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Shake Things Up with Google Apps by Kasey Bell #ICE2015 #ICEIndiana - Google Slides. Ways to Use ThingLink in the Classroom - Google Slides.


20 Best PowerPoint Presentation Designs for Inspiration. 7 Tips to Beautiful PowerPoint by @itseugenec. 8 Tips for an Awesome Powerpoint Presentation. 11 Design Tips for Beautiful Presentations. Presentations often receive a bad rap—for good reason.

11 Design Tips for Beautiful Presentations

We’ve all sat through those long-winded speeches and hot mess PowerPoints, which completely undermine the point of visual presentations. So, what differentiates a good presentation from a poor one? Content and design. While your speech may be perfect, the images you show can greatly add or detract from your message. Whether you’re using Visage, PowerPoint, Keynote or good old PDFs, these 11 tips will help you create well-designed presentation slides that effectively get your point across. 1) Skip the Stock Template Using the slide themes included in your software is presentation death. 2) Don’t Use More than 6 Lines of Text Packing too much information into a slide will completely undermine its purpose. 3) Ditch the Bullet Points Too many presentations are bullet point crazy. 4) Use Sans Serif Fonts With typography, go for legibility over fun. 10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.1. Powerpoint has produced more bad design in its day that perhaps any other digital tool in history with the possible exception of Microsoft paint.

10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.1

14 PowerPoint Presentation Tips to Make Your PPT Designs More Effective [+Templates] I like to think of Microsoft PowerPoint as a test of basic marketing skills.

14 PowerPoint Presentation Tips to Make Your PPT Designs More Effective [+Templates]

To create a passing presentation, I need to demonstrate design skills, technical literacy, and a sense of personal style. If the presentation has a problem (like an unintended font, a broken link, or unreadable text), then I’ve probably failed the test. Even if my spoken presentation is well rehearsed, a bad visual experience can ruin it for the audience. Expertise means nothing without a good presentation to back it up. No matter your topic, successful PowerPoints depend on three main factors: your command of PowerPoint's design tools, your attention to presentation processes, and your devotion to consistent style. 25 of the Best PowerPoint Presentation Examples Every Marketer Should See.

Some presentations are better than others. Some have gorgeous designs. Some have insanely actionable takeaways. Some just give down-to-earth advice. But the best SlideShare presentations represent all three. And if you're looking to get started making your own PowerPoint or SlideShare presentation, why not learn from the best of the best? Kasey Bell (@ShakeUpLearning) Instructional Coaching: Driving Meaningful Tech Integration. Overview Integrating Technology Instructional Coaching Hampton High School has integrated technology across its entire program with a full-time instructional coach who supports the teachers in this work.

Instructional Coaching: Driving Meaningful Tech Integration

The presence of a coach sharpens the school's focus on how technology can best make the learning more engaging and relevant for students, and gives teachers support in navigating the vast field of technology applications and devices. Many teachers either do not have the time or might even be resistant to bringing technology into their classroom; others may think it's just about doing the same thing with new tools. A good instructional coach not only provides teachers with the resources, support, and know-how on working with technology, but also ensures the smart use of technology to deepen the teaching and learning for all involved. Sylviaduckworth. Eric Mazur interactive teaching.

In 1990, after seven years of teaching at Harvard, Eric Mazur, now Balkanski professor of physics and applied physics, was delivering clear, polished lectures and demonstrations and getting high student evaluations for his introductory Physics 11 course, populated mainly by premed and engineering students who were successfully solving complicated problems.

Eric Mazur interactive teaching

Then he discovered that his success as a teacher “was a complete illusion, a house of cards.” The epiphany came via an article in the American Journal of Physics by Arizona State professor David Hestenes. He had devised a very simple test, couched in everyday language, to check students’ understanding of one of the most fundamental concepts of physics—force—and had administered it to thousands of undergraduates in the southwestern United States.

Mazur tried the test on his own students. Some soul-searching followed. Serendipity provided the breakthrough he needed. “Here’s what happened,” he continues. “It’s not easy. SlideIdea: Best iPad Presentation App for Creating Next-gen Presentations. SlideIdea is, in my opinion, a one-of-a-kind iPad presentation app for entrepreneurs, teachers, students and everyone who uses slides to present ideas.

SlideIdea: Best iPad Presentation App for Creating Next-gen Presentations

It has all the elements that make for an amazing presentation app but much more than that, it has a few unique social features that are unavailable in most other popular apps. The basic premise of SlideIdea is to help you create amazing presentations in a jiffy – with all the ready-made templates, images, charts, graphs and more – and also make them interactive in a way that’s totally unique to the idea of “presentations.” I think that’s where SlideIdea wins. Launched only recently, SlideIdea works on iPads and Surface tablets but we’re focusing on the iPad experience here.

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