Who Teaches with Logos Open and Projected

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jan 17 2018 7:36 AM

Was wondering if anyone here teaches Bible study or classes using Logos on a computer and projects that while they are teaching the class?

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Mary-Ellen | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 17 2018 8:35 AM

I will occasionally put Logos up on a monitor (via HDMI cable from laptop) when leading my small group Bible study.

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Jeremy White | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 17 2018 8:54 AM

I used the Psalm Explorer visualization recently. Generally though I just report on my results, for instance the donut charts from word studies which I can send directly to Powerpoint.

I do like to mention how I got them .. "I was doing a search in my Logos bible software...." or words to that effect. I don't want the mechanics of using the software to distract from sharing what it produces but I always leave a hook just in case someone would like to learn how to fish for themselves :)


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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 17 2018 11:35 AM

Kevin A. Purcell:
wondering if anyone here teaches Bible study or classes using Logos on a computer and projects that while they are teaching

Interesting question. I'd love to hear about creative (or just plain) ways that folks do this.

I've contemplated doing it in my SS class to illustrate a few things, but was worried the technology would take away from the content and learning (mostly because I'm not as proficient as I'd like to be in using the technology).  I don't want it to be a distraction. Even more so, I don't want the old adage about, "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull" to happen.

But none of these concerns may be manifest, so I'd love to hear how this works for others before I try it.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 17 2018 6:01 PM

I do it. I project Logos on the screen.  Sermon Editor Outline on the left and preferred Bible on the right with extra tabs for other translations to show them when needed. I love to teach or preach and it saves time when looking for verses or showing actual quotes from the original source.


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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 17 2018 8:02 PM

I create a pb of my sermons and Bible Studies and use the app when I am teaching.  From time to time I have projected the outline I created in Logos and use some of its resources in teaching

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 17 2018 8:47 PM

Every week, 6 years, now. On the main  part of a full screen layout, in one vertical 1/2 of the screen area I open my favorite bible + linked tabs for all the translations students are using. In this 1/2, I also open another copy of my favorite Bible as the target for all links. On the other vertical half, I open a commentary suitable for the book & class members that we use to answer questions that may come up that are deeper than my preparation. In this same 1/2 of the screen, I also keep open an English Septuagint, Greek & Hebrew resources & a search panel.


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Dr. Charles A. Wootten | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 18 2018 7:33 AM

I use PowerPoint to project selections on the screen as opposed to keeping a LOGOS resource open continually. Since all of my lectures use PPT I simply link key word(s) on the slide to the appropriate section of a resource. This subsequently allows the class to see the citation information while the resource is open prior to returning to the PPT. LOGOS is open already to allow quick access, but is out of sight when not being used.

Over the past several years this has allowed a series to be reduced from 500-700 slides down to a manageable 300 or so. I will have already highlighted the appropriate section in the resource, if text, to keep focused on topic. If the resource is a chart or graphic I'll pause for awhile to allow for reflection, too. Occasionally a LOGOS user will pop up with a "how'd-ya-do-that" question. This offers an opportunity to reinforce the topic. Should the ensuing discussion take a related "rabbit trail" then it is really easy to access other resources as needed.

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Mike Measley | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 18 2018 10:22 AM

I have used the web app, and chromecast in bible class

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 18 2018 12:30 PM

The ones who do this regularly with Logos projected, I'd love to talk more to you about this. If you are willing, would you send me a message kevin AT kevinpurcell_DOT_ORG

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 18 2018 1:19 PM

I use it regularly in preaching but not in projecting.  I certainly would use it regularly in projecting if I could figure out the best way to do that.  As Dr Wootten mentioned, most projected sermons or teaching material is usually in Power point.  If there was a way to import powerpoint slides, I would project logos regularly. 

But If I have an outline (of a Bible Book) I want to show, I will show it in the logos made pb.  I am hoping to use Logos maps etc on a regular basis, but right now am mostly confined to using the program for my notes and not for projection.

It would be good to hear more from others on how it could possibly be used for public projection

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David McClister | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 18 2018 1:48 PM

I use it often in my advanced Greek class. I put the Greek text in one pane, and if a student cannot remember the definition of a word, I double-click it and BDAG pops up in another pane. It is also useful to track down grammar questions etc. when they come up.

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 18 2018 3:09 PM

Have a look at Dr James White's YouTube channel. He does Logos screen casts quite regularly. Plus, his teaching is really good (except for his occasional arguing against Arminianism and Molinism).

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 19 2018 11:43 AM

I do, but about 98% of my presentation is out of L3, which has far superior Notes function. The Notes in Libronix are essentially in-house PowerPoint slides. The reason I prefer this to using L> (it's 7 now, isn't it?) is because I prefer working directly from the text rather than from excerpts, which PP slides are by definition. There are certain features which I find useful in L7 that were added since L3's day, but thankfully the two programs can be used simultaneously, so I just swap back and forth as needed. This works well. Also, I prefer to allow people to see under the hood, so to speak, rather than just present canned PP material. By working directly from my Bible in Logos, questions, challenges, etc., can be immediately investigated rather than put off with a dismissive "see me after" comment. I feel that allowing people to see me use my software on the fly to answer questions and field comments goes a long way toward encouraging them to take on that responsibility for themselves. PP slides, or similar such, on the other hand, have a  "from on high", disembodied aura that limits discussion and promotes passiveness and audience-ism.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 19 2018 12:19 PM

Libby claims (factually, we don’t know) that PPTs are to keep the audience awake.  Early preachers could be easily heard outside.

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