Thursday, February 25, 2010

Prezi Meets Gatsby

Here is a Prezi I put together about the themes, symbols and characters of The Great Gatsby. The kids liked the presentation format and it was a nice change of pace from the standard PowerPoint and SMART Notebook software. Take a look and tell me what you think. I think I will do one for each chapter of the book.

Here is a Prezi for Chapter 1. This does not contain all of the information for Chapter 1, but they are great starting points for conversations.

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- @TheNerdyTeacher


  1. Nice Prezis! This looks like a great way to guide thinking and class discussion in a fun, visual way. Well done. I suspect that a lot of other teachers of the Great Gatsby will be using them!

  2. This certainly shows the application of technology to literature. One might even go a step further and embed visual data to reference setting, characters, links between film and novel, etc. Great program, and keeps interest through "movement".

  3. Great use of Prezi. Will the students be doing Prezis for their assignment? Maybe you could get each one of them to do a chapter?


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