Presenter Media and Giveaway

The giveaway is now closed, but check back in late March or early April for our next giveaway!

Happy Anniversary to Upcycled Education!  We've been at this bloggin' thing a month and we have over 2,000 page views and 75 comments by blog readers to date!  Yay, for educators, students, parent-followers and teaching & learning!  Special thank you to little O and P for letting me sneak up to our studio to blog away.

Are you ready for our most popular day - Tech Tuesday and our first ever giveaway?  Yep, all this week until Friday, March 4th, 2011 at midnight EST, you can enter to win.  I'll let you enjoy the suspense until the end of the post to reveal the prize.


Today's Tech Tuesday was recently introduced to me by a colleague. Let me set the stage... I am sitting in a department meeting, which I adore because I seriously work with the most amazing colleagues.  These women are uber-bright, avid go-getter, teacher types.  Working with them is like working with the dream team. One of our colleagues - who happens to be a stellar ex-principal and chooses to continue working although she's retired - is walking us a through a presentation on the latest Blue Ribbon Panel report on transforming teacher education.  This super colleague starts using PowerPoint - sometimes I call it PowerPointless as it is entirely overused.  But, nonetheless, here I am at the meeting and I am interested in the contents of the report.  However, this is no ordinary PowerPoint.  This one is completely engaging!  Welcome, Presenter Media.

Presenter Media is a subscription-based treasure trove of animated clip art, high quality graphics and captivating templates.  The aforementioned all work on PC or Mac operating systems and are available in formats that play nicely with PowerPoint versions 1997-2010.  Very simply, you join Presenter Media - they kindly have a discounted subscription rate for educators.  Email them here to inquire; they are quick to respond to emails from my experience.  Once you are a member, you can download as many templates, clip art and graphics as you desire!  Once they are downloaded, they are yours to use forever!

Here is a sample of animated symbols and signs.  Click here to see the Math Symbols Bouncing Up and Down - it's a favorite of mine.


Here is a sample of templates for science lessons.  My two favorites are the sweet Green Earth Butterfly and Red Blood Cell Vein  - which sounds creepy, but it is entirely engaging.


Using the templates and artwork is easy.  I think the getting started tutorial is well worth the watch as the owner, Art, literally walks you through the process of downloaded and using the templates and artwork.  Plus, once you download, they are yours to use forever!  Did I mention that already ? 

And now.... a BIG thank you to Art and his colleagues over at Presenter Media - the first ever giveaway on Upcycled Education is a free subscription!  If you use PowerPoint, have wanted to use it or you know someone who would benefit by having a one-year subscription to Presenter Media - enter the giveaway!

The giveaway is now closed, but check back in late March or early April for our next giveaway!


Here's the skinny:

  • Domestic and international entries welcomed!
  • Visit Presenter Media and explore the engaging templates, animations and clip art.
  • Down below this post where it says "comments," leave a comment about which template, animation or clip art you like best and how you think it could be used for teaching and learning.  As always, no passwords or usernames are required.
  • You can enter up to three times; just leave three different comments below. 
  • All entries must be posted by midnight on Friday, March 4th, 2011, Eastern Standard Time
  • One lucky winner will be announced on Saturday morning, post-my-morning-cup-of-coffee-with-cream-and-sugar.
The giveaway is now closed, but check back in late March or early April for our next giveaway!

Isn't this fun?  Free stuff and Tech Tuesday?  Do enter below and entice your friends and colleagues to play. 

Thank you, Presenter Media and yippee! 

Jen

17 comments:

  1. Leave your entries down here! No username or password required.

    Best,
    Jen

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  2. I'm really excited about this resource because I use (hopefully engaging) powerpoints and my smartboard almost everyday. One idea that came to mind was to use the achievement-oriented stick figures as part of a pump-up class before our big upcoming standardized test. Seeing an image that makes you smile or even laugh would help calm the nerves of our overly-tested students and help their true capabilities shine through!

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    1. Do u have a presenter media user and password? email me to attaque77_@hotmail.com thank you!

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  3. Here's another idea--I love to make science and math word problems that "hook" my middle school students. In addition to using student names and creating wacky scenarios, I think adding animation from this website would be a great way of keeping students engaged in critical thinking problems. I can see it already...A gecko was playing hoops one day (insert animation of gecko playing basketball!) and decided to calculate the density of the basketball...So great!

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  4. Ok...last one...After each quiz or test, we hold a mini-celebration during which students who scored 80% or higher get to put their name on the Wall of Fame as either an Einstein (100%), All Star (90% or higher), or Super Start (80% and up). I love the idea of incorporating this cute stick figure guys into our class celebrations. The check mark celebration seems to really capture the spirit of our celebrations!

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  5. I could use free stuff

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  6. Jeff K can always use free stuff

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  7. Hey I would love to get my hands on that!

    Linda McGinnis :)

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  8. Since I am not in the classroom right now I think that if I won I would donate it to Sophie's teacher. She is an amazing, think outside the box, second grade teacher!

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  9. Commenters - Please leave which template or clip art you (or the person you are entering for) like best AND how you think the template/clip art could be used for teaching and learning.

    Best,
    Jen

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  10. Kimberly WynkoopMarch 2, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    I think the PowerPoint Animations would be a really cool visual the would always keep the students interested. I know just looking at words on a slide is boring for me. I also know that I would be more likely to remember confusing facts if they were linked to an animation that could always pop back in to my head when trying to recall a fact

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  11. I was born outside of the USA and when I looked at BBC World News I was shocked that only a few regularly known countries (china, usa, Asia, Japan etc) were talked about so I vowed to let the kids know from an early age that the WORLD is huge/beyond their imagination and the template WORLD Screen Map would be awesome to give them an idea as to what the WORLD looks like and many other lessons can stem from this template like culture & ethnicity around the world, foods, dresses etc

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  12. Keep this entries coming! I love your ideas how to incorporate Presenter Media. Check back on Saturday morning around 10am for the giveaway winner!

    Also, you can enter up to three times.....

    :)
    Jen

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  13. Hey... what is the username and password for presenter media? I was too late..

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  14. anyone.. please share username and password for presenter media :(

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