When it comes to presenting to students, you may encounter a lot of challenges. Whether you’re dealing with young students or adult students, keeping them engaged and interested in what you have to say can definitely be very difficult. But with the right tools and techniques, you can actually make every teaching experience a fun and fulfilling one that you’ll enjoy.
One way that you can help students remain engaged and really understand and integrate what you’re teaching is by using a variety of visual aids. And one such visual aid is a DVD presentation. Continue reading to learn more about why this technique works so well.
Types of Visual Aids to Use
To become a successful presenter or educator, you need to be able to engage with your students. And this can be difficult if you do not keep their attention and make the topic you’re teaching an interesting and exciting one. To do so, there are a variety of visual aids you can use, but two of the most effective are DVD presentations and projections.
Videos in the form of DVDs are easy to carry with you to the event or classroom that you are presenting in, and the videos provide you with the opportunity to show students exactly what you are talking about. In other words, they get to see the theories that you are teaching in action, and this can help them better understand what you are teaching, as well as retain that information for later on. So find video clips or record your own, and then burn them onto DVDs that you can store for use during your presentations.
Video is stimulating and engaging. It brings pictures, sounds, and movements into an otherwise boring presentation. Just be certain that whatever you show is actually relevant to what you are teaching, and make sure your students know what to look for while they watch. Don’t show more than you really need to, as this could waste time and cause distractions.
Many classrooms and presentation facilities, such as conference centres, already have projection systems, such as those by Videonations, in place for you to use. So, typically, you do not even need to invest in a projection system; though, if you had to, there are many that are surprisingly affordable and easy to carry around because they are compact.
Why are projections so effective? Like videos, which can also be shown on a projection screen, you can keep your students actively engaged in the lesson. Rather than standing in front of them and lecturing the entire time, you can use a PowerPoint slide presentation that they can follow along with. And you can also include images, diagrams, etc. that really illustrate what you are talking about as well.
Once you begin incorporating visual aids, especially in the form of DVD presentations, you should notice that your otherwise drab presentations become a lot more interesting for your students. You may find that they pay more attention and they ask more questions too.