Tonight's class was all about Web 2.0 Presentation Tools. The presentation tools presented tonight were all exciting new tools that I can see many different classroom and educational uses for. At the beginning of class we discuss what is needed for an excellent presentation. We discussed that you start with a blank canvas. Then you communicate your message through voice, print, and visuals. Finally, you share that message with your target audience. I actually think it is important to be reminded sometimes of the basics of creating things in order to evaluate the process and create a better final product.
PechaKucha: During our practice time I found the presentation app called iBrainstorm. I created an iBrainstorm Slide to describe PechaKucha pictured above.
EdCanvas: This is an easy to use site that allows you to mix assessment with content to engage students and keep track of how they are progressing in the content. It allows you to drag content from many different locations including youtube, google searches, educreations, website links, Powerpoint/Keynote presentations, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. You may then embed these presentations into your weebly and other sites. I've never before used or seen EdCanvas. I look forward to working more with this tool and how it can help enhance classroom instruction.
Class notes and example Haiku Deck and EdCanvas presentations found here.