Monday, July 16, 2012

Tool #5

I created something in Prezi but I found it very hard to work with. The video I wanted to embed was not in YouTube so it wouldn't accept it. I could paste the link to the video but it shows up as a web address and not a "picture" of the video. I also could only upload one image. It would have been easier for me to create my own presentation (power point) and embed the video. Even the embed code did not work properly (below) so I can't say I was very impressed with this website.

<div class="prezi-player"><style type="text/css" media="screen">.prezi-player { width: 550px; } .prezi-player-links { text-align: center; }</style><object id="prezi_ciegz3yp_jq1" name="prezi_ciegz3yp_jq1" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="550" height="400"><param name="movie" value=""/><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"/><param name="allowFullScreenInteractive" value="true"/><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"/><param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff"/><param name="flashvars" value="prezi_id=ciegz3yp_jq1&amp;lock_to_path=0&amp;color=ffffff&amp;autoplay=no&amp;autohide_ctrls=0"/><embed id="preziEmbed_ciegz3yp_jq1" name="preziEmbed_ciegz3yp_jq1" src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowFullScreenInteractive="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="550" height="400" bgcolor="#ffffff" flashvars="prezi_id=ciegz3yp_jq1&amp;lock_to_path=0&amp;color=ffffff&amp;autoplay=no&amp;autohide_ctrls=0"></embed></object><div class="prezi-player-links"><p><a title="XBox Factoring for Quadratics" href="">XBox Factoring for Quadratics</a> on <a href="">Prezi</a></p></div></div>

But it was interesting to try and in the process I found a great website with Algebra videos and an app for the iPad. I teach virtual classes and my students and I already use Google Docs collaboratively in the courses. I plan to add Stupeflix and Animoto to my suggested formats for submitting Geometry projects in my virtual class.

1 comment:

  1. I will say that the first time or two that I tried Prezi, I had difficulty. However, it now works like a charm for me and my students LOVE it.