I have regularly sat in meetings thinking, “Why are you reading this presentation word-for-word? If that is what you are going to do, why did you not just send me this presentation, so I could read it from the comfort of my own home?” On the other hand, I believe in the importance of communication. As a teacher, I have built my life around the idea that we learn better when information is explained, when there is a real person to help guide us to knowledge. This multimedia project helped me clarify how I feel about presentations. They should guide the listener/viewer from point to point, while the living human being explains the importance and meanings of the points. The presentation gives order and organization to a group of ideas, while the presenter gives information, depth, and analysis to those ideas. This will sharpen all presentations I give in the future, with fewer words on the screen and more words from my mouth. My regret this week is I wish I had more time to work with Haiku Deck, insert different types of media, and learn more fun creations I could make with the website. I would love to use backgrounds from my own life. I will do that soon.
As for digital divide/digital inequality, I had never thought of it in reference to my own school before. Generally, I considered this idea in reference to developing countries around the world, not my own upper-middle class community. I feel like my eyes have really been opened to inequalities within my own life and classroom.