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John

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Thanks for explanation, John. I teach business English at a university and students' presentations do not contain pictures only although some students cannot resist the temptantion to copy paste whole sentences but some are really good at combining brief and important info with pics :)

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Visual images vs. lots of text
Eva, the slides can move quickly because they only contain images. You're probably thinking of the more typical "death by PowerPoint" endless bullet list or complicated diagram style of slide. A good resource for re-thinking how presentation slides look is Duarte.com and their book Slide:ology.

I was a bit shocked with the

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I was a bit shocked with the numbers - 15 seconds per slide, 20 slides per presentation? What I learned is that 1 slide should be shown for not less than 1 minute so that the audience can absorb it.

I like the information

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I like the information provided on Ignite. Is this a tool I develop on my own or is there a download, program, or something that I need to get in order to use this system?

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I do not have any tips other

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I do not have any tips other than what you’ve pointed out–to give them good examples of what to do and a few examples of what not to do.

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I love the format of this

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I love the format of this type of presentation! Haiku Deck is a great app for presentations that focuses on images as opposed to text: http://wp.me/p2qsME-3P

Great point Erik. If

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Great point Erik. If teachers aren't having a presentation rubric and aren't, then, teaching the presentation skills that they are grading then it does no good to do ANY style of presentation. I look forward to looking at your references in those links.

Having spoken at an Ignite

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Having spoken at an Ignite (http://www.igniteaustin.org/2010/01/agenda-for-ignite-austin-1.html ) back in 2010 and having watched the Ignite-style presentations at NTAC 2012 (http://www.newtechnetwork.org/video/ntac-2012-ignite-talks-steam ), I fully support the idea of teaching students to be better presenters by having them use an Ignite formatted presentation. They will be forced to really know their stuff and it will be more entertaining to the audience. No longer will students put all of their information on a slide and then stand and talk to the slide instead of the audience. Nice post!

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The formula is no good if students haven't been taught effective oral communication. All too often, we get excited about the tools but forget the importance of preparing them to use the tools well. Look here: http://www.stenhouse.com/shop/pc/viewprd.asp?idProduct=9335&r=&REFERER= and here: http://www.stenhouse.com/shop/pc/viewprd.asp?idProduct=9661&r=
Both contain teaching strategies, activities, and rubrics.

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