If you have a digital video camera video tape your demo's and burn them to DVD's. The whole class can watch them and those students that are absent can watch them at their leisure. You then will also create a collection of demo's that you can use over and over again.
This might be an inexpensive way other then buying a demo projection unit or table top mirror system.
By video taping yourself you also see how clear your directions are and if you have left anything out. It really fine tunes your demo skills and helps you streamline so your not going on and on.
> From: Chantal Pinnow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] painting demo
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <email@example.com>
> Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2008, 1:11 AM
> I have a class of 18 eighth graders. I am teaching them
> watercolor and would
> like to do some demonstrations. Any suggestions of how to
> keep half of them
> occupied while about half watch the demo? I have a few
> rowdy kids in there,
> so they definitely need to be occupied. I would love to be
> able to
> demonstrate to all at once, but haven't figured out how
> to make that work.
> Chantal Pinnow
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