With a map and a whole lot of stickpins, it’s clear to see the Little Prompter has had a HUGE impact! Teachers, Business Professionals, Churches, Charities, and Vloggers around the world are now created flawless online videos! Thank you to those who supported the Little Prompter from the start–and a HUGE THANK YOU those of you who have purchased one of our lightweight and versatile teleprompters for your own videos! May you–and the Little Prompter–have a FLAWLESS 2019! –dann
The number of requests we’ve received from people to make the Little Prompter available around the world is fantastic . . . and humbling. Thanks to everyone from Slovenia to New Zealand and from Switzerland to New York! While we’re already selling Little Prompters on our website and through Amazon.com, we’re also working with re-sellers overseas to make the Little Prompter more easily accessible globally. Until then, anyone anywhere can now order a Little Prompter at www.littleprompter.com/order-now!
Most ipads and tablets have a great built-in camera. The Little Prompter can slide neatly over your ipad’s center-mounted camera lens, so the camera can look through the Little Prompter’s glass. You still need a smart device with a teleprompter app to rest on the Little Prompter’s tray, and be able to stand your ipad up, but the Little Prompter is definitely able to help you have a flawless delivery using your ipad or tablet!
Often ipads have a wide field of view, too, so you’d need to zoom in slightly to avoid seeing the inside of the teleprompter. If your camera app doesn’t allow you to zoom, consider an inexpensive alternative app such as Camera Zoom 4 + Video Zoom . . . just $1.98 on the app store.
Here’s another shot of it from the side:
Effective instructional videos can vary in style. This short video, inspired by an Arizona State University study, reveals preferences and effectiveness in two different styles:
- Should you teach to the camera/viewer or
- Should you teach a student who is also on camera and film that interaction?
This video featuring Dann Hurlbert, Carleton College’s Media & Design Guru succinctly recaps a 2018 study from ASU’s Katelyn M Cooper, Lu Ding, Michelle Stephens, Michelene T. H. Chi, and Sara E Brownell. And, you bet, Dann used a Little Prompter to ensure a flawless delivery.
*this blog post was originally posted on Carleton College’s Academic Technology Blog
In my role at Carleton College, I work directly with faculty to help them plan, produce, and evaluate darn-good instructional videos. One topic that often comes up is “should I include my face in the video?” My gut answer is . . . “yes.” Various studies indicate videos with faces are preferred by students, and any chance we have to help students enjoy their learning, the better. Here’s a short video that brings all that research together into a single, easily consumable nugget:
And for those interested in keeping up with Academic Technology at Carleton, here’s our blog. http://blogs.carleton.edu/academictechnology
Lighting: Good lighting makes your video quality seem MUCH better. Be sure to add light to your focal point (which is your face for most of these videos)—and avoid too much brightness behind you. A bright background darkens your face—and viewers tend to trust well-lit faces more than those in shadow.
Easy ways to get good lighting include setting a lamp on your desk or facing a window during your recording.