Thursday, November 10, 2011

Blog Post #12

I suppose this could be considered more of a project than a blog post, but it does remind me a bit of an example of how to write digitally. Students will pick a topic, their favorite place to vacation, their favorite artist, writer, their favorite recipe, etc. Then, they will create a presentation on this topic using Prezi. Prezi is a program that allows you to make an organized, different, and entertaining presentation online.

This is an example of a Prezi I made on the Smoky Mountains National Park, where I spent my honeymoon and my favorite place to vacation. For this project, students will need to go to the Prezi website and click on the "sign up" button that's on the top right corner. When choosing which type of Prezi to use, the "Public" option will do just fine and better yet, IT'S FREE! After watching these tutorials: Step 1. Learn Prezi
Step 2. Learn MORE Prezi, students are free to create! Perhaps, this could be a blog assignment after the video on Digital Writing and students would be asked to explain how their students could make them to demonstrate how effective and easy it is to write digitally. They could also list the benefits.
Prezis are quite fun to make and by being able to group and frame ideas together, they are very easy to follow when presented.


  1. Frances,
    I think this is a great idea! It is a lot like the timetoast project, but its a change of pace so I really like that factor. I think it would be a great idea on how to do things differently, and I wanted to add that I love the Smoky Mountains as well!

  2. Frances,
    Great post! As always, it is very well written. Keep up the good work!