Wednesday, 4 May 2016

This is not goodbye, but see you later

Hello everybody!

As you may have guessed by the title of this post, the moment has come to tell you about my last ICT challenge in the Masters. Time flies right? I can't believe we have reached the end of this course and that we are about to reach the end of the Masters. It is a bit sad if we take a look back. Along these 8 months we have made good friends, we have had great and not so great times and, most importantly, we have learnt so much about bilingual teaching. However, we start now a new stage in which we will get to do what we truly love, teach, and thanks to the knowledge we have acquired in this Masters, I bet we will all make great teachers! 

As regards to this subject, I have learnt a lot from all of the challenges that we have had to accomplish throughout it, and I will definitely put into practice many of the tools that I have learnt about in my future as a teacher. 

Do you remember all of them? If not, don't worry because that is exactly what our last challenge was about. In it, we had to make a multimedia presentation in which we described and reflected about all of these challenges and about our learning process along this subject. 

I decided to start by writing a script of what I wanted to say, after which I chose the online tool that I thought was going to be more suitable for it. In this way, I picked Present.me of all the tools that our teacher had provided us with. What I liked the most about this tool is that it offers many possibilities for recording multimedia presentations. Users can either make their presentation with a tool they are more familiar with or feel more comfortable with, like PowerPoint or Goggle Docs, and then upload it to this web so that it transforms it into a video presentation; or they can simply record their video online. Also, if you go for the first option, this tool gives you the possibility to record your voice so that the public can hear what you have to say about every slide. Doesn't it sound great?

However, as most tools, Present.me also have some drawbacks. First of all, if you happen to have made a mistake while recording the audio of a slide and you want to have it corrected, you must delete the whole fragment and record it again. This can be very inconvenient as you can imagine, since your speech for that slide might be large. Secondly, and as is normal within online tools, only users with a premium account can have access to unlimited recordings. Unlike users with a free account, who can only make 3 recordings a month. 

In short, Present.me is amazing if you are looking for an easy-to-handle tool to make a multimedia presentation. Plus, the final outcome is great, as you can see below in my presentation about these three months as an ICT learner.



Thank you for reading once again and don't forget that this is not a goodbye, but see you later. I will keep you posted on other challenges that I encounter in my journey as a teacher. 

I hope you liked my presentation and do not hesitate to leave me a comment or to ask me any questions you may have about Present.me

See you later!