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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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Alex Grech's curator insight, October 9, 2013 4:18 PM

It's the first time I've taught undergraduates.  I've found myself stripping slides to the core message and trying to find visuals that can communicate that message quickly, simply and yet - resonate.  There is nothing as tough as trying to unclutter the mind and focus on what really needs to be said - as opposed to 'making a point' or simply 'showing off'.  This presentation is about the art of visuals, clear design, and keeping it 'stupidly simple'.

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.

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.

Focusing on effective teaching practices for the 21st century student
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Regular people who went undercover at a high school found cell phones pose a bigger problem than adults can imagine — and they've made teenagers' daily lives nearly unrecognizable

Regular people who went undercover at a high school found cell phones pose a bigger problem than adults can imagine — and they've made teenagers' daily lives nearly unrecognizable | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Smartphones and social media have created an entirely new reality for today's high-schoolers, found the adults on "Undercover High."
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They make some broad claims without evidence, but it's worth a conversation. 
 
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LiveSlides - Embed any website in a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation

LiveSlides - Embed any website in a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
LiveSlides is a PowerPoint add-in that embeds any web content like YouTube, Vimeo & Twitter Feeds in your presentation. Download our Add-in to embed your content today.

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I wanted to try this, but it wants me to uninstall PollEverywhere. Since I have no admin privileges on my work computer, I'm hesitant to ask IT to uninstall something and then if this doesn't work well, I will have to go back and get PollEverywhere reinstalled. Anyone have this issue? 
 
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Mark Arthur's curator insight, February 21, 8:16 AM
(Another) Presentation tool with Kahoot-style interactive functions.This space is getting competitive what with Slidio, Hypersay and now this.
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Typely - free online proofreading

Typely - free online proofreading | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Typely is a free online proofreading application that helps you write better English

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I checked this out. It seems like a good alternative to Grammarly, which I also like. 
 
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Janet Lanham's curator insight, January 26, 8:42 AM
What a great resource for your ELL/ESL students!
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Towards a framework for cross-boundary collaborative open learning 

Towards a framework for cross-boundary collaborative open learning  | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Over the last 4.5 years I have been working on an exciting phenomenographic study through which I explored the collaborative open learning experience of learners participating in open cross-institutional academic development courses. This study brought new insights relating among others to the power of cross-boundary professional communities and the opportunities these bring for academics and…
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Interesting study on cross-institutional academic development. 
 
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6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2018

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2018 | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One of them is super trendy. One takes you into the past. Three can be used in a dozen different ways. And one you're going to want to try right away. Come see.
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10 Important Learning Studies From 2017 

10 Important Learning Studies From 2017  | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It’s been an exciting year in education with big advances in educational technology and instructional design, from new implementations of virtual reality to fascinating insights into everything from motivation and creativity to tried-and-true learning strategies. Each year we like to keep track of all the latest research that confirms some of the things we already... Read More
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Great article with links to all the relevant studies. 
 
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How to keep students from becoming bored during lectures (essay)

How to keep students from becoming bored during lectures (essay) | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
While sitting in a lecture, a student’s attention may shift in many ways -- daydreaming, looking out a window at a beautiful day, or searching a website on a laptop or mobile device. With everything that is happening in the world, it is easy for students to become distracted during class.
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Great tips for student engagement!
 
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No, you aren't a 'visual' learner

No, you aren't a 'visual' learner | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The idea that people have different styles of learning — that the visually inclined do best by seeing new information, for example, or others by hearing it — has been around since the 1950s, and recent research suggests it's still widely believed by teachers and laypeople alike. But is there scientific evidence that learning styles exist?

 
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Yet the myth persists. 
 
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Zipnote: The notebook that helps new knowledge stick.

Zipnote: The notebook that helps new knowledge stick. | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
You probably already take notes when you learn. But often they lie forgotten for weeks or forever. Zipnote makes your notes useful by turning what you learn into reviewable Q&A cards.

Just take your notes in Zipnote! Use our easy, outline-based note format to add concepts, people, places and events you learn about.

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Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, September 10, 2017 10:07 AM
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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, September 11, 2017 4:13 PM
This is an interesting take on note-taking since one of the most difficult parts of note-taking is getting kids to actually look back at those notes.
Gaby K. Slezák's curator insight, September 15, 2017 5:53 AM
interesting take on a notebook app - to turn your notes into Q&A cards so you'll actually train your brain with what you once deemed noteworthy. Nice idea.
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Top 10 Highlights of the 2017 NMC Horizons Report: HigherEd Edition 

Top 10 Highlights of the 2017 NMC Horizons Report: HigherEd Edition  | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Six key trends, six significant challenges and six developments in educational technology are profiled in the report as poised to impact teaching, learning and creative inquiry in higher education. Here are the highlights..."


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Create Videos For Learning!

Create Videos For Learning! | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It has never been easier to create your own explainer video. mysimpleshow transforms any text into an animated video you will love.

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The free version is somewhat limited, but it seems worth a try.
 
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 8, 2017 6:18 AM

This is a great tool for creating animated video presentations.

Ines Bieler's curator insight, September 2, 2017 11:44 AM

This is a great tool for creating animated video presentations.

Doug Joubert's curator insight, September 4, 2017 10:00 AM
A lot like PowToons, but not as nice.  Good for younger children.
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6 Reasons Why Gamification Enhances The Learning Experience 

6 Reasons Why Gamification Enhances The Learning Experience  | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Enhance your learning experience by utilizing gamification and rewards like certificates, badges, or points."


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Interesting. 
 
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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 11, 2017 1:47 PM
You get to do over .. you get immediate results, you can improve your score, you can pick games you like.
Judith Peterson's curator insight, September 11, 2017 5:03 PM
I have used Quia to create games to help my students learn the elements and principles of design and other art facts with my high school art classes. The games provided a safe place for them to test themselves on what they have learned. They excitedly shared their scores with their peers and took part in friendly competition. I was delighted that my entire class worked until they got 100%! Needless to say by the time they took their final exam, they were READY!
Michelle Audain's curator insight, September 12, 2017 10:49 PM

Learning is always easier when it's fun and gamification makes it addictive too!

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The college lecture is dying. Good riddance.

The college lecture is dying. Good riddance. | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This is the first in The Vanishing University, a four-part series exploring the tech-driven future of higher education in America. Right now, this very morning, thousands of young adults in the United States are scrambling through the same minor hell. They've woken up to the very last in a series of half-futile phone alarms. Made, an
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This Is How Generation Z Will Bypass College

This Is How Generation Z Will Bypass College | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Generation Z will leverage their online resourcefulness to uncover the right learning platforms to level-up their know-how and skill sets. Resources like General Assembly, Lynda.com, Udemy, Udacity, Coursera, and YouTube are already giving Generation Z the learning edge to leapfrog college.

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We are finding it challenging when students use third-party resources instead of our curriculum. The problem is students don't always select the best learning resources. 
 
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 21, 12:32 AM

Some interesting links.

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Top 10 sites to help students check their facts

Top 10 sites to help students check their facts | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Our job as citizens requires more than just being informed. We must also be vigilant about verifying information before posting it on social media.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 26, 8:27 AM
The Top ten sites for fact checking and for Academic Resources add SearchCredible.com to your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.
Tina Jameson's curator insight, January 28, 7:12 PM
Students may have heard of Fake News - opportunity to tie in with lessons on evaluating sources - the importance of been a critical reader, a detective who is prepared to check and challenge resources, and to establish the Trash and the Treasure of what they read.
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California Could Soon Have Its First Fully-Online Community College 

California Could Soon Have Its First Fully-Online Community College  | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
California is one step closer to having a fully online public community college.In a state budget proposal issued on Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown calle
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When an Email Exchange Turns Ugly

When an Email Exchange Turns Ugly | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Get out from behind the screen and have a conversation.


It was Monday morning, and Lee opened his inbox to find an email from his manager: “Lee, I’ve decided to have Carlos present to the governing board, instead of you. I’m sure you’re good with this.” 


 Lee had spent the entire weekend preparing for the presentation. Not only did he know the numbers inside and out, he was also excited to get some face time with the board. Performing well would be a good move for his career. So, no, Lee wasn’t really “good with this.” He was crushed, defeated, and felt betrayed. But could he really say that in an email? And if he did, would anything change?

 
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Some good reminders here about email etiquette, a subject that we often have to address with students. 
 
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Is social media bad for you? The evidence and the unknowns

Is social media bad for you? The evidence and the unknowns | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What the science suggests so far about the impact of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram on your mental well-being.
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Interesting, but not surprising, review of social media effects. 
 
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It's Impossible to Keep Laptops Out of the Classroom

It's Impossible to Keep Laptops Out of the Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Critics of laptops in schools aren’t prepared for the future of technology.  


Imagine a classroom in the not-too-distant future. Textbooks, slideshows, and notes all interface neatly with devices that once called “phones” and “laptops”—but now those learning materials proliferate through desks, walls, clothes, jewelry, glasses, and maybe even tattooes or contact lenses. The teacher, trained to teach in the 2010s, wants to say, “close your laptops and put away your phones.” But when the phone is embedded in a fingernail, what can a teacher do?

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In case you missed it, this article in the Atlantic is worth a read. 
 
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Tips for New Online Faculty Deans: A Faculty Perspective

Tips for New Online Faculty Deans: A Faculty Perspective | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Instructor offers advice for online faculty deans that may lead to a more positive faculty experience and even stronger faculty engagement and performance.

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Some interesting insights here. 
 
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Drexel University Freshmen Get 'Smart' Backpacks

Drexel University Freshmen Get 'Smart' Backpacks | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
On Sunday, the school gave freshmen a special freebie, in the form of a programmable backpack that is not yet commercially available.
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Is this a good thing?
 
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20 Types Of Learning Journals That Help Students Think

20 Types Of Learning Journals That Help Students Think | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Writing is thinking; there are as many types of learning journals as there are ways to think. Here are 20 that are well-suited for critical thinking.
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Some great ideas on how to incorporate journal writing into a course. 
 
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Cognitive Load Theory: Research that Teachers Really Need to Understand

Why cognitive load theory? 

To improve student performance, teachers need to understand the evidence base that informs and helps improve their practice. An area of research with significant implications for teaching practice is cognitive load theory. Cognitive load theory was recently described by British educationalist Dylan Wiliam as ‘the single most important thing for teachers to know’ (Wiliam 2017).
 

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Excellent article. Well supported by research. 
 
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23 Free Resources For Presentation Design

23 Free Resources For Presentation Design | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In this list we're sharing some of our favorite websites that offer free resources for presentation design such as templates, icons, images, fonts and more.

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, October 27, 2017 5:16 AM
Fresh up your presentations with these free resources
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A study of 36,000 students just backed Bill Gates' favorite style of education

A study of 36,000 students just backed Bill Gates' favorite style of education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Business Insider France est un site d’information sur l’économie, les technologies, les entrepreneurs, l’innovation, les découvertes et bien plus encore. En texte, en images, en vidéos et en graphiques, de l’actualité essentielle et percutante.
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We always need to be skeptical about these massive claims, but this is worth looking into. 
 
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