How to Use Prezi in the ClassroomHow to use Prezi in the Classroom by Paul Hillhttp://prezi.com/rfsnedhqmhqa/thoughts-on-using-prezi-as-a-teaching-tool/
National Educational Technology Standards for StudentsTechnology Productivity ToolsStudents:a. use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, andpromote creativity.b. use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, preparing publications, and producing othercreative worksTechnology Communication ToolsStudents:b. Use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences
National Educational Technology Standards for TeachersDesign and develop digital age learning experiences andassessmentsa. Design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporatedigital tools and resources to promote student learning andcreativity.c. Customize and personalize learning activities that addressstudents’ diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilitiesusing digital tools and resourcesModel Digital Age Work and Learningc. Communicate relevant information and ideas effectively tostudents, parents and peers using a variety of digital age media andformats
How to Use in the ClassroomPrezi is valuable in many ways, such as presentingscience or social studies concepts or to extendliterature.Collette Casselini regularly has student celebrate booksthey have read by using Prezi. In addition, Casselinicreates book trailers using Prezi to create excitementabout a new book in her classroom collection or about abook study the students are about to embark on(Kimmel, 2012).
How to Use in a Classroom cont’d… Russell Tarr uses Prezi in his classroom introduce social studies topics. He “combines images, worksheets, text and video clips” (Tarr, 2009). An example of a presentation is found at http://prezi.com/72171 Teachers may create a Prezi to demonstrate science concept mapping or even to present a particular topic (Rillero, 2008). Example of a science Prezi is found at: http://prezi.com/bybq_fke8bm8/geocentric/
ReferencesKimmel, S. (2012). Deep reading: Using technology to engage, connect, and share. Library Media Connection, 30, 10-12.Rillero, P. (2008). Science prezitations: A break from powerpoints. Retrieved from http://www.ed-tech-4- science.com/2010/12/22/science-prezi-tations-a-break-from- powerpoints/Tarr, R. (2009). Web 2.0 in the history classrroom. History Review, 65, 26.
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