History of Art and Architecture

Prezi Workshop


Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Looking for a way to move beyond traditional slides or add new life to old presentations?  Prezi is an easy-to-use presentation tool (as easy to use as PowerPoint) that provides a fresh, new, interactive way to present information to your students.  Driven by Flash animation, Prezi allows you to organize course content in logical ways, while at the same time establishing multiple connections between multiple fields of knowledge. You can use Prezi to give a presentation in a predetermined “Path," or explore instead, in response to student interactions. You can even have your students navigate, contribute to, or create a Prezi on their own.  Prezi also easily integrates media. (For sample Prezis, see: http://prezi.com/explore/.) This interactive workshop will familiarize you with the pedagogical and technical aspects of working with Prezi.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

*identify some of the advantages of Prezi over traditional presentation tools, like PowerPoint; *use best practices in teaching with Prezi; *create their own new Prezi or convert an old PowerPoint presentation into a Prezi; *and avoid common pitfalls in the creation of Prezis.

Space is limited, so please directly RSVP to Alison Langmead (adl40@pitt.edu) to reserve your spot. You are also free to show up on the day and see if there are any available seats.