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with Aaron Quigley

Video: Prezi: Teaching best practices

This week on teacher tips, let's take a look at the presentation platform, Prezi. Prezi also allows for fluid in-class note taking.
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  1. 1m 45s
    1. Welcome
    2. Is this course right for me?
  2. 12m 43s
    1. What is the flipped classroom?
      4m 16s
    2. Building a flipped lesson plan
      4m 22s
    3. Finding resources
      4m 5s
  3. 12m 33s
    1. Using Evernote to organize your classroom
      7m 49s
    2. Using Skitch to create dynamic presentations
      4m 44s
  4. 16m 29s
    1. What is Common Core?
      4m 52s
    2. ELA/Literacy
      6m 41s
    3. Mathematics
      4m 56s
  5. 10m 1s
    1. Using the iPad as a teacher
      6m 18s
    2. Using the iPad with your students
      3m 43s
  6. 20m 47s
    1. Getting started with Edmodo
      8m 5s
    2. Managing your classes
      8m 48s
    3. Communication
      3m 54s
  7. 6m 27s
    1. Prezi: Teaching best practices
      6m 27s
  8. 12m 50s
    1. Blogging fundamentals
      12m 50s
  9. 14m 40s
    1. Getting started with Schoology
      6m 46s
    2. Integrating Google Apps
      7m 54s
  10. 11m 59s
    1. Understanding online file syncing
      7m 47s
    2. Dropdox options and workflow
      4m 12s
  11. 17m 46s
    1. Managing student behaviors with ClassDojo
      11m 44s
    2. Control classroom management with an iPad
      6m 2s
  12. 22m 21s
    1. Creating a student-friendly worksheet
      11m 0s
    2. Modifying assignments quickly
      11m 21s
  13. 8m 51s
    1. Podcasting in the classroom
      8m 51s
  14. 11m 5s
    1. Hour of Code
      2m 18s
    2. Kodu
      2m 1s
    3. Writing your first program
      6m 46s
  15. 18m 8s
    1. Create a quick class website
      8m 20s
    2. Upload assignments
      9m 48s
  16. 6m 39s
    1. Creating screen capture video
      6m 39s
  17. 10m 14s
    1. Mind mapping for students
      10m 14s
  18. 6m 35s
    1. Creating online interactive discussions
      2m 53s
    2. Exploring educational uses of todaysmeet.com
      3m 42s
  19. 4m 19s
    1. Exploring the Adobe Education Exchange
      4m 19s
  20. 10m 55s
    1. Online learning with bContext
      1m 7s
    2. Creating digital videos
      9m 48s
  21. 5m 53s
    1. Free website platforms
      2m 3s
    2. Selecting a website platform
      3m 50s
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    1. Students on the Internet
      3m 55s
    2. Teaching proper Internet use
      6m 57s
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    1. Learning through interactions
      4m 6s
    2. Creating social learning experiences
      6m 36s
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    1. Exploring social bookmarking with Diigo
      7m 7s
    2. Sharing a list of websites
      3m 57s
    3. Creating a resource collection for students
      4m 3s
  25. 10m 57s
    1. Lesson planning with Common Curriculum
      4m 47s
    2. Managing your instructional schedule
      6m 10s
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    1. Piktochart in education
      3m 20s
    2. Creating infographics
      6m 51s
  27. 9m 24s
    1. Exploring the role of a learning management system
      3m 56s
    2. Three free learning management systems
      5m 28s
  28. 8m 57s
    1. Understanding crowdfunding
      3m 27s
    2. Explore education crowdfunding tools
      5m 30s
  29. 6m 48s
    1. Creating drag-and-drop lessons
      4m 50s
    2. Using pre-created resources
      1m 58s
  30. 7m 22s
    1. Exploring VoiceThread
      3m 46s
    2. Creating and sharing a VoiceThread
      3m 36s
  31. 6m 44s
    1. Lesson planning with BetterLesson.com
      4m 1s
    2. Accessing common core lesson plans
      2m 43s
  32. 6m 45s
    1. Exploring the free resources
      2m 59s
    2. Exploring the teacher portal
      3m 46s
  33. 7m 1s
    1. How does donorschoose.org work?
      2m 42s
    2. Creating compelling projects
      4m 19s
  34. 8m 31s
    1. Building awareness through social media
      5m 31s
    2. Adding your classroom as a project
      3m 0s
  35. 7m 41s
    1. Find high quality lessons for your classroom
      5m 27s
    2. Assess the quality of lesson materials
      2m 14s
  36. 11m 58s
    1. Selling lessons plans on TeachersPayTeachers.com
      1m 39s
    2. Uploading lesson plans for sale
      10m 19s
  37. 6m 40s
    1. Lesson planning on an iPad
      3m 53s
    2. Creating recorded lessons on an iPad
      2m 47s
  38. 4m 41s
    1. Maximizing class downtime with DuoLingo
      3m 13s
    2. Creating self-motivated learners using DuoLingo
      1m 28s
  39. 6m 13s
    1. Adding the Office Mix PowerPoint plugin
      2m 58s
    2. Creating videos from PowerPoint presentations
      3m 15s
  40. 7m 39s
    1. Creating stories with Adobe Voice
      7m 39s
  41. 2m 37s
    1. Lesson planner at learner.org
      2m 37s
  42. 2m 55s
    1. Real-world learning in the classroom
      2m 55s
  43. 6m 49s
    1. Formative assessments with Pear Deck
      6m 49s
  44. 5m 4s
    1. Increasing student collaboration with Flipgrid
      5m 4s
  45. 8m 15s
    1. Managing electronic assignments
      4m 10s
    2. Turning in assignments
      4m 5s
  46. 3m 29s
    1. Google's new free LMS
      3m 29s
  47. 5m 24s
    1. Using Trello for classroom project management
      5m 24s
  48. 13m 40s
    1. Creating interactive cloud-based lessons
      3m 3s
    2. Creating Classflow lessons
      5m 41s
    3. Presenting Classflow lessons
      4m 56s
  49. 2m 27s
    1. Students creating electronic prototypes
      2m 27s
  50. 7m 17s
    1. Creating interactive video lessons
      7m 17s
  51. 3m 58s
    1. Creating collaborative art space
      3m 58s
  52. 8m 30s
    1. Showcase learning with infographics
      8m 30s
  53. 5m 54s
    1. Tracking individual student learning
      5m 54s
  54. 5m 6s
    1. Taking class polls to check for understanding
      5m 6s
  55. 4m 56s
    1. Turn down time into learning time
      4m 56s
  56. 4m 37s
    1. Student math mastery and learning tool
      4m 37s
  57. 7m 59s
    1. New This Week - National Geographic GeoTour
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8h 26m Appropriate for all Sep 16, 2013 Updated Dec 22, 2014

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In this new series, author and educator Aaron Quigley shows you how to stay up to date with the latest educational technology and classroom management techniques. Each week, he'll introduce you to a new tip you can use to be more efficient, and increase student achievement. Aaron covers concepts like the flipped classroom, Common Core Standards, and the role of social media in education. The series also covers a variety of productivity apps, learning management systems, and other technologies, using a project-based approach that simulates the real K–12 or university classroom environment. Check back often for new tutorials, every Monday with Teacher Tips.

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Prezi: Teaching best practices

This week on teacher tips, let's take a look at the presentation platform, Prezi. If you're not familiar with Prezi, Prezi is a new way of presenting information. Instead of being forced to use linear slides, such as PowerPoint. Prezi allows you to build a canvas in which you can zoom in and out of, to present various parts information as you'd like. Its a much more fluid presentation platform than PowerPoint and has a great purpose inside the classroom. For today's presentation, I'll assume you know the basics of Prezi. If Prezi is brand new to you, please check out lynda.com's up and running with Prezi with Lisa Larson-Kelley.

First thing you should know as a educator is that there's special pricing available. When you come to Prezi, you need to have an account. Now, when you click sign up, you'll notice right away that there is a free public account. One of the downsides to the free public account is you don't have the ability to create private presentations. Creating a private presentation means that only you and your classroom have access to this. If you're creating classroom materials, you'd like to have creative control over, then it's important to have the ability to create private presentations. You also remove the Prezi logo from your presentation, and you can actually replace it with your school logo or a logo you create.

Furthermore, with a Pro account, you have the ability to have Prezi desktop. This is where you can download your Prezis to your actual desktop and run them offline. This is a great feature if the internet at your school can be somewhat iffy, and you may show up to school one day and not have internet access. Now before you go ahead and sign up for a free public account, because as educators that's always appealing. I'm going to urge you to scroll down the page and notice that they have student and teacher licenses. Here, the student and teacher license allows you to actually have the middle level of Prezi for free.

This way you can still create your private presentations and you can replace the Prezi logos. Now, you will not have access to the Prezi desktop, but for educators, we are able to pay $5 a month to do that upgrade. Which is a lot better than the $14 for non students and teachers. As you start working with Prezi, there's a few things to keep in mind. There's some classroom best practices for this software. One is that, it creates a flipped learning opportunity. You can have students view your presentation at home, and then come to class with the basic content knowledge. So you can utilize class time for extension activities.

Another best practice with Prezi is to have students create their own Prezis. Prezi is an easy to navigate software program, so students can quickly learn the basics to it. Create their own presentations and show to you that they've mastered that knowledge. Prezi also allows for fluid in-class note taking. Because there are not set frames, you can actually click in and out of a presentation and you can zoom back in to sections if students need to review. Zoom back out to give students the big picture and move through your class in a very fluid manner. This is a great way for students that are struggling with a concept to allow you to move in and out of various parts of your lesson without having to disrupt your transitions.

And the last thing is you can create very quick gallery walk posters by choosing to print out your Prezi as a PDF. Let's go ahead and take a look at a few of these things in practice. Here in Prezi, I'm going to go ahead and log into my Prezi account. I'll enter my e-mail address and password. And for this course, I've already created a very simple Prezi on the moon phases. For this particular Prezi, I used a prebuilt template and then added in images of each moon phase along with a description. As I move through this you can see I zoom in. And then rotate around the earth, as we look at all the various moon phases.

One of the ways that I really like to use Prezi is the fluid class note taking experience. If I wanted to, because there is an order to the way that I move through these slides. I could create a guided note sheet and allow students to have the ability to follow along. And fill in the blank or write down whatever information that I think is important. Another way you can do this, is simply create a giant circle in a word document, and add circles on the outside. You can then ask your students to draw pictures of the moon phases and to put information in the circles that they believe is important.

So your note-taking now is going to match the setup of your Prezi presentation. Furthermore, because of your notes being a fluid diagram and your presentation being a fluid diagram. You now have the ability to say, click on an individual moon phase, and bring it up. And then you could zoom back out and click on another individual moon phase and bring it up. One thing that I really like about this is you can start to challenge your students thinking by asking them to look for trends. So for example, I'm noticing that first quarter is on the exact left hand side and has a half moon.

And if I quickly jump over to third quarter, I see that it's another half moon. And you could ask your students to make comparisons between these two moon phases and then draw conclusions about where they are at in the cycle. Because this Prezi resides online and I have the ability to share this Prezi by clicking the Share button at the bottom of the screen. I could actually send this out to my students before class. My students can move through the presentation the same way I am right now. They can click from moon phase to moon phase. They can glean whatever information they need. Then when they show up to class you could have an extension activity ready to go.

The last thing I'd like to talk about is what happens if you're worried about Internet. If you don't have the Prezi Pro account and don't have access to the desktop software. There's always that concern of what if I show up at school and I can't access my Prezi presentation online? To do this, let's go ahead and click the Edit button and go into the main part of our presentation. Now that your Prezi presentation's open, we have a few options. In the upper right-hand corner, under the Share button, I can actually choose to download this as a PDF file. If I select download as a PDF, it'll go ahead and create every individual frame of my presenation as an individual page.

You can see that it downloaded ten of ten pages because I have ten frames. What I can now do is actually view this PDF. So, here's the PDF that Prezi created for me. I have the overview. As I scroll down, you can see that each one of the frames is now an individual page in this PDF. Because of that I can simply print out all ten of these pages. When I get to the classroom, I can post them around my classroom. Have my students do their guided notes by walking around the room and gaining the information themselves. I really enjoy gallery walks in my classroom because it gets the students up out of their seats, and moving.

And it's a nice back up plan if for some reason your Prezi presentation doesn't work. The moon presentation I created for this teacher tips is available in the public domain. And you can access it by going to Prezi.com, finding it and feel free to use it for your own classroom purposes. I look forward to seeing you next week with the next teacher tip.

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