Newton’s Laws of Motion, Sports and Sway!

Sway is a new online creation program by Microsoft that allows you to create on a canvas adding text, images, pictures, twitter feeds, videos, etc.  I think of it as a combination of Prezi, Glogster and OneNote (kinda) but it is a COOL new way for you and your students to present information. Although the students (and teachers) need accounts, the accounts are free.  Sharing is very easy via link, so it is a stand-alone website page (also very cool to broaden the audience, etc.)  Sways can also be embedded into websites, blogs, wikis, etc. I put together a short tutorial Sway about it.  Check it out below.

However, the main reason for this post is to show Sway in action!

Several teachers in my school have begun to use this new platform with their students and I had the pleasure of working with 2 8th grade science teachers  on a project in which students apply Newton’s Laws of motion to a sport.  This project has been done in the past with different technology but this year they decided to use Sway.  I think I speak for both teachers in saying that it was a great experience and the students did an awesome job.  In the spirit of sharing, I created a Sway that has information about the project, a link to a sample OneNote notebook that was used and a bunch of student example Sways. is where you can get started.

One thought on “Newton’s Laws of Motion, Sports and Sway!

  1. Mrs. Krause,
    Hello! My name is Corinne Shirley and I am an EDM310 student at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. I am really excited about this blog post of yours. Our EDM310 class has a huge final project coming up where we must collaboratively create a lesson plan within groups that incorporate project-based learning and technology. From these student presentations and the video found on the Sway website, I believe this would be an easy, fun, and technology-driven way to present their research and finish products. Not to mention, it will be of great personal use to my PLN as I continue my education to become and educator. I have really enjoyed looking through your posts and seeing all the tools you have incorporated into your blog. If you would like to see some of the things I have incorporated into my own blog, you can go here. I am looking forward to seeing more of your blog posts!

    – Corinne Shirley

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