This is a link to a presentation which Rob Madunicky and Danny Maas (Twitter @dannymaas) shared with Edmonton Catholic teachers in May 2010. It includes a bit of literature on graphic organizers from Robert Marzano, examples of graphic organizer assignments and activity structures, and practical tips for getting started and managing Prezi assignments with your students.
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17 Interesting Ways* to use Prezi in the Classroom *and tipsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons AttributionNoncommercial Share Alike 3.0 License.
#1 - Zooming into details of a pictureAdd an arrow pointing to a key detail in an image.Clicking on the arrow during "Show" will zoom inuntil the arrow fills the screen - a quick and easy way tofocus on key details in a diagram (e.g. a political cartoon,a diagram of the human body, a map, a work of art).Press the space bar to zoom backout.
#2 - Dynamic Venn DiagramCreate overlapping circles using the"Frame" command.Use these to create a venn diagramcontaining images and text investigating akey question (e.g. "Was Life Good or Bad inthe Middle Ages?")Images can be dragged (in editing mode)into the correct spot by students duringdiscussion.@russeltarr
#3 - Embed YouTube Videos Embed a YouTube video by pasting the url of the video into an empty text box. This only works when you are online and with the new editor version.
#4 - Get Students to make a PreziPrezi is a great way to get students to revise or break down atopic.Provide them with this Prezi Quickstart Guide as a handout.What key question will they investigate?What images will they use?How will they lay the material out on the canvas?What path will they draw through their animation?Students are imaginative: they will produce timelines, venndiagrams, living graphs and much else besides!
#5 - Build up a Prezi over the duration of a topicStart with a topic heading.Surround the frame withtopic strands.Within each topic strandadd smaller frames withfacts, links, pictures andmedia as you tackle eachstrand.
#6 - Use Prezi as a mind mapAlthough other tools exist, Prezi is free and simple to use.Simple is good. And unlike most mind maps (except the superbVUE from Tufts,) it doesnt impose any structure. used at Island Pacific School
#7 - Use Prezi as a mind map(continued)I dont want to steal the idea, but here is an example of a mindmap I made with Prezi and the blog post I wrote about it!You can also watch thesetwo videos I made on MindMapping with Prezi1. Kinetic Theory Mind Map2. Prezi Tutorial90- Created by @asober
#8 - Prezi for vocabulary Type in the word to be defined and zoom in on the definition ... good for introducing, review, studying vocabulary. Add images to the words and Zoom into them, too.@vbek
#9 - Global Learning Collaborations Students from schools around the world plan and work collaboratively on Prezi presentations. by woodleywonderworks@vbek
#10 - Have Students Create Graphic Organizers to Understand & Represent Thinking Create & share assignments where students create graphic organizers collaboratively to create or respond to curriculum or ideas http://bit.ly/9NpYeB@dannymaas
#11 - Make Cool Adverts in minutesWorld Cup ad- Simply use with the free http://www.screencast-o- matic.com/ @pschooltools
# 12 Using Prezi to StudyUrbanisation by Embedding Google Street View VideosI created this prezi to look atthe processes ofUrbanisation andSuburbanisation.I created Screencast whilstusing Google street view,upload them to Youtube andembedded them in to myPrezi as Youtube Videos.http://prezi.com/7xoybadwy3r2/people-in-cities-newcastle/ Mark Rollins:- http://muppetmasteruk.blogspot.com/
#13 - Upload documents for class discussionUpload a PDF and use Prezisframes to zoom in on relevantsections for discussion. You canuse this for all sorts of activitiessuch as source analysis in Historyor examining a poem in English. @dmchugh675
#14 - Using Photographs from HistoryGradually reveal thewider context of aphotograph by firstzooming in on a smalldetail and then graduallyzooming out.This is a good starteractivity as it gets pupils toask questions.@dmchugh675 http://prezi.com/osqkveggruux/civil-rights/
#15 - Prezi MeetingPrezi Meeting is fab!! Ive used it to put groups of up to 10students together to work on revision for GCSE and A Level.All the students in the group work on the prezi at once - it helpsif you have already put on a template that you can add to. Eachstudent has a little me on screen, and you can follow a chosenone and see how they are contributing to the meeting.Heres a link to a double bubble film comparison.http://prezi.com/peoa5mmdinrt/film-studies-2-double-bubble/The meeting link stays live for one week - so the students cancontinue to contribute for homework.Katie Ogilvie
#16 - Using Prezi to demonstrate DeBono Thinking Hats (colours)Set your Prezi up with the colour and fonts section toincorporate the De Bono thinking Hats.Here are 2 examples:• 1 - Negative (Black Hat)• 1 - Ideas (Green Hat)
#17 Sort a collection of jumbled truthsMake a poster on Prezi of some mixed up sentences (in thiscase number sentences)Talk about the poster with the students as a starter.• The students can check for themselves whether their answers were correct by pressing play.• They can design their own for other students (my 8yr old made this one at: http://prezi.com/hxcsomrfv2t8/ maths-problems/)
If you would like to: • Contribute your ideas and tips to the presentation. • Let me know how you have used the resource. • Get in touch. You can email me or I am @tombarrett on Twitter If you add a tip (or even if you dont) please tweet about it and the link so more people can contribute.I have created a page for all of the Image: ‘Sharing‘Interesting Ways presentations onmy blog. Thanks for helping Tom BarrettThe whole family in one place :-) Have you seen Maths Maps yet?
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