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Title of Unit Prezi: An Alternative to Learner Teachers and County

PowerPoint Level Personnel


Curriculum Area Technology in the Time Frame 60 minutes
Classroom

Stage 1 – Desired Results


Content Standards: National Education Technology Standards

2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments

Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating contemporary tools
and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the
NETS•S. Teachers:

design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and
a.
creativity.

develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursue their individual curiosities and become
b.
active participants in setting their own educational goals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own progress.

5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their school
and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources. Teachers:

participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of technology to improve student
a.
learning.

Understandings
Students will understand that:
1. New Web 2.0 tolls are available.
2. Mastering technology is not the goal; staying informed is.
3. Technology use impacts learning.

Essential Questions
Overarching Questions:
1) How do I create and use a Prezi account?
2) How can Prezi be used to motivate students?
3) How do I share a Prezi with others?
4) Why should I use Prezi?
5) How are students affected by the use of technology/
6) What resources are available as I learn to use Prezi?
Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge Skills
Students will know: Students will be able to:
1. Many 21st century learners are 1. Create a free Prezi educators account.
accustomed to constant 2. Log in to Prezi and start a new
entertainment in the form of presentation.
interactive technology. 3. Insert and manipulate text, photos, and
2. Prezi is a free, online tool for videos in a Prezi presentation.
storytelling and presenting 4. Locate and post the URL for a Prezi
information. presentation.
3. Prezi allows text, photos, and 5. Use online tutorials and tools to
various forms of multimedia to be enhance their Prezis.
inserted in the presentation. 6. Embed, download, and save a Prezi.
4. Prezis can be downloaded, saved, 7. Present a Prezi to others.
linked to, and embedded.
5. Effective technology use leads to
increased student achievement.

Stage 2: Assessment Evidence


Performance Tasks: Other Evidence:
1) Created Prezi 1) Discussion

Stage 3: Learning Plan

W Where are your students headed and Why?


What is required of them?

We will discuss the importance of appropriate, current use of technology and why teachers feel
professional development is often not helpful. We discuss the importance of hands on experience,
and I will inform them they will create a basic Prezi before they leave.

How will the students be hooked and held in this unit?


H
They will view one of my previously created, super animated Prezis.

What activities, instruction, and guidance will be provided


E to enable and equip students to explore and experience the
important ideas in this unit?
1) Teachers will lead the students in creating an account and making their first Prezi.
They will insert and manipulate text, photos, and video. They will use frames, and they
will learn to link elements with a path. They will also explore options for sharing their
Prezi.

What activities, products and performances will be


R designed to provide students with the opportunity to
reflect, rethink, and revise?
Creating Prezi and considering how they would use the tool in their educational setting.

What self-assessments and self-evaluations will students


E participate in to allow for reflection and transfer of
learning?
1) Survey- How confident do they feel?...

T How will instruction and activities be tailored to provide


for the various learning needs, styles, knowledge and
interests of students?
Visual-Spatial- creation of Prezi
Bodily-kinesthetic- group work
Musical- Video
Interpersonal- whole group discussion
intrapersonal- individual work
Linguistic –discussion, creation
How will learning experiences be
O organized/sequenced to provide for greatest
acquisition/understanding
Students will be exposed to content in the following general sequence:
1) What is Prezi?
2) Why use Prezi?
3) Create an account.
4) Insert text, photos, and videos.
5) Change position of or delete text, photos, or videos.
6) Explanation and insertion of frames.
7) Connect elements with path.
8) View show.
9) Learn to embed, download, save, and link.
10) View wiki and discuss available resources.
11) Learners take online survey.