30 Legendary Startup Pitch Decks and What You Can Learn From Them If you need to raise funding from VCs for your startup, the first step is to create a pitch deck. A pitch deck is a brief presentation that provides investors with an overview of your business, whether it’s showcasing your product, sharing your business model, giving a look into your monetization strategy, and introducing your team. A pitch deck is an essential fundraising tool, whether you’re looking to raise $50,000, $500,000 or $50 million. Despite the brevity of the presentations, which usually run for 10 slides or less, creating a pitch deck that wins investment is no easy task.
"Not Just Classroom Teachers, School Librarians Spend Their Own Money on Supplies" - School Library Journal (Jazz) Librarians are spending hundreds, if not thousands, of their own dollars to better serve their students. It’s the season of news stories and social media posts about classroom teachers spending their own money on school supplies, but they aren’t the only educators using their paychecks to better serve the students. SLJ asked two Facebook groups of school librarians if they were spending their own money and, if so, how much and on what? The responses keep coming, and while it’s certainly not a scientific poll, we can tell you this: Across the country, librarians, teacher librarians, and library media specialists are spending thousands of personal dollars, and it’s not just on “decorative” items, cleaning supplies, or makerspace extras. They are buying books.
Copyright FAQ - Educational Use 1. Can I scan course readings and put them up on my website for my students to read? No, not without permission of the copyright owner. Materials posted on the web could be accessed by people all over the world. In effect you would be distributing the information freely and broadly, thus affecting the market for that work (fair use factor #4). 3 Fun Strategies for Note Taking There are few things my students hate more than taking notes—and I don’t blame them. Hardly anyone enjoys taking notes. No matter the energy of the teacher or the diligence of the student, it’s extraordinarily easy to lose focus while listening to long, uninterrupted lectures.
TeachersFirst: Embracing Reseach - Grades 3-5 Research/Information literacy projects with students grades 3-5 Do your students understand the difference between reading fiction and reading informational texts? How much practice have your students had reading for information? It is essential that students have some background knowledge of the text features they are likely to encounter in reading non-fiction texts while doing research. If you have not already taught a series of mini-lessons about the table of contents, index, sidebars, captions, guide words, diagrams, glossary, comparisons, cross-sections/cutaways, maps, and charts you should consider doing so before asking students to complete research.
10 tips for better slide decks When your slides rock, your whole presentation pops to life. At TED2014, David Epstein created a clean, informative slide deck to support his talk on the changing bodies of athletes. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED Code of Ethics: The Foundation of Our Work IMPORTANT NOTE: I am in no way supporting the views of organizations that use hate speech or act in any way that is dangerous to others. Several things have happened recently that led me to this post: In the November/December 2018 issue of American Libraries there is an article titled “When Values Collide.” The author of the article talks about the July 2018 amendment to the Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights for Meeting Rooms.
Teaching Copyright As today's tech-savvy teens become increasingly involved with technology and the Internet for learning, work, civic engagement, and entertainment, it is vital to ensure that they understand their legal rights and responsibilities under copyright law and also how the law affects creativity and innovation. This curriculum is designed to give teachers a comprehensive set of tools to educate students about copyright while incorporating activities that exercise a variety of learning skills. Lesson topics include: the history of copyright law; the relationship between copyright and innovation; fair use and its relationship to remix culture; peer-to-peer file sharing; and the interests of the stakeholders that ultimately affect how copyright is interpreted by copyright owners, consumers, courts, lawmakers, and technology innovators. Unit Goals Educate students about copyright law, including the concepts of fair use, free speech, and the public domain. Objectives for Students
The most important skill for 21st-century students is the discipline to say “no” Can you code? Speak a second language? How high is your IQ? There’s much debate on what students need most to succeed in an increasingly competitive world. The challenges of automation, globalisation, and political upheaval leave out the fact that we’re living an age of information overload. TeachersFirst: Embracing Reseach - Middle School Research/Information literacy projects with students in middle grades How will you help students to build a good search? You might want to begin by showing the short video Web Search Strategies in Plain Englishproduced by Common Craft. Search terms, keywords, relevant vocabulary and related topics can be organized using a mindmapping tool like MindMeister or Drop Mind.
*Brain Rules for Presenters We know that it takes you about 10 minutes to lose an audience if you’re just giving a normal talk. So at the nine-minute-and-59-second mark, you have to do something fairly radical. In fact, you should do it within 30 seconds of your first words, but certainly at nine minutes and 59 seconds. And here is where we can get into some brain science. I think anybody who does speeches at all ought to really understand that the brain processes meaning before it processes detail. It wants the meaning of what it is that you’re talking about before it wants the detail of what it is you’re talking about.
The Library Voice: Watch The NEW Future Ready Librarian Webinar...Exploring Equitable Digital Access Here You can now watch the NEW Future Ready Librarian webinar, Exploring Equitable Digital Access here and share it with others. My friends and colleagues Ashley Cooksey, Instructional Technology Coach, Batesville School District (AL), Len Bryan, Library Technical Systems Manager, Denver Public Schools (CO) and Kristin Mattson, Library Media Center Director, Waubonsie Valley High School (IL) joined me for the webinar. We discussed how school library programs help ensure that students have equitable digital access. School librarians are supporters and advocates for equitable access to collections tools using digital resources, programming, and services that support the school district’s strategic vision. Ashley, Len and Kristin shared their unique experiences on how they have approached the goal of ensuring equitable access.
Digital History A Brief History of Copyright he idea of a balance between the rights of the creators of intellectual property and the social and cultural claims of sharing and community finds support in the early history of American copyright law. Noah Webster, who was trying to protect the revenues flowing from his best-selling American Spelling Book, successfully lobbied the Connecticut State Legislature to pass the new nation’s first copyright law in 1783.