Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Google Demo Slam - Short Tech Demos

Google Demo Slam is a new Google site featuring short tech demonstrations. The idea of the site is to have people compete to make the best short tech demonstration videos they can. Users upload their videos to YouTube then Google picks a "slam of the week" in which two videos face-off. The winner is determined by viewer voting. The prize is bragging rights. Right now Demo Slam is in "pre-season" which means all of the videos have come from Google employees.

Applications for Education
Google Demo Slam could spur the development of some creative and useful technology demonstration videos. Those videos could be useful in technology-focused professional development workshops. Demo Slam could also be a good motivator for students to create their own short demonstration videos while focusing on being clear and concise in their explanations.