Friday, May 28, 2010

Techie Breakie Session 5

Today was a slightly different Techie Breakie.  It was time for the teachers to try out a Web 2.0 tool of their choice.  the only stipulation was that it had to be a tool that had not been used by their class this year, but one that they thought they might like to use with their class next year.  A couple of the Techie Breakie team are actually moving to different grade levels next year (and in one case, to a different job entirely as Louise will become the Early Years librarian) so this was quite a challenge for them.  In the end they all decided to try Prezi this morning and we had a good discussion about the advantages of this over a more traditional PowerPoint.  Of course one advantage is that it can be accessed from any computer connected to the internet.  Ease of use was also important to our teachers.  It took them about 2 minutes to actually create an account and start to use it - basically all they had to do was to double click and start typing, choose a text style, upload images, explore frames and add a path.

For our next session we are going to look at Delicious, Diigo, Evernote and Dropbox.

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