What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
What's it about?
A tutorial walks first-time users through the process of making a presentation step-by-step, and the streamlined site is fairly easy to navigate on the first try. The layout is reminiscent of other presentation software with a main screen for editing the presentation and thumbnails of the individual slides shown to the left. Kids can pick from Prezi's attractive built-in themes or design and upload their own. Help is available in several formats if kids get stuck along the way.
Is it any good?
A Prezi is a couple of notches cooler than a regular presentation because of its non-linear structure and unique 3D zooming effect. It makes it possible to create more dynamic presentations and to demonstrate relationships between ideas in a visual way. There's lots of support for users, making this a great option for teens, who should have no trouble following along with the tutorial and jumping right in.
For parents and teachers concerned about the user-generated content in the public gallery, Prezi Desktop is available with the free “Enjoy Edu” upgrade, which allows kids to work and present offline from their own computers. Some presentations have pretty long load times, especially for high quality images and videos, so it might be a good idea to download a presentation rather than trying to present over a wireless connection. This well-designed tool offers a new, fun way of presenting and communicating ideas to an audience.
Families can talk about...
Talk about how different presentation styles affect the overall message of a slideshow. Does a better looking slideshow help your audience better understand your meaning or does it distract from the real information?
Discuss what kind of issues could arise from posting Prezis publicly? Use our Social Networking Tips as a guide to controlling privacy settings for Prezi posts.
|Subjects:||Language & Reading: presenting to others, writing|
|Skills:||Tech Skills: digital creation, social media, using and applying technology |
Communication: conveying messages effectively, presenting
Creativity: producing new content
Thinking & Reasoning: part-whole relationships
|Pricing structure:||Paid, Free|