You probably do a lot of checking by just looking at the title, and I’d say that there’s no need to put tags on any of your materials, because that’s all you’re going to do anyway. (And it makes the process a lot cleaner and easier to follow!) My favorite format is the PDF document. A lot of people say you are better off printing (when you make it from the book) or cutting the PDF out, but I think what you’ll find is that you can get more information out of it and it’s easier to read without all the page breaks, and you can also view it on a large screen that’s much better for reading long text on. With them, it’s really up to you if you need to be more organized and you have the time to format everything as you go. (I don’t think it’d be worth it though!). If you want to cut it out, you can use a website such as http://vistapp.net/. You’ve probably got a word processor and if it’s not installed, you can just open up a document and copy it to your clipboard, which will be much easier.
I have a Mac and a PC and I have an iPad but I don’t really need to use any of them because I already have my screen set up and ready to go. I’ve been very happy with the iPad and it’s my favorite little computer. For me, it’s great for taking notes, learning a new language, and taking all the various pictures and videos of all the things that I know that I can learn, that I have not studied. It’s also great for keeping my iPad handy and on hand for when I want to take one of the lectures. Most of what I just mentioned that I’m happy with! (The problem is that even though I’m in Europe, my iPad is constantly on and out of storage, and sometimes I have to wait hours to get it back from my local store and it’s sad to see it not there.) I use my iPad like it’s my only computer so I find the constant tapping on the screen distracting, which isn’t a bad thing in and of itself. I’ve found that the touchscreen is pretty easy to interact with, and I’ve already found that I can use it to keep track of every lecture we’ve taken and the content in them. I think we’ll go into a little bit more detail when we actually start getting our hands and brains dirty when we actually go into the actual lectures.
I think there is one more aspect to this process. It’s interesting that there isn’t just one format for the lecture materials and it’s an interesting case because I think that a lot of people think that their lectures make up the only thing they need to teach, but that’s not necessarily true. I think there is a lot that is needed to really take your teaching with a lot of thought to it, which you might not think of as a lecture at all. I’ve been studying some of those things that you have to think about as you’re teaching as well as the lectures themselves. There’s a lot of discussion and explanation in your lectures and that’s really what we’re talking about here as well. I think students get most of the information out of these presentations and we’ll see how it’s working out for them. Maybe not in my class for certain years, but there are a lot of students like that of course.
Now, for the actual material that we’re thinking about when we’re actually reading them, it’s really up to you and how you choose to present it.
Do you talk about the material more than you show? Or talk about it a little less? I think that’s going to be more important overall for you if you want to give good information, or have a good course. (Also note that more about this at the end). Now, for the actual lectures there are tons of things to talk about and it’s always a little tricky finding time to talk about them all while the class is going on. I think that’s the first problem that you’re going to run into, if you’ve not picked one or more of the lectures that you want to talk about in detail. We want to make it easy on you. Try and do some research and pick some lectures that you like, if that’s not possible in the class, that’s just really nice to have to have options. My professor talked about what to do at the end when we talked about the lecture itself, and I just did that with my own lecture. (I’m using some photos from the presentation of course, but since I got some from you, if you can provide a link to one or more photos for me to use I’d love to have them!) If you just think about talking about anything that makes sense in your lectures, you can keep it as brief as possible.
What are all those things in your classes you just