I always try to attend at least one of Leslie Fisher’s sessions. Sometimes that winds up being in the exhibit hall at a booth. But I made sure to attend her Group Smackdown. I always learn something new that I can use immediately. This session did not disappoint.
My favorite take away:
Mac users who present can be caught in the middle of playing a video and discover the volume needs adjusting. Using a Mac, that’s an easy fix, just quickly tap the increase volume key on the keyboard. While that does fix the issue, it comes with an annoying “wonk-wonk-wonk” noise. To increase or decrease the volume of your Mac computer while playing a video WITHOUT the annoying sound, all the user has to do is hold the shift key at the same time as making the adjustment, and the annoying noise is eliminated! SCORE. I did not know that.
I love to see videos that emphasize a point or make me laugh. Here are a few I really enjoyed from Leslie’s session:
Teens React to Books
Selfie Stick Abuse
Leslie has a great website and a treasure trove of content from her presentations not to be missed over at LeslieFisher.com. Since many educators wear lanyards, Leslie also encouraged us to share a funny school lanyard story. Read some of the hilarious posts folks have shared here.
I am appending to this post a special thanks to the South Carolina State Library and Halie Brazier for accepting my application for a funding source for travel and attendance at this conference, the Future of Education in Technology Conference. My funding is directly attributed to the Library Services and Technical Services Act and the U.S. Institute of Museums and Library Services. I am deeply appreciative of the opportunity to attend this professional development opportunity.