Andrea Thomas

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Where Flipped Learning Research Is Going

Flipped Classroom<p>While most agree that the flipped classroom model benefits learning, researchers are delving into the details and exploring the many …

One Simple Rule That Makes Apple Presentations 'Apple-Esque'

Apple CEO Tim Cook received a thunderous round of applause when he brought back a signature catch phrase that Steve Jobs made famous: “One more thing.” The one more thing at the September 9th keynote presentation turned out to be the Apple Watch. Cook may have been channeling Steve Jobs because he …

5 Essential Rules for Great Presentations

All the great advice about giving great presentations boils down to these five points.<p>I recently had a long conversation with Peter Handal, the CEO of Dale Carnegie Training, on the subject of giving great presentations. I've read (and written) plenty of posts on this topic, but Handal managed to …

How Steve Jobs Made Presentations Look Effortless

Steve Jobs turned presentations into an art form because he approached keynote presentations like an artist. Musicians, actors, and designers master their crafts over many hours—10,000 hours, according to writers like Malcolm Gladwell. Mastering public speaking skills is no exception and Steve Jobs …

How to Give a Stellar Presentation

Speaking in front of a group — no matter how big or small — can be stressful. Preparation is key, of course, whether it’s your first or your hundredth time. From preparing your slides to wrapping up your talk, what should you do to give a presentation that people will remember?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

Your Presentation Needs a Punch Line

It was late Saturday night on Chicago’s North Side, and the historic Green Mill jazz club was buzzing with nervous energy. So was I. Pacing on the edge of the tiny stage, I gave my notes one final glance, exterminated the butterflies in my stomach, and stepped into the blinding spotlight. “Welcome …

FlowBoard EDU for iPad: A presentation app that gets out of the way

Presentation software. You either love it, or live with it. There isn’t too much in between. For years PowerPoint was the market leader, but the goliath of the PC presentation world hasn’t really kept up with presenting in the mobile world. It has left a niche in the market for other developers to …

Silicon Valley has discovered a way to love PowerPoint

Admit it: Just the <i>thought</i> of watching a PowerPoint makes your eyes glaze over.<p>We’ve all endured endlessly boring, unimaginative PowerPoint slides, and that’s why alternatives like Prezi and Haiku have become so popular — particularly with the under-30 set.<p>Microsoft even rolled out its own …

Active-Learning Ideas for Large Classes: Simple to Complex

The article that proposes these active-learning strategies is written for faculty who teach large-enrollment biology courses. But large courses share …

Rethinking the Lecture: In the Information Age, It’s Time to Flip the Classroom

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Ryan Craig, University Ventures. Ryan Craig, University Ventures<p>It’s been my experience that too much of the same thing tends …

The key to making the shift to active learning (and why technology is not enough)

Some public schools (by design) foster passive learners, discourage productivity, and fail to teach self-discipline. The culture of “school” works …

Pedagogy

Research: Using Active Learning More Important than Flipping the Classroom

Research<p>An active learning approach produces the same student learning outcomes in both flipped and nonflipped classrooms, according to new research …

More Evidence That Active Learning Trumps Lecturing

The June-July issue of <i>The Teaching Professor</i> newsletter highlights a study you don’t want to miss. It’s a meta-analysis of 225 studies that compare …

Pedagogy

Flipping with Kirch: Designing a Flipped Learning Environment - Webinar Archive

I had a great time presenting with Sophia.org on Tuesday for a webinar about the shifts in a flipped classroom and how to design a flipped learning …

Seven Principles for Classroom Design: The Learning Space Rating System

• The Learning Space Rating System tool enables <b>scoring a classroom's design</b> to see how well it <b>supports active learning</b>.<br>• If the design <b>meets the criteria</b> …

Education Technology

Preparing Students For Learning, Not Lectures, In College

<i>"But in college, a lot of the learning happens in lecture halls, with professors talking behind a lectern and students taking notes. We need to</i> …

Are There WRONG Ways To Use Technology? | Solution Tree Blog

The most popular piece of content that I’ve ever created is this graphic detailing both the right and wrong ways to use technology:<p>It has been viewed …

Education Technology

Digging into the SAMR Model

For many years, education has relied heavily on Bloom’s Taxonomy as a structure for building foundational knowledge to prove mastery and then moving …

Education Technology

Top Reasons for Technology in Schools

I recently had a conversation with our District Leader (the administrator with whom I work) about why we use technology in schools. We realized that …

How Twitter in the Classroom Connects Your Students

<b>Class chats around a text</b> – like the chats teachers carry on for professional learning, why not do a class-wide chat than flattens the classroom with …