13 Interesting Ways to use Prezi in the Classroom


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13 Interesting Ways to use Prezi in the Classroom

  1. 1. 13 Interesting Ways* to use Prezi in the Classroom *and tips This work is licensed under a  Creative Commons  Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike 3.0 License.
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  3. 3. #1 - Zooming into details of a picture  <ul><li>Add an arrow pointing to a key detail in an image. </li></ul><ul><li>Clicking on the arrow during &quot;Show&quot; will zoom in </li></ul><ul><li>until the arrow fills the screen - a quick and easy way to focus on key details in a diagram (e.g. a political cartoon, a diagram of the human body,  a map, a work of art). </li></ul><ul><li>Press the space bar to zoom back out.                                          </li></ul>
  4. 4. #2 - Dynamic Venn Diagram <ul><li>Create overlapping circles using the &quot;Frame&quot; command. </li></ul><ul><li>Use these to create a venn diagram containing images and text investigating a key question (e.g. &quot;Was Life Good or Bad in the Middle Ages?&quot;) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Images can be dragged (in editing mode) into the correct spot by students during discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>@russeltarr </li></ul>
  5. 5. #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.
  6. 6. #4 - Get Students to make a Prezi <ul><li>Prezi is a great way to get students to revise or break down a topic. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Provide them with this Prezi Quickstart Guide as a handout. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>What key question will they investigate? </li></ul><ul><li>What images will they use? </li></ul><ul><li>How will they lay the material out on the canvas? </li></ul><ul><li>What path will they draw through their animation? </li></ul><ul><li>Students are imaginative: they will produce timelines, venn diagrams, living graphs and much else besides! </li></ul>
  7. 7. #5 - Build up a Prezi over the duration of a topic <ul><li>Start with a topic heading. </li></ul><ul><li>Surround the frame with topic strands. </li></ul><ul><li>Within each topic strand add smaller frames with facts, links, pictures and media as you tackle each strand. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Although other tools exist, Prezi is free and simple to use. Simple is good. And unlike most mind maps (except the superb VUE from Tufts,) it doesn't impose any structure. </li></ul>#6 - Use Prezi as a mind map used at Island Pacific School
  9. 9. <ul><li>I don't want to steal the idea, but here is an example of a mind map I made with Prezi and the blog post I wrote about it! </li></ul><ul><li>You can also watch these </li></ul><ul><li>two videos I made on Mind </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping with Prezi </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>1. Kinetic Theory Mind Map </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>2. Prezi Tutorial 90- </li></ul>#6 - Use Prezi as a mind map (continued) Created by @asober
  10. 10. #7 - 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
  11. 11. #8 - Global Learning Collaborations Students from schools around the world  plan and work collaboratively  on Prezi presentations. @vbek by  woodleywonderworks
  12. 12. #9 - 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
  13. 13. #10 - Make Cool Adverts in minutes <ul><li>World Cup ad-  </li></ul><ul><li>Simply use with the free  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>@pschooltools </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  14. 14. # 11 Using  Prezi to Study Urbanisation by Embedding Google Street View Videos I created this prezi to look at the processes of Urbanisation and Suburbanisation.    I created Screencast whilst using Google street view, upload them to Youtube and embedded them in to my Prezi as Youtube Videos. http://prezi.com/7xoybadwy3r2/people-in-cities-newcastle/  Mark Rollins:- http://muppetmasteruk.blogspot.com/
  15. 15. #12 - Upload documents for class discussion <ul><li>@dmchugh675 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Upload a PDF and use Prezi's frames to zoom in on relevant sections for discussion. You can use this for all sorts of activities such as source analysis in History or examining a poem in English.
  16. 16. #13 - Using Photographs from History <ul><li>@dmchugh675 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Gradually reveal the wider context of a photograph by first zooming in on a small detail and then gradually zooming out. This is a good starter activity as it gets pupils to ask questions. http://prezi.com/osqkveggruux/civil-rights/
  17. 17. <ul><li>If you would like to:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute your ideas and tips to the presentation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let me know how you have used the resource. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get in touch.  You can email me  or I am @ tombarrett  on Twitter </li></ul></ul>Thanks for helping Tom Barrett   Image: ‘ Sharing ‘ If you add a tip (or even if you don't) please tweet about it and the link so more people can contribute. I have created a page for all of the Interesting Ways presentations on my blog . The whole family in one place :-) Have you seen Maths Maps yet?