First things first… Sign up for a free EduEnjoy Prezi account (a $59/year value for educators). Now that you have an account, you’ll need the free Prezi iPad app (link opens App Store). Check out how to get started with Prezi on the iPad, as well as the manual/FAQ’s page.
Prezi is a little different than other presentation software that you may have seen before. Instead of titles and bullet points to get your information across, you use space and scale to show your main and supporting ideas. Take a look at this example to get an idea of just what you can do with Prezi.
I really love using Prezi, and I was excited to see the iPad version add the ability to create and edit Prezi presentations. These are still new features (added about 2 months ago), so there are some things that the web version of Prezi can do that the iPad version is not (yet) able to do.
With Prezi on the iPad, you can:
- Create new prezis
- View and edit your existing prezis
- Download prezis to your iPad ready to view off-line
- Add images and photos
- Share your prezis
- Open hyperlinks
- Hide navigation buttons (particularly useful if you are presenting from your iPad)
- Set your prezi to autoplay
- View embedded prezis on an iPad via the Prezi for iPad app (as long as they were embedded after the technology to do this was created)
Currently the iPad version cannot:
- Create a path for a newly created prezi on your iPad.
- Add elements other than text or images (such as videos, frames, & shapes)
- Apply preset themes or customize the color of the text or background
Need some inspiration? Take a look at “How To Create a Great Prezi” from Adam Somlai-Fischer. Also, check out my “60 Educational Apps in 60 Minutes” prezi on my favorite apps for education and productivity on the iPad.