A little background… About a month ago, I started using Twitter. Twitter is a fabulous on-line tool that allows me to communicate and stay connected with like-minded people. I’m still a newbie and am still learning the lingo. Recently, I’ve been seeing links with Prezi in the tweet. Now, not wanted to sound stupid, I did what any inquisitive person would do…
I googled it.
After clicking and reading several links, I discovered Prezi was a new on-line zooming presentation tool. The tool looked intriguing, so I applied for a membership. Several days later, I received confirmation from the company to have access to Prezi.
Prezi was fairly user friendly, with what seemed like gears in the upper-left hand corner to help you navigate. I’m pretty sure the teachers around me enjoyed hearing me laughing at all my mistakes as I learned. I’m a button-pusher–I like to think of it as “constructivist learning”. There were moments when I added so much white background, nothing else could be seen. Then there were a pile of objects I couldn’t figure out how to delete off to the side.
But, in an hour, I was able to create a potentially powerful presentation. iLearn Technology has some excellent suggestions for teachers wanting students to use Prezi.
Try the demo yourself at prezi.com and tell me if you agree.