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The ultimate guide to Prezi

The ultimate guide to Prezi
Update: the Prezi itself, below, was updated in May 2013 with some more tips, examples, FAQs, and also to cover the new Prezi interface. I’ve been meaning to do this for ages, so here we go: a complete guide to the presentation software Prezi, from what it is and why to use it right up to advanced techniques for making your presentation absolutely killer. Works best on full-screen, as ever. I created this for a workshop next week in the library, so I was going to launch it then – but Prezi themselves have started promoting it via their Facebook presence and on their Explore page. (You should really check out the Explore page, some of the Prezis on there are amazing!) So seeing as it’s gone global already, I’ve brought things forward. I created a hand-out for the workshop, which features screen-grabs of the nuts-and-bolts instructions on how to use Prezi, plus this basic overview for those completely new to it: The basics Objects can be text boxes, images, youtube videos or graphics.

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Showing, Not Telling: Prezi & Omeka [This is a guest post by Caro Pinto, the John Hay Whitney Family Papers Processing Archivist at Yale University Library. Follow her on Twitter at @caropinto.--@jbj]An Archivist Walks into a Classroom… Many archivists spend their professional lives working in basements preparing diaries, letters, and photographs for use by students and faculty. Indeed, arrangement and description of such materials represents the bulk of my work as an archivist, but I also spend time in classrooms teaching students how to discover and evaluate all kinds of information. How to use Prezi really well I’m loving using slides to disseminate stuff at the moment, so I’ve re-written and updated my Prezi FTW post and produced a new top ten tips on creating a great presentation with the online zooming software. Also, I used it as an opportunity to really really hard with the slide-deck and experiment with a slightly different style. (And put in a little bit of library pride on the final couple of slides.) edit: since these slides were created, Prezi has improved some features and made some changes – including a Theme Editor. This means point 2, about choosing your colour scheme early and the fonts / colours not being mix-and-matchable, is no longer quite as true…

How to Create a Portfolio with Evernote (Education Series) Bio Rob is a teacher at Trillium Charter School in Portland, where he primarily instructs students aged 8-11. He has been working to develop online portfolios with students for the past six years and has taught in private schools, traditional public schools and public charter schools for the past 15 years. I use Evernote, Everywhere: iPhoneiPod TouchiPadMacWindows E-Portfolios: a student’s project warehouse and progress tracker

Free.  Open-source.  Peer-reviewed. High-quality textbooks for your college course. - OpenStax College Free. Open-source. Peer-reviewed. High-quality textbooks for your college course. An Easy Choice for Faculty Prezi For Dummies Cheat Sheet Cheat Sheet Use Prezi to add drama and sophistication to all your presentations. Prezi is an online application that takes the place of tired slideshows. You get to use your creativity and work with a variety of different media formats. But first, discover Prezi shortcuts, set up paths, and how to navigate its main menu. 5 easy ways to create fabulous slides Presentations, eh? We pretty much all have to do them now – and we certainly all have to watch them at some time or other. So let’s all make nice ones, and collectively save ourselves from death by Powerpoint. Creating decent slide-decks is actually very straightforward. The deck above details five methods, in order of easyness: The simple colours method (easiest)The one background, many colours methodThe two-tone-texture methodThe found-flickr methodThe augmented white slide method (trickiest).

gClassFolders Version 2 Improves Google Drive File Management Last fall I introduced many of you to gClassFolders . gClassFolders is a Google Drive script that will create folders for you for as many course sections as you need. The concept behind it is this; students have a "dropbox" folder in their Google Drive accounts that you have shared with them. To submit work students drag files into that "dropbox" folder. From there gClassFolders sorts submissions to the correct folder for each student. The latest version of gClassFolders is part of gClassHub which includes other useful scripts like Doctopus .

Toolkit Our Personalize Learning Toolkit includes resources that can help your school or organization personalize learning for all learners. You can use this toolkit to:help you understand the language around personalizing learning.provide background knowledge of the differences of Personalization, Differentiation and Individualization.understand Universal Design for Learning as the foundation to create Personalized Learning Environments.realize that there are three stages of Personalized Learning Environments.design Personal Learner ProfilesTM and Personal Learning BackpacksTM.guide change with the Stages of Concern about Personalized Learning.have the research and resources to support your journey to personalize learning. Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization (PDI) Chart (V3)

Prezi - Web 2.0 Tools - New Possibilities for Teaching and Learning - Confluence The Beginnings Peter Arvai Founder, CEO Peter Halacsy Founder, Head of Product Adam Somlai-Fischer Founder, Head of Design CTO, Co-Founder Peter Halacsy is currently the assistant professor at the new media department of Budapest University of Technology. Prior to the university Peter was the lead developer of Origo.hu, Hungary's largest Internet Company. 10 Tips to Help Master Prezi Last week, I spent two days teaching Prezi at the Langley Center for New Media. As the event came to a close, a few attendees asked if I could sum up more than 16 hours of teaching in a top 10 list. Well, here’s my first stab at 10 tips that should help you become a better Prezi presenter and publisher.

iPad As.... iPads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms. Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments. In other words, begin with..... Create QR Code w/ iPad QR codes are gaining a strong foothold in the field of education. Several teachers are trying them now as teaching and learning tools with students in the classroom. The widespread of mobile gadgetry together with the abundance of QR code readers have made these codes viable tools with an increasing potential in educational settings. relevant: 10 Outstanding QR Code Readers for Teachers

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