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Friday, March 20, 2009

Create Stunning Presentations

Prezi

Prezi lets you "create maps of texts, images, videos, PDFs, drawings and present in a nonlinear way". Prezi is a great tool for creating stunning presentations, performing completely differently to OpenOffice Impress and PowerPoint.

Just have a look at the two examples to see what I mean! You can click on the second button from the left to view the presentation in full screen. Follow the order of the presentation by using the direction arrows or simply click and drag to move about the presentation screen and zoom in and out as you choose.

1) Book Quiz - See if you can spot the name and author of each of these books!
from the HappyHippy



2) Learning with Technology at SAS - A presentation about how we use technology across the curriculum at Shanghai American School.
from U Tech Tips



Obviously, Prezi is a great tool for creating controlled presentations that will impress an audience. I think, perhaps, it also has potential as a self-directed learning tool.

Prezi is still in Beta development, but inspired by these great examples, I have now signed up and am in the middle of creating my very own first Prezi due for release shortly.


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