Prezi with students

When I first started using Prezi two year ago it was not very intuitive but I kept plugging away at it. I resolved that I would master this program. In that two year there have been some significant changes, so I started using it to make my presentations in class. Supper easy. During the last 3 days of the 2nd marking period the Design Tech students are given time to work on a group project where they have to research and create a presentation on What is Food. This year I had several students decide to do the presentation in Prezi. They found the program very easy to use and enjoyed it very much. I had two students working collaboratively on their project where one had it on his computer while the other was using the Prezi app. They shared the Prezi with each other and then they were able to make changes, save it and then it would show up on the other person Prezi. Really cool. Because they had work collaboratively, one student was sent home sick and was not able to do the presentation, but the other student carried on with out him. It was so seamless. I had three groups using Prezi and all three groups enjoyed the program very much. Definitely a keeper because it is great on both the computer and the iPad. Some features are different on the iPad but the student can still make changes and additions. 

Why ???Googling It??? Is Not Enough

Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough

“According to a survey of more than 2,000 middle and high school teachers, “research” for today’s students means ‘Googling,’ and as a result, doing research ‘has shifted from a relatively slow process of intellectual curiosity and discovery to a fast-paced, short-term exercise aimed at locating just enough information to complete an assignment.'”

Really? It???s My Job To Teach Technology?

Really? It’s My Job To Teach Technology?

“We are not teaching technology, we are teaching skills that every student needs to have and technology happens to be a part of that. Create can be met with paper and pencil, with glue and scissors, with a hammer and nail, or with movie maker and it should be the job of every teacher to expose students to different ways of creating content that fits within their discipline.”