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 studentsÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ 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 thought that I would list this prezi that I created last summer when I was asked to spearhead a field trip to D.C. as a free listing so that people who are unfamiliar with Prezi could see what it is all about (it really is an amazing service!!!)