Prezi Next – Recently Released!

I just got an email from Prezi today about this new format and I am currently exploring the new features. One of the big changes includes “conversational presenting”
Prezi Next lets users move freely between topics and adapt their delivery on the fly. Through this non-linear approach called “conversational presenting,” presenters can utilize the same presentation for each meeting, but switch its focus to what any given audience cares most about.

https://blog.prezi.com/prezi-next/

Emoji Keyboard

• Use emoji keyboard to make writing assignments more fun and interesting for your students
• Simply click on an emoji or emoticon symbol to copy it to the clipboard and paste emoji anywhere you want
• Insert your text and emojis into Microsoft Word, Google Docs or another program of your choice

Emoji Keyboard Guide

Create Choose Your Own Adventure Stories using Google Slides

This lesson and guide shows teachers and students how to create “Choose Your Own Adventure” books in Google Slides

• These stories can be interesting, fun and challenging for students
• Students will need to plan out their stories because of the somewhat complex nature of “choose their own adventure” stories
• Use the following planning slides in this resource to help students prepare. They can be shown on a projector, shared through Google Classroom or photocopied.
• These stories can also be created in Groups. Each member of the group could be responsible to write one adventure. All members could work on the story at the same time using Google Slides.
• After they are finished preparing, use the instructions in this resource to show students how they will create their stories in Google Slides

Using Google Slides…
• This lesson will show you how to add links in Google Slides to create your stories
• Readers of your book will click on the links to be taken on different adventures
• The links will take your reader to a different slide in your Google Slide story

Choose Your Own Adventure Stories using Google Slides

Cloud QR Scanner – New Kids friendly QR reader

• Free and Kid Friendly QR Reader
This step-by-step guide shows teachers and students how to install and use this Free App
• Requires iOS 9.0 or later
• Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

QR Codes
• A QR code (Quick Response Code) is a type of matrix barcode first designed for the automotive industry in Japan
• When scanned with a smartphone, tablet or laptop they will take you to a website, article, video, social media page and more
• All you need is a camera lens on your device and a free QR code scanning app
• QR Codes can be used for many classroom activities including website and video investigations

Cloud QR Scanner Guide

AutoDraw New Google Drawing Tool Uses Artificial Intelligence

Google recently launched this new drawing tool that pairs machine learning with drawings from artists to help students create images quickly. It is really simple to use and fun for all ages.

“Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning focuses on the development of computer programs that can change when exposed to new data.” (http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/machine-learning)

“Fast Drawing For Everyone”

www.autoDraw.com

Sharing a Prezi to Google Classroom

Do you use the amazing Google Classroom platform?
Do you have your students use Prezi to create dynamic presentations?

If you answered no to these questions, I would suggest you start using both of these amazing tools.
If you answered yes to the above questions, take advantage of this free guide.

I recently had my classes create a Prezi and share to my Google Classroom.  I put together some step-by-step instructions to guide my students through this sharing process.   I am sharing those instructions below in case you plan to use Prezi this semester with your students.  I plan to have a link to a free download for you soon, so that you will have a copy to keep for future reference.  UPDATE: The link to this free guide has now been added below

  Click on the link below to download this free guide…

Prezi – Share to Google Classroom guide

MyStoryBook – Digital Storytelling Tool

Use MyStoryBook.com to teach digital literacy and storytelling

This lesson includes screenshots and instruction bubbles to make it easy for teachers and students to quickly learn how to use MyStoryBook. It also includes 2 activities for students to perform using the features on this website.

How do we start using it?

If your students have email addresses, they can simply sign up and start using My Storybook right away. When they finish writing their story, students can choose to publish their story and share the link with their class!

If your students don’t all have email addresses, they currently recommend logging in to each computer or tablet with a single email address. You can make as many stories as you’d like and all your students’ stories will show up in your library under “My Books”.

What does it cost?

MyStorybook.com is free to use. You can make unlimited number of stories, upload images, and share your stories for free.

MyStoryBook.com Lesson and Activity

Quizlet Study Tools

  • Quizlet provides free study tools for teachers and students
  • You can create your own study sets with the exact material you need to learn
  • Search for sets on your topic that have already been created by teachers and students
  • Quizlet users have created over 140 million sets covering everything from Spanish to US history
  • Easily create Quizlet classes to share material with students and track their progress

    www.quizlet.com

Free vs. Paid Options

  • Quizlet’s core tools are completely free to use
  • Students can upgrade to Quizlet Plus ($19.99 per year) to upload their own images, remove all ads and receive timely study reminders
  • Teachers can opt for Quizlet teacher ($34.99 per year) to upload images, record custom audio and provide an ad-free study experience and track class progress

    www.quizlet.com