You may wish to copy the outline below (command-A to select all, and command-C to copy), open up TextEdit or Word and paste so that you can take notes.
1. PRESENTING - the simple transfer of content into kids' heads?
2. MINDS OF OUR OWN (video) http://www.learner.org/resources/series26.html (scroll down and click the "VOD" icon)
3. EDWARD TUFTE - good presentation is the opposite of magic
4. TELL THEM WHAT & WHY
5. GIVE CONTEXT
Laila Weir, "Research Review: Multimodal Learning Through Media Here are five rules for varying your teaching methods to help students learn more." accessed 8/19/09 from Edutopia Magazine website
6. ABOUT PRESENTATION SLIDES...
7. TELL A STORY
Ira Glass on YouTube talking about good storytelling
8. BE READY TO REPEAT http://www.mrmont.com/teachers/attentionindex.html
9. TAKE TIME TO REFLECT
Elchanan Cohn, Sharon Cohn, & James Bradley Jr."Notetaking, Working Memory, and Learning in Principles of Economics", Journal of Economic Education Fall 1995.
Gary S. Thomas, "Use of Student Notes and Lecture Summaries as Study Guides for Recall." Journal of Educational Research July-August 1978.
10. COLLECT & USE STUDENT FEEDBACK
PDE School Talk: Smart Investments, by Dylan Wiliam (linked about halfway down the page in tiny print)
http://www.edwardtufte.com - Edward Tufte's website - you can sign up for his workshops or buy his books.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cagxPlVqrtM - a comedian's views on Power Point
David Copperfield's Illusions DVD
Doing School, by Denise Pope
Learning All the Time, by John Holt
My presentation on finding good information online - includes links to many of the sources for images I used in the presentation