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    • #14907
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      Hi – I know I’m coming a bit late to Prezi compared to some of my colleagues, such as Graham Perrin – http://prezi.com/user/f4uojf7hivhj/ – and Alessio Bernardelli – http://alessiobernardelli.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/prezi/ .

      What’s your experience been of it so far?

      I tried using it while leading a CPD session with teachers today and felt it was valuable – http://prezi.com/ax9cr8b6x3rz/electricity-1-v04/ . I imagine it’s easy to do some pointless, distracting things with it. I used it for two things that I’d have struggled to do with PowerPoint: zooming out to be able to show the whole presentation as a summary (is that synecdoche? If so, that’s the first time I’ve ever been able to use that word!); and zooming in on a diagram from the SPT Electric Circuits to show context.

      Prezi’s been mentioned in a few times previously in TalkPhysics:

      Claire Campbell ran a Prezi training session at the July 2012 Physics Update course – https://www.talkphysics.org/groups/102/forums/1602

      Justin Dillon used Prezi while doing a presentation in our 2011 SPN National CPD Conference – https://www.talkphysics.org/groups/102/forums/1147 .

      With the free, public version, you can create and share online, and export as a printable PDF.

      I’m planning on using the Prezi Pro version, which requires payment, so that I can use the desktop application, keep my presentations private, and export a portable version in case I don’t have web access. Which version do you use?

    • #14908
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      Doh! Forgot to say where to get it – prezi.com . Anyone can sign up to a free, online version, where any presentation you create is public: http://prezi.com/pricing/

       

      If you can get a US .edu email address, you can sign up for an improved version (still free): http://prezi.com/prezi-for-education/ .

       

      Are you a UK/Irish teacher? Do you use the free online version? Does it give you enough functions?

    • #14909
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      I use it and love it. Create the key points and then zoom in to the details

      see 17 uses here

      http://pinterest.com/twahlert/prezi-and-wordle-ideas/

    • #14910
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      And there’s this one which “shows off” (in just about every sense) what it can do: http://prezi.com/rfsnedhqmhqa/thoughts-on-using-prezi-as-a-teaching-tool/ .

    • #14911
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      I’ve been using the free “Prezi Public” licence. However, that gives only 100MB of online storage. Having used it for 11 presentations in two months, I’ve already used up 66MB. Anyone else running out of space?!

       

      I’ll upgrade to their “Enjoy” licence and try to take advantage of their discounts for non-profit organisations.

    • #14912
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      You really need the desktop version if you are going to be creating and showing presentations offline. However you can download them to an iPad and show them offline that way

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