Netbooks can help your presentations
One of the big advantages of netbooks: their portability. That makes these tiny computers great for presentations. So if you want to put your presentation on a netbook, project the screen onto a screen, and off you go.
The purpose of our visit was to launch a field trial where about 30 students will be using the web apps for several weeks and then telling us what they think. The opportunity to engage face-to-face with these students is enormously valuable both as a gauge of where we are and as a source of feedback for where we should be going. I’ll post periodically about how the trial is progressing but today I want to talk about the presentation.As I said, I showed up at UW with only a netbook without Office installed. That means no PowerPoint. I hooked the netbook up to the projector and launched IE8. I navigated to the SharePoint server that we are using for the trial and launched my presentation. I could have used Windows Live but I wanted to use the same environment that the students will be using. In only a few seconds the first slide was up on the wall in full-screen mode in PowerPoint Web App.