In preparing for a talk I’m giving the week of the 24th at a conference, I started looking at the different programs I use to create interactive learning. I wanted to have a few examples to share rather than just talking about it or showing screen shots with PowerPoint. At the same time, I was … Continue reading Learning can be fun – really!
As we started the new school year, I got several questions about adding a PowerPoint (or other presentation software) with voice over to a course/YouTube for free/cheap easily and of good quality. I’ve talked about video before, but feel it is a good idea to visit again. Here are some options that are available to … Continue reading Recording your PowerPoint
Yesterday, I met with two colleagues to work on a teaching adult’s workshop. Part of the discussion was about finding ways to change old teaching habits. For example, having a one hour class that is a one hour lecture and or PowerPoint. We’ve all been there. We’ve all tried to keep our eyes open or … Continue reading Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk
Adding audio to presentations has become the norm, particularly online. On one hand, it’s a great idea because others can hear your voice and connect in a different way. It’s also helpful for those with a visual disability. The problem with adding audio is that so many make the same mistakes they do when giving … Continue reading Express Yourself with Sound
I remember the first time I really connected with an instructor online. It was late at night and I was very tired from a long day. She had asked the class a question about working with students with disabilities. I had little experience with students with disabilities at the time, so I wrote about my … Continue reading Creating a Community in the Online Classroom
One of my first experiences as a student of an online classroom was dismal. The professor had no idea how to teach online and was unfamiliar with the learning management system (i.e. Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard, etc.). Rather than trying to get help with the technology, he did what he thought was right and even after being … Continue reading Finding your strengths as a teacher