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Writing the first draft of your science paper — some dos and don’ts. How to Prepare a Manuscript for International Journals — Part 3 Angel Borja, PhD In this series, Dr. Angel Borja draws on his extensive background as an author, reviewer and editor to give advice on preparing the manuscript (author's view), the evaluation process (reviewer's view) and what there is to hate or love in a paper (editor's view). This article is the third in the series. Four steps to preparing your first draft Here is the process I use: Think about the topic you want to present, for some days or weeks.Make figures and tables.Then write as quickly as possible, as if thinking out loud.

Do not split the manuscript among the co-authors. Polishing your manuscript Use good English Unfortunately for non-native English speakers, language is an important problem. At the minimum, you should use the best English you can manage in presenting your high-quality science. You must save your readers the trouble of guessing what you mean. (This) paper fell well below my threshold. The Author Dr. Issuu - You Publish. The best free presentation software and other alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint.

More has been written about the art of the presentation than could ever be covered here, but one thing that usually accompanies your co-workers’ demos are PowerPoint slides. PowerPoint wasn’t always a Microsoft product — it was originally called Presenter and created for Macs. The name was changed for legal reasons in 1987, the same year Microsoft bought the company behind it and created its Graphics Business Unit. SEE ALSO: Illegal downloaders to receive email warnings, as Pirate Bay traffic doubles Microsoft’s version came out with Windows 3.0 in 1990, and the business world has never been the same. Still, many have a love-hate relationship with PowerPoint, in part because some believe presentation slides are a crutch for bad public speakers. Sadly, meetings with presentations (and the need for accompanying slides) remain a reality.

Wonder why your favourite presentation tool or site may be missing? So, dive right on into the presentation creators and players which follow. Web 2.0 Tools. 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About. Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved.

Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom.

Social Learning These tools use the power of social media to help students learn and teachers connect. Learning Lesson Planning and Tools Useful Tools. 10 Presentation Tools To Win Over Your Audience. If your work or studies need you to make presentations in front of an audience, a crowd or your peers, then you know the importance of having good, engaging and effective presentation content in your hands. Powerpoint may not be cutting it for most of us anymore, but fret not, we have here 10 great Powerpoint alternatives as fine replacements. Whether you need presentation tools for business proposals, HR training, a viva voce, or for teaching a class, these tools will probably help you keep your audience entertained through and through.

Manipulate your videos, images, animation, audio clips and more into a winning presentation that will definitely help you win over the crowd. Recommended Reading: Public Speaking – How To Nail An Interesting Presentation 1. Prezi Prezi is a zooming presentation tool that lets you create and present your ideas on a large and zoomable virtual canvas. Click here to learn more about its pricing plans. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software. An iPad Toolkit – 29 apps that promote good learning | Education Evangelist. In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m quite a fan of the iPad (the Lollipop Nexus 9’s not too bad either). Not because of its design or because its by Apple or any of that, but because of its keen heritage in the learning arena. Any one who knows me will tell you that I am not one for using tech for tech’s sake, despite my evangelist moniker. Use of technology in a cross curricular sense should be measured and done with consideration for the best potential learning outcomes.

With all that said, I’ve been doing this for quite some time now and I thought it time that I shared some of the Apps that have stuck by me or have struck me for their ease of use and impact upon learning in the classroom. Rather than blog about each one however or write in depth about each one either, I’ve done this in the form of a small poster, with the apps icons on.

My periodic table of Apps that I developed from Sean Junkins’ original is always well received however it really is a bit on the large size. Enjoy! TinyTap - Turn Moments Into Games.