27. August 2018 · Comments Off on I Am Not Retro · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In the teaching of classes and seminars, I lean much on audiovisual media as efficient teaching resource in teaching, to be based on the perception of knowledge through the senses. Although during my professional life I’ve used tools such as the traditional Blackboard, flipchart, magnetic whiteboard, the franelografo, projector, etc., for ten years it deserves a prominent place the marriage of computer resources formed by laptop and the canon’s image, to the point that, sometimes, I wonder, what would become of me without them. The other day, reported me for next class, for logistical reasons and maintenance, unfortunately was not going to have the barrel and I was offered the possibility of traditional overhead projector tragame Earth! Now, what my God? For a moment I felt an orphan, disoriented and insecure. All a communicative technique based on power point, specific texts, videos, using the Excel live, Internet browsing, etc., that the canon connected with the laptop allows me to project students, is now crumbling. Seconds later, making of tripe heart, I select a group of abstracts and transparencies for print, but where is the acetate? I distorsiono the daily planner to search desperately for all Malaga, damn plastic. Finally I get the material and print transparencies. I came to the class and note disgruntled an appliance with giraffe, on top of a table. My stupidity didn’t just irritated looking for the ignition switch, extended to the sharpness of the image and, above all, continuous improper placement of the acetate in the Crystal, which obliged me to readjust chronically, causing fresh laughs from the audience.

I think that training session, was not so bad we laugh at least fairly. In short, an odyssey that I have to carefully analyse and reach conclusions. For example, try to always have an alternative plan, with very basics that is the issue that occupies us, not to lose the papers nor the ability to adapt, learn from the situation, laugh and have fun. Finally, using my respected Enrique in a drawing of his book teaching, learning and education in reference to the overhead projector, the following sentence: El profe is not retro, used the slides (drawing from the book by Henry). Manuel Velasco Carretero original author and source of the article

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