The above link is the PDF file for the presentation I am sharing with you:
What have you been doing all summer? Don’t you just love that question?!? It always implies we have been busy doing nothing but relaxing poolside. Now I love relaxing poolside, but I have also been busy learning new things and developing new ideas. One thing I worked on this summer was taking my curriculum night/meet the teacher presentation and making it a visual presentation.
I utilized Keynote for Mac. I started on my MacBook, but then ended up loving editing it on my iPad. I found the Keynote App for iPad very user freindly and less intimidating then the full version of Keynote. I chose to use the black background so my images and words would pop.
On curriculum/meet the teacher night, I will be projecting my iPad directly through a projector in my classroom. The Keynote App will give me an elapsed time of my presentation and allow me to control the presentation through my iPhone Keynote Remote.
I found assembling the curriculum night packets much easier because I have eliminated the paper that went with the presentation. Now the parents will watch my Keynote as I present the information, without the need for handouts.
I then posted the presentation onto my teacher website so they could review it at a later date or if they miss the evening, can watch it there.
The presentation I posted has gone from my iPad to my MacBook and then into PDF format, so it is missing effects and I did omit identifying information, but it gives you the basic idea of what I created.
Constructive criticism is welcome.
Please share what you have been working on this summer….when you haven’t been poolside! 🙂
Here’s to a great school year!