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    Interview Presentation

    Hi,

    I have an interview on monday, for a technicain post, I have been asked to prepare a 5 minute presentation on how the role can raise students attainment and poersonal students, in reference to the schools specialism Drama, music and ICT.

    I have had a few ideas but any advice anyone could give would be great.

    Im totally worrying myself as Ive never done a presentation before, so I have no idea how to plan one or what to say, arrrrggg

    Thanks

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    Dress smart, talk calmly, and dont try to b***shit. If you do anyone technical in the room will rip you to shreds :P. Good luck matey!

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    how the role can raise students attainment and poersonal students, in reference to the schools specialism Drama, music and ICT.
    I don't understand this bit. How does this relate to an IT Technician role?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    I don't understand this bit. How does this relate to an IT Technician role?
    its actually a IT and creative arts technician role. i still got confused by it tho

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    I'd put forward some ideas that you have with enough evidence that it is both technically possible and that you have the skills to support it. Like Potato-Peeler said, don't Bull otherwise you will get caught out.
    Things that went down well at my interview were pointing out some network problems I'd noticed when having a tour and then mentioning I'd like to run an in school radio and would be happy doing some more advanced IT teaching (this is primary level though).
    Best of luck and let us know how it goes.

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    Are you doing a powerpoint or similar? If so there is plenty of advice on the web about basic presentation skills.
    Other than that, I would have thought the main thrust would be how a creative arts technician can use the IT to help students with drama and music - eg recording music and being able to manipulate it as required in a virtual recording studio, or perhaps being able to video drama presentations - to use as a teaching tool but also to change and rearrange as necessary. The better the facilities the more that student attainment will be raised.
    As an IT tech, obviously you can explain how good IT will raise a students achievement in every aspect of school life, perhaps going into some aspects of IT such as programming, web design etc?

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    Have a look at Every Child Matters and how you can incorporate this into your presentation. You could also approach the school and ask if it would be possible to get hold of a copy of any action plans they have for their specialisms and you could then discuss how IT can help raise attainment in line with the action plans and Every Child Matters.

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    Practice, Practice,Practice and bit more Practice...

    When you think you have it down and sorted practice some more.

    Did I say Practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    I don't understand this bit. How does this relate to an IT Technician role?
    As the job affects students attainment and learning. Sorry gone are the days when IT support didn't have to think about how it affects student learning etc.

    But on practical level by making stable IT - staff can relay on the IT - which means they can plan to use (with guidance and help) IT within their teaching and learning (a good buzz word to use).

    This means students have opportunity to learn in different style and way which will of course mean some of the less academic and more practical based learners attainment might go up.

    Also make sure if use T & l buzz word you know the difference (Teaching - a teacher at front of class talking at the students. Learning - Students actively taking part in the learning

    Russ

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    If you're willing to run extra-curricular club(s) or have a special skill that the school can make use of - maybe you're a super duper lighting engineer - it's worth mentioning those things.

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    Mention what you will use to meet these criterias in your presentation.
    Multimedia to aid learning through engagement, VLEs for distance learning.

    As for presentation you will find 5 minutes will not be enough if you have a good structure.
    I guess just start with intro to what your ideas are and then for each idea juistify why it would benefit the school.

    I'll be happy to proof read it for you if you wish.

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    Have a look at Prezi - The zooming presentation editor

    Will make your presentation look great

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    Thanks for all your input guys, guess im just alittle nervous this is my first interview with a presentation, and i just really didn't have a clue where to start with it. But I have a better idea.

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    Another tip is to take several paper copies of any visual aids so that you don't have to rely upon their IT working

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    Remember to have a backup just in case. If you are doing a powerpoint and your using links to the web, check before hand that you will have the facilities to do this. You wouldn't want to find yourself in a room without a network point. You can store all your work on a pen drive to ensure it will work and even give this as an example of how to plan using IT BUT also knowing the pitfalls enables you to limit any problems.



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