Christopher Gurrie: In 2008, a colleague and I set out to make it our mission to rid this world of bad PowerPoint presentations. Remember the consequences: every time you make a bad PowerPoint presentation -- God (all of them) kills a kitten.
Even if we can only influence one student at a time -- hopefully we are doing our part to make presentation land just a little bit better for our fellow audience members. After all, we're only on this Earth for a short while -- it shouldn't be spent sitting through boring presentations where the presenter reads to us from slides laden with too many words and not enough practice...
"If our schools are supposed to be preparing our children for the real world, why don't they look, act, and feel more like the real world than what they currently do?" ...a nice look at PBL for beginning and advanced teachers in K12.
Ambitious, low-income kids get lift from education nonprofit MSNBC This digital composite shows file photos (L-R, clockwise) Uchenna Eze stands with his N.J. SEEDS mentor, Roy Cohen. (Photo courtesy of N.J.
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Three things really fascinate me about the new digital writing toolkit: the possibility of increased immersion in a story, the ability to represent choice, and the way the audience can influence the story. I'll take them one by one.
"Maybe you already post on Facebook three times a week. Maybe you already boost posts to promote your content. But are you missing out on a simple way to share your brand story using the visual web, on the most popular social media network in existence today?
Someone at [retailer] TOMS took some time to backfill their Facebook timeline with these (and other) tidbits, outlining the story of founding and growth of their brand. Leaving a few simple breadcrumbs for the fans and the curious to follow."
Read the full article to find out:
- how you can add milestones to your organizations Facebook page
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