Prezi is similar to a PowerPoint in that they are both presentation tools, but that is where their similarities end.
Prezi Presentations are created on a "canvas" rather than on "slides". This helps to encourage focusing on combining text, pictures and video clips. Items on the canvas can be dragged, tilted, and zoomed to create an engaging look that really grabs students attention. Prezi Presentations are also FANTASTIC for hitting many learning styles at once (especially if you include video clips and pictures like I do)
I personally like incorporating Youtube clips in my Prezis as much as possible (the kids enjoy that as well). I think it is also beneficial for students to see the literary elements we discuss in class brought to life in video clips and in pictures.
I have included some screen shots of my prezi but it is really hard to get the full scope of it...
If you would like to see an example of a Prezi you can check out my free listing: Learning Styles Prezi
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This Prezi is a figurative language Prezi.
This contains: Simile, Metaphor, Alliteration, Personifcation, Onomatopoeia, Hyperbole
Each term is defined and examples of each are given in short and funnny video clips (my kids always giggle and enjoy them!)
This is really just a fun way to introduce/review terms that students have heard about 1,000 times!
This product also includes a handout for students to fill out as they view the Prezi!
**Note: I check each Prezi weekly to ensure the video clips within are still embedded and available, but if you purchase this product and have an issue or would like a video switched out for another one, just let me know and I will happily oblige!