Make Your PowerPoint Presentations Interactive Again

Dr. Bill Young

Presentain is an app that allows you to have fun teaching again! You can able to present your presentation in an easy way, but you can now get your students to respond via their own cellphones and become interactive again, instead of simply being a talking head!   

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The student’s phone becomes a clicker.  You record and present your lecture via any social media platform and then you students can interact with the lecture via the “clicker” app on their phone.

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When beginning the presentation, the attendees are given directions for logging into the Presentain web site.  There they will find a special PIN number that is associated with your presentation. They can see the slides on the big screen up front, but wait…there’s more…they can view them on their smart device at the same time.

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Wait! There’s more! As you are presenting, your students can submit questions to you. When they do, a small notification pops up on your smart phone. When you feel that the time is right, you are in complete control to address the question or ignore it.

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Within Presentain the instructor can create polls and short formative evaluations using multiple choice questions. As the administrator of the site, you are able to see responses in live time as well as view a pie style chart of the responses of your students.

 

About the author:

Bill Young began his EMS career in 1975 with a small fire department near Williamsburg, KY. They began running first responder calls long before the phrase ever existed. In addition to Kentucky, his career has taken him to Tennessee, Colorado, Georgia, and Kansas. He has served as a street medic, training officer, supervisor, state regulator, and educator. He recently completed his doctoral studies in education at the University of the Cumberlands. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor and the Program Director at Eastern Kentucky University in the Fire and Paramedicine Science Department.

Published on August 07, 2017

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