Tag Archives: PowerPoint

Slide presentations are the new 5-paragraph essay

John Robinson said:

In some ways, PowerPoint presentations have become the “five paragraph essay” [of] yesterday. Most of us who’ve taught English for more than fifteen years remember that monstrosity. The five-paragraph essay was an attempt to standardize writing in order help students mold their writing to fit standardized test scoring. Needless to say, as a teaching strategy, it was more about getting high scores on state writing tests than about students expressing original ideas and thoughts. It certainly wasn’t about creativity and innovation. PowerPoint presentations as projects in many ways have replaced those five-paragraphs essays; they are simply a standardized way for students to present information.

via http://the21stcenturyprincipal.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-five-paragraph-essay-powerpoint.html

See also The unholy trinities of classroom technology usage. (And, again, I’m not knocking basic usage as a foundation or a step along the way. I’m knocking it when it’s our ceiling or end goal or the upper limit of our vision…)

99 slides to get you started

Technology tsunami

I’m collecting what I feel are the best slides from the Great Quotes About Learning and Change Flickr pool. Here are 99 to get you started. I guarantee there’s at least one that will make your day!

I’m still working through the 1,800+ slides in the pool. Plus there are other sources for me to pull from as well. So come back later and see what’s new!

[Continuing what I hope will be a month-long wave of resources for school leaders and the programs that prepare them…]

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Are you going fast enough? [SLIDE]

If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough - Mario Andretti

If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.
– Mario Andretti (hat tip to Jim Askew)

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See also my other slides and the Great Quotes About Learning and Change Flickr pool.

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