Teacher Review For Prezi

Prezi provides a modern update for presentations that allows for non-linear expression.

Jason J.
Education Program Manager, West Virginia Common Sense Education
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
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My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
Students use Prezi for presenting information to their peers. I use this with 6th to 8th grade students during each six week rotation. Prezi gives students power to build presentations out of the box other applications do not offer and builds excitement to try something new. The only negative is that students focus on appearance and sometimes neglect content for the presentation.
My Take
As a part of my class, I develop communication skills for my middle school students. They usually roll their eyes when I mention presentation tools until they realize I do not limit them to the "standard" for presenting. Prezi gives them an alternative, current tool with a features that promote creativity. The highlight of the product is the freedom to create a look that mimics the student’s vision for a presentation. This blank “slate” contributes to inventiveness for each individual.