Friday, July 23, 2010

From the mouth of babes!

Finally the day of our ICT Expo arrived. I had been busy preparing and practising to present a workshop on Podcasting to teachers in our cluster. I had also decided to use 2 kids in my year 1 class to demonstrate how to create a podcast in GarageBand. While they were excited, I was a bit nervous as it was my first presentation ever. Well I chose to do it so there was no escape now. The 15 teachers came in quickly. I started with the introduction and briefly talked about podcasting, uses in the classroom and the steps in creating one. My little ones then took over. They knew exactly what to do! The adults were delighted and cheerfully decided to give a go while the 3 of us hovered around supporting and answering questions. I had also prepared the 'how to' sheets. They found this easy to follow. The feedback I received was positive. The teachers thought that using 5 year olds to demonstrate was very powerful. At least half of them decided to try it in their classrooms while there were a few that said they used PC's at their school so were not sure if they would use it. I told them about Audacity and gave them my email if they needed any support. It was a very satisfying day! Would I present again? Well, may be...

2 comments:

Miss Signal said...

Well done VA. I am not surprised in the least that it went so well and fantastic that you got the kids to show their stuff too! Very powerful stuff. I hope this is the first in many presentations for you!

Belinda said...

We are all so proud of you. There is a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt that I really like - "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." And that is just what you have done! I wonder what your next challenge to overcome will be?