This week we continued to read Presentation Zen and Digitales, we explored Prezi, and we needed to make our storyboard for our Pecha Kucha.
The readings have been going well thus far. The material is very easy to read and it is very logical. I like that the Presentation Zen book provides pictures that illustrate the concepts that he is talking about. I really have liked the ideas that have been included into the books, but I am still having trouble implementing them within the classroom. My biggest concern comes with note taking. My question is, if I remove the majority of the text from my presentation, how will this affect student comprehension? I know that we can provide handouts with the material but then the students are not going to write down information or pay attention during the presentation. I suppose one possibility would be doing a cloze style type of notes (fill in the blanks). This would take me a while to create and I have already redone my notes several times.
Prezi is a really great tool that I would like to start utilizing within my classroom. It allows the presenter to really outline his/her topic and transition through ideas in a very unique way. We had to create a prezi that describes the pictures we have been taking and why we consider them to be quality pictures. I embeded my prezi below. I hope to have students utilize this as a presentation tool in the future.
The last thing that we worked on this week was our storyboard for our Pecha Kucha. I am having difficulty choosing a topic for this presentation. I like the idea of the Pecha Kucha and I will do my best to abide by the 20 seconds for 20 slides format. Once I pick a topic, I am sure that completing the storyboard will help me do my final Pecha Kucha.