"Caution: Prezi has a learning curve" -Brad Wilson (@dreambition)
At the end of this past school year (2010-2011) I had my students make a video skit to show the next year's class how to do the Daily 5. I told them they were the "professionals" and they had to show someone completely new to Daily 5 how it would work. I divided them into groups and gave each group a Daily 5 Choice. Then, I taped them!
I reminded myself a few weeks ago that I had done this and thought, I need to make this a worthwhile tool! What came to mind? Prezi. Now, I have only used Prezi 3 times and am STILL learning. It can be frustrating, but the finished product is AWESOME!
I think it is wonderful as a classroom tool when you want to gather your thoughts, prepare for a future lesson and do something way better than powerpoint :) Here are two Prezis I have created and use in my classroom:
How to Create a Simile and Metaphor Poem Prezi