Sunday, July 4, 2010

2Thing #9 Slideshare

Adding life to Power Point makes a lot of sense, it is a useful tool for presenting information. Slideshare enhances not only the quantity of available presentations, but also allows students to learn additional skills for presenting information. The human imagination will probably recreate Power Point by replication and innovation. Students learn in a "two-fold manner", the material in the presentation and the manner in which it is presented, with maybe inspiration for how it could be improved upon. I notice when joining Slideshare you are prompted to get your friends registered, then to upload files to share. I doubt elementary school children will have many to upload. They might find themselves searching on a topic as a resource for information gathering, with concise textual organization involved in what they find.

1 comment:

  1. I think you've hit the nail on the head with the two-fold manner of learning with presentations such as these. The kids must know the information to put the presentation together and the presentation skills to share the information. So often, the sharing part is skipped over, or addressed in a very brief lesson. Kids have to know both and the earlier we get them started, the better!