Kimberly Moseley Richard White John Mclucas MEDT 7462 Dr. Paynter
This is a very important feature for first time users ofPrezi. This takes you through the steps on how to startand how to advance and use the other features that Prezioffers.
These are a great resource to help remind new users whatto do or how to do something else. There are also videosfor the visual learners out there! Available in all 3sections.
One of the best features is being able to upload a previousPPT or other previously saved work. Then you canmanipulate it within the boundaries of Prezi.
Frames allow you to change the border around theinformation blocks.
These are the featured new tools that are available toPrezi users. If you click on the “learn” tab at the top,click on the manual, and then knowledge base. This willtake you to the features offered section. When you clickon a particular item, it will give the user a step-by-stepinstruction on how to incorporate that feature into yourPrezi presentation. An example of 3D Background:http://prezi.com/329po3lu56xh/3d-background/
This tab allows the user to search for Prezis that havealready been completed.
At the bottom of this image, it gives other ways to contactand get help when using Prezi.
Teachers would use Prezi to provide interactive and scaffolded learning opportunities for students at all ability levels. Professional development trainers could use Prezi to make presentations to teachers more interesting and interactive for group learning. Administrators could use it for planning meetings and strategy sessions to get all those on staff involved in the development of various school plans. Students would use it to create study aids, multimedia projects, and original presentations to demonstrate mastery of content.
Adds interactivity to presentations, and to creation of presentations Improved interest from viewers Alternative to PowerPoint Multi-media capability Use to differentiate instructions for both high and low ability learners Low cost and ease of use for beginners Attractive interface and end product Gets and holds attention of audience, and shows well on interactive technology boards
Students and teachers can get educational accounts free of charge. The Edu Enjoy account is free, gives you up to 500mb of storage space and includes many premium features. The Edu Pro account is $4.92 per month and gives you access to all premium features and up to 2gb of storage space. Group licensing is priced at $192 per end user. Both education accounts give you the ability to make your Prezis private.
“…meaningful technologicalapplications and tools havebroad potential regardless of thediscipline and can be easilyutilized to support experientialand active learning goals.” -Jo Williams & Susan J. Chinn
Using Web 2.0 to Support theActive Learning Experience In their article on the importance of Web 2.0 technologies in education, Williams and Chinn emphasize: Today’s students are part of the “net generation” and need Web 2.0 technologies (like Prezi) to keep them engaged. The use of Web 2.0 technologies with students increases active students engagement, therefore, increasing student achievement.
Using Web 2.0 to Support theActive Learning Experience Other conclusions from Williams and Chinn’s research include: Many students already posses Web 2.0 technologies skill sets and their ability to rely on prior skills leads to active learning environments. Student evaluations showed that students felt the use of Web 2.0 technologies in their classes helped them engage in meaningful learning.
Williams, J., & Chinn, S. J. (2009). Using Web 2.0 to Support the Active Learning Experience. Journal Of Information Systems Education, 20(2), 165-174.