As you all may have noticed, I put a quote up mere seconds ago. Kenneth Blanchard once stated, “The best way to teach people is by telling a story.” This quote fits our current project in the RA and Commissioner class I co-teach at my college… the “My Story” Presentations. We’ve split the students up into their respective presentation days, and my supervisors and I have decided to do our own stories once everyone else has finished. Now, there are a few ways we can do this.
First is the digital presentation, which could be a video or slideshow… something computerized. This style would fit well with my life considering the amount of time I spend with some form of technology (either my phone, computer, video game console, the web, etc.). I also love working with Final Cut Pro and video editing software. The question is… how to narrow it down enough to make sense. There are so many things I’s want to add in here… especially with Flash.
Second is the “Me Bag” presentation, in which we take a bag or crate, container of some kind, and fill it with things that represent the significant points in our lives, the moments that shaped us. I like this idea for the fact that I’m a collector of random things, especially little things that represent more than what they seem.
Third is the lifeline, much like a timeline, in cardboard or poster board form. Here, we physically mark the significant points of our lives. Old fashioned way of using visuals in a presentation… never dies.
Now, with all that said, I’ve come up with an idea… still in testing at the moment of course. But, an idea of using a combination. The question is, can I pull it off and get class participation at the same time? Results shall be up within a couple weeks!