Lidia Sevilla

Posts Tagged ‘K-12’

Prezi

In New Stuff, Web 2.0 on February 17, 2009 at 6:13 pm

prezi

Prezi is a zooming digital presentation editor. I’ts simply cooler than powerpoints.

The Free Technology for Teachers Blog post description on Prezi by RecessDuty explains it all.

Description: A zooming digital presentation editor. It’s Powerpoint on steroids! What did he say? STEROIDS! There’ll be mandatory testing in the future. Type text, embed pictures, and insert video are all features that Prezi puts forth to creators. Unlike Powerpoint, Prezi is free and extremely portable. Because it’s web based, Prezi can be created and shown on any computer with web access. If there is no web access available during your presentation, a downloadable version can be obtained to show offline anywhere. No other software needed, not even flash! Prezi also performs quite well in creating a visual organizer. As they claim on their site, “With the help of Prezi you can create maps of texts, images, videos, PDFs, drawings and present in a nonlinear way.” As Prezi is in beta, when you apply, you’ll be asked to explain how you will be using their site. I explained that I was a seventh grade math and social studies educator and could use it to inform students of social studies information. I was approved in less than a day!

My implementations are below, but this presentation is an incredible overview of how Prezi works. It’s flat out awesome, or as the students on the playground say, “It’s Wicked!”

Implementation: I have created multiple presentations for a seventh grade classroom on the History of Canada, History of United States, a chapter review, and the all important presentation to professional educators in our school district on a project that included the National Digital Vault, Animoto, and Edmodo.

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From the Amschool Curriculum Blog

In New Stuff, Professional Development, Web 2.0 on October 21, 2008 at 7:41 pm

K-12 Conference 2008 BEGINS!

I have been following the K-12 Conference since last year. All of the presentations that I have listen and read about in this conference have been so helpful in the technology integration process of our school.
The best part of all is that they are ALL FREE!

Day 1 Presentations: 20 October 2008

Getting Started “The Google Gamut: Everything you need to get started”

Getting Started “I Like Delicious Things: An Introduction to Tagging and Folksonomies”

Getting Started “I Like Delicious Things: An Introduction to Tagging and Folksonomies”

Day 2 Presentations: 21 October 2008