EFL Carnival of Lessons Prezi

I'm a whole month and a day late.  

Sorry... if you submitted a post and have been wondering where on earth and when on earth it'd be posted - really many, many, many apologies for taking so long to put the lesson carnival together... it has been very busy round Kalinago's way: presentations, conferences, computer-crash, eeee....

Anyway, thing was... see, you wouldn't believe the quantity and quality of absolute creativity, inspiration and sheer brilliance which exists out there in the blogosphere - your peers, well they have some mean ideas and put together challenging and dynamic lessons for our students... and the first version of this  blog post and carnival was well, it kind of resembled one of those supplementary activity books - you know, all dry methodological facts and information in orderly boxes and it dully ran on for a whole eight pages, completely bypassing all the energy put in by my fellow ELT blogging teachers.

So I went stop.  

I had to respond in kind...

So I put together a Prezi - (and um, had to learn how to put together a Prezi)... and it's below.  

To use it, click through in sequence from blogger to post or randomly select wherever you want to go, midstream.  Whenever you see a lesson you'd like to do with your students or you'd like to zoom in to something in particular, scroll in/out with your mouse and whenever you want to get on over to a specific post mentioned on the canvas, click on the links near red arrows...  You can also download it onto your own desktop or embed it within any community website to click to the links from there.

Have fun and enjoy this roller-coaster ride through the ELT blogosphere!

Thank you very much to the teachers, materials writers and bloggers who participated in this ESL/EFL Carnival:

image credit: Venice carnival by Neomodus photos - http://www.flickr.com/photos/7935996@N04/4392393813/sizes/m/

NB:  Larry Ferlazzo, King of the ELT bloggers is the organizer of the EFL/ESL carnivals.  He keeps track of the carnivals and spreads the news throughout the blogosphere inviting submissions and hosts.  The next ESL/EFL carnival will be on June 1st, 2010 and will be hosted by Mary Ann Zehr.

You can also use this link to make your submission to the next carnival.

14 Responses to “EFL Carnival of Lessons Prezi”

  • Janet Bianchini says:
    May 02, 2010

    Hi Karenne

    This is the most fabulous presentation I have ever seen! I am truly honoured to be included in your wonderful carnival. The fact that you have taught yourself how to use Prezi in order to display all the blogs is truly fantastic. Kudos to you!! It has inspired me to try to create one in the near future.

    Thank you very much for all your hard work and utter dedication to your profession.

    Janet :)

  • Shelly Terrell says:
    May 02, 2010

    Great job Karenne!

    I am so happy some new people participated! These are wonderful lessons and you did an amazing job coordinating them as usual. I love the categories!

  • Mike Harrison says:
    May 02, 2010

    *Jaw drops to floor*

    Wow! What a fantastic way to present all these wonderful sounding lessons - it's definitely gonna take some time to explore them all and try them all out. Fab work everyone.

    Also, definitely going to have to check out Prezi for the future. This has most certainly been worth the wait.

  • Unknown says:
    May 02, 2010

    Thank you for the great work you've put in here. I will take my time looking through the material with pleasure.

  • Unknown says:
    May 02, 2010

    Thank you for great job!
    It's the most impressive presentation I've ever seen.
    I'll use the materials and ideas in my practice.
    Tatyana Kuznetsova

  • jessiev says:
    May 02, 2010

    karenne - WOW!! this is incredible. i have never heard of prezi and am completely impressed. what a fantastic bunch of resources! thank you for including our article in. and thank you, so very much, for all the work you do to promote ESL and great teaching!

  • Eva Buyuksimkesyan says:
    May 02, 2010

    WOW is not enough. This is a fabulous way to host the blog carnival.
    You are such a creative person, full of great inspirational ideas. I'm so happy to be part of your PLN.


  • MsBlazic says:
    May 02, 2010

    Thanks for this fantastic ride on the ELT roller-coaster! The Prezi is absolutely fabulous and you're a wonderful host.
    :-) arjana

  • Chris Fry Barcelona says:
    May 03, 2010

    Wow! is the only way to begin
    The Prezi was so entrancing I just wanted to see what happened next - I didn't really bother to take in what the lessons were. I'm going to have to go back through it and follow up the links that might be helpful for me as a teacher of EFL to adults

    May 03, 2010

    Aw shucks guys, thanks so much for your wows! This was seriously fun to make and I'm glad this interesting tool will help others to find super lessons - really there's some brilliant stuff and highly imaginative minds out there in the 'sphere - I'm terribly proud to be able to show it all off to others reading my blog.

  • Anjali Rajan says:
    May 07, 2010


    I have used prezi and it did take me sometime to actually understand the zoom in zoom out effect. The carnival prezi is amazing. Very informative.
    I found this tool to be an excellent way of getting students to organize ideas apart from being a wonderful online presentation tool. Everything in prezi needs to be connected using a 'path' which means students would need to have a clear picture of what come next. As an experiment, I asked my students to organize the life story of McCandless (into the wild) in a prezi. To create this they had to browse and sort infromation to form a step by step picture of the happenings in this persons life. It was not easy for students, some resorted to a normal PPT which was a lot easier.
    But those who continued did very well. The best part was that they discovered that it could be embeded in their blogs and now they submit most of their homework in this form. Yes, one size doesn't fit all, i had to give options like, www.wallwisher.com, wikis, PPt etc, but of all prezi was simply amazing.

    Thanks for the lesson plan resource. There is so much to learn!

  • Vicki Hollett says:
    May 11, 2010

    Wow, great job indeed. So much to explore. Thank you!

  • Rhalmi Mohammed says:
    May 21, 2010

    What a creative way to host a blog carnival! Thank u for the effort.

  • Natasa says:
    May 23, 2010

    Karenne, thank you so much for this beautiful carnival and for all the effort you have put into it. The Prezi is a really cool tool and I am going to try it out. All those wonderful lesson plans are going to keep me busy for a year, I think. It is an honour to be included here.


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