Presentation on theme: "W HAT IS P REZI AND WHY SHOULD MY TEACHER USE IT ? Let’s take a closer look at this creative tool."— Presentation transcript:
W HAT IS P REZI AND WHY SHOULD MY TEACHER USE IT ? Let’s take a closer look at this creative tool.
W HAT I S P REZI ? Prezi is a zooming presentation editor. In simple terms, Prezi is a program that teachers can use to create a presentation that CATCHES your attention. It is very similar to PowerPoint, but with more interesting features. Presentations are created on a large “canvas,” just like an art project. You can add text, images, and video to your presentation. How fun! Items on the canvas can be dragged, tilted, and zoomed. Can you imagine an alligator ZOOMING in as you sit at your seat? A “path” can be drawn between the text, images, and video to create an animation. Almost like a movie!
C HECK O UT THE F EATURES ! FeatureWhat is it? Text The WORDS on your canvas Place WHERE your text, image, or video is on your canvas Media WHAT you have on your canvas Frame Think of the frame as a “spotlight” on your text, image, or video Line You can draw a line to point to a key detail in your text or image Path The path of your Prezi is the journey that it will take from start to finish Show After all of your hard work, it is time to view the show! File Remember, it is always important to save your work. Click on “File” and then “Save and Close.”
W HY U SE P REZI ? I T I S E ASY A ND E XCITING ! With Prezi, teachers can teach students in a dynamic, interesting, and motivating way. Think: Would you like to complete a worksheet about Greater Than and Less Than OR watch an engaging presentation about Greater Than and Less Than that uses pictures, text, and video? Reflect: Which activity would be easier to understand? Which activity would be more interesting?
W HY U SE P REZI ? T HE WOW FACTOR ! Each day, you come to school with a smile on your face ready to learn. As the day goes on, you get bored and tired. How can I change this? The answer is simple! Instead of worksheets and simple activities, I can use PREZI to stimulate your thinking. Today, we are going to explore the Prezi website together and then create our first Prezi presentation together.
H APPY Z OOMING ! All we need is a computer with an Internet Connection and a little creativity to get started! 1. Log on to: www.prezi.comwww.prezi.com 2. Next, let’s look at the introduction video by the man who created Prezi. 3. Then, we will look at the example: Charlie The Greedy Crocodile 4. Now that we have explored what Prezi is, we will sign up for an account and get started on our first project together.