Monday, July 25, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Prezi part 4 - cool ways to use Prezi

I have posted about Prezi three times before.  

1. How to make a Prezi - rookie to pro in 20 minutes
2. Prezi in Classroom
3. New features of Prezi and Prezi for iPad

This post present some couple of amazing award winning Prezi presentations and other cool ways to use Prezi.

Check this 6 hours (or some of it:) lasting Prezi presentation The Astronomy Masterclass by Andrew Jackson, a teacher who won British national award that celebrates the best in teaching. After that it is easy to understand what to do with your next presentation.

Second presentation won Prezi contest and its good example of Curriculum vitae, how to present yourself with Prezi, from Philippines, Charity Jayne Temple

Third a tutorial from Drawing Tool, new ways use Prezi 

Fourth: Grouping with frames

More video tutorials:

Update: Create shapes
Prezi meeting
Prezyfi Keynote or Powerpoint
Insert a Video
Insert images
Colour and fonts

Monday, July 18, 2011

Blogging in the Classroom

This post present some ways to blog with your students. In my school we have used Blogger, because it is so easy to create. In 10 minutes students are ready to post for the first time.
In my opinion there are many benefits blogging in school. Students work and skils become visible, students gets feedback from classmates and also other maybe international schools and also learn to give open good ctitics for each other, student can use mobile for images, shoot their own videos or embed videos from Youtube - so there are many good reasons to start blogging in the classroom.

First video is great tutorial how to create easy and quick Blogger blog. In Livebinders link end of this post there are other blogs like Wordpress and Kidblog. Slideshare presentations give good reasons and ideas to blog in classroom and blog resources links fulfill your hunger of information. There are more than you need to start blogging with your students.

How to Create a Blog on Blogger

Blogging in the Classroom by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

A classroom blog and classroom wiki by Fiona Beal

More great blog resources to get you started:

NEW: Reform Symposium Presentation on Student Blogging! by Alfonso Gonzales
Livebinders: Blogging with Students
Cybraryman students blogs
100 classroom blogs for teaching ideas & inspiration
The Whiteboard blog: Starting a blog: a guide for teachers
7 reasons teachers should blog by Steve Wheeler
65 interesting ideas for class blog posts by Tom Barret
14 steps to meaningful student blogging
Blogging tactical guide
100 reasons why educators should use blogs
The ultimate guide to getting started with blogging! 
Blogging in Education: Prezi
Beginner Blogging

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

iPad in Classroom

We are starting two year mobile, iPad and tablets project in six Finnish upper secondary schools in August. Project is funded by Finnish National Board of Education, learning enviroment development projects. 

Project goals are: 
  • iPad use in history and economics class and language teaching
  • iPad use in entrepreneurship project teams and all kind of project based learning
  • iPad use in part of our school athletes learning and training.  
We will post lot of examples of this project during next two years, but before that I give some Youtube examples of iPad use in classroom.

If you have not used iPad before, check Apples guided tours.

Using the Ipad in Classroom

Kindergarden and second grade students use Ipad

Ipad for every Lakewood Park Student

Seton Hill students with Ipad

Monday, July 4, 2011

Skype in Classroom

Thanks to Twitter I have lots of new teacher colleagues around the world. Im starting next year cooperation project with one school from Australia and one from Greek. We try to do online projects with a help of  Skype. 

I hope this post help students and teachers use  Skype videocalls  collaboration with countries around the world.  First part of post presents basic use of Skype and second gives some  examples how to use Skype in Classroom.

Making easy Videocalls with Skype

How to use Skype

Skype in Classroom

After basic manual instructions check Skypes program Welcome to Skype in classroom. Video tutorial in Vimeo show  How to create a project on Skype in classroom.

Example of Skype in Classroom

Example of Skype in Classroom

Ways to use Skype in Classroom:

Educators guide using Skype in classroom
50 Awesome Ways to use Skype in Classroom
Boost your Skype
How to Use Skype at School
Virtual author visits in your library or classroom
Skype around the world project
LiveBinders: Skype in School
List of examples
Skyping in classroom (Slideshare)
Skype in the K-12 classroom (Slideshare)
Skype for Interviews - slidecast