Posts Tagged ‘prezi’

Placement Wrap Up – Lindsay

Jina and I had two teachers, so here are the two wrap ups:

Teacher: Mrs.Ben David
Subject: English
Description: Initially, Mrs.Ben David asked us to create a website for her to use as a class resource. We created a Google Site and then we put it aside to allow Mrs.Ben David to think of the most efficient uses. Afterwards, we met again and were asked to teach Mrs.Ben David how to use Prezi and to help her develop an assignment for her grade 10 English class.
Technology: Google sites, Prezi
Possible uses in other classes/subject areas: The website is specific to Mrs.Ben David and we did not create a specific assignment to go with it, so it would not be able to be used for other classes.

Teacher: Ms. Blejman-Kantor
Subject: Spanish
Technology used: Prezi, Jing, VoiceThread, Google docs
Description: Ms. Blejman-Kantor asked us to help her incorporate technology into her grade 11 Spanish ISP. Through our discussion, we wanted to identify which tools would not only be beneficial to the Spanish students for their isp, but a basic presentation introducing them to what they can create with web tools. Using Prezi, Jina and I found tutorial videos for Prezi, Jing, VoiceThread and Google docs. Once we taught the students how to use these tools, I used my resources from the ISP I completed last year for the grade 11 Spanish course to create a sample presentation for the new assignment. The web tool presentation is very basic and can be altered to be used in any class.
We sat down with Ms.Blejman-Kantor and altered the assignment and marking scheme, making it a very simple task: “You must use AT LEAST ONE Web Tool in your presentation, and you must use Jing or Voicethread to prerecord yourself reading one of the two poems you decide to focus on.
Possible uses in other classes/subject areas: The general how-to Prezi can be used in any class that needs the instruction, all that needs to happen is changing the title on the presentation.

Web Tools used: Google Sites, Prezi, Google Docs, Jing, Voicethread


Mrs.Ben David’s English site

Enriching Technology in Grade 11 Spanish

My Sample ISP presentation

My Portfolio Video explaining everything


Placement Portfolio (Alan)

Teacher: Ms. Hanna
Subject: English
Technology used: Blogger, Google Sites, Prezi, Jing


Jenny, Noah, and I were placed with Ms. Hanna for our teacher placements.
Ms. Hanna requested that we set up a website and a blog for her students to view and comment on various posts.
Jenny was in charge of the website portion, Noah was in charge of the Prezi portion, and I was in charge of the blog portion of this teacher placement.
I chose to use blogger because it is one of the more user friendly blogging platforms and it can be linked with Google Sites.

Possible uses in other classes/subject areas:

Blogger can be used in all subject areas. As you can see with the video (link below), a teacher can easily implement Blogs into their curriculum. For example, a History teacher can tell his/her students to post a comment regarding group placements. The same History teacher can tell his/her students to post a reading response. Whatever the case, Blogger can enhance students’ learning experience.

Instructional Video:

I have decided to display my portfolio with Jing. I have voiced a video of the operation of Ms. Hanna’s up and  running blog.

Here is the link to the Jing video that I have created:

Placement wrap up (Jina)

Teacher: Ms. Blejman- Kantor
Subject: Spanish
Technology used: prezi, jing, voice thread, google docs

Description: Ms. Blejman-Kantor asked us to help her incorporate technology into her grade 11 Spanish ISP. We made a presentation about all the  different web tools we learned in class and taught it to the class. We made the presentation on prezi, we gathered all the other web tools and put it into one prezi. In the prezi, we put tutorial videos of prezi, jing, voice thread and google docs. Lindsay also made a prezi presentation to show how the students could use prezi for their ISP. She made a presentation on her last year’s ISP on prezi and presented to the class.

Possible uses in other classes/subject areas: This can be used in other classes/subject areas for sure because a lot of our projects include presentation and these web tools are for presentations. Any other projects can incorporate these web tools in the projects.

Here is the link to How to incorporate technology into Spanish 11
Here is the link to sample ISP

Teacher: Mrs. Ben David
Subject: English
Technology used: Google sites, prezi

Description: Mrs. Ben David wanted us to make a website for her class and also teach her how to use prezi. We made a google web site for her and added her to be the owner so she can edit her website. Lindsay and I went to her office and helped her learn how to use prezi and helped her prepare a prezi presentation for her English class.

Possible uses in other classes/subject areas: This can be used in any other classes/subject areas because it’s just class website and any subject areas can make a website for their class.

Here is the link to Mrs.Ben David’s English website

Here is link to my voicethread  portfolio

Placement Wrap-Up Portfolio (Noah)

Teacher: Ms. Hanna

Subject: English

Technology Used: Prezi

Description: My group, Alan, Jenny, and I were asked by Ms. Hanna to make her a blog, a website, and a Prezi, I was in charge of the Prezi. Essentially, Ms. Hanna needed a Prezi to teach her class about the Kite Runner as her evaluation by Ms. Green. She had basic knowledge of the technology, and I was there to help her with any problems she may had, and also to help fix it up where I thought I saw area for improvement. For the most part, she would tell me the features of Prezi she wanted to know about, and I would go investigate them and show them to her so she could decide weather or not she wanted them. Some of these things included animations, zooming, and overall presentation look. As her presentation is not of access to me, I have made a brief Prezi myself to show a couple of the problems she encountered, and some of the technology I investigated. The link is here bellow.

Link To Prezi

Possible Uses in Other Classes: This technology can be used in all other subject areas for teachers looking for an innovative way to engage their class. It would be most utilized probably in such things like business or science classes, or in an area where presentations on the computer are a more common occurrence.

Anna Toronova- Portfolio Summary

Teacher and subject area
In my group, we worked with two teachers altogether throughout our work assignments. For the majority of the time however, we worked with Ms. Haveruk. Ms. Haveruk is a Grade 9 English teacher- teaching both Academic and Applied classes, who teaches in the Portable. She did not have a clear idea of what she wanted technology wise in her classroom, but Ms. Haveruk knew that she wanted to add some form of technology into her teachings. Ms. Scocchia on the other hand, wanted a blog for her Co-Op classes. As a group, we tried to help both teachers accomplish their goals.

Description of project
For Ms. Haveruk, we were able to accomplish several mini projects. We were able to accomplish the following regarding implementing technology into her Grade 9 Classroom.

1.) Student Survey: After our interview with Ms. Haveruk, the first initial assignment we did with her classroom is giving out Technology surveys to the students. We were able to find out some interesting information from these surveys, including that although most of the students have the basic knowledge about computer technology, most of them lack the academic learning aspect of it. By that, I mean to say that although most students know how to use Word, Powerpoint and the Internet, most of them lack the knowledge of more obscure educational tools (Google Scholar, Diigo, Prezi, blogging, even Excel)

2.) Research Workshop- After giving out the Student survey and having another discussion with Ms. Haveruk, we decided to create a Prezi on ‘How to Properly Research Online’. In the Prezi, we included videos and information about Web Tools that would help the students research (including Diigo, Easybib, Google Scholar, and even Prezi) The link to this Prezi can be found here: Prezi!

We presented the above Prezi to the Applied class, and overall got a pleasant reaction. Although the class was a bit rowdy, at the end of the day they walked away with useful technology knowledge.

3.)Web Tools Research- Another mini assignment we were able to accomplish for Ms. Haveruk was researching on various Web Tools. We presented her with a detailed list during one of our meetings, and also provided her with a Prezi that other IDC students had created (Lindsay’s group)

4.) Blogs!- Helping Ms. Haveruk and Ms. Scocchia was the last part of the projects that we helped both teachers with. Both teachers wanted to explore making a blog on their own (so they can better apply it in the future) instead of us arbitrarily making a blog for them. For this, we set both teachers up with a WordPress account and gave them detailed information and links on how to create their blog. We also provided both teachers with our emails and other resources for troubleshooting in the future. For Ms. Haveruk, we hope to take her WordPress blog that she creates and help make an RSS Feed Newspaper from it. But that project is still in the processes of being made.

Technology used
Free Rice
Possible uses in other classes/subject areas
-Prezi can be used in other English/social sciences classrooms. Blogs can be used as examples to other teachers attempting to create their own blog. 🙂

Portfolio Presentation Link:

VoiceThread Anna

Placement Wrap up (Paul Kim)

Teacher: Ms.Haveruk(English), Ms.Scocchia(Co-op)

Subject Area: Grade 9 English, Co-op

Technology used: WordPress, Diigo, FreeRice, Prezi

Description of project:

Ms.Haveruk’s placement

We had an initial interview with Ms.Haveruk to get some general information, like what sort of projects she is doing and what she might want. However, she was very open with what sorts of technologies she wants to use , which made it a bit harder to narrow down our options. We decided to start off with a research workshop, to do some very brief introductions to web tools. Our mini-presentation took some time to set up because of technical difficulties, like mediocre wi-fi. Eventually, we just told students to look at the prezi that we made because we had to fix problems they had with the netbooks.

Here is the link to our prezi:

Later, we presented a variety of webtools of Ms.Haveruk, so she can decide for herself on which of the webtools would be useful for her. Going through each webtool with the entire class would have taken too much time, so I think teaching the teacher about the webtools so she can teach her class is a more efficient way of educating students on technology.

Ms.Scocchia’s placement

Ms.Scocchia just wanted a simple blog for her class. We suggested WordPress for her and her class because it would be easier to manage if someone had a problem/question. We walked her through making a blog, adding students to the blog so they can edit, and some other basic things, like widget editting,  theme changing, and page layout.

We suggested this link for her students to make a blog:

We might go help some more if Ms.Scocchia has any questions.

Possible uses in other classes/ subjects:

 I think a class blog/website is essential for every class, and is so useful for accessing class information. Prezi is also a nice presentation tool, and can be used as a teaching tool, and a student presentation tool. Our presentation can be used for any class because it deals with how to research, which is important for any course.

Link to portfolio: