Today we had an all-school faculty meeting, and our headmaster asked me to share a presentation about the new learning management system (Blackbaud’s onCampus) which we’re transitioning to now and will use in the fall semester. In this post I’ll describe how I “app smashed” my Google Slides presentation into the Explain Everything app for iPad, recorded my presentation as a narrated slideshow, and then published that video to YouTube using the free app YouTube Capture. If you’re interested in learning more about iPad Media creation options and projects, check out my website ShowWithMedia.com. Also consider attending or hosting an iPad Media Camp at your school this summer.
Because we had some unexpected family health issues last week, I was unable to meet with our operations director and headmaster to go over these slides and this presentation in person. Instead, I recorded a “dry run” of the presentation using the apps I’m describing in this post, and then shared that on YouTube as an UNLISTED video which was just for their review. They provided me with detailed feedback and suggestions via email, and I was able to integrate those changes into my slides and the presentation I shared in person today for faculty. I received a little more feedback after the presentation, and integrated those suggestions in the final video version I recorded tonight and sent to all our faculty and staff via email. My face-to-face presentation today at the end of our faculty meeting was about 9 minutes long, this video version is 23 minutes. I’m hoping my use and sharing of this narrated slideshow will encourage some of our faculty members to seek assistance to learn how to create projects like this themselves and with their students. I’m planning to offer several workshop opportunities for faculty in upcoming weeks to learn how to create narrated slideshows just like this on iPads, as well as offer an iPad Media Camp on our campus in August 2016. (It will also be open for registration/attendance by other educators from other schools.)
- Open the Google Presentation in the Google Drive app. Tap the three dots beside the filename and chose SEND A COPY, then tap OPEN IN.
- Scroll through the available apps (which are all installed on your iPad) in the Google Drive menu and tap “Copy to Explain Everything.”
- Add voice narration in Explain Everything
- Export the presentation as a video the iPad Camera roll
- Upload the video to YouTube with the YouTube Capture app
— Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer) January 24, 2016
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