I was incredibly fortunate to have a very enthusiastic mentor this prac, who got in touch with me quite early. She offered so much assistance and information, I think I got a bit dizzy!
Anyway, one of the things she shared with me was a piece of software that she was hoping to use with her class while I would be there on prac. It is a presentation application called Snappy. (Not to be confused with various other software applications, all with the same name. Confused? So was I!)
This Snappy is an Adobe Air application that helps students to create interactive presentations and digital photo stories. It lets the user embed .mp3 audio files, .jpg photos and text to create single page presentations.
It’s totally free, so I downloaded it when I had a chance. I figured it was the perfect opportunity to check it out and have a play with it. As a teacher, we won’t get much time in the classroom to do this! So homework it is!
Another write-up of this application can be found on the edublogs site.
It’s very similar I guess, to PowerPoint, but more simplified for younger primary students. The files can then be viewed through a web browser, or saved as a pdf file.
The finished product isn’t bad to look at, nice visual elements for kids, and quite easy to use.
So it will be interesting to see how the class enjoys it this term! Another one for the toolbox wishlist!