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Presentation for UTC based on Paul Hill's Thoughts on using Prezi as a teaching tool

Ideas and reflections on the effective use of Prezi to support whole class teaching

Rick Veazey

on 21 March 2011

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Transcript of Presentation for UTC based on Paul Hill's Thoughts on using Prezi as a teaching tool

can be used like other presentation tools but... what would be the point of that? when there is so much more you can do with it like zooming in ...but why is this useful? noun; a single unit of language which has meaning and can be spoken or written Lessons are rarely linear.

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 The Prezi interface 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 cases 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” As you have seen, 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!

To comment and share your ideas and thoughts, go to... www.learningblog.org and out Adapted from the original Prezi by Paul Hill. Teacher Presentations Student Presentations Brainstorming jpg or png Questions? Thoughts? Contact Me:
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