Prezi is a great app for students to present their learning. The creative choices Prezi allows lets each student create a unique and visually rich presentation.
2 Direct Instruction
I introduce the students to my own Keynote presentation about Online Safety. My presentation includes facts (e.g. 90% of teenagers have an online profile at a social networking site; 8,500 photos are liked on Instagram per second) to draw the students' attention to the importance of online safety. There are several short videos in the presentation that really gets the kids thinking and interested in learning more about how to be safer online. One video from Netsmatrz is a really good way to start the conversaton about how much people can find out about you online.
After the presentation, the students are introduced to Prezi. They seem to figure it out with very little guidance and they really take off. That is the best part about this app! They love it!
3 Guided Practice
What's important to know to stay safe online? Students will use the internet to research facts about online safety before they begin their Prezi. Students will need to find at least 3 important facts or tips for each of the 6 targeted areas: Cell Phone Safety, Chat Safety, Social Networking Smarts, Texting Safety, Personal information.
4 Independent Practice
Students may search for pictures online to accompany their presentations. They can save these pictures to their folders or copy and paste them directly into Prezi as they create their presentations. They are reminded to cite their sources for all information and pictures they use in their presentations.
The students will present their Prezis to the entire class for their final assessment.