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My Prezi as a teaching tool

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

on 24 October 2012

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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. 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 when dealing with large section of text where multiple words in the section require explanations.

pseudopod
pseu•do•pod
–noun Biology
a temporary protrusion of the protoplasm, as of certain protozoans, usually serving as an organ of locomotion or prehension. 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 may have even annoyed you Concepts Exploring images and diagrams Ideas about using as a teaching tool Would could use frames to offer up optional information. zoom and move when using the functionality. students attention intially, but over use it and all you will do is
make them sick! or “PowerPoint makes us stupid” As you have seen, you can easily incorporate images and videos into your Prezi Images videos "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! www.learningblog.org and out Timelines Look for them Protoplasm is the living content of a cell that is surrounded by a plasma membrane unicellular organisms found worldwide in marine or freshwater, free-living and as parasites The End Created by Paul Hill
http://learningblog.org/ Modifications by Gaston County Schools ITF
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