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Ten Minute Presentations

I love the 10 minute presentation. You have enough time to get your points across to the audience without boring them. There is enough time, but it concentrates your mind on cutting out the waffle and making it snappy. Remember nobody ever complained about a presentation being too short. –Jonty Pearce –Ten Minute Presentations (Presentation Helper) Site suggested via an e-mail from Jonty Pearce. Some great tips on Jonty’s site, though…

More Thinking on Student Blogging

While many of my students are getting the hang of this, just as many aren’t. I’m sure it’s that some are simply more motivated than others, some feel more comfortable writing for an audience, others are more passionate about their topics, and some are just more confident in their abilities in general. But what those of us using Web logs are trying to articulate now are the strategies that will…

Of Sneakers and Toothbrushes

Same color palette: greens, blues, and reds on a synthetic base of white. Same kinds of curves and contours, same balance and proportions. Whereas once upon a time toothbrushes were made from a single plastic cast, contemporary models, like contemporary athletic shoes, are built up out of inscrutable deposits of layers and sediment that speak to some elsuive yet exquisitely refined ergonomic principle. –Matt Kirschenbaum –Of Sneakers and Toothbrushes (MGK) This…