Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Add Voice and Music to Prezi

You can now add background music to your Prezi presentation and voice-over to the stops along your presentation path. Below are details about each new addition. These are the audio file formats that work with Prezi: MP3, M4A, FLAC, WMA, WAV, OGG, AAC, MP4 AND 3GP.

Background Music
  • Sound can be useful for a Prezi that you intend to embed on a website or play on a continuous loop.
    • Adding Music
      • Find the background music you want and save it to your computer. I suggest using Soundzabound from
      • At the top of the screen in Prezi, click on Insert and select Add Background Music
  • You can add voice to specific path steps. The sounds will begin to play only when you reach the chosen path step. They will stop playing when you move to the next path step. 
  • Record your audio on your Windows machine using Sound Recorder. (In the start menu, under programs, you can find it in the Multimedia Folder.) On a Mac machine you can use QuickTime or Audacity.
    • Adding Voice-Over
      • Create your path.
      • Create your voice recording in another program and have it saved to your computer.
      • Click on the thumbnail on the left side of the screen you want to add voice to.
      • At the top of the screen in Prezi, click on Insert and select Add Voice-over to Path.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Classroom Management Using Class Dojo

Class Dojo is a real-time classroom management software that can be used on a computer, android device, or iPad/Ipod Touch.  Sign up for an account at and enter your class rosters.  Then display your Class Dojo created classroom on your smartboard.  As you see positive or negative behaviors you can record them either using your computer, or as you walk around the classroom using a mobile device.  Class Dojo will make a sound getting students attention and show if a student is being awarded points for positive behavior or points being taken away for negative behavior.  Some of the elementary schools in our district are already using this program.  Class Dojo is very customizable.  Class Dojo also creates reports for you about daily, weekly, and monthly classroom and individual behaviors.  Students and Parents can also be given access to their own accounts to monitor behavior.

Here is a video to get you started:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

2nd Annual Digital Learning Day

Wednesday, February 6th marks the 2nd Annual Digital Learning Day. Digital Learning Day is a national campaign that celebrates teachers and shines a spotlight on successful instructional practices and effective use of technology in classrooms across the country.

Tools for Teachers

Digital Learning Day in Wisconsin
  • Check out this website for information about the happenings in our state.