Summer content playlist: 12 must-have resources for educators

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Whether you’re taking some well-deserved time off this summer or getting a head start on planning for the next school year, we’re here to help. We’ve compiled some tried-and-tested resources for educators just like you, from presentation examples and templates to webinars and reports that keep students engaged and on track. So crank up your favorite tunes, browse our curated content playlist, and get ready to rock the new school year.

Brain music: The science behind engagement

1. The State of Attention Report

The State of Attention Report highlights how the attention span is evolving (not shrinking).

For years now, there’s been a persistent myth that people have shorter attention spans than a goldfish. To debunk this myth, we surveyed over 2,000 business professionals and found that the opposite is true: People can give their full attention for longer now than they could a year ago. The caveat? They’re also more selective with what they pay attention to.

While the survey was conducted among business professionals, there are also important applications in the classroom. Read the report now and learn how to capture (and keep) your students’ attention. 

2. Increase student engagement in the classroom

Understand how Prezi can help you drive engagement in the classroom.

Science shows that our brains process visuals much more effectively than text. Use Prezi to turn your lessons into visual stories that are more memorable. Or, have your students use Prezi to create more compelling projects.

Turn it up: Catchy presentations and templates

3. Lesson plan template for teachers 

This presentation template is a great resource for educators who want to stay organized.

Stay organized with this helpful lesson plan template. Bucket your content by topic, and then jump directly into any topic as needed.

4. Report presentation template for students 

This Prezi presentation template can be used by students for their reports.

Perfect for student projects, this presentation template provides a good starting point for learning how to create conversational presentations and use animations to illustrate a story.

5. Training presentation template

A Prezi presentation template for education training.

It’s easy to keep your fellow educators updated on new techniques, content, and ideas with this training presentation template. The conversational format also lets you make your presentation as relevant and tailored as possible, no matter who the audience.

6. A buzz-worthy presentation

In addition to templates, we also have a range of fantastic presentation examples you can repurpose for your own use. Try this presentation on World Bee Day if you want to focus on collaboration (or if you just really like bees). Simply click on “Make a copy” to get started.

Grab their attention by making your presentation more interactive

7. Visualizing the scale of the universe

It can be hard to convey just how vast the universe is through text or a lecture. This reusable presentation uses Prezi’s zoom animations to reveal the intergalactic scale with impressive effect. Explore the presentation for yourself and apply some of these techniques for your own content.

8. Understanding adolescent sleep habits

If you’re teaching teenagers, then half-closed eyelids and glazed looks are probably a common sight. This presentation shares some helpful information on why adolescents are so sleep-deprived. Check it out here, and then feel free to reuse any part of it for your own lessons.

9. The top of the charts: Prezi Awards winners

The 2018 Prezi Awards includes great presentation examples that can serve as resources for educators.

For even more incredible presentation examples, be sure to check out last year’s Prezi Awards winners. From interactive school overviews to an innovative quiz show, you can achieve amazing things with Prezi and a little bit of creativity. And if you’ve already created a presentation you’re proud of, remember to submit it to the Prezi Awards later this year! 

The chorus: Tying it all together

10. Remember everything (and be remembered)

Improve your memory with these techniques from Nelson Dellis.

Memorization is a vital skill for both students and teachers. We spoke with Nelson Dellis, a four-time USA Memory Champion, on his techniques for remembering ridiculous amounts of information. Apply some of his advice to make your lessons unforgettable, and share these tips with your students to help them retain their lessons.

11. Make your point more persuasive and visual

With a few simple techniques, you can turn your content into a compelling and persuasive visual story. This video uses a boy’s lemonade stand to illustrate how you can do this with Prezi. Watch it here, and then use one of the reusable presentations or templates above to try these tips for yourself.

12. Keeping virtual students in the loop

Keep virtual students engaged with these tips.

Even if you and your students aren’t in the same room, you can keep them just as engaged as a live audience. Watch our webinar with Zoom and Slido for ways to capture your students’ attention, even if they’re hundreds of miles away. 

No matter which subject you teach, you can harness the power of visuals and storytelling to help your students learn more effectively. Try Prezi today and see the difference for yourself. 

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