Earlier this week, I wrote about using Prezi Meeting with a middle school class. One of the challenges we faced was figuring out how to post the links, which were insanely long to try and type in, so that other students could access the links. Here’s what we did.
1. Create a pirate pad (or equivalent). Go to piratepad.net
2. Click on the big frog
3. Once the pad is created, copy the URL for the pad
4. Paste the URL for the Pirate Pad to a blog or web page where all student will have access
5. Now, have one student in each group set up an active Prezi presentation and make sure you are in edit mode
6. Click on the “Meeting” tab at the top of the page
7. On the drop down menu, click “invite to edit”
8. A box will come up with a special URL for that Prezi. Copy the URL
9. Now, go to the Pirate Pad page and paste this URL along with a group name. This is important if several different groups are going to use the same Pirate Pad.
10. The rest of the group can now go to the Pirate Pad, copy the URL for their group Prezi, and past it in the address bar. The students will then be taken to the appropriate Prezi to work collaboratively as a group.
I think this will do it! My middle school students did this several times this week, and it worked great. The best thing about it was that they all got to participate in the construction of the project, which gave them much more buy in when it came time to present as a group.
If you try this and think of another step I may have missed, please let me know, and I will do some editing. Thanks!