Throughout this week of analysing digital tools I have created a Prezi about
my e learning journey. At each step it gives a brief outline of what was
investigated in the digital world.
I found the Prezi to be very straight forward and easy. There was a video
tutorial (and if I was smart enough I would of watched it) available
throughout the whole editing process. I liked that you could incorporate
You Tube clips and some of your own images as well as images from
Google. Prezi is definitely a Web 2.0 digital tool that shows just how far
technology has come. I found it difficult to embed audio recordings from
Voki. But as I admitted above I didn't watch the video tutorial and it might
have been in there.
I believe students in the classroom would like the zooming and all sorts that
the Prezi allows. Students could really add any information, images or
videos into a Prezi and make it about whatever they want. There would
need to be structure to follow when using the Prezi. And students would
need to be careful about retrieving images and videos from Google and
You Tube. Overall it was very enjoyable and I could see myself using this
tool in future.
Limit your writing to dot points or use creative
digital tools to enhance what your point is.
•2day we r goin 2 tlk bout digitl toolz
•Wat do u use on ur comp @ home
•Wuld u use dis in ur class @ skool
•Y do u thynk we shud use dis in da
Ensure your spelling is correct. The audience
doesn’t want to know how you spell on Face Book
they want professionalism!
Welcome Ladies and Gentlemen
Using digital tools
•Who uses them?
•What tools do they use?
•Is it effective to use these in the
Keep your attention seeking signs to a bare
minimum! The audience wants a cool, calm and
collective PowerPoint not an extravagant Mardi
Gra party on their screen.
Ensure your headings and maybe even sub
headings stand out, but there is no need for every
word to be in a different format.
Although it’s great to show off your PowerPoint skills, keep
the added effects to a minimal. You’ll end up sending
the audience into a trance.
Stick to a theme or choose your
layouts wisely in your PowerPoint.
The saying ‘less is more’ definitely
The PowerPoint needs to be easy
to read and look at.
Ensure your colour scheme doesn’t give
the audience a headache.
Your audience needs to be able
to read and see your text!
Here is a little colour trivia.
These colours together on
the left and right cause
strain to the eye. It is best
not to use these.
The warm colours tend
to pop out and attract
attention such as red.
The cool colours tend to
recede into the
background and draw
Now I know once you find this tool, you will realise it is pretty
cool! But there is no need to send your audiences on a wild
goose chase. It’s the mighty HYPERLINK tool!
Click on the images and headings below to get sent on a
wild goose chase. Once you get to the page click on the
computer image on the bottom left hand side of the screen
to come back.
Now I understand that the hyperlink tool is amazing! But it is
only amazing in moderation. It helps navigate throughout
the PowerPoint if it is not designed to run through in order.
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PowerPoint and ways you can fix them.
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the author’s contact information for further
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.