Two important assumptions:
* Technology is not neutral. “The medium is the message.” – McLuhan
* Prezi isn’t a magic bullet; it has problems and concerns that are both similar and separate from SlideWare.
Perks and drawbacks (the “Why Prezi?”)
* NASA analysis by Tufte
What Prezi is capable of (the “How Prezi?”)
Good design principles
* Watch/play with the following:
Now that we’ve discussed, watched, and played with some examples and thought about best practices, let’s start to build our own.
Think of a simple lesson plan (or presentation topic you might be responsible for). Try to limit yourself to 3-5 “points” or steps.
Next, give it a brief spatial outline on a piece of paper. Try to roughly mimic how you might design it in prezi.
Now, we’ll look for some media to accompany the presentation:
Pictures: Flickr CC search; reminder on copyright use for educational purposes http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html
Video: YouTube – or convert to a FLV or SWF
Get to know Frames:
visible vs. hidden
Get to know Paths
Play! …and as a challenge, see if you can incorporate pictures, video, zooming, and (only) 2 or three font colors!