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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Sunday, September 9, 2012

PowerPoint Perfection

I use Power-Point presentations regularly and thought I had it down to a science, but during NTI class this past Summer, I learned new techniques to take my PP presentations to a new level. I implemented what I learned into my Power-Point presentation ie: Proper Text Size, Slide Colors, Animations (I've used animations before, but learned a few new techniques), etc., and I can see the difference in the effectiveness of my "new" PP presentations through my students. It is amazing what a few minor changes can do to enhance the overall learning experience. I plan to continue to use these techniques in future Power-Point presentations!

1 comment:

Coy said...

Leonard, I am doing more Power Points as well. I use it to display daily questions and reference for basic terminology. Students are able to look at the board to remind them about basic formulas and conversions. When I do presentations, I always have a student read the slides, that way they don't get bored listening to me. I think I am going to try Prezi. One of my administrators used it for a presentation during preplanning. It looks very cool and has a lot more animated features than Power Point. I also hear that it's very easy to use. You shoild try it as well and let me know what you think. You need to google Prezi and the site will come up for further instructions.