In fact, don’t count on technology for your presentation, period.
Dear snowflakes, you have laid your very own eyes upon the computer set up in our classroom. Does it look like the kind of machine that can run the most recent Flash player? Does it look like a machine that can handle that ADD-approved presentation software that zooms and bleeps and makes all of your poor proffies’ heads spin?
No, dear snowflakes, nothing about this machine has been high technology since I was a college freshman. Your shitty presentation doesn't speak its primitive digital language.
Do I even use this computer during class? No, dear snowflakes, I do not. It’s not for my health that I take the trouble to haul my laptop to a whole different building and set it up RIGHT BESIDE THE OLD ONE for every. single. tea-partying. class session. Dear snowflakes, you need to plan on doing the same. Always. Every time. Suck it up. Be your own tech support.
And when your own laptop lacks the right doodads to play nice with the other equipment, don’t come crying to me. Don’t ask for a new time slot. Don’t muck with the presentation order I had to prod you to sign in the first place. Above all, don’t complain that the one kid who was in charge of the Power Point is absent today and ZOMG how can we ever do a presentation without Power point!!?!?!
Tough shit. You’re on your own, and rest assured that your superflake classmates who left you holding the bag will answer to me as soon as they recover from their bubonic mitochondritis, or the sudden death of their third cousin, or whatever.
My dear snowflakes. If there’s one thing you need to take away from your horror story of a presentation, it’s this: Avoid being distracted by the various presentation technologies. Instead, spend more time working on core skills of a good presentation: clear speaking, logical organization, watching the clock, and embracing the motto that THE SHOW MUST GO ON.