How do I best bring a guest or a group into my classroom virtually? How do I livestream a performance to a wider audience and still have my performers see/hear them? How do I build a unit in podcasting? This workshop is intended to help teachers meet their needs when setting up media technologies or conducting video conferencing in their classroom. Education is now more widely an experience on a scale that transcends brick and mortar.
Learn the simplest way for your students to record, edit, and publish their own podcasts. Learn a few tips to improve your video conference or livestream experience using Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype, or YouTube Live, and learn some technology tips behind the process from single webcam setup to multicamera switcher with projection allowing interaction between performers and a virtual audience. Explore some of the free, open source software and inexpensive technologies to bring that extra punch to your students' learning experience.
René has been a performing and fine arts teacher for over 20 years. A classically-trained actor from Ryerson Theatre School with technical theatre training also from the University of Guelph, René holds a B. Ed. (Secondary) and most recently a Master of Education (Technology in Education) from UVic. He shares his love of learning through creative expression not only in the varied classes he teaches, but also as co-sponsor of an A/V club with channels on several popular podcast sites.