A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post for the Final Project of Course 1 for the CoETaIL classes. Today, I want to share some of the work our students produced in Prezi about a biome that they researched. I must give a fair bit of credit to the 5th grade team of teachers, who I think are really showcasing technology integration in their classrooms. The students researched biomes and gathered their information in an organizational chart and then began putting their new knowledge to work in Prezi. Different approaches to this activity were taken by the teachers. Some encouraged more writing within the Prezi and some encourage less writing within the Prezi, but saved the added details for just the presentation portion of the Travel Fair. Overall, I think the end results are great. The students really enjoyed learning and using Prezi and the collaborative option within Prezi for sharing is an added benefit. Since our students don’t have their own Prezi accounts, this was a little tricky, but the pair of students that tested it out really enjoyed being able to work together, yet separately, on their project.
In the future, I’d like to work with the teachers to establish a consistent routine for citing sources for our images. The students found the pictures from copyright friendly places, but their identification of this in the work is limited. So, there’s always room for improvement!!
Comments on our students’ work? I’m sure they’d love to hear your positive or constructive feedback!