Tag Archives: Prezi

Picking the right tool for the job – making Prezi work for you

18 Jan

Last week, a coworker gave a presentation on hand hygiene using Prezi. Hand hygiene although important isn’t that inspiring a topic. In fact, I’ll hold my head in my hands if I see another training video of a nurse excitedly washing their hands!

However, the Prezi presentation on hand hygiene was different. The tool allowed my coworker to navigate through the topic, zooming in on the important issues and panning out to show the bigger picture. The presentation was extremely well-received.

It reminded me that picking the right tool for the job is crucial. Of course, Prezi isn’t always the right tool. But it does offer something that Powerpoint doesn’t and people are beginning to use the tool without making the audience seasick!

Prezi.com has a number of excellent Prezi presentations. One of my favourites is the Martin Luther King, Jr. presentation – a perfect example of how to use Prezi:
http://prezi.com/wxyivaj-4yoq/martin-luther-king-jr/

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My Top 10 Tools for Learning and Why

4 Nov

The Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies are currently collating their Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011. To contribute to the Top 100 click the link below:

http://c4lpt.co.uk/top-tools/top-100-tools-for-learning-2011/

Creating a list of Top 100’s or even Top 10’s is an interesting exercise. It makes us think about what is important and why.

Here is my Top 10 tools for learning and why:

1. Twitter – tell me 10 years ago that I could have access to the ideas of learning experts from around the world for free and I would have said that you were kidding.
2. Wikipedia – not only can I find out about a subject but I can add to the content. May be Quora could integrate with Wikipedia?
3. YouTube – visual learning at my fingertips. ScreenR is also a valuable tool.
4. Dropbox – I’ll Dropbox-it – no matter the size of the file I can share it with a group.
5. Slideshare – give a presentation at a conference then share it for the world to view.
6. Prezi – not quite the death of Powerpoint, but so much better.
7. Diigo – my web browsing annotated.
8. Evernote – got an idea then Evernote it.
9. BEEDOCS (Timeline) – visual learning at its best.
10. WordPress – blogging made easy.

Prezi Best Practices and Tips

27 Jan

So far I’ve created a number of Prezi’s. The experience has started to make me think about some best practices and helpful tips.

First of all, my initial Prezi’s were information dumps. Content thrown against the Prezi wall.  However,  I wanted to give my audience more than information overload. I wanted to connect my content/ideas together.

So, with later attempts I have used the frame functionality in Prezi to pull together content/ideas and present a more cohesive argument and general overview.

Click this link to see what I mean.

Also check out the tips here: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/4990

Prezi instead of Powerpoint

18 Jan

I’ve never been a fan of Powerpoint – it doesn’t reflect how my brain works. So when I found out about Prezi I needed to try it out.

Here is my first attempt at using Prezi: Captivate 5