Saturday, August 25, 2012

ISN Prezi

A few months ago I finally started playing around with Prezi and fell in love with it.  Clearly it's so much more awesome than powerpoint.  I made this presentation that I plan to use to introduce ISNs to my classes this year.  I hope that my kids find it more interesting than a regular slideshow.

PS...In case you can't view the embedded Prezi here's a little bit of what it looks like :)

26 comments:

  1. You are amazing! I have a new curriculum and delivery model this year and just am not sure if I am ready to jump into ISN but boy you make me want to with all the amazing things you post.

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    1. Thanks! Even if you can't commit to it fully yet you could always mix some of the ideas into what you're doing and ease into ISNing

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  2. That is fabulous! Will you be keeping that up for awhile? I would love to show it to my students. I'm two weeks into the school year, and though we started right away with ISNs the kids aren't getting it. I even have my own ISN that I do right along with them as a model. I think some of them are just overwhelmed by their first year in middle school and all the different demands teachers are making on them.

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    1. Yep, I don't have any plans to take it down...and now that it's up here on the blog it's up for good :) Just keep on modeling and make sure you have a routine set up and they'll get it eventually!

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  3. This is amazing! You're right, Prezi is so much cooler than Power Point! This will be extremely helpful for my students and I this year! Thanks so so much for sharing!

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    1. Thanks! I really am so obsessed with Prezi..I just love how cool it all looks :) I'm glad to hear you and your kids will be using it, I'd love to hear how it goes.

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  4. This is beautiful! I will use it on Monday. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Cool! I'd love to hear how it goes!

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  5. I've been doing a lot of reading about ISNs this summer and I think your blog has made me decide to go ahead and do it! I am nervous to start but I think it will be worth it. Thanks for a great blog!! Love the Prezi too! Have you seen the Powtoon.com website yet? Another fun presentation site!

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    1. I hadn't heard of it, but I just checked it out and it's AWESOME!

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  6. Thank you for this awesome Prezi! I am a huge fan of the program, especially because you can access your presentation on any computer. I am going to take a stab at ISN's this school year. Hoping that they help out my students! I love your blog...thanks for sharing!

    algebraawesomeness.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes I do love that it's so easily accessible. Good luck with ISNs!

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  7. W. O. W.

    Your work is amazing!! I will be using this at my Back-to-School night for parents. Love it!!

    http://schooloffisher.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! I'd love to hear how it goes over :)

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  8. Fabulous job! What a great idea!!

    Michele
    coffeecupsandlessonplans.blogspot.com

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  9. Sarah-
    Your blog is AWESOME! I am using some of your ideas about the ISN with my 7th graders this year. I am planning on using your PRESI to explain an ISN to them this week and I loved your idea about a fill in the blank that they work through on their own. I have already created one based on your PRESI if you would like it I would love to share the workload! What would be the best way to share it with the blog world? (I am new to the whole world of blogging and e-sharing resources)

    THANKS!!! Lisa

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    1. You are awesome!! I would LOVEEE that worksheet. I have found that uploading things to scribd.com is pretty easy...the account is free and they give you a link to share things. Or if you want to e-mail it to me I can put it up and link to it from here.

      my e-mail is: everybodyisageniusblog.blogspot.com

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    2. I think my margins were a little too small because it formatted funny in Scribd but it is not too bad. I used it with the kids today and it worked wonderfully!

      http://www.scribd.com/doc/104445146/What-is-an-ISN

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    3. This is great! Thank you SO much for sharing. This is much more interesting than just lecturing through the presentation.

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  10. Used this prezi in my classes today to explain ISNs...thanks so much!!

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    1. How did it go?? I haven't used it with kids yet so I would love to know how they liked it

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    2. Really great actually! I teach high school (mostly 9th graders) and I didn't have any sort of sheet to go along with it, but they were super excited to see a "new powerpoint". Some kids even were like "is that a prezi??" so apparently they are familiar with it. They really enjoyed the beginning part with the quotes about how class used to go. Overall I had a ton of engagement, which might partially be because it's still the first week of high school for them, but I am definitely going to make more prezi's for stuff in the future!

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  11. I LOVE this!! Very cool! I wish I would have found it sooner! :) Thanks for posting!

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  12. Love you ISN Prezi! Definitely plan to use it next year if I do ISNs!

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  13. Sarah,

    I would love to use your Prezi for a presentation next week at the UT FACS conference. I would give you credit of course (in fact I have referenced your blog as a place of inspiration on my own website-- www.themerryfacsclass.com). But I'd love your permission to use it.

    Thanks, Mary

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