EduIgnite Wellington 2014 – Engaging students online

Last year I presented in my first EduIgnite evening. I blogged about it at the time, including the presentation: EduIgnite Wellington – My presentation.

I have just received the video of my presentation and discovered it actually went better than I thought! Still though, I would say… don’t try to bring your masters research down to a 5 minute presentation! It doesn’t work!

EduIgnite Wellington – My presentation

I had the enjoyment on Thursday evening to take part in EduIgnite Wellington. This was a relaxing evening connecting with teachers and educators from across the region for fast-paced presentations Р5 minutes each with 20 slides auto-advancing every 15 seconds.

EduIgnite evenings have some rules (other than 5 minutes as above). The first evening is a freebie. You can turn up and just enjoy the evening. From then on, if you attend an evening you must either present or bring a friend. As I had been before I had to present something.

I decided to present on my masters research, which as it turns out was probably not the wisest decision! Getting 30000+ words and two years work into a 5 minute talk is not possible, at least not for me. I managed to fumble my way through though and I think a couple of the key messages got out.

Here are the slides for my presentation. EduIgnite presentations are recorded also and will be made available soon.

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Others that presented had some great messages to share! Check them out on this Storify (thanks Karen!).