I will be evaluating the site Prezi.com as something I could use in my lesson plans as a teacher.
I am evaluating this site for a 5th grade class learning about the life cycle of a frog.
1) This site is made to allow presenters to create a presentation in a new interactive way. It allows presenters to take their audience through a journey of a topic. It moves around and zooms in allowing the audience to feel like it is a movie rather than slides. This site would allow my 5th graders to follow the path that a frog takes during their life.
2) The standards (NET-S) that this site could help to achieve would include:
– Creativity and Innovation
+Create original works as a means of personal or group expressions
-Technology operations and concepts
+Select and use applications effectively and productively
Before using this site a student must be able to:
-Know the basic functions to use a computer
-Experience using a program like this one; such as PowerPoint
-Know how to find images online and copy and paste them to tell a story.
-Site is Organized
-has templates already set up
-saves the presentation on website for easy access from any computer
-students can share with other classmates
-Good quality and reliable
-Must pay to get unlimited customization
-Not much memory available on the website to save to
6) I would guess that this site was intended for ages 12+ (only 1 year/grade higher than my 5th graders)
Overall review: This site would be great for my students because they will be presenting their ideas of the Life cycle of a frog. Prezi would be great because they can take the rest of the students in class through a journey. This website would allow my students to present In a fun creative way that keeps the rest of the students engaged.