prezi-hands on - Questrom World
DEATH BY POWERPOINT
ARE YOU GUILTY?
Bullets don’t kill people.
People kill people
*TuraSatana - I recently went to a presentation with over 200 slides. One of
these slides (at around no.150 or something) was a line and dot map of
the genome of a certain algae. To anyone who isn't a bio-informaticist
(i.e. everyone but the presenter) …this strip is not really that much of
• Unconstrained non-linear alternative to PowerPoint
Bridge between whiteboard and slides Creates a
• Began in 2008 in Budapest, Adam Somlai Fisher
founder wanted to combine art and architecture.
• TED presentations were some of the first
• 60% are used educational puposes
• For educators Prezi is free, offline editing $60yr,
private accounts $60yr.
From Nitin Joglekar’s Class- OM865 Idealab
Josh Brolin (Blended Learning Book) suggests that there is ladder of abstraction for stages of
learning that range from reading, seeing, hearing, doing something to teaching. We wish to
leverage “learning through teaching” aspect and have set up a short “Creating of
Instructional Module,” assignment for you in lieu of exams or homework problems.
You are required to select a theme (e.g. technique for stimulating opportunity generation, starting
at pp. 36 in the Innovation Tournament text or any other item discussed during the 5 days of
the class). We ask that you use the technology in the classroom to create an instructional
presenation to teach this theme to other students in this class, or to colleagues in your future
workplace. The minimum number of elements is six. The maximum number elements is 25.
The maximum length of the resulting presentation should be 5 minutes.
Here is a link to site on an expert (Sal Khan) who creates such videos:
http://www.khanacademy.org/ ; Sal also has appeared on the TED and NBR etc. Here are
some examples of Sal Khan’s video work:
Here is an example of an instructional video that was produced professionally (we surely don’t
expect this quality of product from you, but we have been surprised before!):
PREZI LEARN is phenomenal!
Throw it all in there first, rearrange later
Can do mind maps, great use for it.
Scaling is impt.
Use size and position to emphasize, express relationships
When inserting pictures, you can do an instant search. Fast and
Capture view helps you capture a page, create thumbnails for
creating your paths later.
Frames are also used to create these. Pros use mostly invisible
LET’S GO! GATHER UP YOUR MATERIAL!
• Go to Prezi.com and open an account. Use your .edu mailing
address for an educational account
• Go out to Google Images and select at least 3 images. Pick the
larger sizes (above 400 pixels if possible)
• Find one YouTube video. Keep that window open.
• Find a Prezi template you like or make a copy of an existing Prezi
• Start adding various elements using the Insert menu
• Try adding a frame around some text and a picture
• Use the Path function to create a show
• Play your show!
Lots of options: public, private, editable, re-usable
Have students use the share, edit link or use PREZI
Meeting rather than sending files.
Can co-edit, or hand over control
There is a last date edited indicated so you can tell when it was last
You can't really search for elements. Tagging not available yet (maybe
You can also copy and paste different Prezis together
Save in .flv format for sound at path points, plays on path point, invisible
marker .swf plays throughout the present./ continuously
Use Screencast to put voiceovers on your Prezi.