Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Presentations R Me

I mentioned it in yesterday's blog post and realized I hadn't discussed it before. I had done a presentation on line with Lync and although Lync does do recordings, the presentation was pretty dynamic with questions coming from the participants.  In order to make the presentation efficient for folks who couldn't attend, I used Present.Me to not only show the slides but also show me as I discussed the content.
Well, it turned out that Present.Me was a big hit amongst the faculty (not like that wasn't my ulterior motive, eh?)  The Physical Education department used it in the Middle School for the student presentations on health topics almost immediately.
I've found this introduction-by-stealth to be the best way of providing faculty with new ways of looking at information.  Giving them a link or even doing a video on a new application really does work... not surprisingly (thank you Dewey) actually showing them how it works in a context pushes their thinking and doing.  And it is fun on my end to mix content and process together.

I have a rule that I don't focus too much on editing my audio/video ... if I make my content "perfect" it sets the bar way too high for teachers who are already busy. These are for internal use, so they can be rougher than what I would put out in my classroom or for publication.
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