This resource has been created to guide young students though the process of writing an informative report. It can also be used as a example of a procedure or presentation.
Name of teaching resource
Prezi – Informative Report Writing
Who should this digital teaching resource be used with?
The resource is designed for year two students however it could be adapted for both younger and older students.
How should it be used?
The resource should be initially used by the teacher with the whole class as a group to ensure every aspect of the challenge is understood. This would allow for children discuss the task and ask questions if necessary. The Prezi would then be available on the Smart board or on iPads where children could revisit slides either individually or in groups.
Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?
The resource is designed for teachers to use for the learning areas English and Technologies. It guides students through the process of writing an informative report and engaging effectively with technology.
Identify the strengths of this teaching resource
Some strengths including the portability, re-usability, easy navigation and engaging nature. The resource can be used multiple devices and either on or offline. It is easily edited for older or younger children. Howell (2014) states students love technology and it engages them. With Prezi students can easily navigate through the information and interactive making it engaging for students.
Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource
It is not easy to embed media other than YouTube videos and digital images. For example Voki cannot be embedded without uploading a screen capture to Youtube.
Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource
This resource could be an example for describing a process, which is another English outcome in the Australian Curriculum.
Howell, J. (2014). Teaching with ICT: Digital pedagogies for collaboration and creativity. South Melbourne, Australia : Oxford University Press.
Prezi. Inc. (2011). Prezi logo [Image]. Retrieved from http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/logo/prezi