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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.

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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, 4:21 AM

Learn how to add your voice to PowerPoint presentations.

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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.

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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, 5:29 AM
Extremely useful! Thanks for sharing!
Luciana Viter's comment, November 26, 5:29 AM
Extremely useful! Thanks for sharing!
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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, 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, 1:56 PM

Some useful resources here. Thanks, Shannon!

Claire Brooks's curator insight, November 14, 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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A Few Concerns about the Rush to Flip

A Few Concerns about the Rush to Flip | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I have some concerns about flipping courses. Maybe I’m just hung up on the name—flipping is what we do with pancakes. It’s a quick, fluid motion and looks easy to those of us waiting at the breakfast table. I’m not sure those connotations are good when associated with courses and that leads to what centers my concerns. I keep hearing what sounds to me like “flippant” attitudes about what’s involved.
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An alternative view on flipped courses. 

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Does England Have the Solution to the Grade-Inflation Problem?

Does England Have the Solution to the Grade-Inflation Problem? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In America, more and more universities are imposing strict grading curves or abolishing grades altogether. The UK takes an entirely different approach, and it's working.
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Interesting article in The Atlantic. 

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Marking (Grading) Essays

Marking (Grading) Essays | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It's worthwhile discovering methods to make marking more enjoyable. The same methods can be used to tackle other dreaded tasks.

Sitting on your desk is a pile of essays that need to be marked. There might be just 10 or 20, or maybe 50, 100 or more. For most teachers, this is not an eagerly awaited task. Is there some way to make marking easier and more enjoyable?
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25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning

25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Is your capacity for learning is fixed or fluid? Can you improve your intelligence and talents through hard work and practice, or are you stuck with the brains you’ve got? Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck says most of us have either a “fixed” or “growth” mindset when it comes to learning. Most of us can get through sixteen years of schooling regardless of which mindset we have, but when it comes to lifelong learning–learning for the sake of learning, without outside pressure–only a growth mindset will cut it."


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Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 20, 9:47 AM

I am a firm believer of lifelong learning and this

Li Banban's curator insight, October 20, 8:23 PM

keep a growth mindset! its never too late to  learn.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 7, 4:43 AM

These are excellent teaching and learning resources to add to your 21st Century learning environment to promote lifelong learning.

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The 5 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Tools for Teachers

The 5 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Tools for Teachers | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Free Educational Technology: The 5 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Tools for Teachers. How To Use The 5 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Tools for Teachers.
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Mobile Learning Scavenger Hunt

Mobile Learning Scavenger Hunt | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Mobile Learning Scavenger Hunt Kimberly Vincent-Layton Humboldt State University, Department of Communication June 2014 In the last few years, I have been slightly obsessed with mobile learning for...
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Great little activity! Interesting blog with some useful resources. 

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5 Fascinating Slideshares Created by Educators for Educators

5 Fascinating Slideshares Created by Educators for Educators | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
These SlideShare presentations have been created by educators from a number of different backgrounds and cover a series of fascinating topics.

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Blended Learning as Transformational Institutional Learning (Part 2 of 2)

Blended Learning as Transformational Institutional Learning (Part 2 of 2) | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The research about the effectiveness of blended learning provides a powerful jolt for campus members.  Of note, a recent Inside Higher Education (2013) survey of faculty attitudes toward technology found large amounts of skepticism among faculty members about the quality of online learning.  This finding of high levels of skepticism, taken out of context, raises more questions than answers.  What specifically are faculty members skeptical about - the learning outcomes, the pedagogical approaches, and student engagement in online activities?  And if faculty members are the instructional designers in most instances, does that mean they are skeptical about their own work as novices or the work of their colleagues?  The results become clearer when we keep in mind that most faculty members who were surveyed do not actually teach online.  Moreover, the survey revealed that appreciation of the quality of online courses grows with instructors' experiences teaching online.  In order to achieve Fink's condition of awareness, it seems necessary to expose and deconstruct this skepticism, perhaps debunking some of the myths while also affirming some of the skepticism through defining what blended learning is and is not.  Faculty members need encouragement from others and they need to "celebrate one another's success in trying something new" (Fink, 2013, p. 222).  And as the Inside Higher Education survey findings suggest, faculty members who are already engaged in blended learning are critical players in creating awareness, encouraging others, and celebrating success. 
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Thought Plan – Organize your Thoughts

Thought Plan – Organize your Thoughts | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Thought Plan: A minimalistic tool for planning projects, organizing your thoughts and storing simple documents. Powered by markdown.

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I checked this out. It's pretty interesting. 

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Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, October 11, 6:27 AM

Plusieurs voies pour s'organiser amène de la créativité

Filomena Gomes's curator insight, November 7, 4:12 PM

Une idée pour Jackson?

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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, 11:08 PM

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

Tina Jameson's curator insight, December 14, 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, 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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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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DailyEnglish's curator insight, November 16, 4:16 AM

Nous sommes toujours en train d'ameliorer nos methodes pour apprendre l'anglais aux etudiants lors des séjours en immersion anglaise dans des familles anglophones en France .... nous ne restons pas sur nos acquises, nous cherchons proposer à vos enfants des cours tous les matins qui sont engageants, interessants , interactives et qui correspondent au Monde du 21 siecle et aux futurs besoins de vos enfants , pensez vous que  vos enfants vont apprendre l'anglais avec un bled  ? un annabac ? des worksheets ? pendant leurs vacances scolaires ? ou est ce qu'il faut chercher les methodes mieux adaptés , qui les stimulent et qui les excitent ?

Daily English, pour apprendre l'anglais dans des familles anglophones avec enfants , trouve toujours des methodes pour faire progresser vos enfants en anglais et pour reussir leur avenir

A bientot

Sally Cornan

www.dailyenglish.fr

Mardi's curator insight, December 22, 10:56 AM

A list of Google features

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The Online Journal Distance Education and e-Learning - October 2014

The Online Journal Distance Education and e-Learning - October 2014 | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, October 24, 12:11 PM

Investigating The Use Of Social Networking Tools In Improving Students� Grammar: A Case Study

Amelia Abdullah Talha Taufik 

Attitude Of B.Ed. Students� Towards Odl Institutions In Tamil Nadu Open University

Dr.A.S.Arul Lawrence[1], Dr.C.Barathi[2] 

E-Book As Learning Tool: A Review And Focus For Future Research

Azidah Abu Ziden[1], Nur Kaliza Khalid[2] 

Blended Learning In A Blended Composition Class: A Case Study In French

Carolyn GASCOIGNE[1], Juliette PARNELL[2] 

Simultaneous Delivery Of Lectures To Students In A Lecture Room And An Online Meeting Room Using The Adobe Connect Teaching Facility

Chet Geisel 

Exam Performance in a Hybrid Course: A Model for Assessing Online and In Class Exam Delivery Modes

Danyelle Moore� 

The Use Of Podcasting Revision Lectures In Improving Learners� Academic Performance

Elias Rankapola 

Best practices: An online doctoral learning experience

Tracy Christianson & Tracy Hoot 

Design Of Guidelines On The Learning Psychology In The Use Of Facebook As A Medium For Teaching & Learning In Secondary School

Nurulrabihah Mat Noh[1], Saedah Siraj[2], Mohd Ridhuan Mohd Jamil[3], Zaharah Husin[4], Ahmad Arifin Sapar[5] 

Technology Integration at a Crossroads: Dead End Street or New Horizons?

Rogerio Roth 

Factors In Design Of Assessment For Online Courses: Instructors` Reflections

Shijuan Liu 

Learning Styles Preferences Among Usm Distance Learners Via Videoconferencing Technology.

Siti Hajar 

Virtual School Leadership: Professional Development Using Digital Technologies in Canada and Haiti

Steve Sider 

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Chicago joins Tennessee with tuition-free community college plan

Chicago joins Tennessee with tuition-free community college plan | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The concept of tuition-free community college is picking up steam. Chicago this month followed Tennessee with the creation of a new community-college scholarship for high school graduates.

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A Simple Technique You Can (and Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses

A Simple Technique You Can (and Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"It’s easy for an eLearner to “zone out” when faced with complex course content, especially with limited existing knowledge of a topic. The instructional design challenge is how to explain complex content easily. Start by considering some premises fundamental to eLearning design."


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 20, 11:09 AM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Tina Jameson's curator insight, October 23, 6:30 PM

As we increasingly move towards designing our own eLearning content - it is essential to consider the delivery of that content - the tools are a means to an end - if the design quality is poor then the usefulness of those tools is greatly diminished.

Vittori's curator insight, October 25, 3:22 AM

Après le fond, la forme... Comment présenter simplement un contenu vaste et/ou complexe. 

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10 Reasons Why Students Aren't Using eTextbooks

10 Reasons Why Students Aren't Using eTextbooks | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Here are several reasons why students aren't yet warming up to the idea of e-textbooks today.


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As a grad student, I have used both. I would add another reason to this list. It's harder to find things in e-textbooks. I can tab and flip quickly to key parts of a hard copy book, but I never seem to be able to quickly get to a quote, etc., that someone else is referencing in my e-text. The search features are clunky and don't provide the same intuitive way of finding info. 

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, October 18, 3:29 PM

¿Por qué lo estudiantes no utilizan libros de texto electrónicos?

Randy Nichols's curator insight, October 23, 5:08 PM

Ah.

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Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning

Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Word clouds are ideal for eLearning professionals who are looking for ways to visually represent text, whether this is content within an eLearning course or writings of the learners. Color and size can be used to denote a word's level of importance within the cloud, which helps learners to acquire and retain significant ideas (i.e. bolded words) more effectively. While word clouds are often associated with language arts eLearning courses, they can actually be used in virtually any eLearning setting.

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, October 16, 6:03 PM

Word Clouds. Interesting. I like it. Something to have a play with :-)

online4ed's curator insight, October 16, 11:48 PM
Love using this in research classes.
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The best apps for taking notes

The best apps for taking notes | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With so many awesome apps at your disposal, using a pen and paper just doesn't make much sense.

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Spoiler alert - Evernote!

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GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, October 15, 10:37 AM

Da http://www.macworld.com/ un post del 1 settembre 2014 in cui vengono presentate diverse web apps che consentono di prendere note. Si tratta di apps in prevalenza free e che possono essere utilizzate via web sia tramite dispositivi mobile che PC, sono inoltre presentate web apps sia per Android che iOS.

 

Tra le applicazioni presentate:

1. evernote https://evernote.com/intl/it/

2. simplenote: http://simplenote.com/

3. Papyrus

4. Note everything

5. Google Keep

 

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There's no app for good teaching

There's no app for good teaching | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
8 solid, actionable tips for using tech in ways that actually improve the classroom.

 

Bringing technology into the classroom often winds up an awkward mash-up between the laws of Murphy and Moore: What can go wrong, will — only faster.

 

It’s a multi-headed challenge: Teachers need to connect with classrooms filled with distinct individuals. We all want learning to be intrinsically motivated and mindful, yet we want kids to test well and respond to bribes (er, extrinsic rewards). Meanwhile, there’s a multi-billion-dollar industry, in the US alone, hoping to sell apps and tech tools to school boards.

 

There’s no app for that.

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25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

! IImagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach educati


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Great article! I'm sharing it with my students in a success seminar. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 10, 9:32 PM

What habits and strategies to skilled learners have that other learners may be missing? And can others learn them? The answer to the second question is yes, that can be learned through practice. As to the first question, some of the habits and strategies are below, but you will need to click through to the post to find the rest of them.

1. Skill learners think about their own learning.

2. Skilled learners ask more questions.

3. Skilled learners make mistakes work for them, not against them.

4. Skilled learners use previous learning to help promote new learning.

5. Skilled learners share what they've learned.

Lisa Norris's curator insight, October 12, 1:49 PM

It's all about teaching the Growth Mindset!  We really need to encourage students to do more of the question asking and thinking!