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How to Give a Great Presentation: Timeless Advice from a Legendary Adman, 1981

How to Give a Great Presentation: Timeless Advice from a Legendary Adman, 1981

Science Toy Box | Because science is fun and full of surprises. Follow me @braveneutrino With the support of my wonderful Team, Working Lunch is underway. After 1 week of operation, I can say that it has potential. To anyone reading this, I would really appreciate your feedback as I work to fine tune this idea to help me create an atmosphere where redos and retakes are not seen by students (an me) a punishment, but an opportunity. (Send me a Tweet @braveneutrino if commenting on the blog isn’t working or is a pain in the neck!) Setting the Stage – Why Now? This week marks the first week of the second semester for my 7th and 8th graders. My TeamI work with three dedicated educators who fully support giving students what they need to succeed. Why Working Lunch? How it Went I assigned between 8 and 10 students to Working lunch each day. I decided that we would take Friday off. Analysis: Twenty assignments were finished. The attitude of the students was interesting. Here’s What I’m Wondering What do I need to change? Like this: Like Loading...

Educating Educators, Part 1 Written by Mark Brumley Technology training sessions are surely in your near future. August is when teachers return and school implement new technology tools and procedures. How do your successfully educate your educators? You probably know I you know I question traditional sit and get models of technology instruction. But, you have new technology to implement…what do you do? Generate Excitement Before any training begins, you must hype the new technology. In a classroom, a good teacher begins a unit with an anticipatory set. Tip: You know the cheesy commercials showing cheap kitchen appliances? Time is ticking! What are you strategies for leading professional development? Mark Brumley (112 Posts) Mark Brumley is an educational technology leader, presenter and founder of Teach Amazing, who has lived and worked around the globe in his commitment to provide authentic learning experiences to enhance the education of 21st Century learners.

Turn Pictures Into Stories With Fotobabble This morning I shared an old post about Fotobabble on the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page. In response to that post Stewart Whitney shared his experience of using the Fotobabble iPhone app. Stewart's comment got me to try the Fotobabble iOS app. Fotobabble is a free service that allows you to quickly turn a picture into an audio picture story. Applications for Education The Fotobable iOS app could be a great app for students to use to quickly create short audio stories about pictures that they take with their iPhones and or iPads (the app isn't optimized for iPad, but it works on it). Over time your class could build a collection of audio captioned news images by embedding each of their Fotobabble creations on a class blog or wiki.

Twitter for Professional Development: Ultra Beginner Edition, Part 2 Written by Mark Brumley Beyond the Basics In the post Twitter for Professional Development: Ultra Beginner Edition, I offered a simple way to demonstrate the power of Twitter to teachers. If you are introducing Twitter to your colleagues, I highly recommend following that model. Sharing The next step is for teachers to share what they learn. A zillion possibilities exist to share content including a shared Google doc, Evernote notebook and, of course, the faculty room bulletin board. With newbies, I suggest using Diigo. Login to Diigo and create a new group. Social Bookmarking Now the most difficult part by far; explain social bookmarking to your teachers and have them create Diigo accounts. Okay, that’s the hard part…now for the fun. I’m not going to lie; this is an exhausting professional development session.

Five Ways Teachers Can Use Technology to Help Students The Huffington Post By: Darrell M. West and Joshua Bleiberg Thomas Edison once said, "Books will soon be obsolete in the public schools...our school system will be completely changed inside of ten years." Advances in information technology have revolutionized how people communicate and learn in nearly every aspect of modern life except for education. Technology has failed to transform our schools because the education governance system insulates them from the disruptions that technology creates in other organizations. To overcome these obstacles, we must persuade teachers that technology will empower them and help their students learn. Schools must use technology that empowers teachers. Teachers should treat the adoption of technology as part of lesson planning. Teachers should not fear open-source technologies. Use online education portfolios to evaluate students. Teachers should embrace the Common Core State Standards.

HelloSlide - Bring your slides to life How Teachers Can Stop Being Scared Of Twitter November’s EdTechTeacher’s iPad Summit (which, by the way, I found through Twitter) completely amazed, overwhelmed, challenged, and inspired me. I left feeling empowered about the 1:1 iPad environment in which I was teaching and excited about the possibilities of technology inside and outside of my classroom. My Twitter Addiction I also left the conference with a mild addiction to Twitter. Like I said, it was a *mild* addiction. It’s A Conversation But it was more than just a running list of sites to check out and apps to investigate. My November tweets were frantic – a rushed effort to somehow document the torrent of information that surrounded me in presentations, online conversations, and Google excursions. The Personal Learning Network The people I had connected to in my PLN (personal learning network) share amazing materials about all aspects of education. Hashtags Ahoy! As a teacher, I have made a commitment to Twitter-time. Connect To Your Passion(s)

My Hugely Successful Techology Integration Strategy Written by Mark Brumley Starting Teachers with Technology Integration I have led about a zillion professional development sessions, both formal and informal, throughout the years. I always arrive with high hopes to engage teachers in the latest and greatest web 2.0 technologies and spur never before seen projects. It’s great to have high hopes but the reality is a lot of teachers are fearful of using technology that they view as overly complicated. I also find it counterproductive to introduce a group of nervous teachers to my “Top 10 Web 2.0 Sites” or “20 Cool Sites for School”. Start with a Web 2.0 Digital Book What’s my sure fire site with a huge implementation rate? Several excellent web 2.0 digital book creators are available and most work great. , Blurb , My Publisher , and more. Why Use a Digital Book? Why is this project successful to introduce teachers to technology integration? First, it’s easy to understand the concept…it’s a digital book. Let me know how it goes!