Tuesday, October 7th 2008

Today I was given 10 minutes to present my Storyboard research at a Staff meeting. This was my first opportunity to share with the staff and I think it went pretty well. I had many people comment favourably afterwards but at the time I think I was overloading some people with information as I also showed my BJ Multimedia programs to provide an idea of what can be done.

I wrote a few notes in point form although once I started speaking I didn't end up referring to them. I'm listing them here as I'm interested to read them again in a few years when my research is finished. The obvious omission at the moment is the lack of student work.

  • Most Department of Education directives are about content (curriculum) rather than process. My presentation is about process.

  • BJ Multimedia programs demonstrated briefly to show features such as the animated keyboard.

  • The history of enable Bass explained from Word to PowerPoint to HTML.

  • Animation played on reading drum notation.

  • Mention that I'm now enrolled to do a PhD at the University of Melbourne.

  • Observations from Animating Best Practice (High tech, low tech, no tech).

  • Flickbook animation stye using PowerPoint (Insert duplicate slide. Save as JPG)

  • Implications for Elwood Primary that we (and the children) have years to achieve substantial things.

  • The key element is design.

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