Sunday, March 9, 2014

Reflection on My Micro Talk on the National Endowment For The Humanities

Last week I researched the National Endowment For The Humanities and made a brief presentation on the organization.  (Click on the link above to view the presentation) This blog is a reflection on that process.

I began by taking a good amount of time exploring the website.  I had heard of NEH but really did not know much about it.  After a few days of exploring I realized that there is so much that they do I needed to focus on just a few of the programs that I wanted to highlight.  The next decision I made was in reference to how I wanted to present my findings.  Since I have not used the Google presenter I decided to use that to outline my findings.  Next I practiced using the Screencast -O-Matic program to narrate the slide show.  After several "takes" the micro talk was ready for publishing.

It was exciting to get feedback form my colleagues.  Several people went to the site to look into the lesson plans on EDSITEment.  Several  people also commented on how they had plans to share the information with other teachers.  Our professor Laura was able to give some first hand feedback since she had participated in four of the teacher programs.

The experience was positive.  I learned so much form other Micro Talks done by my colleagues.

1 comment:

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