Archive | September, 2013

What are you interested in? (Great Presentation Example)

September 26, 2013


This TED Talk is a great example how to effectively use slides to enhance a presentation.  Notice the presenter is the focus, not the slides.  I also love the examples of what kids are able to do when they follow their passions! Extracurricular empowerment: Scott McLeod at TEDxDesMoines Advertisements

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Presentation Dont’s – Ready

September 26, 2013


– Any other “Dont’s” that you can think of? What do you think are good things to do in a presentation?

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Icons (w/ Google drawings)

September 22, 2013

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While learning about visual literacy, I stumbled on the idea of icons. An ICON is a simple picture or symbol representing an idea, concept, or action.            Icons … Quickly and compactly show information Focus and emphasis certain ideas Help you remember things You can use icons in projects, posters, lab report […]

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Visual Concept Map Notes

September 16, 2013


When learning about a topic it is important to record what you’ve learned. There are many ways to go about doing this.  We are probably most familiar with written notes.  The place of choice for most of us right now is Google Drive or G-Docs as the kids on the street are calling it. (: […]

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Geneticist to Restaurant Owner

September 5, 2013


We talk a lot about exploring and developing your interests. I was recently in Buenos Aires and went to a really cool restaurant, The Argentine Experience.  The restaurant engages diners in the cooking experience.   You learn about cooking processes, help prepare food, and of course eat.  But what I really got out of dinner was […]

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