Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Trying to retire the overhead projectors

I only have so much storage space for outdated equipment. Overhead projectors take up a lot of space, but I can't seem to get rid of them because so many teachers think they're essential. Let's face it, Overheads were great in their time, but now they're a symbol of a backwards classroom. Outside of schools, I doubt one would find any overheads in active use.

So, I tried to be gentle and humorous as I presented to the faculty this year. I brought out an old Polaroid camera and suggested that the Overhead is similarly obsolete. Boy did I get some howls of protest. At least I said what needed to be said and maybe a few will take the message to heart. My Prezi is available for anyone to use or comment.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My First Prezi for Librarians Summit

At the point of this writing, I am 2 days away from presenting at the Dallas ISD Librarians Summit. I'm really stretching myself for this one. It's the first time I am using Prezi instead of Power Point. I'm a little nervous about it, but I've prepared a good rough draft I think. Take a look and send me any corrections/suggestions.