Sunday, 12 September 2010

Year 6 are working on a reflective portfolio in library.

 I am encouraging year 6 students to use a number of different presentation tools to present their portfolio. One tool is Prezi.
Definition from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"Prezi is a web-based presentation application and storytelling tool that uses a single canvas instead of traditional slides. Text, images, videos and other presentation objects are placed on the infinite canvas and grouped together in frames."
Here is a Prezi about Mrs Lofton -a TL I met on twitter.

The Prezi demonstrates a very simple autobiographical outline of her life.

Year 6 students are being encouraged to search for copies of photos, awards, school work or any special reminders of their past years at primary school. 

They need to use digital copies for their work. Digital copies can be created at home, if it is possible. Copies can be emailed to the student or can be transferred via a thumb dive-(memory stick)

Year 6 students can bring their hard copies to school if the necessary equipment and know-how is not available at home to transform them into digital format.

I am happy to help students with this process before school each day and at lunch times as there is not enough time in their library lesson to help all students at once.


Jane Lofton said...

Goodness! I missed your tweet about Prezi, but just saw it on the #tlcat "newspaper." What a surprise to find my prezi there. I am so flattered! That was my second real prezi attempt. I just finished a third one for my library orientation. Prezi is a great tool, although sometimes a little frustrating. I recommend exiting and saving a copy frequently, just in case you accidentally change something that is hard to undo. Then, you can delete the old copies later.

Have fun using Prezi. Please share the results!

Jane Lofton
Teacher Librarian
Mira Costa HS
Manhattan Beach, CA USA

Audrey Nay said...

Thanks for sharing. It helps the students to see other people's work-especially when it is well done!! :)