Sunday, February 14, 2010

Less is More

I have been trying to read more online. As a working parent with three young kids, it is often hard to find time to just kick back and read.  Today, I made it through my blog roll and after visiting readerbuzz, I learned a quick few tips for more effective blogging.  One tip Alvin mentions, after visiting a tech conference last week, was blog less text use more pictures or video.  I know that I am sometimes at fault for writing too much probably because when I get time to say something I have a hard time narrowing to one idea and end up going on about all the points, books or thoughts I want to make.  I see this happen in the classroom with my young writers as well.  After talking with a friend about planing power point presentations, she made some of the same suggestions: pictures, little text. I have been trying o practice this idea of less is more.  I found this short video with the same title: Less is More.  It is reminding to take comfort in simplicity whether in the classroom, at work or at home.

5 comments:

Carol said...

This is nice!

Karen said...

I hadn't heard this before, but it makes a lot of sense. Very similar to our slide presentation -- ML was a great mentor with this very idea!

readerbuzz said...

Very wise! Thank you!

ourlearningcommunity said...

Have you read Presentation Zen? Brenda sent it to me last spring...it will change your total view and planning of ppt or other slides. I'm working up my nerve to try prezi....

I loaned my pres zen to my brother, but once it is back, feel free to borrow it.
Andrea

Mary Lee said...

Thanks for the quiet moment and the great reminder...before I rush to get ready to get to school early so I can get work done before a meeting and teach all day plus give tests then reading club after school and take the author to dinner then get up and do it all again tomorrow but add in author visit and the lit conference crazies start after school and continue until Saturday night and THEN I'll put less is more into effect. (sheesh!!!!)