Geology Instructor, Alvin Coleman, gave hisÂ students options this semester.Â Students were divided into groups and ask to research and present on a specific geologic/environmental disaster.Â The oral presentation did not have any specific visual requirements.Â Alvin left it up to the individuals groups to decide theirÂ presenting the material.Â Â Coleman did, however,Â introduce a new visual tool toÂ his students. Prezi, a free web-basedÂ presentation software.
Prezi is non-linear. Think of it as aÂ concept map rather than a typical slide (Power Point) presentation.Â
Perks of Prezi
- Access anywhere, anytime.Â You don’t have to worry about carrying around your flashdrive.
- Real time collaboration- can have up to 3 people working on a presentation at the same time.
- Presentations are stored “in the cloud”.Â 500MB of storage if you join with an education license.
- Ability toÂ download a flashÂ copyÂ of yourÂ presentationÂ to your computer.
The design and specficationsÂ of the assignment were clearÂ and provided toÂ the students.Â Coleman also provided a detailed grading rubric in addition to the project requirements.Â
Here’s a look at some of the Prezi’s groups created….