Did you know that Prezi is a web-based presentation application & storytelling tool that uses a singel canvas instead of traditional slides? Text, videos and other objects are placed on the infinite canvas & grouped together. Prezi is a fresh alternative to PowerPoint. (If you need helping visualizing what it looks like, click here for examples). In this half-day workshop on June 1st, you’ll learn how the canvas allows users to create non-linear presentations, where users can zoom in and out of a visual map. You’ll see how your Prezi can be developed in a browser window, and then downloaded so that no Internet connection is needed when sharing your presentation! Using Prezi to Create Zooming Presentations takes place Friday, June 1st at 12:30 p.m. and runs until 3:30. Register here by May 29th for the workshop- it’s $75 for CSD members, $89 for non-members.
If Prezi doesn’t suite your needs, we are also offering Using MS PowerPoint in the Classroom on June 27th from 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Here, you’ll learn everything from the basics to the more advanced features that make PowerPoint a great tool for student learning. You will have the opportunity to create your own PowerPoint presentation for use in the classroom to introduce or clarify a lesson. Learn how to create photo albums, adventure stories, and Jeopardy games. Learn how to design student PowerPoint assignments that require higher order thinking skills, such as a poetry analysis presentation, and examine assessment methods that will help you grade these student assignments. Walk away with your own presentation and ideas for integrating PowerPoint into your classroom! It’s $149 CSD member; it’s $189 non-member for this full-day workshop. You can earn one graduate credit, as well! Register here.