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.
If you would like to see an example of a Prezi you can check out my free listing: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Top-Ten-List-Prezi-First-Day-of-School-Activity-with-Handout
Download this Prezi and see what it is all about!
This Prezi is a Plot Diagram Prezi
I discuss the parts of the plot diagram and fill out a sample plot diagram with the definitions for the differing parts.
Then the students watch a short video clip and fill out a plot diagram handout for the video
Plot diagram notes and then a plot diagram for students to fill out for the short film are included!
**Note: I have updated this prezi so it was too large to house on TPT so upon download you will receive a link to the prezi online. You can use the link as it, or you can download it!