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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, 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, 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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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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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 10, 7:44 PM

Once again SHIFT Learning has published an article that focuses on eLearning, but is applicable to face2face learning. The five mantras that are discussed work in either location. What are they? (All are quoted below):

* Think visually.

* We don't remember data, we remember stories.

* Design smarter, not harder.

* Visual clutter is the evidence of a failed search for clarity.

* Leave your learners feeling inspired.

Additional detail is provided in the post and an additional resource is shared in three of the five areas listed above.

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Can MOOCs Help Professors Teach Traditional Courses More Efficiently?

Can MOOCs Help Professors Teach Traditional Courses More Efficiently? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Using free online materials such as massive open online courses in traditional classes can help colleges teach more efficiently without harming students, according to a long-awaitedreport from Ithaka S+R, an education-technology nonprofit group, and the University System of Maryland.

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Three Active Learning Strategies That Push Students Beyond Memorization

Three Active Learning Strategies That Push Students Beyond Memorization | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Those who teach in the health disciplines expect their students to retain and apply every iota of learned material. However, many students come to us having achieved academic success by memorizing the content, regurgitating that information onto an exam, and promptly forgetting a good portion of it. In health, as well as other disciplines where new material builds upon the material from the previous semesters, it is critical for students to retain what they learn throughout their coursework and as they begin their careers as a nurse, engineer, elementary teacher, etc.
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Three great ideas and some research to back them up. 

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Prezi - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience

Prezi - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Giving a webinar or remote presentation? These tips will help you engage your audience even w...

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Some good tips for doing a webinar. 

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Mary Starry's curator insight, July 10, 4:15 PM

As more faculty move to the "flipped classroom" approach, incorporating these tips keeps the video presentations - whether done with or without Prezi - interesting for the audience.

Alfonso Gonzalez's curator insight, July 10, 6:01 PM

Good advice/ideas!

Elena Perrouin's curator insight, July 11, 4:11 AM

In today's connected world we're more and more often brought to communicate "virtually", a few tips how to make it a bit more engaging

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Research: The Proof is In! Multi-Tasking in Class Reduces Test Scores

Research: The Proof is In! Multi-Tasking in Class Reduces Test Scores | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Contrary to what students might like to think, when they multi-task in class on non-academic activities, their test scores go down. And that's true for even the smartest students. Those are the initial results of a $439,000 study by a Michigan State University research project that was reported on in the September 2014 issue of Computers & Education.
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The study is an interesting read, also.

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Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube

Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Peggo is a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) that records MP3s of your favorite online videos.
Peggo's packed with great features like integrated search, automatic silence removal, audio normalization, subtrack offsets, and artist and title tags.
Peggo automatically removes unwanted silence from the beginning and end of videos so you get a beautiful MP3 with just the good stuff. In addition, Peggo also normalizes the volume of every recording to the same, comfortable level so you never have to reach for the volume dial between MP3s again.


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Suzanne's curator insight, July 9, 9:17 AM

A tool to extract audio from YouTube videos. Useful in listening comprehension exercises.

Linda Jones's curator insight, July 9, 1:36 PM

Can't wait to try this.

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, July 10, 2:24 PM

Shhhhhhhh!

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014 | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The 2014 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover."


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the American Association of School LIbrarians (AASL) listed the top websites in the following categories:

* Media Sharing

* Digital Stories

* Manage & Organize

* Social Networking & Communication

* Content Resources

* Curriculum Collaboration

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 2, 7:49 PM

Yesterday I posted the top choices from the American Association of School LIbrarians (AASL) on the best apps for 2014. Today they listed the top websites in the following categories:

* Media Sharing

* Digital Stories

* Manage & Organize

* Social Networking & Communication

* Content Resources

* Curriculum Collaboration

As you review the websites you will find one or more standards that are addressed by the websites.

Although I know many of the websites, there are some that are new to me that I look forward to exploring. Below are several that I have used and really like, or are ones I have checked out and will be using in the future.

Are you looking for new tools and want ideas on how to use them as well as examples and links to learn more about the tool. Check out Remix-t, a site from the University of Notre Dame, that is chock full of great ideas and resources. Although this site is geared to college teachers the resources and examples will provide you with great ideas and you will be able to modify them for your classroom. You will find in under Content Resources.

Mixed Ink is a new site to me. It allows you to create a group of students who will write together. They may comment and evaluate the submissions and each students' writing will show up in a different color. This looks like  a great site, esp. for schools that are not using Google apps.

There are many more that I will be exploring. Do you have a favorite website? Share them in the comment section and let us know why it is a favorite of yours.

Murielle Godement's curator insight, July 3, 1:54 AM

Annuaire (partiel et) commenté par catégorie.

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A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal)

A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal) | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
To get off to a flying start planning this summer, borrow good project ideas from other teachers and adapt them to fit your context.

 

One of the advantages of project-based learning is the flexibility. PBL is an effective instructional strategy within individual content areas as well as across disciplines. It's engaging for young learners and teens alike.

 

Good projects can be short term and tightly focused, or expansive enough to require months of inquiry. The sky's the limit -- which can be a challenge for teachers designing their first projects.

Fortunately, you don't have to start from scratch. By borrowing good project ideas from other teachers, and adapting them to fit your context, you can get off to a faster start.

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Improve Accessibility in Tomorrow’s Online Courses by Leveraging Yesterday’s Techniques

Improve Accessibility in Tomorrow’s Online Courses by Leveraging Yesterday’s Techniques | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Traditionally, when a face-to-face student requested a sign language interpreter or other assistance, individualized accommodation arrangements were made through institutional channels.

With the advent of online courses, however, the concept of accessibility has emerged. In contrast to the reactive, customized approach of accommodation, accessibility means proactively identifying and removing as many barriers to instruction as possible—before a course is ever opened for registration.
While some argue that building in accessibility is prohibitively expensive, recent lawsuits are driving more and more institutions to view accessibility as a requirement rather than a luxury. Unfortunately, making an online course accessible is tough—unless you’re familiar with traditional print techniques.
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Online Students Take 5 Forms, Each Calling for Unique Offerings

Online Students Take 5 Forms, Each Calling for Unique Offerings | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online instruction needs to become as nuanced as the institutions and high schools delivering it if it is to grow as a force in education, according to a new survey by the Boston Consulting Group.
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The article identifies 5 types of online learners:

 * True Believers

 * Online Rejecters

 * Experience Seekers

 * Money Mavens 

 

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Creativity 4 Teachers

Creativity 4 Teachers | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There is no one single definition of creativity. There are, however, a number of keywords associated with creativity such as novelty, uniqueness, and originality. The activity we present here is an excellent starting point if you wish to enable your students to come up with their own definitions of creativity. The common element in all the activities we will present is the need to create space for learners to think freely and express their thoughts without fear of being criticized or ridiculed. In addition, using creative activities will enable your students to draw on all their language resources, thus giving them the chance to activate previously learned language.
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Even though this hasn't been updated since February, there are some great ideas for teaching creatively and teaching creativity. 

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How To Capture & Hold Attention of Distracted Students

How To Capture & Hold Attention of Distracted Students | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"How long can you reasonably expect your students to pay attention during your lessons? Some psychologists claim the typical student’s attention span is about 10 to 15 minutes long, yet most university classes last 50 to 90 minutes. Students’ attention levels vary widely based on factors like motivation, emotion, enjoyment, and time of day."


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15 great tips for engaging student attention. Well worth a read. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 28, 10:38 PM

What are the best methods of keeping our students engaged in the lessons we teach? This post explores this issue, and provides 15 suggestions at the end of techniques you may want to incorporate into your class. But first, it explores what science has to say on this issue.

They begin by looking at what is known about the attention span of students, and suggest that this is disagreement on this issue. Is it 4- 5 minutes, 10 - 15 minutes...they note that there is not clarity on this issue.

The next section looks at attention and active learning. It may come as no surprise that during active learning, such as demonstrations and questions, as opposed to lecturing.

The post also looks at how technology impacts learning (click through to learn more) and then there are 15 tricks. Four are below.

* Use props or visuals.

* Write a challenging question on the board.

* Divide target skills into manageable subskills.

* Stress relevance and concreteness.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 29, 12:46 PM

If we are doing something we enjoy, attention becomes a non-issue and we engage in flow activities.

Mélanie Ciussi's curator insight, June 30, 5:39 PM

Etude à lire!

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Office Mix - Record, Write, Draw

Office Mix - Record, Write, Draw | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Record. Write. Draw.

Record audio or video of yourself giving a lecture. Write and draw directly in PowerPoint, just like you would on the whiteboard.

 

 

 Work in PowerPoint.

Creating a mix is as simple as making a PowerPoint document. Just install our PowerPoint add-in, and then create lessons from your existing PowerPoint presentations or new ones.


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Raquel Navarro's curator insight, June 27, 4:46 AM
Office Mix - Record, Write, Draw
Katie Frank's curator insight, June 29, 1:57 PM

I'd love to investigate recording audio over lessons for flipping.  Also drawing directly onto Powerpoint.  Many great possibilities here.

Jackie Lerch's curator insight, July 6, 9:06 AM

Has potential

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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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Direct Instruction - The Facts and Myths

Direct Instruction - The Facts and Myths | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Direct Instruction is a controversial topic. The controversy blends fact with myth. Discover what Direct Instruction really is and what the research says.
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I'm concerned about "ability grouping" which sounds a lot like tracking. This is a good article to read, but it is clearly advocacy, so I would like to see more cited research. If you are going to say, "Here are the facts" you better have some quality research behind that claim. 

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Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population are visual learners, images are clearly key to engaging people in eLearning courses."


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Visual learning is an important part of learning in any platform. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 8, 9:02 PM

Visual learning is an important component of how our students learn today. Although this post focuses on eLearning, it is also an important tool to use effectively in a face2face environment. This post discusses six areas where visual make a difference, providing a number of statistics and facts.

What are the areas?

* Visuals stick in long-term memory

* Visuals transmit messages faster

* Visuals improve comprehension

* Visual cues trigger emotions

* Visuals motivate learners

* Incorrect use of visuals can also deter learners

Learn more about each of these areas by clicking through to the post.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 9, 2:24 AM

If the majority of y our students are visual learners these are things you have to take into account.

Progressive training's curator insight, July 9, 7:24 AM

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

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9 Tips To Give and Receive eLearning Feedback - eLearning Industry

9 Tips To Give and Receive eLearning Feedback - eLearning Industry | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How to give and receive eLearning Feedback. Check the 9 Tips to help eLearning professionals give and receive effective eLearning feedback.
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Some good tips on both giving and receiving feedback in an elearning environment. 

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Murally: Sketching on Sticky Notes

Murally: Sketching on Sticky Notes | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

After many requests for a drawing feature, we’re happy to announce that Mural.ly now allows you to sketch your ideas out on sticky notes (and we’re pretty excited about it).


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Presentation tool with a new feature. 

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 8, 6:20 PM

infografico do caminho de desenho de serviços que vale como refererencia.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 9, 5:42 AM

Mural.ly has novel tools. Among other, you can add sticky notes inside.


Have a go for your infographics

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 10, 4:05 PM

Great addition to let you sketch on sticky notes.

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Smallpdf.com - A Free Solution to all your PDF Problems

Smallpdf.com - A Free Solution to all your PDF Problems | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Smallpdf - the platform that makes it super easy to convert and edit all your PDF files. Solving all your PDF problems in one place - and yes, 100% free.

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Character Minutes's curator insight, July 5, 12:58 PM

Wow!

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pdfs you can edit

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Are You Creating a Culture of Learning?

Are You Creating a Culture of Learning? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
If we really want to create a culture of learning we should stop focusing on the adult in the room and put our focus on the student, but sometimes it's more complicated than that.
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Good post on the ways in which we get sidetracked from focusing on student learning. 

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16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.
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What’s Your Relationship with Your Textbook?

What’s Your Relationship with Your Textbook? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I just read a couple of interesting studies exploring the relationship between the content in texts and the content covered by the teacher. The analysis was of introductory psychology courses and the conclusion not terribly surprising. The lecture and textbook material corresponded closely. If the chapter was long and the coverage extensive, a larger amount of lecture time was devoted to the topic as well.
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Student-Created Digital Artifacts as a Teaching Strategy

Student-Created Digital Artifacts as a Teaching Strategy | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Students in my class on imperial Russian history faced an unusual final assignment: building a website based on original research on a topic of their choice. The impressive quality of their projects convinced me of the benefits of having students make online digital artifacts as class assignments. I suggest calling this teaching method "class-sourcing," an adaptation of the term crowd-sourcing. The latter describes the creation of digital artifacts best exemplified by Wikipedia.
A related but distinct method, class sourcing involves students building websites, wikis, blogs, videos, podcasts, and other digital artifacts as part of their class activities. As with a research paper, students conduct independent research on a specific topic, and then analyze, organize, and communicate this information. Doing so strengthens their research, writing, and critical thinking abilities as well as their understanding of class content.

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Classroom Management and the Flipped Class

Classroom Management and the Flipped Class | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom casts a different light on classroom management issues, as teachers rethink one-on-one time, off-task students, freedom vs. control, and parent expectations.

 

Lets face it. We teachers spend far too much time and energy trying to keep students quiet so that they can listen to us. We have taken countless courses and workshops on classroom management in our careers, and it seems that the underpinning goal of classroom management is for teachers to keep kids quiet so that they can learn. Is there a better way to think about classroom management?

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This helps answer the question of "what do I do in class?" when using the flipped classroom approach. 

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How To Convert Prezi To YouTube Videos

How To Convert Prezi To YouTube Videos | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Anyone who has used the Prezi platform would know that creating a Prezi and uploading it to Prezi.com is easy enough, however when it comes to converting it to a YouTube video, there seems to be no native method of doing so...

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, June 26, 7:27 PM

Prezi makes wonderful slideshows. Converting them to video is explained here. 

Mary Clark's curator insight, June 27, 11:58 AM

Clear directions for converting Prezis into videos for the flipped library.  (typos in the demo Prezi, though!)

Jorge Leal's curator insight, June 28, 10:44 AM

yeah