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.