Having to choose amongst so many helpful and must have Google add-ons has been most difficult. First to be installed was OneTab, then goo.gl URL Shortener, then Grammarly. The all-time winner for me is Share to Classroom. As I explored this tool I found that it would come in handy in, oh, so many ways.
Since ECMP 355 encourages me to explore different technologies I am choosing to use Prezi to share the information that I have found.
For myself Prezi has the following characteristics:
a. I might find it very helpful in the classroom
b. I have never used it before
c. it is fairly easy to learn - not really
To upload this Prezi presentation to my blog I first tried some YouTube videos. I tried in vain. Seems you need to have the upgrade to successfully upload through the embedded link, which I could not find. I needed to find out how to embed somehow!! I did not want to have just a link. I sent to The Knowledge Base and tried to find how to embed. Nothing!! At the top of the page there is a search bar.
Into this search I put embed. Voila!!! Just what I was looking for.
Now, I had my answer. Next step to employ what I am learning. Embedding should be easy as 1-2-3 right? Not so.
Here is what I needed to do:
Embedding your presentationJust copy (CTRL/CMD + C) and paste (CTRL/CMD + V) this code:
<iframe width="550" height="400" src="your_view_link/embed" webkitallowfullscreen="1" mozallowfullscreen="1" allowfullscreen="1"></iframe> Then replace the above text that reads your view link with the view link of your presentation. Be sure that /embed follows the link and the quotes are in place.
your view link - https://prezi.com/view/uxMNMMeju355cACjwXwU/
Dear Reader: do you notice that there is only one backward slash before the word embed. This means that when I paste in my view link I must remove the backward slash at the end of my link. Through much trial and error, including removing https:// from my link, the mystery was solved.
I was not able to work with Share to Classroom as it is only an extension of Classroom, which I would need to use Share to Classroom, so I am unable to verify how it performs for me as a student teacher. I will be trying this out in my classroom.
On the other hand, I worked many long hours on the Prezi presentation and have only scratched the surface of it's capabilities and promises. It was not easy putting everything together and it was extremely frustrating. I am very thankful that we had a week off so that I could work on this.