Getting Started with Prezi

Prezi is a free Web-based slide presentation program that is often used as an alternative to PowerPoint. In contrast to PowerPoint, which too often is overwrought with cramped text and unimaginative bullet points, one slide after another, Prezi focuses on conveying information in a more graphic, non-linear format.  Presentations are created using a blend of text and multimedia on an infinitely large canvas that can be zoomed and panned with your mouse, as if viewing locations on a map.   Prezi’s design tools are excellent for developing  a sense of flow and relationship between chunks of information. To get a better idea of how Prezi works, please see the embedded video below.


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Best Learning Tools of 2012

Last month, Edudemic released the results of their annual “best learning tools” survey. Over 500 professionals in teaching and learning contributed their opinions on their favorite tools and resources. To see the top 100 learning tools, take a look at the embedded slide-show below. For those of you who know about the workshops we offer in the Faculty Innovation Center throughout each semester, several of the tools on their list will look very familiar.  What tools do you use or would like to know more about? Let us know in the comments!

What is a Flipped Classroom?

In a flipped classroom, the typical order of teaching is reversed. Students review lecture content outside the classroom using technologies, such as lecture capture video or podcasts, and class time is used for active learning activities. To learn more, watch this excellent video from Penn State University.


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7 Best Practices for Making Great Prezi Presentations

Prezi - A New Way to Present

Breathe new life into your presentations with Prezi. It is great for visually depicting the relationships between ideas.

Prezi is a flexible Web-based program that instructors and students can use to create dynamic presentations.

Think of Prezi as a giant virtual whiteboard, where you can post images, videos, and text to explore the connections between ideas.

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