Tuesday, April 14 AND Wednesday, April 15, 2020

10:00  - 11:30 AM, ET
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Interactive Tools for Online Teaching - Webinar (04/14/20 & 04/15/20)

IMPORTANT: This is a 2-part webinar that meets Tuesday, April 14 AND Wednesday, April 15, from 10:00 - 11:30 AM, ET.
You must attend both sessions.


As we move our teaching and instruction sessions online, how do we truly engage our audience? There are plenty of freely available tools which allow more interaction from your audience, which can be used either instead of - or with -  traditional presentation tools like PowerPoint.
This hands-on two-part session will explain how, when and why to use these tools, and give you a chance to try them out. We'll discuss;
  • Menti (formerly Mentimeter): a surprisingly versatile quizzing tool. You can survey your audience, take questions, test their knowledge and canvas opinions - Menti can also be used to create entire presentations with basic slides
  • Kahoot! - a simpler (and more brightly coloured) quizzing tool that's especially effective with younger audiences
  • Prezi Next: whilst Prezi itself isn't as directly interactive as the other tools here, its non-linear nature means you can run audience-led sessions that focus on the areas they're most interested in.
  • Google Slides: Google's own version of PowerPoint has one particular feature we'll be focusing on, known as Google Q&A. It allows the audience to ask questions via their keyboard at any time during your presentations, and tends to result in many more questions being asked even in face-to-face sessions
  • Padlet: a sort of virtual noticeboard that can be used in variety of ways. We'll be looking especially at Padlet's potential for groups to collaborate at a distance 
By the end of the training participants will have learned about a variety of interactive tools, tried them all out, and be in a position to make an informed choice as to when to use them in their online lectures, workshops, or orientation sessions.

Virtual Trainer: Ned Potter

Ned Potter is an Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of York, and a Trainer for various organisations including the British Library and the Bodleian Libraries at Oxford University. He has vast experience in online teaching, providing training for Libraries across four continents.

His book The Library Marketing Toolkit was published by Facet in 2012.

Ned can be found online at ned-potter.com and on Twitter at @ned_potter.

This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.