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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Presentation-good points and bad

My first PowerPoint presentation project for my Introduction class was good in theory. They were to research an assigned part of the HIPPA law and complete a PowerPoint presentation to the class what they learned. They used their time wisely and I thought all was going well with the groups until they got up to present. Only 2 groups actually presented what they had learned about the law. The other 4 groups had copied and pasted and basically read their presentations straight from the slide show. They really did not have any grasp of what they were reading and they even mispronounced some of the words in their own presentations. I had given them a rubric on what was expected and had gone over in class before they began their research that plagarism was not allowed, but when I mentioned this to the groups after their presentations, they really did not consider copying and pasting for a presentation plagarism because they put their websites on the end slides. The next PowerPoint presentation worked better, because we discussed in detail what I expected from each group-no copying and pasting and they needed to be able to answer basic questions on the material without notecards or the slides.

1 comment:

Christina Hinz said...

Hello! I had this same experience with a presentation that I recently required students to do. I did remember the 6 by 6 rule that we learned in NTI this summer and I had my students follow that rule, but I really didn't talk to them about presenting. So, like what you saw, I had kids get up and read their powerpoints word for word, with no attention getter, they lacked good voice tone, and many had poor contact with the audience. I realized that I had failed to teach them how to present. I gave them a few pointers along the way to improve presentations (so they didn't put us all to sleep). But, I made a vow to myself, before our next presentation, I will teach them how to present and will incorporate that in to their final grade. Maybe you could do something like this? Require them to have a set induction, etc. It is important for these kids to be able to give good presentations. I think this is a life skill that they will use forever. Why I just expected them to know it...I'm not sure!