A Collaborative Project – Improving Presentations

This semester Darin Janssen and I partnered with Mr. Park from Mortlach School in Mortlach, SK on a collaborative project. We set out to help Mr. Park’s students create better presentations using collaborative tools. We taught an online lesson and gave the students a brief introduction to some slide presentation design basics. We used WiZiQ to teach the lesson and GoogleDocs to view and provide feedback on student presentations. Check out the Prezi (see below) that Darin and I created as a way of reflecting on our project. It was a great learning experience and provided us with an excellent opportunity to teach online and see what it’s like to truly collaborate. A big thank you goes out to Mr. Park for allowing us to work with his class and helping us out along the way. I recommend viewing the Prezi in fullscreen for the full effect.

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5 responses to “A Collaborative Project – Improving Presentations

  1. Awesome work! What a great, modern way to get kids to learn how to use these tools.

  2. What a great project. University contact is often based in Saskatoon and Regina. Your project demonstrated that it is possible to connect and learn with young people in small rural communities. I hope we can see more of this in the future.

  3. Well done. My only criticism is that we didn’t have more time to work together. Have a great summer and hopefully we can collaborate again sometime.

  4. Great job Jordan and Darin! What a great lesson to teach! It looks like you had an awesome experience! Did they present their powerpoints online using WiZiQ too?

  5. Thanks for the comments everyone.

    @Alan – I hope to be more involved with projects like these in the future as well. It was really nice to have an urban-rural collaboration.

    @Paul – I agree! Thanks for everything and I think it would be great to collaborate again sometime in the future.

    @Karie – No, unfortunately we didn’t get to a point where students presented on WiZiQ. The main focus was in Google Docs.

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