Teacher Review For Prezi

Prezi - Visually impressive alternative to Powerpoint

Brett M.
Principal/Head of School
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math, Science
My Rating 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I have used Prezi with the students as a means of allowing the students as another way for them to do presentations rather than just Powerpoint or Bristol board. Projects I have used with it include book reports, presenting math concepts, etc. The first time I have the students work with the Prezi, I give them the task I expect them do, the rubric and an exemplar. Then, I will lead the students through the beginning of a presentation as a class or small group. This process normally takes around 20 minutes for middle school students. I have also used it extensively to create my presentations to the students or staff members. I have even used it to present at national conferences. I find it much more captivating for the audience than the regular Powerpoint, Impress (Open Office) or the like presentation software.
My Take
Bored of the same old Powerpoint or Bristol Board presentation of student work. Prezi is a great alternative that is visually impressive and easy to use. Students enjoy the interactive and easy to use menus. Final results can be very pleasing. Disadvantages include the fact that the students do need to have a global picture of their presentation before starting out and there is a shortage of choice in templates. The biggest hiccup though was the fact that each student needs to register themselves with an email address.