Engaging Presentations with Reveal.js

Know a little bit of HTML and CSS, or at least willing to learn some basics?  Want to go beyond PowerPoint and engage your audience with interactive presentations?  Then Reveal.js might be fore you.  Reveal.js is a free open-source tool that allows you to create impressive HTML slides.  It might sound intimidating, but with just a little time and effort you can create engaging and visually polished slides. Reveal.js gives you complete control over both the structure and style of your presentation. One nice feature is the ability to have both horizontal and vertical slides from within a presentation. The…

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The challenge of making a good assessment

When it comes to teaching, most of us are fairly comfortable standing at the front of the room to lecture, or preparing materials to engage learners, or even creating educational content for videos; however, when it comes to assessing what your students have learned, things can become very dicey, very quickly. The complicated and contested topic of assessment is too broad to cover in a short blog post. Instead, I want to point you to some interesting research on assessment in hopes of getting you to think about your own assessments a little differently. Finally, I want to encourage you…

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‘Internet of Things’ Expansion to Impact Education

We deal with Internet technology every step of our waking day. Some of us even interact with it passively while we sleep if you use a device that monitors your sleep patterns, blood sugar, heartbeat or numerous other biological processes. Each device that gathers data from things we do and the environment around us contributes that data to the “Internet of Everything,” sometimes referred to the “Internet of Things” (IoT). A recent study published by the Gartner Group estimates that there will be a 30 percent growth in the number of devices connected to the IoT in 2016. This will…

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