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Using Prezi In Math Class

Try out this really cool presentation tool!

Try out this really cool presentation tool!

So…as a math teacher, sometimes finding really cool ways to incorporate fun stuff into class can be a little difficult.  Its a struggle to get the kids to show all of their work using paper and pencil, forget about it if they have to type it all in!.  But this week my kids are working on a little mathematician project using Prezi.  Here is the scoop:  the students (in groups of four) have to create a Prezi that is between three and five minutes.  They are going to present their mathematician to the class and vote, with the winner being declared a member of the Math Hall of Fame!  My colleague and I created a fun Prezi to give the kids a look at what we are going to have them doing.  We came up with a fun grading rubric and off we go.  We spread this project out over a three week period, and devoted one day each week: one day for exploring their mathematician, one day for creating a Prezi, and one day for presenting.  This has turned out to be a really fun time!  The kids have worked hard to make fun Prezi’s, to be creative, to add some teenage humor, and I can’t wait to see the finished product.

Prezi is a really powerful presentation website, it is really engaging to watch one that has been well put together, and it is pretty fun to work on as well.  You can create presentations that zoom here and there, rotate through space, zoom out for whole picture views, zoom into the most tiniest of details.  Add YouTube links, photos, PDF files, music, voice over, choose from a variety of themes or make your own.  Prezi can do it all!  You can show your Prezi directly over a wifi connection or you have the option to download and show later.  Keep in mind for the download version, you will need wifi for YouTube videos…

You want to use an iPad??  No problem Prezi has an app for that!!

If you are looking for a super great presentation tool, give Prezi a try!


About Scott

My name is Scott. After 18.5 years as a high school math teacher in public education I have made the move to become a full time PhD student. This decisions was difficult, but has been one of the most rewarding things that I have ever done. Teaching in high school was an incredible experience for me, so leaving an environment that I loved for the unknown was a challenge. As I high school teacher, I taught almost every math course that could be offered. I was able to earn National Board Certification in Young Adult Math. I was honored as my building Teacher of the Year, no mean feat at Edmond Memorial High School!! My career changed as I became fascinated with educational technology and all of the things that it can do for teachers. I flipped my class. I used iPads and blogging (in high school math!!). I started using gamification and mastery learning. I changed my practice. I chose to go back to school to learn as much as I could. To bring that knowledge from academia and research to the teacher on the front line. I have had the opportunity to present at several conferences and share what I have learned with others. Its through these connections that we can be the best teachers we can for our students. They deserve it and we sell ourselves short when we don't give it. I love talking with teachers about change. About incorporating educational technology. About the power that they have to change lives. My blog space is me, it shares my passions and frustrations, my joys and my learnings. If you are interested in what I am studying, please visit my graduate school pages. If you are interested in the flipped classroom, I have some links to get your started. I would love to meet you! Do not hesitate to reach out! I would enjoy the opportunity to work with your staff or trade ideas with your teachers - let me know! Have a great day! #BeBrilliant


One thought on “Using Prezi In Math Class

  1. How awesome! I just did a similar assignment using Prezi with my Algebra students because our class is all digital. They really love any opportunity to use their iPads creatively in class.



    Posted by LeiLani | November 17, 2013, 9:52 pm

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