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Many teachers assign presentations to help their students develop their speaking and presenting skills. I recently learned to use some presentation software that is available free on the web. It’s called Prezi and is particularly good for those who do not like to write lots of words and who...

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A Cool (Free) Tool for Doing a Presentation

Posted by: Livia McCoy on Oct 19, 2011 in Technology, Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Middle School, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kindergarten, Homework, High School, Elementary School


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Many teachers assign presentations to help their students develop their speaking and presenting skills. I recently learned to use some presentation software that is available free on the web. It’s called Prezi and is particularly good for those who do not like to write lots of words and who tend to be more creative. It also allows you to show off how much you know about a topic without tempting you to turn around and read from the screen.

 With Prezi, you create a single document that is sort of like a poster that presents your topic.  I recommend keeping it simple with lots of pictures and few words.  You can decide what order you would like for things to play, embed YouTube videos, import images, group information, and format colors and themes.  You can also download your presentation and present it without being online. 

 The best way to learn how to use Prezi is to watch the tutorials on the Prezi website. As usual, parents should supervise children while online—Prezi allows anyone to post samples of their work.

Give it a try! See whether this is a tool that will help the next time your child is asked to do a presentation in school.  It is a way to do an impressive, creative presentation.  And it’s free.

 

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  1. Posted by - Johnathan on Oct. 25, 2011

    Thank you, thank you, thank you...I could not remember the name of this product. I went to a conference this month and the presenter was talking about it. I am passing this on to others! Thank you!
  2. Posted by - Lisa on Oct. 21, 2011

    This looks pretty neat. I am going to pass the link along to my kids. I also just read that Google just updated and added a lot of new features to their free presentation app.

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