Welcome to video 3 in this series, and here is where the fun really starts! In parts one and two we have looked at the whys and wherefores of online teaching using videos, and it’s now time to start putting content together.
As a teacher, I use Powerpoint every day, and I really enjoy creating my presentations. Each presentation helps me to really think through the topic area, and to sift out what is really important. Powerpoint is my tool of choice – despite what others may say about it!
When I first started teaching there was much debate about ‘death by worksheet’. The commonly held opinion was that too many worksheets were being used, and many were of very poor quality.
The same has been said about Powerpoint – ‘death by bullet points’ is the frequently heard mantra.
To a certain extent I understand the ‘worksheet’ and ‘bullet-point’ debate. There are an awful lot of sub-standard resources out there, which do little to enhance the teaching experience. What we should be looking for is the quality of resources – if they’re no better than you’ve already got then don’t bother using them.
If we are serious about producing quality online teaching resources then we need to make sure that we put the time into planning and preparation. I know that my resources are not perfect, but my aim is to continually learn and improve what I do. I am continually looking at other resources, and I recommend that anybody interested in becoming an online teacher should spend some time looking at what is already available – I promise you that it will be time well spent!
To view Part 3 of my course simply click on the image above or on the link below.
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Until next time,