If you haven’t yet got onto Prezi.com “The zooming presentation tool”, you simply must. Presenting using Prezi is a great way of wooing your colleagues and impressing pupils, and the more recent developments with this free software means it is even more fabulous and your presentation really will sparkle.
Have a look at my latest Prezi, used to deliver inset to Science staff about the differences between graphs in Mathematics and Science. Feedback welcome on this, as huge discussions took place around both terminology and the use of a line of best fit v fitting a curve or joining the dots.
Prezi is free online software, it is fairly intuitive software which you and your pupils can explore as you learn. Videos and photos can be uploaded and embedded into the presentation, a path is then made to link each element into a smooth presentation. In addition to the fact that more than one person can be editing, or viewing each Prezi at anyone time, presentations can now be made online.
The possibilities are endless! Definitely worth a trial, if you find this is useful please leave your comments and share the sparkle. Get in touch @numberloving
The requests for a ‘fun lesson’ because of Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas, Easter, … can be like a knife through the heart (aren’t my lessons always fun?) especially if you are a bit of a stick in the mud like me and won’t reduce yourself to calculated colouring! Thanks to this pop up octahedron, problem solved! Pupils have to construct an equilateral triangle then use this as a template to draw the net, once it is cut out they will need you to attach the elastic band. PowerPoint is in my tes resources here:
you may want to jazz it up a bit and definitely have a trial run first to practice attaching the elastic band – not difficult but I would recommend you have a go first. Then they can decorate their ‘animals’ as they wish, makes a great display if any of them will let you keep it! This is a pop up devil courtesy of one of my year 8’s (although she wants it back on Monday). Already bought brown card for pop up robins at Christmas and yellow card for pop up chicks at Easter! A lesson off – never!