Teacher Review for Prezi Classic

Bringing presentations to life in 3D

Kimberly M.
Classroom teacher
Sequim Community School
Sequim, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Prezi is a great tool to use with all levels of students. The 3D and movement between slides or points is highly engaging. I have used Prezi to present academic terms, reinforce ideas from previous discussions, and for small group work. Sometimes the movement between slides was tricky and faltered a bit. But that could be user-error because Prezi can move in a non-linear way, unlike PowerPoint which is very linear in movement. That didn't seem to deter my students from using Prezi though.
My Take
I like that this is an online tool. It's easily accessible at school (as long as the network isn't down!) and at home. I like the desktop option as well. I enjoyed created a presentation much more with Prezi than with PowerPoint or Keynote. It forced me to create presentations in a non-linear fashion, which is hard to do after years of using PowerPoint. I like the 3D zooming feature and the kids enjoy that as well. I wouldn't say that this is the end-all be-all PowerPoint replacement product. But it's a good tool to use to keep kids focused on making a presentation either on their own or with their peers.