and leaving it at that. It’s a constant process. Sometimes it’s difficult, often it’s a little painful, but it’s always worth the effort.

 
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It is hard to promote growth mindset among students if you don't cultivate it in yourself. 
 
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Stealth Gifted? Bringing Out Hidden Abilities in Your College Classes

Stealth Gifted? Bringing Out Hidden Abilities in Your College Classes | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Some of the students in your college classrooms are obviously gifted. They stick out like the proverbial “sore thumb”— always ready, willing, and able to speak up in class and share relevant ideas to any discussion. They perform well on any of your assessments, and they make teaching a joy. Other students’ abilities are much less obvious. They seem to fade into the woodwork and hide from sight. You wonder about them and who they really are. Every now and then, you see flashes of insight and remarkable ideas, but then their true gifts and talents disappear from sight.

 
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Great article about how to engage students who may be hiding their light. 
 
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3 Main Reasons For Instructors To Use Mobile Technologies 

3 Main Reasons For Instructors To Use Mobile Technologies  | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Wondering about Mobile Technologies In Classroom Learning? Check 3 concerns about using Mobile Technologies In Classroom Learning and why you should do it.

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Addresses some key concerns. 
 
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12 Tools That Made The Biggest Difference In My Teaching

12 Tools That Made The Biggest Difference In My Teaching | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"There are so many digital tools available today to promote student learning in the classroom. The task is in figuring out what you need for your classroom. What could benefit your students the most?"


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A number of tools detailed I wasn't familiar with. Many are focused on K-12, but there are a few that would also be useful in higher ed. 
 
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What Should I Buy For My New Makerspace? A 5 Step Framework for Making the Right Purchases 

What Should I Buy For My New Makerspace? A 5 Step Framework for Making the Right Purchases  | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In my work with schools across the country, I have shied away from telling people what they should buy in their makerspace, although many want to know from me what they should buy. I strongly believe in following a process for how you and go about selecting the right products for your makerspace.

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Useful framework for considering any edtech purchasing decisions. 
 
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Student Videos Celebrating Service - Cool Projects

Student Videos Celebrating Service - Cool Projects | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Teachers have a love-hate relationship with cool projects. They often find the extra time one requires a burden, but love seeing what the students do when given room to see that they're capable of taking their talents to another level.

 
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Announcement of an interesting video project. 
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Raspberry Pi Foundation releases OS for Windows and Apple  

Raspberry Pi Foundation releases OS for Windows and Apple   | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Time to go Dr Frankenstein on your dead laptop

 

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

 


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Super cool!
 
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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 24, 2016 8:15 AM
Time to go Dr Frankenstein on your dead laptop

 

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

 

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The Ultimate Guide to Flipped Learning

The Ultimate Guide to Flipped Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Flipped Learning reverses the traditional classroom methodology. Learners’ can learn at their own pace and become the owners of the learning process.

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I don't know if I would call this the "ultimate" guide, but it's a nice overview. 
 
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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 28, 2016 2:07 AM
Bon résumé, et de bonnes idées.
elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, December 28, 2016 6:01 AM
Ultimate is a big word but definitly useful
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Get rid of unwanted email

Get rid of unwanted email | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Inbox Zero is one click away. Automatic email filtering, one-click unsubscribe, email reminders and much more! SaneBox is the answer to email overload.
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I normally don't recommend software, but SaneBox has made my life so much easier! It does exactly what it says on the tin. It makes your email box sane. I don't know what magic algorithms they use to decide what is important and what can be read later, but they have gotten it right nearly every time. Check out a free trial.  
 
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Year-end wrap-up: the top 3 survey tips of 2016  

Year-end wrap-up: the top 3 survey tips of 2016   | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

For those of us who spend our days finding the solutions to peoples’ survey issues, a few good survey tips can go a long way. Well, our trusty customer support team has more survey tips up their sleeves than just about anyone. To commemorate another successful year of helping people with their survey needs, a few members of the team have compiled a quick list of some of our favorite survey conundrums and how to solve them.

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Revision Is Essential in Teaching, Too

Revision Is Essential in Teaching, Too | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

You don’t expect to sit down and write a journal article in one go. Why would creating a course be any different?


Writing and teaching are the two great common denominators of academic life (OK, the departmental meeting is a third). With few exceptions, no matter your discipline, you have to teach, and you have to write.

 
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Great article. It puts focus on the importance of revising a course. 
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4 Forces to Watch in Higher Ed

4 Forces to Watch in Higher Ed | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

As the role of technology in higher education matures and institutions are increasingly pressed to balance costs with tangible benefits, IT leadership is more important than ever.Interest

 
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Interesting infographic on anticipated changes in higher ed. This demonstrates some of the challenges we face. 
 
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Duck Soup | ESheet Creator

Duck Soup | ESheet Creator | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Teachers usually make copies and pass them out to their students to complete and turn in for a grade. NOT ANY MORE! You can take any document or pdf in your google drive or computer and easily make it an online instantly graded activity. And best of all...


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This looks interesting, but I would need to test drive it before I share my Google account. While you don't have to sign up via Google, it is encouraged. 
 
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10 Habits Worth Starting in the Classroom

10 Habits Worth Starting in the Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When we look at what research says about becoming better at something, two pieces of evidence stand out.

First, we must have clarity on what our goals are, and where we want to go or what we want to become.

Second, it is deliberate practice (combined with feedback loops) that increase the myelin in our brain and in turn help improve performance and growth.

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, January 11, 11:02 AM

Some nice tips.

Sacra Jáimez's curator insight, January 12, 1:11 PM
We shouldn't take for granted how important is to set a habit formation loop  in our classes so that longlife learning and continuous improvement be just part of the process of being an educated person.
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HelloTalk Language Exchange App

HelloTalk Language Exchange App | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With HelloTalk’s powerful language learning tools, your language- learning partners can quickly and easily correct your grammar, syntax, pronunciation, and much more, for the language you’re learning. That means you’ll learn the language in the way it’s really spoken, and not in a sterile, unnatural manner some learn-by-yourself language learning solutions may suggest.

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This app is a great way for language students to connect with native speakers of the language. 
 
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 10, 6:53 AM

A great app for encouraging students to teach and learn each others' languages.

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Animaker, Make Animated Videos on Cloud for free

Animaker, Make Animated Videos on Cloud for free | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Animaker is an online do-it-yourself (#DIY) animation video maker that brings studio quality presentations within everyone's reach. Animated Videos, Done Right!

 
 
 
 

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Looks like a great program and worth checking out. 
 
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 6, 1:19 AM

This looks like a great easy to use tool. You can make videos up to 2 mins long on the free version.

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How Can We Minimize Grade Challenges?

How Can We Minimize Grade Challenges? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

One of the most consequential lessons I learned last semester actually happened after it was over. Five days after the semester ended — to be precise, about 15 minutes after I updated the final grades for my courses — the emails started coming in, like clockwork. I’m sure you get them too: the earnest and pleading requests (sometimes polite, sometimes not) for better grades. I responded with my general policy (I only change grades if I’ve made a mistake; I round to the nearest whole number), and that seemed to satisfy most students. But one student was a tougher nut to crack.

 
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Great article in the Chronicle this morning about grade challenges. I don't approve of using participation as grading criteria, though. There's been some research indicating that bias creeps into that kind of subjective grading and that often students are receiving credit for being more "outgoing" than for knowledge of the content. 
 
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Finding ‘Personalized Learning’ and Other Buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle  

Finding ‘Personalized Learning’ and Other Buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle   | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Education buzzwords come and go, just as the fads they sometimes represent.


For a variety of reasons, the buzz phrases also come to take on new meanings that were never intended originally, which makes it hard for educators, entrepreneurs and researchers to communicate clearly and hone in on what exactly they are trying to do and why. This is problematic. As Clayton Christensen recently said to me, just as people have taken the phrase “disruptive innovation” to justify whatever they already wanted to do, people are using the phrase personalized learning—and a whole host of other terms—in a similar manner.

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Interesting article and well worth a read. 
 
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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Teaching students good learning strategies would ensure that they know how to acquire new knowledge, which leads to improved learning outcomes, writes lead author Helen Askell-Williams of Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. And studies bear this out. Askell-Williams cites as one example a recent finding by PISA, the Programme for International Student Assessment, which administers academic proficiency tests to students around the globe, and place American students in the mediocre middle. “Students who use appropriate strategies to understand and remember what they read, such as underlining important parts of the texts or discussing what they read with other people, perform at least 73 points higher in the PISA assessment—that is, one full proficiency level or nearly two full school years—than students who use these strategies the least,” the PISA report reads.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 


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Victor Ventura's curator insight, January 4, 11:28 AM
The focus is on student self-assessment as it should be. All should be aware of not just what they know, but how they learned best.
Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, January 5, 9:01 AM
Leren over leren. Het loont. 
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Zeroes And (Young)Ones: The Future Of Technology In The Classroom

Zeroes And (Young)Ones: The Future Of Technology In The Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Worht By Claire Stead, Online Safety Ambassador at Smoothwall

The days of chalkboards and dusty textbooks in classrooms are long gone. Over the past two decades, technology has slowly crept into the classroom, changing the way students study and access information, and also opened up a whole new world of resources for teachers to utilise.

 
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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 3, 3:14 PM
Caution, there are still people who are just getting to use technology and teachers discovering its power. We must not take for granted that everyone is up to date. There are rural, distant, poor, tribal, urban and other populations still just getting the hang of the use of technology.
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Can Gamification Help Struggling Students?

Can Gamification Help Struggling Students? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"If you aren’t familiar with the idea of gamification, be prepared to thank the Millennials for its inclusion in almost everything. Gamification involves bringing in traits traditionally associated with video games and using them to engage people in other activities. The principle has been used in everything from employee engagement efforts to healthcare objectives about customer wellness. And the educational system is not excluded from attempts to gamify previously uninspiring activities."


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9 Infographic Tools For Creative Data Visualization 

9 Infographic Tools For Creative Data Visualization  | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Creating great infographics need not be a chore, no matter if you’re a teacher or a student. Taking information and presenting it in an artful and visually appealing way has never been easier, thanks to the infographic tools you can use today.


Before you dive in, here are some quick tips:


1. Collect your data. If you have been collecting data, compile it all in a spreadsheet.


2. Decide the best way to present your data (flyer-style, bar charts, line charts, Venn diagrams, histogram, scatter plot charts, flow charts, timelines, etc.).


3. Design a rough sketch so you don’t end up flying blind.


4. Pick your app and get to work!


Now that you’ve got basic tips on how to get started, it’s time to get creative. Here are 9 great infographic tools to help you get started creating great infographics."


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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, December 20, 2016 11:05 AM
Some great tools to get you started with data visualization.
 
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Course Planning with Scrivener

Course Planning with Scrivener | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A couple weeks ago on the history blog Junto, Michael D. Hattem wrote about using Scrivener for his dissertation writing process. Like Hattem, I am also a big Scrivener fan. I discovered the program about half way through my own dissertation writing and now use it for almost all my writing related projects. In this post,…
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A great tool for course organization and writing projects. 
 
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