So today after reading about Prezi and half heartedly looking at this new online resource, I decided to give it a try in class. So I took the lesson I had created for today in Powerpoint and began the process of cutting and pasting and put all of the information into Prezi. I found the process to create presentations to be surprisingly easy. As a typical guy, I did not read any of the directions or watch any of the how-to videos that they provide and was able to create my lesson quite quickly. The only issues that I ran into was that image files needed to be GIF format and videos in Flash format.
As I presented the information to the students, they seemed to enjoy the presentation and were captivated by the zoom in and zoom out functions during the presentation. As an added bonus, all of your presentations are kept online so that you can access them from anywhere. Also this site allows you to embed these presentations into your class website and download them onto your computer. I took sometime to show this to other faculty members, and they to thought that it would be a useful resource for presenting information to their perspective classes. This is a resource that I know I will use again and recommend for other teachers. It is simple to use and it enables you to create presentations quickly and easily. So if you have not already, check out this resource at http://prezi.com.
Note: Teachers be sure to check out the discount rate they offer to upgrade to the pro version.
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