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Edutopia. Infographic Maker Guide: 20 Cool Infographic Creator Tools That Will Turn You Into A Designer. Imagine you are an infographic maker god who can take 1,000 words and help people digest that information in only a few seconds. An infographic, put simply, is a creative way to take a “thousand words” and depict them using a picture. These days, readers are looking for quick access to brief information.

Website visitors love this unique form of presentation which is quickly gaining popularity, and in some cases, becoming the standard form of communication instead of page long, lengthy blog posts. Infographics have emerged as one of the most popular forms of content marketing in contemporary digital media. Why should you care about infographics1 and do I need an infographic maker? We receive 5 times more information than in 1986 and are 80% more willing to read anything with colors. But readers are not the only ones with time constraints and an inclination towards quick and easy ways to consume information. Forget about Photoshop and other time-consuming infographic maker alternatives. 1. 2. 5 Quotes To Help Overcome The Fear Of Public Speaking | TeachThought. 5 Quotes To Help Overcome The Fear Of Public Speaking Contributed by Catherine Wilson Creating an engaging and exciting presentation isn’t something that comes easy to everyone.

In fact, according to the Washington Post, the biggest phobia in the entire country is public speaking – with over 25 percent of Americans afraid to speak in front of large groups of people. Although that might not seem like that many people, let’s get some perspective here. 25 percent of the U.S. population equates to almost 80 million people, or ten times the entire population of New York City. Peoples’ fear of public speaking beat out that of drowning, needles, snakes, heights, and even clowns. So take a look at some quotes by people who really knew how to work a stage and own a presentation. Melt your public speaking fear away with these five nuggets of knowledge.

On Making Your Point “If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. On Preparation On Passion On Pushing Yourself. 7 Habits Of The Best Public Speakers. Will wearing a ratty college T-shirt and sweats to bed soon go out of fashion? The pajamas industry is growing, and retailers aren't sleeping on how to reinvent the bygone ensemble. What was once a symbol of buttoned-down '50s attire (think Ricky and Lucy in collared PJ sets, tucking into their separate beds) has slowly inched its way back into pop culture.

Look no further than popular TV shows—New Girl, House of Cards, or Scandal—to see protagonists clad in chic silk or cotton designs reminiscent of a tidier bedtime era. But while earlier decades cherished the ensemble for its conservatism, today's pajamas differ in terms of comfort, style, and intent. For consumers, the revival is partially inspired by recent Fashion Week runways, an overall trend toward healthier living, increased awareness of the benefits of sleep, and fresh new takes on vintage designs. Throughout all this, a new crop of companies hopes to take ownership of unclaimed territory: nighttime apparel. Why Your Tech Obsessed Conference Presentation Stinks—and How to Make It Better. In general, technology in the classroom is no longer a novelty, and solid pedagogy trumps those lists of “cool tools.” Yet time and time again, conference presenters lure in attendees by fixating entirely on apps, tech toys, or anything else hot on the market or App Store.

We can do better. While all of these technologies may get us excited, the reality is we are absolutely ignoring the hard, necessary work when we decide to prioritize dog-and-pony technology shows over working together to move instruction forward for the benefit of our students. With these thoughts in mind, here are five ways for educators (and some of you entrepreneurs, too) to rethink technology-obsessed conference presentations. 1. On many occasions, I have witnessed sessions in which presenters do nothing more than simply walk the audience through steps to “operate” a few tools. Also, presenters should not hesitate to conduct crowdsourcing so everyone in the room can learn from one another. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7 of The Best Books on How to Improve Your Presentation Skills. December 15, 2015 Whether presenting to our students, peers or an international audience, giving presentations makes up a huge part of our work as teachers and educators.

Delivering successful presentations goes beyond the mere mastery of subject-content and involves a deep understanding of other dynamics that include body language, audience needs, visual communication and many more. In today’s post, we have curated for you some very good reads to help you hone in your presentation skills and enhance your public speaking abilities. For more options check out this page. 1- Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery, by Garr Reynolds (Author) “Presentation Zen challenges the conventional wisdom of making "slide presentations" in today’s world and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations. 2- Confessions of a Public Speaker (English and English Edition, by Scott Berkun (Author)

How Presentation Zen Fixed My Bad PowerPoints. 25 BEST apps for teaching students how to present, create and code. What are the best apps for teachers? According to TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community here are 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers. 25 BEST apps for teaching students how to present, create and code! TED-Ed More than 250,000 teachers use TED education tools to spark student curiosity and explore presentation literacy skills. “TED-Ed is an outstanding resource in my classroom,” says TED-Ed Innovative Educator Jennifer Hesseltine. “I use the online platform to add engaging content to topics that we are studying. I have also given students the opportunities to help in the process of creating TED-Ed Lessons by choosing videos and creating questions to include.” Haikudeck Students can create beautiful presentations with this app. Duolingo If the benefits of a bilingual brain motivate your students, try this app.

Draw and Tell This app can increase creative confidence in kids of all ages. SEE the full post here on TED-Ed.