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These might deserve to be noted as being more along the lines of higher education, but are still worth noting. Academic Earth and a subsite of Youtube, www.youtube.com/edu are now featuring tons of online college courses and academic lectures.(Wonder if my school is blocking them yet?)
Both of these sites are featuring lectures from the likes of Yale, Harvard, and MIT. But each have their own layouts, organizations, and niches. YouTube for example, features the well known “YouTube” interface that most of us are familiar with by breaking it down into “Most …
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I was talking to a teacher today that adds their students names to everything they hand out. It sparked my interest enough to delve into the why and how they were doing it. As it turns out, it’s a great way to enforce some accountability. Putting each students name onto each document manually would be a pain though. Solution? One Excel sheet with all of your student names, and merging them automatically onto multiple individualized copies of your document. The process is a simple mail merge, which is usually used …
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Often, when working on presentations, lessons etc.. I need an image from a movie clip, website, or still frame from the screen of my computer. This is something easily done within windows with the Printscreen button. Next time you have something on your screen hit the printscreen button while holding down CTRL and ALT. This will save a picture of everything currently on your screen and store it in your clipboard. You can now paste(Right Click>Paste or Edit>Paste) the picture wherever you need it. If you are just wanting a certain part …
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I have heard, and maybe said before that if you can tell what a presentation is about by only looking at the slides, then it isn’t an effective presentation. After all, if you and the slides are doing the same thing, then one of you is useless. Right? Well, with the content I have been digging up on SlideShare, I am forced to rethink it.
SlideShare, put simply, is the Youtube of slide presentations. Users of all sorts go there to post their slides from their presentations, and the amount or …
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Often, teachers will use PowerPoint in their lessons and print off the slides for students. PowerPoint has a few good ways of doing such a task, but printing the slides and including the notes is an option that is slightly elusive since it requires the use of Word.
After you have completed your slide show in PowerPoint and have typed the notes for each slide in the notes area, you can send both to Word to edit. In PowerPoint 2007 the option is under the publish option when hitting the start …
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We’ve covered a few ideas for technology on the cheap before, but this one may take the cake. The article has been posted on a couple of other boards including the classroom 2.0 Ning.
Johnny Chung Lee of Carnegie Mellon University has designed a project for creating an interactive whiteboard out of a Nintendo Wii Remote, an IR LED light, and of course your projector. The price? $50(projector not included). The site has a video demonstration, details on how to make the pen, and includes the software for running it.
The concept …
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This guide is intended for PC users. Macs typically use a different adapter for video output.
Projectors, when used correctly, can add an edge of interactivity to many lessons. However, there are times when one is not affordable/available. It’s at times like this when it is good to know how to put the TV to use as a classroom display. Its comparitively smaller size and price tag make it a good compromise for smaller budgets. This guide will show you what you need to connect your TV to your computer.
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This video sums it up all to well.
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Once a year…1000 remarkable people gather in Monterey, California to exchange something of incalcuable value, their ideas.
This opening line starts off every one of the 18 minute videos that appear on Ted.com. What are they? They are presentations from some of the greatest minds this world has to offer, covering a vast array of topics. They take place once a year in Monterey, California and are then shared via the web. The value in this is huge.
Student presentations usually fall into a couple of areas. Either they have way, way too much content-usually stuffed into just a few slides, or they have too little content. Usually, this is because students don’t get a lot of exposure to learning about presentation technique or get to see many quality presenters. Some teachers have combated this by showing clips from Ted talks which has some incredible presenters on a wide variety of content. And others spend time coaching their students on their presentations. Lately, I’ve noticed some teachers exploring …