I jumped on the Prezi bandwagon when it was still in beta and accepted members by invitation only. I have not looked back since!
So far I have created at least four Prezi presentations and have used the first three for teaching and the most recent one for an administrative/policy briefing. The first three have been featured in Prezi as “Staff Picks”.
- Second Life for Educators (may not work properly)
- Teaching for the Future
- Educational Gaming
- From CITE (Centre for IT in Education) to CeL (Centre for e-Learning)
Why do I like Prezi?
First, a Prezi presentation is based on an unrestricted canvas instead of sequential slides. You can place anything (text, images, audio, video) anywhere. Transitions are more dynamic and meaningful (e.g., zooming in and out of an image) and you can move about as the need dictates instead of being a slave to the tool.
Second, Prezis are cloud-based and shareable. As a result of this, a team can work on a Prezi collaboratively in real-time or asynchronously.
Third, I have never had to teach anyone how to use Prezi. I merely use it myself, model some strategies, and my student teachers take it upon themselves to learn how to use it on their own!