Creating Emotional Connections with Technology

The key element in student engagement is the affective connection with learning elements and materials. The lightboard is ideally suited for creating this connection, a consequence of the eye contact of the presenter with the viewer. Examples of lightboard presentation techniques will demonstrate this strong connection and how the lightboard can be used as the ideal vehicle for students as producers.

The lightboard,a glass sheet illuminated by a surrounding LED strip, is a tool to present and annotate content including text, graphics and videos while maintaining the direct connection with the audience on camera.

Presentation outline:

  • Affect & lightboard
  • Evolution of use – examples:
    • Writing
    • Annotated
    • slide presentation
    • Fancy
    • Graphics (zoom, detailed-precise annotations)
    • Interactive
    • video
    • Live
    • data presentation
  • Students as producers
  • Best Practices
    • Pre-production
    • Practice, practice, practice
    • Minimize writing, show not tell
    • Camera is your student, have a 1:1 conversation
    • Comfortable in role as presenter

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