How I Use It
I use Prezi to create presentations for professional development seminars and for my classroom.
As a professional development tool, it can grab the attention of your audience. Additionally, you can "give" the presentation to your audience with a url or QR code. For example, I created The Yes Culture: http://goo.gl/qZdaI for a leadership seminar I gave to the United Way.
In the class, I have used it as a way to engage students with digital storytelling. Two popular lesson plans included students creating and sharing "life maps" and poetry analyses.
Here's an example of what a poetry analysis might look like:
At first glance, Prezi is a mind-blowing presentation tool that makes PowerPoint look like yesterday's news. And in the right hands, it can be a fantastic and slick tool. However, be warned that Prezi is not for the faint of heart, as it requires quite a bit of time to explore and set up. In addition, it can eat up a lot of bandwidth in the classroom. When done poorly (with too many spins and zooms), I've seen the app cause motion sickness in the audience!