Showing posts with label Audience. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Audience. Show all posts

Friday, September 23, 2011

Reel App - Share Your Slides and Get Feedback Online

Reel App provides a nice service for sharing your PPT, PDF, and image files with the world. A lot of other services do the same. What Reel App adds to it is the option to get feedback from your audience on each slide or image in your shared file.

Here's how Reel App works. Upload your file to have Reel App provide  you with an unique url for sharing of your file. Send your audience to that url to view your presentation. Your audience can view your presentation on their laptops, mobile phones, or tablets. As you go through each slide, your audience can give it a "thumbs up" or a "thumbs down" to provide you with instant feedback. After everyone has gone through the presentation you will get summary page containing the overall feedback.

Applications for Education
Reel App could be a good way for students to get feedback on presentations that they give in your classroom or that they give online. Teachers could use Reel App to perform quick checks of understanding on each slide in a deck. Have students use the "thumbs up" if they think they understand the topic of the slide and have them use the "thumbs down" if they aren't sure that they understand the topic.

Reel App is produced by the same folks who created Bounce, a collaborative screen capture tool that I reviewed last year.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Free Technology For Teachers: Kid's Vid - Video Production Tips

This resource, Kids' Vid, has been around for a while, but it's worth revisiting. For the last couple of days I've been talking about blogging and students sharing their work with a wider audience, but what I haven't talked about is how to make their work a product that a wider audience will want to view. Sharing user generated video grows in popularity every day and your students want to be a part of it. Kids' Vid provides great information and ideas about how students can make their video into something that others will want to see and that your students can be proud of. Kids' Vid provides tips on lighting, sound, sequencing, scripting, and more.

Applications for Educators
Kids' Vid provides a nice list of teaching ideas and methods for incorporating video production into the classroom. The methods and ideas presented on the teachers' page of Kids' Vid are appropriate for any content area above the third grade (8 years-old) level.