I decided to use Prezi as a way to demonstrate to students how to use graphing calculators for 6.3 – Linear Regressions. In this section, students can use graphing calculators (TI-83 Plus) and Excel to complete word problems where they need to find an equation in the form of y=mx+b (slope intercept form) and answer questions in regard to figuring out the x value when given the y value and vice versa. In my internship, we only used graphing calculators because my students had to write a departmental for a final and they would be allowed to use graphing calculators but not Excel for the final.
I don’t have a lot of experience with Prezi and after using it, I’m not sure how I feel about it. I found it was difficult at first, I really didn’t know what I was doing and in hindsight I probably should have watched a ‘How to Prezi Video’. I got the hang of it but I found it took a long time to complete the Prezi. I know people who use Prezi and know how to use it well. Perhaps I need to try it out a few more times and it’ll be easier. What are your thoughts on Prezi? Have you used it before and do you like it?
I made a Prezi though and I’m proud of how it turned out so you should check it out and tell me what you think! I think it would be beneficial to use Prezi to help teach the concept to students. I used screenshots of what the calculator looks like at each step for visual learners as well as written instructions for each part of the Prezi. The Prezi would be beneficial because students could use this as a resource outside of class.
The above is an example of what one of the slides looks like. I’m pleased with how the Prezi turned out but I’m not sure how often I would use Prezis. Maybe I’ll try it out a few more times before I make a final call on using Prezis!
I attempted to embed the Prezi I made into WordPress but I had some issues. If anyone knows how to, I would appreciate the help! Thanks in advance!