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Awesome and concise! Thanks

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Awesome and concise! Thanks for sharing!!

Blogger at Cult of Pedagogy

Fantastic post! This

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Fantastic post!
This information needs to be repeated over and over, and spread far and wide, until everyone gets it. I am guessing you are familiar with Garr Reynolds' book, Presentation Zen, which does a beautiful job of illustrating most of the points you make here. That book completely revolutionized the way I put presentations together. I put together this short video demonstrating how I reworked just two slides of one of my existing lectures to help people see these theories in action:
http://youtu.be/vkrl1j0IW-c
Thanks for sharing this much-needed information!

High School Teacher from Sydney, Australia

I should make this compulsory

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I should make this compulsory reading for teachers! Far too many teachers seem to be addicted to cramming as much information as possible onto each slide of a show, to the point of making it illegible. I've always like the phrase, 'You don't need a lot of text (on your slides) if you know your content!'

Uttarachanl

Really it looks amazing.

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Really it looks amazing.

Adventure educator, author, playful learner, founder of playmeo.com

Let's not forget that our

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Let's not forget that our choice to add certain visual aids in our 'presentation' also benefits student learning because this approach has a greater chance of engaging the different learning styles of our class. All students do NOT learn the same way. Some work better as visual learners (slides, powerpoints), some love stories (oral presentations), while the learning of others is attracted by involving their whole body (kinesthetic, experiential learning, etc). As educators, we work best when we adopt and embrace all four learning styles (visual, oral, kinesthetic, tactile).

Mark Collard - playmeo.com

Producer LD Podcast, Digital Media Consultant, Author

These are great tips, not

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These are great tips, not only for presentations, but even daily in class. A/V aids are supposed to AID understanding, not hinder it, and making sure we remember that people can only process one "language based" input at a time- ie. you can't read a novel and talk on the phone effectively at the same time- neither can people hear what you are saying when they are reading your slides at the same time.
We should also make sure we teach kids to present this way, rather than death by power point, x number of facts per slide, etc. While it might make it easier to grade, it's teaching them really horrible presentation skills. Let's not visit this on another generation!

K-5 Instructional Technology Specialist, Edcamper, Graduate Professor

Great tips! These pieces of

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Great tips! These pieces of advice are also extremely useful for our students as they embark on making presentations. When I do my presentation unit with third graders, I tell them about all of the terrible presentations that I've sat through, and how I don't want them to do that to anybody.

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