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Prezi presentations are a fantastic replacement for or addition to Powerpoints and other more standard presentation material in the classroom. The fluidity or "zooming" nature of these presentations appeal to students' senses of novelty, and I have often had literal "oo"s and "ahh"s coming from my students over topics as dull as grammar, rhetoric, and mechanics. This is no small task.
This prezi introduces students to the relationship between words and images. It is especially useful to get students thinking about the visual literacy required in the new CCSS. Indirectly, it can begin a discussion on the relationship between images and text in assessing advertising and/or reading graphic novels. Whether you are introducing them to it for exposure or plan to use it in conjunction with other materials to start working on argumentation or visual literacy, this presentation is a fun and lightly humorous way to engage with the contextualization of words and images.
The presentation includes various quick writing tasks to check engagement. The final writing task is slightly longer and requires students to synthesize the information they have learned throughout the prezi.
Although I use it with my SMARTBoard, the prezi only requires that you have a computer hooked up to some sort of projector for the students to see.