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use Let's Talk...
can be used all by itself as your lesson software.
--Or it can be used to
follow-up another program (such as as the
short presentations in Life of Christ CD) to provide additional
discussion time and content on the subject you are
It's about whatever
you make it. It does come with two sample lessons: Mary
& Martha, and Psalm 8.
create a Let's Talk presentation on part of a Bible
story, then have your students create their own
presentations in the Lesson Builder. Or you could
use Let's Talk to follow up your Bible study with a
round of questions which they answer at the computer
using the Talk Now module.
could study a story, then use Conversation Now to
have students 'instant message' through Conversation Now
to role play various points of view or characters in the
Conversation Now is also a good way to get students
practicing discussing the life application of the
lesson. After students "Select a Lesson" and hear your
content, they can hold a mock-conversation with someone
who's never heard the story. Let's Talk gets them
practicing sharing their faith and knowledge in a format
that's interesting to them --instant messaging (and it
doesn't require an internet or network hookup, it
happens all on the one screen).
Let's Talk enhances your other
software's content and extends your
students' time spent at the computer.
I originally came
up with the idea as a way to FOLLOW UP the use of other good software
which was short on multimedia content to interact with. Thus,
Life of Christ CD for example. If you're like most of us, you
cherry-pick maybe 10 minutes worth of content out of this excellent CD.
But then what? Let's Talk
to the rescue!
Follow up a Life of Christ CD presentation with Talk
Now module. Pose a series of life application
questions about the lesson and have each of your
computers speak back your student's answers.
screenshot shows part of the Lesson Builder
Other programs I would use
with would include Sandals Bible Atlas, Ilumina Bible,
and as a precursor to quiz programs like Fall of Jericho.
For learning to become
TRANSFORMATIONAL, discussion and reflection needs to occur. But
DISCUSSION is often the hardest thing for volunteer teachers to get
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Two Recent Lesson Plans:
We were studying John 1 "In the Beginning was
the Word..." in my class.
It's full of heavy language and imagery which we
needed to "decode" for the older
After a Bible study, we set them to work in
Let's Talk's Lesson Builder module.
Working in pairs they each recreated in their
own words the first several verses of John 1.
They wrote quiz questions about these verses and
created a discussion question. After everyone
was done, we traveled to each computer to see &
hear each presentation, answer the questions and
respond to their reflection question. Class
ended at 10:15 and it took us til 10:25 to shoo
them away from Let's Talk.
2) We were studying Matthew 14 -Peter and
Jesus walking on the Water.
After reading and viewing the presentation in
Life of Christ CD, we discussed the "unwritten"
thoughts going through the heads of those in the
story. What was Jesus thinking as he came
walking toward the boat? What was Peter thinking
as he was rescued and put in the boat? What were
the Disciples thinking as Jesus got in with
them? Each computer in our lab took a different
point of view and created it in Let's Talk
This program is cool!
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Mary & Martha
Wedding at Cana
Call of the Disiciples
Let's Talk Reflection
onscreen characters and conversations who...
conversation between Paul and his Philippi Jailer after
the earthquake. What helped the man believe?
Imagine what Peter
was thinking as he sank. What part of YOUR life is
sinking? And what does Jesus have to say to him/you
Imagine what the
other officers said about Cornelius behind his back when
Cornelius asked to be baptized. And how did he respond?
Imagine you're at
the cross... create an onscreen rebuttal to those who
are hurling insults at Jesus. Defend him.
asking Jesus to explain what he means by saying "born
from above...water and spirit."
did the Disciples think and say when they saw Jesus on
the seashore cooking a fish?
Rewrite the Psalm!
Have each student
ask a question about the story to the entire class
through their onscreen character.
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