Having mastered the all-powerful Powerpoint presentation over the course of my high school and undergraduate careers, I decided that I wanted to try something different for my final presentation in my Spanish poetry class. I had always heard of the program “Prezi” but never actually tried it. What distinguishes a Prezi from a Powerpoint presentation is the user’s ability to navigate and zoom in on/pan around a virtual canvas akin to a whiteboard.
So, last night, equipped with a Skinny Vanilla Latte and a fully-charged laptop, I spent a full two hours in Starbucks learning the ins-and-outs of the Prezi program, learning how to create frames and layers and insert digital images and videos for my presentation. After that, I tried my hand at creating my own Prezi, and I’m actually pretty happy with the results!
You may or may not need a Prezi account to view it, but here is the link to my very first Prezi presentation:
If any of you have a Prezi, what do you think of it? Is it better than Powerpoint? I personally got a little dizzy the first time I watched one, but after a lot of time and practice I think my first try went pretty well!
If any of you want to try something different than a Powerpoint and create a Prezi, I encourage you to go to prezi.com and try one out! It’s a really cool interactive way to present a project to your class.