On Tuesday, I published a prezi video tutorial for teachers that detailed many of the bells and whistles of prezi.com and went through how to create a prezi from scratch. I think it is important to understand the underpinnings and inner-workings of any tool we use in the classroom, especially if we assign students to make them. However, I'm also a full-time English teacher and mother with papers to grade, meetings to attend, and blocks to build, so today I created a video that shows how I create a full class period prezi in less than 15 minutes. My hope is to show you that prezi can seamlessly create multi-media lessons that can be saved and tweaked for future lessons, saving time in the long run.
Are you looking for a quick and easy way to spice up your lectures and presentations? Do you want to engage students with the latest in educational technology? If so, you have to check out Prezi.com! Prezi is a beautiful alternative to powerpoint that allows you to easily embed images, videos, and other media to create stunning presentations sure to wow even the most surly of teens. (I also use it to impress parents at back to school night!) Today, I've created a video tutorial that goes through many of the basic functions of prezi. After you check out this video, be sure to come back on Thursday for my favorite teacher tips for creating amazing full class presentations in less than 15 minutes.