Why online presentation tools?<br />Tools available via any web-connected computer<br />New way to express creativity (including audiovisuals)<br />Gets students using new technologies to help make them 21st century learners<br />
New way to look at Presentations<br />We often think of PowerPoint for presentations, but the web offers alternatives to the paid software:<br />Google Presentation<br />Prezi<br />Animoto<br />Creaza<br />SlideRocket<br />Mixbook<br />Glogster EDU<br />So many more…HUGE list at cool tools for schools: http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Presentation+Tools<br />
Google Presentation<br />Like PowerPoint, but online<br />You already have a Google Docs account – this is where you find Google Presentation<br />Thousands of templates available from Google and Google users<br />
What is Screencasting<br />Digital recording of the computer screen, with or without audio narration<br />Sometimes called a video capture or video capturing<br />Very useful for when you need to show a process, like:<br />Using the library catalog or a database<br />Using a certain website<br />Using software, like Word<br />Doing a certain process, like working through a math problem<br />
Why screencasting for You?<br />Showing a process rather than telling how to do it can sometimes be more helpful, particularly for students who learn better visually and not through lecture<br />Can help with repetitiveness – instead of telling a process over and over, maybe a screencast can help?<br />
Why screencasting for students?<br />Can help students with these skills:<br />Planning & research<br />Synthesize & evaluate the information<br />Script writing – introduction, body, conclusion<br />Delivery of the presentation – how do they get the process across in clear, concise ways?<br />How well does presentation stick to topic<br />Technical production<br />Responsible use of music and/or images<br />If part of a group assignment - teamwork<br />
By the end of MILI you need to…<br />Make a presentation or a screencast with one of these tools to show what you learned in MILI and how you can apply it either with students or for your own professional development<br />This is the final, required project<br />You will show your presentations during our last month’s meeting<br />
Your presentation can be about…<br />A tool or two that you like and how you plan on using it/them for yourself or with students<br />A tool or concept and how it’s helped you better understand the new web 2.0 world<br />Something you’ve already created or used and what it’s done for your professional life or your classroom<br />
Presentations in May<br />These presentations or screencasts must be completed by our May meeting – you will be showing them then<br />Presentations can be short – 3-5 minutes would be just fine<br />This is to reflect and be positive and talk about something you liked that will continue to help you in the future<br />
before our meeting<br />Explore Google Presentation and write a blog post about it<br />Check out the other sites I mention – come to the session with some questions about them<br />Write some blog posts about your thoughts or experiences in MILI – many people are pretty low when it comes to blog posts. You should be in the 30s now or close to 30.<br />Yes, some interactions in the Forums and/or replying to other blog posts counts, but if you have been doing a lot of that, you should still have at least 20 of your own blog posts.<br />
Next meetings<br />Monday, April 11 – Sanford<br />4:45-6:45pm<br />Tuesday, April 12 – South High<br />4-6pm<br />Thursday, April 21 – Southwest High<br />4-6pm<br />
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