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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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Google Reader: Bringing the Web to You

May 24, 2013


EDIT:  Google Reader is deceased.  : (  Feedly is a good alternative that does a similar job.  I also still use Pulse and Flipboard on my iPad to view my feeds. Google Reader is a great way to bring website articles and blog posts from you favorite sites to one site that you can check […]

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Filtering Twitter with Tweetdeck

March 22, 2013


What should you do with the river of Tweets that are now flooding your browser? Tweetdeck is one great app/site that allows you to filter the Twitterverse and find relevant information from other Twitter users. Filtering Twitter with Tweetdeck Good luck finding your niche and network!

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What Should I Tweet?

March 21, 2013

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What do people Tweet about? Great thoughts that must be shared. Blog posts or articles you have written. Sharing articles or sources of information you come across. Re-tweeting tweets that you think your Followers would benefit from. Mr. Fox’s guide on “What to Tweet.” . Twitter Intro – Filtering Twitter with Tweetdeck Any questions or […]

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Twitter Intro

March 20, 2013


Twitter is not only for celebrities to make fools of themselves.  You can really learn more than what Bieber’s sandwich tasted like. Hashtags # – Keywords, anyone who is following the hashtag will receive the tweet 140 character limit Take a look for an intro of what Twitter is all about. Mr. Fox explains what […]

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Cool Science Topic Boards with Pinterest

February 23, 2013


I wanted a visually appealing way to share cool links and sites I came across with my students and other teachers.  I am giving Pinterest a try and so far I am very happy with the ease of use and the way the boards look. Check out the Pinterest Overview, Mr. Fox’s Pinterest Home Page, […]

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