Teacher Review For Prezi

Add online collaboration and sharing to presentations with Prezi.

Eric W.
Classroom teacher
West Ottawa High School Campus
Holland, MI
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My Grades 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 2
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I often use it to present lessons to the class (a la' PowerPoint). Afterwards, I will email the presentation to students who were absent. This works better than a file that requires students to own the software. I also have students create presentations. Often they will create elaborate Prezis that provide a rich level of detail. This would be a great way for students to organize notes to present to their study group, too. I've used Prezi to present my learning at a professional conference, too. It really requires the user to understand how ideas are connected.
My Take
Prezi is a great online presentation tool to replace PowerPoint. It enlivens presentation by providing easy to use, fresh backgrounds. Students like the 3-d zooming effect, too. It is robust in that it can be used to create dense presentations or adapt to only show the big ideas. Many learners appreciate that Prezi shows them the big picture before breaking it down into small chunks. It's also easy to share. Users can choose to share it as a completed document or to share editing rights. This means a teacher can share the notes (via a link or downloaded as a PDF) or students can collaborate on presentations without needing to be in the same location. No software is required. Prezi is relatively easy to use, but there are always new strategies and tricks to acquire. It is handy regardless of the users' level of expertice.