5 Tips for Flipping Your PBL Classroom I am of course a huge project-based learning (PBL) nerd and advocate. I am also an advocate for the flipped classroom, yet at the same time I also have my concerns about flipping a classroom. This model still hinges upon great teachers, and engaging curriculum and instruction. So why not combine PBL and the flipped classroom? It can be an excellent match when you consider some of the following tips. 1. The key piece here is short. 2. I love it when students assign their own homework. 3. Flipping isn't just videos, because -- let's be honest -- videos can get boring after a while. 4. If you are concerned with students taking an excessive amount of time in actually constructing the PBL product, give a technology choice or choices as an element of the final product. 5. Not all of our students have access the technology. PBL and the flipped classroom model can play well together.
7 Lessons From the World's Most Captivating Presenters [SlideShare] It’s 7:54 on a frigid January morning in San Francisco. You’re waiting outside the Moscone Center, in a queue of several thousand people, many of whom have been camping out in the cold for over 12 hours. The security detail for this event rivals the Democratic National Convention. Finally, at 9:43 a.m., the moment you’ve been waiting for arrives. "This is a day I've been looking forward to for two and a half years. (Download 20 of the best presentation examples to inspire your next presentation.) Such was the scene on January 9, 2007, when Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone in one of the most captivating product launches in history. As Carmine Gallo puts it in his book, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, Steve “transformed the typical, dull, technical, plodding slideshow into a theatrical event complete with heroes, villains, a supporting cast, and stunning backdrops. At LeWeb Paris in December 2012, I had the opportunity to witness another kind of extraordinary experience.
5 priorities that should dominate corporate directors’ to-do lists Key challenges threatening companies’ reputations are expected to crowd agendas of corporate boards, including their audit committees, this year, according to research by the EY Center for Board Matters and Deloitte. “With the rapid rise of transformational technologies, digital risks, and human capital challenges, boards need to effectively manage reputational risk on a global scale,” Ruby Sharma, a principal with EY and the EY Center for Board Matters, said in a statement. “As a result, board members’ time commitment might increase in 2015,” Sharma said. Reputational risk is driven by a host of business risks. At the top of the list are fraud, bribery, and corruption; cyber-breaches; product and service risks related to safety, health, and the environment; and risks related to actions taken by suppliers and vendors. Board composition and turnover. Pressure from shareholders could come through proposals or letters to the board and through proxy voting decisions. Improving disclosures.
Glossary of Hattie's influences on student achievement This Glossary explains influences related to student achievement published in John Hattie’s Visible Learning for teachers (Hattie 2012; 251ff). You can find an older list of influences related to student achievement in Hattie (2009) Visible Learning. 1. Student Self-Reported Grades Self reported grades comes out at the top of all influences. Example for Self-reported grades: Before an exam, ask your class to write down what mark the student expects to achieve. Hattie cites five meta-studies: Mabe/West (1982): Validity of self-evaluation of ability (Abstract)Fachikov/Boud (1989): Student Self-Assessment in Higher Education (Abstract)Ross (1998): Self-assessment in second language testing (Abstract)Falchikov/Goldfinch (2000): Student Peer Assessment in Higher Education (Abstract)Kuncel/Crede/Thomas (2005); The Validity of Self-Reported Grade Point Averages, Class Ranks, and Test Scores (Abstract) 2. The Piagetian stages include: 3. 4. 5. Hattie cites two meta-studies: 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Duarte Blog Just a couple more stops until the Death Star. @sean_voegeli Many of our employees live a long way from the office. One of our designers has a particularly hellish trek. Instead of whining about it — or just staring at his phone like the rest of us — he started making it a #creativecommute. Sean Voegeli* is a talented illustrator, avid Instagrammer, and loyal Star Wars fan. First, where can we find your work? What tools do you use? I like Adobe Draw a lot. How has your #creativecommute affected your day? On the way home, it’s a good way to unwind and transition into dad-mode. How do you decide what to draw? Which comes first, illustration or photo? How long does each piece take to make? Why Instagram? Do you have a favorite piece? “All strollers and droids must enter through the gate please.” And this one. Don’t you dare order a hotdog at this Disneyland stand. Last question, who should we be following on Instagram? So we dare you.
AMA Playbook How Competition Hurts Your Company The Crimes We Commit in the Name of Team Building… How Competition Hurts Your Company Competition is the way to keep your edge and maintain your position in your industry. It’s the lifeblood of business, right? Not so much! A University of Minnesota study recognized this way back in the 1990s. There are a couple of reasons why internal competition hurts your company. First, a lot of competitive exercises disguised as team building create meaningless competitions that pit departments and individuals against each other. Second, having different parts of your company compete with one another is a bit like having your hands try to compete with your feet. If you want to achieve greatness in your company, then develop healthy bonds between your internal teams, the employees, and the boss—and even with the top leaders and the organization itself. The way to do this is by creating a common purpose. So why do men and women sign up for the job? Purpose. About The Author
Jessica Hammer | changing the rules of the game How to Present to Senior Executives - Nancy Duarte by Nancy Duarte | 11:00 AM October 4, 2012 Senior executives are one of the toughest crowds you’ll face as a presenter. They’re incredibly impatient because their schedules are jam-packed — and they have to make lots of high-stakes decisions, often with little time to weigh options. So they won’t sit still for a long presentation with a big reveal at the end. They’ll just interrupt you before you finish your shtick. It can be frustrating. Here’s how you can earn their attention and support: Summarize up front: Say you’re given 30 minutes to present. Set expectations: Let the audience know you’ll spend the first few minutes presenting your summary and the rest of the time on discussion. Create summary slides: When making your slide deck, place a short overview of key points at the front; the rest of your slides should serve as an appendix. Rehearse: Before presenting, run your talk and your slides by a colleague who will serve as an honest coach. Sounds like a lot of work?
10 Things I Learned From Failure : Lifestyle Every entrepreneur has made a series of mistakes or been subject to failures along his or her entrepreneurial journey. These setbacks, t May 04, 2011 Every entrepreneur has made a series of mistakes or been subject to failures along his or her entrepreneurial journey. I am proud to have learned such a great deal from my failures, and the fact that I get to share them—and, more important, the hard-knocks lessons learned—with a worldwide audience is a real thrill. And with that, here are my top 10 lessons learned from my past failures that were well worth the price of admission (well, after I survived them, that is). 10. Build a sustainable business for yourself, and not one based on hypothetical acquisitions or imaginary investment capital. 9. If you are human, guess what? 8. If your answer is anything other than one, and you are a small startup on a shoe-string, guess what? 7. Don't get stuck in analysis paralysis! 6. If you project 100 customers, you might get 10. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.
The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter Part of an occasional series about the way digital culture affects the way we think, learn and live. Sara: Haha there was a weird comercial for computers that had flying sumo wrestlers John: Hahaha saweeeeet I’m still tryin to picture how that works Sarah: Haha yeah so am I this opening ceremony is so weird John: It must be Sarah K: Now there’s little kids doing karate This is a typical teenage text exchange captured by an academic. Add five hours or so a day spent online, where the most common activity is yet more typing away on social networks. This outpouring often produces an anguished outcry, particularly in September as kids head back to school and screen time starts competing with homework: Technology, pundits warn, is zombifying our young and wrecking their ability to communicate clearly. But is this actually “the dumbest generation”? In fact, there’s powerful evidence that digital tools are helping young people write and think far better than in the past. Literate? It hadn’t.
Five Presentation Mistakes Everyone Makes - Nancy Duarte by Nancy Duarte | 2:00 PM December 12, 2012 We all know what it’s like to sit through a bad presentation. We can easily spot the flaws — too long, too boring, indecipherable, what have you — when we watch others speak. Here are five of the most common, along with some tips on how to avoid them. 1. To unearth the emotional appeal of your ideas, ask yourself a series of “why” questions. 2. 3. 4. 5. This is the seventh and final post in Nancy Duarte’s blog series on creating and delivering presentations, based on tips from her new book, the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations. Read the other posts here: Post #1: How to Present to Senior Executives Post #2: Create a Presentation Your Audience Will Care About Post #3: Do Your Slides Pass the Glance Test Post #4: Structure Your Presentation Like a Story Post #5: Disarm Your Audience When You Present Post #6: Authentic Presentations Take Practice