Shifting to online learning with your students means video chats on Zoom or Google Meet. It's easy to make yourself presentable on camera with a couple of simple tips for setting up your video.
First, you've gotta face it, the window is a lamp, not a backdrop. Turn your chair or desk around so the natural light pours in on you, rather than casting you into a silhouette.
Next, level with your camera.
Steady your device (camera, tablet, laptop, phone) on your table or desk, so that it is pointing at your eye level, even if you have to stack some books under it. So, you should be able to look your camera in the eye, and whoever is video chatting with you will feel like they are, too.
You can step up your game even more by composing your frame like a photographer would. So, whether you're meeting with colleague, students, family or friends, you can Zoom in with confidence. These brief lessons review how to create inspiring images and pro videos:
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