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 students 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 video 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 have included a "How to Open and Use Prezi File" if it is your first time using prezi.
At the start of each school year I have my students figure out their learning styles.
It not only helps me with differentiating instruction, but it helps them too!
What I have created is a prezi that introduces students to 7 different learning styles (see handout in preview) using fun and silly video clips.
Then students are asked to complete a learning styles inventory and determine what learning style best suits them and how knowing this style can help them with their learning endeavors.
This Prezi comes with a handout for students and can be used within any subject!
***Note: You must TYPE the link. If you try to click or cut and paste the link it will say, "Prezi not found."
Other back to school activities:
All About Me Back to School Activity: Cell Phone Bundle
Instagram All About Me Back to School Activity
Facebook All About Me Back to School Activity
Top Ten Prezi (Back to School Activity)
Back to School Learning Styles Inventory Prezi and Handout