Death by powerpoint – we have all heard these words at some stage or another. It’s self-explanatory – too much powerpoint.
How do you make powerpoints more interesting? Prezi.com is the answer!
What is prezi you ask?
Prezi is a presentation software. Think Microsoft powerpoint but 3-D and a lot more interactive. Additionally, there is a lot of templates to be used!
Why use Prezi as opposed to powerpoints?
One huge advantage of using prezi is you can put a youtube clip or video straight into your powerpoint. No more ads or pop up windows while loading a youtube clip. Additionally, same for websites and URL – Prezi allows you to go from the presentation to the website with ease.
Additionally, it stands out from the crowd due to it’s interactive visual platform.
Also, it allows for sharing online which allows teachers from across the globe to share resources with each other. I’ve found this particularly useful when looking for primary resources or pictures directly from places such as Italy or Spain.
Can I use Prezi if I’m offline?
Yes you can – Prezi allows you to download your interactive PowerPoint and use them when offline or have a slow internet connection. However, you cannot load websites or YouTube videos while offline.
How much is it?
Prezi has numerous offers and accounts you can sign up to. However, if you’re just starting to use Prezi I would recommend going with the free account until you have found your feet.
Is there any criticism for using Prezi?
Yes – some people have reported feeling ill due to the zooming feature (ZUI). However, avoiding having too many zooming features will avoid this occurring.
http://www.web2access.org.uk/product/172/ This article goes through the disadvantages of using Prezi in the classroom and what effect it had on people.
Should I be worried then using Prezi in the classroom?
No – Prezi is a must have webtool that will benefit any teacher who has internet access.
How do I use Prezi after I sign up?
https://www.youtube.com/user/PreziVideoChannel – This is Prezi official youtube channel and goes through how to use Prezi and why you should!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.prezi.android&hl=en – Currently trying to embrace Google Apps and Docs feature.
https://twitter.com/prezi?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Prezi is also on Twitter!
https://prezi.com/ – The website itself!
Academic Resource: http://www.web2access.org.uk/product/172/ – University of Southampton – Web2Access