Prezi is a great alternative to Powerpoint presentations in your classroom. These presentations feature fluid animation that captures your students' attention. Overall, I have found these presentations to be far more effective than a standard presentation in my classes.
Here is a link to a shortened, preview version of the Prezi. Please copy and paste the following link into your browser for a preview of animation:
This particular prezi is an introductory activity for an Ernest Hemingway short story unit, but it would work for any of Hemingway's novels as well. The presentation covers some major biographical information as well as a description of Hemigway's writing style (including "the iceberg principal" or "theory of omission") and a few of his major themes.
To play the full Prezi, simply download the zip file and extract to your computer. You will be able to play the prezi without any software or prezi account.