Web-based Presentation Software (Prezi and Sliderocket)
Over the past two months I have lunged into a world of web-based software. The school where I teach 5th grade is IB (International Baccalaureate). One of the great things about teaching 5th grade at an IB school is the capstone event – where 5th graders get to experience their first real research project/presentation. This year my 5th grade team wanted to jazz up the presentations – and so we decided to integrate more stylish presentation software. The great things about the following software is that it is free and it is not power point.
- This stylish presentation software allows for users to create paths on a large, internet “white-board.”
- It provides easy ways to incorporate youtube videos and import media from desktops.
- Clearly organize information through font sizes and path choices.
- One con of Prezi is that (with the free version) there is no way to hyperlink text or import bmp’s…
Tip: With students – you only need one username and password – every student can be working through the same account at the same time – just on different prezis – so I just made one account ahead of time.
Here is an example of a prezi: EXAMPLE
- Sliderocket is like a beefed-up powerpoint.
- It has fancier transitions and sleeker text and themes.
- Directly upload from flikr
Unfortunately with Sliderocket students each need their own account -because they cannot work simultaneously on the same account – we just made up e-mail addresses for the students.
Here is an example of sliderocket: EXAMPLE