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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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Dropbox expanding presence in higher ed

Dropbox expanding presence in higher ed | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The cloud-based file-sharing and collaboration tool was started by an MIT grad who has shifted his sights toward the education space.

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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
So we thought we’d start an ongoing collection–that is, one that is updated to reflect trends and changes–of the best resources for teaching with the iPad.

This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below. Based on the activity of the comments, and the sharing of the post, we’ll decide how to handle it moving forward.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 4, 5:39 AM

Recursos...50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought | @scoopit via @joevans http://sco.lt/...

Jason Robert LeClair's curator insight, July 4, 4:16 PM

Another great resource for blended learning!

Tracey Robertson's curator insight, July 4, 9:02 PM

With the pressures on teachers to incorporate e-learning into their teaching, this flow chart breaks it down nicely.

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What Wearable Tech Could Mean for the Classroom

What Wearable Tech Could Mean for the Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The label "wearable tech" isn't only for big name products; if it's electronic and wearable, you're talking about wearable tech.

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This article only deals  with the positives. I think a discussion needs to begin that looks at both pros and cons. 

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Nelly Renard's curator insight, July 1, 4:37 PM

Wearables could be programmed to remind students with attention disorders to stay on task. Already, haptic technology is beginning to prove useful in enhancing the learning experience of those with disabilities.

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Piazza • Ask. Answer. Explore. Whenever.

Piazza • Ask. Answer. Explore. Whenever. | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With Piazza, easily answer questions, manage course materials, and track student participation. It'll save you time, and your students will love using it. It's free, and easy to get started.
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Integrates with all major learning management systems. FERPA compliant. 

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5 Presentation Tools That Will Make Your Slides Stand Out

5 Presentation Tools That Will Make Your Slides Stand Out | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Presentation tools can make designing slides a heck of a lot easier. Here are 5 free tools for you to start using right now.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 21, 11:15 AM

Five great suggestions how you can improve and enhance your presentation slides.

Sue Alexander's curator insight, June 22, 8:51 AM

Nice resource! I look forward to adding these tools to the toolbox.

Hector Gonzalez's curator insight, June 22, 12:38 PM

estas herramientas podrían ser de utilidad 

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The 7 e-Affordances In eLearning

The 7 e-Affordances In eLearning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How do you use technology in eLearning? Check the 7 e-Affordances and the new ways of learning.
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Study suggests visuals improve learning - Enhancing learning during lecture note-taking using outlines and illustrative diagrams

Study suggests visuals improve learning  - Enhancing learning during lecture note-taking using outlines and illustrative diagrams | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

The current study examined the effects of providing learning aids during a lecture on later test performance, and its relationship to structure-building ability. Before taking notes on an audio lecture, participants were either given a skeletal outline, an illustrative diagram, or no learning aid at all. After the lecture, participants were given a free recall test and a short-answer test that probed understanding of target concepts (requiring explanation). For low-ability structure builders, outlines improved free recall but not short-answer performance compared to the no-aid control condition. By contrast, providing high-ability structure builders with outlines improved free recall and short-answer performance (relative to the control). An illustrative diagram improved free recall and short-answer performance compared to the control condition, regardless of structure-building ability. Thus, these aids are generally useful for improving learning while listening to a lecture. Implications for the more specific enhancement patterns for low-ability structure builders are discussed.

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Interesting study. Worth a read. 

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Witnify | First Person Accounts of the World

Witnify | First Person Accounts of the World | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Witnify collects stories on world history from the people who were there. Our mission is to discover and feature these great first-person accounts!
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Personal accounts from people who witnessed history. Interesting stuff. 

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Zoho ShowTime

Zoho ShowTime | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Bring life to your presentations. Deliver your presentations the smarter way. Use your mobile to deliver presentations. Interact and engage with your audience, measure your presentation peformance and hightlight your presentation skills and credentials as a speaker.


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This nifty little program not only lets you run your slide show from your smartphone, but it has audience engagement and analytics. Cool! 

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 19, 2:11 AM

Zoho have just released their new presentation app Show Time which lets you make your presentations interactive. Use your PPT or pdf to start with and engage your audience.

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How to Avoid Being a Helicopter Professor

How to Avoid Being a Helicopter Professor | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Some faculty hover above students like helicopter parents hover over their children, but students need a proper balance of challenge and support.
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Some good tips for encouraging students to become more self directed. 

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Latest Word on Optimal Length for Videos in the Classroom

Latest Word on Optimal Length for Videos in the Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
While video usage is growing in the classroom, it's far from pervasive, according to a new survey from Kaltura.
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10-20 minutes according to the article. Either YouTube length or TED length. 

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Successful Flipped Classes

Successful Flipped Classes | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 


What happens when you take the lecture out of the classroom and bring the homework in? More student engagement and deeper faculty interaction.

A traditional lecture-based classroom can result in bored or disengaged students who retain only some of the information presented. While the use of active learning in the classroom has been shown to increase learning gains, some activities can be time-consuming, reducing the time available for the instructor to cover technical material. How can faculty cover appropriate content while maintaining an active classroom?

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Have you tried flipping a class yet? It can be an interesting new adventure in teaching. 

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The Educator’s Guide to Pinterest

The Educator’s Guide to Pinterest | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
If you’re wondering whether you should join Pinterest, we’ll show you how to get your account set up, how other educators are using Pinterest.

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There are a surprising number of great resources on Pinterest. It's not all crafts and cooking! 

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Karen Dunlap's curator insight, June 16, 11:35 AM

What a great way to continually get and give new ideas!

Kim Spencer's curator insight, June 18, 5:36 PM

integrate this into library programme,.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, June 18, 7:59 PM

As a library we have collaborative library boards for sharing our ideas. Very inspirational when looking for new ideas and expanding our vision.  We also 'pin' our own displays as a record that can be shared easily with and beyond our community.

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11 Quick and Amazing ways to use PowToon in your Classroom

11 Quick and  Amazing ways to use PowToon in your Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I recently read a study on creativity that blew my mind:
"A major factor in creativity is education: not whether you had a “good” or “expensive” or “public” edu(...)

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Some great examples to spur your thinking. I love PowToon! 

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 3, 2:48 PM

11 great examples how to use PowToon in the classroom. Get inspired!

Наталия Михайлова's curator insight, July 4, 2:39 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

Mónica Beloso's curator insight, July 4, 11:25 AM

añada su visión ...

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How Virtual Reality can Improve Online Learning

How Virtual Reality can Improve Online Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

Online learning can sometimes be impersonal and unstimulating. A group of engineering students is hoping to change that by integrating virtual reality tools into distance education.


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As these technologies improve, the possibilities will be endless. Journey to the Center of the Earth, anyone? 

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Acclaim | The Feedback Platform

Acclaim | The Feedback Platform | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This program allows you or your students to pause a video and make comments. The demo for instructors and students is free. 

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This looks like a good tool for grading presentations in online courses. 

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Creating Engaging Assignments

 

For many years, teachers have focused on the importance of engaging students deeply in their work since we know that effort and motivation are central to learning. During the 2013-14 academic year, the Bluffton University faculty immersed itself in a year of Retooling for Student Learning and Engagement. Rather than allowing ourselves the usual laments about student preparation and interest in courses, we decided to take head-on the challenge of finding ways to engage students in their learning. To open time and energy for this effort, the faculty voted to place on sabbatical most of the usual faculty governance work. In its place, each faculty member designated at least one course as a focus for this Retooling work.

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First published March 2015 in the National Teaching and Learning Forum. 

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Conquering Mountains of Essays

Conquering Mountains of Essays | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How to effectively and fairly grade a lot of papers without making yourself miserable.
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I would add "use a rubric" to the list of suggestions. There are some other great suggestions in this article. 

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Seven deadly sins of online course design

Seven deadly sins of online course design | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
**The Edvocate is pleased to publish guest posts as way to fuel important conversations surrounding P-20 education in America. The opinions contained within guest posts are those of the authors and do...
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Excellent tips to consider when designing online course content. 

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Fighting a losing battle? - Universities Ban Smart Watches During Finals

Fighting a losing battle? - Universities Ban Smart Watches During Finals | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

Some Australian universities warned students this month not to wear wristwatches during final exams, amid concerns that increasingly popular wearable technology, like the Apple Watch, could foster cheating.

La Trobe University, in Melbourne, and the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, both issued warnings at the start of their final-exam periods that students would have to remove their watches before testing began. The University of New South Wales required students to put all wristwatches in clear bags under their desks. La Trobe students couldplace traditional watches on their desks while taking exams, but they could not have smart watches in an exam room.

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They are fighting a losing battle. How will be you ban wearables when they become invisible? It's time to rethink assessment. 

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Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, June 22, 5:02 AM

“As we get better at our educational system, it will seem less like we need to ban these things,” he said, “because the kinds of things we’ll be putting on an exam students won’t be able to store on a watch.”

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EDpuzzle - Create interactive video lessons

EDpuzzle - Create interactive video lessons | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Make any video your lesson. Edit a video by cropping it, adding your voice or embedding questions. Then, track your students with powerful hassle-free analytics.
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Take any existing video and turn it into a lesson by adding your own narration and questions. You also have analytics which tell you which students are watching, etc. Seems like a useful tool. 

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Online Video Converter

Online Video Converter | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online Video Converter is a free tool that converts almost any media format to MP4, AVI, MPEG, FLV, 3GP. It also extracts sound from video and can correct video resolution.

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Have a great video in the wrong format? Try this helpful tool. 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 20, 5:22 PM

Very useful and easy to use free online video coverter.

MFaculty's curator insight, June 21, 5:22 AM

Converting your video to a playable file that you can carry with you on a USB drive can really up your game when teaching in a classroom where you may not have Internet access. 

 

This online application will 'help' IF you take a few minutes the day before your class and do a little prep work. Too often we become accustomed to having technology work flawlessly and fail to bring a plan 'B' with us. 

 

A little preparation will go a long way, plus you'll always have a plan 'B'!

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Eugene

San José de Calasanz Ikastetxea's curator insight, June 26, 6:40 AM

Necesario cuando editen vídeos y sin necesidad de instalar software

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Download Over 250 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum

Download Over 250 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Getty Publications just announced the launch of its Virtual Library, where readers can freely browse and download over 250 art books from the publisher’s backlist catalogue.

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This article includes links to other free art sources, like the British Library and the National Gallery. 

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Flipping Assessment: Making Assessment a Learning Experience

Flipping Assessment: Making Assessment a Learning Experience | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What’s been left out of the conversation about flipped classrooms, however, is why and how we might also need to flip our assessment practices.
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Even if you don't want to flip your entire class, there might be ways to move your assessment out of precious class time. 

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"That's Awesome!" - Keeping Attention in Online Videos - Center for Instructional Technology

"That's Awesome!" - Keeping Attention in Online Videos - Center for Instructional Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Great tips on how to design videos students will want to watch. 

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