Posts made in November, 2017

Why We Need More Ignite Talks and Less Software Training in High School

Posted by on Monday, November 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Why do we have to give a speech during a Microsoft Office class?” – Disgruntled Student “Software changes too fast. Let’s learn something you’ll use your whole life, like how to talk about something you care about in a clear, concise way.” – Me. “Enlighten us, but make it quick.” An Ignite talk is exactly 5 minutes long…20 slides auto rotated every 15 seconds. The presenter can’t slow it down or speed it up. It’s more difficult than a “death by PowerPoint” type talk that aides the presenter with bullet...

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