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A collection of articles, websites, and apps designed to catalyze creativity and success in today's schools!
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Nancy Duarte: How to Create Better Visual Presentations

Nancy Duarte explains how to create better visual presentations so you can communicate your ideas with efficiency, clarity and impact. She is CEO of Silicon ...

Via Baiba Svenca
Chris Carter's insight:

Words of wisdom, all in 3 minutes.

Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 18, 11:27 AM

A fantastic video where Nancy Duarte is giving several important tips regarding slide design. Perfect for watching with your students as the tips are well-presented, exemplified and easy to understand.

Mike Donahue's curator insight, March 19, 7:59 AM

Nancy Duarte offers some simple ideas for making a more effective slideshow to enhance your presentation.

Lon Naylor's curator insight, March 19, 9:28 AM

I constantly see video "gurus" telling people to just insert all your script text into PowerPoint slides, read it aloud while recording, and...BAM!...instant video!


I've always contended that this is a questionable strategy at best for delivering a visual message. Here is one of the leading presentation experts on the planet explaining part of my contention.

Rescooped by Chris Carter from Technology in Education!

Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking

Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology |

"Thinking critically is one thing, but being able to teach it can be quite another."

Via Beth Dichter, Yasemin Allsop
Chris Carter's insight:

Yes! also, <;

Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 29, 2013 9:11 PM

How do we teach students to be critical thinkers? How do we train teachers to teach critical thinking? Edutopia has recently published a number of articles focused on 'Critical Thinking: A Path to College and Career.'

This link takes you directly to a page where a "Katie Kirkpatrick, dean of instruction at KIPP King Collegiate High School" shares her experience with a training she designed for teachers. From this page you may link to many other areas. Two that you may find helpful are:

* Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

* Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

The Resources and Download area includes lesson plans and rubrics as well as Tools for Critical Thinking.

Jorge Leal's curator insight, November 11, 2013 1:25 PM

you have to read this ...!