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.
This Prezi is a Plot Diagram Prezi
I discuss the parts of the plot diagram and ask students to fill out a sample plot diagram with the definitions for the differing parts.
Then the students watch an animated short film that has been chopped into the different pieces of the plot diagram.
Finally, students will watch another short film and fill out a plot diagram for the film.