How I Use It
I use Prezi when I am introducing a topic that has many components and therefore benefits from categories and subcategories. I also assign students to create Prezis for a variety of topics. Prezi assists students in presenting a concept in a "cool" way and helps them to stay organized while speaking in public. Students were successful in utilizing the templates and some decided on creating their on. One thing that can be noted is that when students are creating their own presentation, there is a learning curve, therefore a good amount of time is spent on styling the presentation and content application can become second priority.
Prezi is a visually appealing software that allows teachers and students to create engaging presentations. I generally like that templates are available to choose from or they can be customized by the creator. Overall, Prezi is a good teaching tool because it encourages student engagement. Students often remain attentive to the presentation because it is so visually appealing and unique in comparison to other presentation software. It is a good learning tool because students use Prezi to make presentations on topics that they can present to the class. Creating presentations based on knowledge acquired requires use of higher level thinking.