Haiku Deck for presenting learning #appaday EdTech Published on February 3rd, 2015 | by Mark Anderson If you’ve had the pleasure of meeting me in the last twelve months or so undoubtedly I would have mentioned Haiku Deck. It is one of my favourite apps. Using Prezi In Education On the educational scene, Prezi is fast becoming the new kid on the block. Prezi’s unique slick “zooming” function offers an increasingly popular alternative to the traditional PowerPoint presentations in education and business alike. Prezi is an online, Flash-based presentation creator who shares similar functionalities with other information presentation programmes such as Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynotes. It is a visual learning tool which allows you to create maps of texts, images, videos, graphics, etc… and present them in a nonlinear way. The menu for adding elements has a very unique navigational approach and is easy to master. Prezi’s most noticeable feature is its zoom in and out function which really brings your message to life.
9 Simple Steps To Create A Good Presentation Using Google Drive April 2, 2014 Google has recently revamped a bunch of its key services including Google Presentation. One essential feature Google added to Presentation was image customization. With this new update users can now crop, mask, and add borders to images without leaving Slides. Just select an image and you'll see this functionality appear in the toolbar, Format menu, and context menu. Prezi Blog Posts by Dan Steer 33 tips for Prezi users to improve their Prezi presentation. Including structure, movement, paths, backgrounds, rotated-text, quality screenshots, images, keyboard shortcuts, using YouTube, adding music and step-sounds, embedding in WordPress … Over the last few months, I have been browsing around for cool prezi tips . This post lists all my favourites.
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The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture Due to Khan Academy’s popularity, the idea of the flipped classroom has gained press and credibility within education circles. Briefly, the Flipped Classroom as described by Jonathan Martin is: Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and then use your precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating. Classrooms become laboratories or studios, and yet content delivery is preserved. Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and then use your precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating.
Accessibility Concerns of Using Prezi in Education In a previous post, Mea Culpa – Accessibility Concerns of Using External Tools in the LMS, I mentioned the accessibility concerns that come from using many of the popular external tools (Web 2.0 tools, if you will) inside the LMS. I previously posted about the accessibility issues with Slideshare. One tool that has become a darling of the edu crowd is Prezi. For this post, I’m not concentrating on the uses of Prezi within the LMS, but more generally at the a11y concerns with using Prezi in any way in education. Prezi is almost completely inaccessible to students with disabilities, particularly sight-challenged students. They admit as much, and currently don’t seem to have any concrete plans of addressing this shortcoming.
Create Beautiful Presentations in Haiku Deck Classroom Disclosure: Haiku Deck is an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com Haiku Deck is a great visual storytelling tool that I have raved about since the first time that I tried it back in the fall of 2012. The features that won me over way back then were the integrated search for Creative Commons licensed videos and the automatic controls on font size and quantity. The font controls forced students to think about how they use images and words in presentations.
Prezi.com - Is Prezi Down Right Now? Prezi.com Server Status Check PreziWebsite Name: prezi.comURL Checked: Response Time: Last Down: Checking Prezi A Great Overview of The Flipped Classroom January 30, 2015 Looking for a short insightful overview of the Flipped Classroom concept? Dr Jackie Gerstein has this wonderful video clip where she explains the essence of flipped classroom. The video is very short, a little over 2 minutes but it really does the job. For those of you looking for more resources and guides on how to integrate this flipped learning paradigm into their instruction, this section has tons of materials to browse through. I am also sharing with you this chart I created last month comparing some major tools to use for a flipped classroom.
ed - dynamic presentations for the classroom Real-time presentations with dynamic slides. Create a presentation once, and it updates everywhere instantaneously. With Projeqt, students can access, share, create and review their work from anywhere, at anytime. Give comments and feedback and track student progress; your Projeqts live in real-time and can be shared for everyone to see. Break away from the exhausting effects of the one-dimensional PowerPoint presentation and create a social and interactive learning experience. Encourage creativity in the classroom. Atomic Learning: Prezi Training Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to login Beginning of dialog content User Settings End of dialog content Welcome A warm to the learning event Over the past few years there have been many changes in the way we live, work, play, teach and learn. Learning online, atttending webinars, collaborating in virtual teams are all now taken for granted as they are easily accessible, efficient and cost effective. However, technology continues to develop and more and more previosuly unimaginable activities are becoming commonly used.
Improving the Accessibility of PREZI Improving the Accessibility of PREZI At the moment PREZI is often inaccessible to disabled people. The company have promised to address this in the future and hopefully things will improve, but in the meantime we would recommend that PREZI is not used. If you have to use PREZI the following are some guidelines to assist you in making it as accessible as possible.