St. Croix Central High School
BELLWORK - Watch the video below.
In this session we will explore 5 different types of digital presentation tools that will enhance instruction as we move away from PowerPoint. These will include Prezi, Powtoon, Nearpod, Smore, and Sway. You will leave this session prepared to move beyond Powerpoint with digital presentations that can be created by both teacher and student.
PLC GUIDING QUESTIONS:
1. What is it we want our students to learn?
2. How will we know if each student has learned it? (http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php)
3. How will we respond when some students do not learn it?
4. How can we extend and enrich the learning of students who have demonstrated proficiency?
Nearpod allows teachers to construct presentations using the Nearpod website and deliver instruction to students by pushing content out to multiple devices at once. The teacher controls the presentation from a master device, while students follow along on their own device. You can upload Powerpoints you already have and make them interactive with questions, quizzes and even have students draw.
Let's experience a Nearpod firsthand...
Go to Nearpod.com and wait for Ms. Johnson to give you a session code to join.
Examples:Mrs. Taylor's "Solving Quadratic Equations" Nearpod
Additional tools for presentations:
ThingLink - ThingLink is a free, web-based tool and app that allows the user to upload an image and create interactive links to text, music, video, sound and weblinks.
eMaze - A nice site that is a cross between Prezi and PP that allows users to zoom around their presentation. Best of all, a finished presentation can be embedded into a site.
Haiku Deck - A amazing iPad app for creating beautiful looking presentations w/ the ability to upload Creative Commons licensed photos as well as creating charts and graphs.
Animoto - One of the most popular sites/apps for creating beautiful looking slideshows w/ an educational portal.