Technology and Pedagogy - Presentations that Engage


"My belief is that PowerPoint doesn't kill meetings. People kill meetings."
- Peter Norvig, Google, Inc.

"If your words and images are not on point, making them dance in color won't make them relevant."
-Edward Tufte, Professor Emeritus at Yale



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Takeaways from Presentations Handout

  • Avoid "slideuments"
  • Credibility and concreteness - images can be great for illustrating concepts in a concrete way

Studio Time

  • Modify or create a content-focused presentation to reflect principles from reading
  • Share in small groups
  • Post in Edmodo

Copyright and Student-Created Projects

  1. Read Understanding Copyright article - as you read pick out 3 key ideas that you would want students to know.
  2. Discuss important takeaways
  3. Watch video: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education
  4. Add to key ideas list, discuss general reactions and questions
  5. Watch: case study video
  6. Discuss potential issues that could come up in classes related to exhibit projects
  7. Pair up and complete a different scenario (skip #3) - use the Code of Best Practice to support their conclusions (see principles on pages 10-15) then share conclusions and reasoning
  8. Discuss classroom application - how do you scaffold this for students?
  9. Choose one copyrighted text/resource that you might want to use in an exhibit project and fill out the worksheet

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