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1 2 Issue #3, March 2012 IDEAS  Innovation  Design  Experiences  activities  Synergy  School Librarians’ Day Mark your calendars Early Childhood Forum Tuesday, March 27th 4:30-5:30pm Learning about e-books and intellectual freedom! Come enjoy a discussion about Early Childhood Education! ASCD Movie Night March 29th 7:30-9:00pm Come watch Waiting for Superman Gaga for Prezi & Spicynodes April 10th- 13th Tuesday: 2:30pm Wednesday: 9:00am Thursday: 1:00pm Friday: 10:00am Cameroon School Library Book Drive Now through May 1st Learn more in this newsletter! “Ask yourself, If I had only 60 seconds on the stage, what would I absolutely have to say to get my message across” –Jeff Dewar Prezi A Note from Wendy Grojean, IDEAS Room Coordinator To PowerPoint or not to PowerPoint Is the luster of using PowerPoint for a presentation gone? This is a good discussion to have amongst classmates and colleagues. If the content of a presentation is good, it doesn’t matter what format the visual is in-PowerPoint, Prezi, Spicynodes, or even a good old-fashion poster. The question we should be asking when preparing for a presentation is: What makes a presentation engaging? Once you answer this, then you can embark upon selecting the appropriate presentation tool. The more tools that you have in your toolbox, the better. Learn more in the IDEAS Room this month at Gaga for and is a non-linear presentation tool. It is a virtual blank piece of paper on which you can insert your text, images, videos, documents and arrange into various sizes and orders by creating a path. Prezi also allows users to collaborate on the same presentation simultaneously. Editor: Madeleine Moody Spicynodes is more linear, in that the content is generated in an outline form, and then generated into a concept map. Users can still upload images, videos, and links to sites. If you’ve tried and it makes you dizzy…try 1

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