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Technical Aspects of Visual Presentations

November 13, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

Having had many hundreds, if not over a thousand students go through the Political Spectrum Project in the last few years, I’ve learned that unanticipated technical problems can frustrate students who have put in much time and hard work. Therefore,  the following guidelines will help to ensure the students have a less stressful, time-efficient and enjoyable presentation experience.

The next section only applies to those groups doing a PPT/OO presentation. If your group is doing a poster or some kind of physical visual, then you can ignore this post:

The biggest cause of technical problems for students is their attempting to pull their presentation directly off of the LJHS network via an internet connection to the LCD projector laptop. The reasons for this varies –  most frequently forgetting to save the final edits; saving to the wrong file or drive; a student saves to their personal file and then they are absent and no one in their group knows their password; corrupted files and disruption of the network itself, which happens occasionally.

In order to avoid these unpleasant situations, groups doing power point will have three options:

1.  They can put the presentation on a flash drive and bring that to school.

2. They can email me their presentation at msafranski@ccsd66.org and I will put it on my own flash drive for the students to use that day. Please include your group names, class period and topic in your email.

3. You can burn a disc.

Finally, if you intend to run a video straight from a digital camera, please test the compatibility of your equipment with Lakeview’s TV/DVD set-up beforehand so we can troubleshoot any problems.

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