Teacher Review for Prezi Classic

Engaging, thought provoking, endless teaching possibilities.. that is what Prezi is to me and my 5th graders!

Susan L.
Classroom teacher
Mar Vista Elementary School (Oxnard, CA)
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My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I really appreciate the templates that come with Prezi. They are perfect for starting and provide a great framework. I really like how the possibilities are endless once you learn how to connect everything via a path. I was overjoyed to see my struggling academic students thrive with being able to create without being held into a boundary. My ELL's were just as successful as my English only speaking students. I was surprised by my 2 students who don't usually put out much effort become totally engaged and offer to help others. They even went home and practiced more... one of them on his dad's phone! Prezi's can be a bit overwhelming if you try too much at one time. I really think the best tool on there is the undo arrow.. it saved us sooooo many times!
My Take
I love the creativity that Prezi elicits from my students. Regardless of academic abillity level, Prezi levels the playing field by allowing students to learn, grow, and create beautiful presentations. An amazing outlet for students who often get overlooked for any number of reasons. My 5th graders learned the basics in less than 30 minutes and within a day knew more than I did. A true breath of fresh air!