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Using Prezi in teaching
Transcript of Using Prezi in teaching
Using Prezi you can create a pathway but choose to leave it at any point to explore additional content.
You can return to your pathway, just like you do when you are teaching. Timelines Prezi encourages you to deviate and explore - just like learners do... As teachers we often need to analyse long sections of text with our classes.
The ability to zoom in on images or text helps students focus on what is important.
You can also use the ability to zoom in to expand on the meaning of a particular word. This may be particularly useful in MFL where you can associate an image with a word like 'coccinelle'.
In other subjects like science, the meaning of words can sometimes be better explained using images. For example when defining osmosis, students often find it difficult to conceptualise the 'concentration of solutes' - a diagram can really help:
"Osmosis is the movement of water across a partially permeable membrane from an area of low concentration of solute to an area of high concentration of solute"
Be careful It may get your The way you navigate in Prezi must HELP you communicate Here are some examples of navigation that helps communication In the last section, the movement and zooming has not helped me communicate and I have probably annoyed you Concepts Exploring images and diagrams Ideas about using as a teaching tool In this Prezi, whenever you see zoom and move when using the functionality. students attention intially, but over use it and all you will do is
make them sea sick! Brief History of Social Media or you can click on it to explore an idea in more detail on a circle “PowerPoint makes us stupid” You can easily incorporate images and videos into your Prezi Images videos Stuck? Click on the right arrow key to continue to the next point in the pathway "Commanders say that behind all the PowerPoint jokes are serious concerns that the program stifles discussion, critical thinking and thoughtful decision-making" http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/27/world/27powerpoint.html?hp How do I incorporate videos into my Prezi? You can either:
convert your video into a Flash video file (.flv or .swf), or
embed a video from YouTube by pasting the url of the video into an empty text box. This only works when you are online! Hope that was useful!
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