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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.

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First off, let’s change the theme:

  • From the Manage window, click the Settings button on the top right
  • Under the LOOK AND FEEL section, click the ‘Edit Theme’ button.
  • At the top, scroll through your over 40 theme options. Click the theme thumbnail to preview your site with this theme.
  • If you’d like, click the ‘Customize’ option on the top left to tweak the colors and other custom settings available with the theme you have chosen.
  • I’d skip the ‘Advanced’ option for now…
  • When you are happy, click the big green ‘Save, I’m done!’ button on the bottom right.
The Bookmarklet:
  • Posterous has a great tool for QUICKLY sharing a page on the Interent to your site – including a snippet of the page and your comments about it.
  • When you get back to your classroom, add the bookmarklet to your browser’s quick-links bar by heading to this page: and dragging the ‘Share on Posterous’ button to your browser’s bar.
Some Posterous Email Posting Tips:
  • Email anything to ‘‘, and it will be posted to your site.
  • Remember, attach anything you’d like to your email, and Posterous will figure out what to do with it.
  • If you are not ready for a post to be published, use ‘‘, and it will be marked as private invisible to your visitors until you change the post to public.
  • If you are using tags, you can add those to your post in the email by placing ((tags:Tag 1, Tag 2)) after the post title in the email subject line – this works with the Bookmarklet title as well!
  •  If you have an email signature, use #end when you want Posterous to finish paying attention to what’s in the message. Anything after #end will not appear on your site.
  • If you are sending a particularly long post, use #more to create a page break – this keeps the important stuff visible on your main page and the details will be visible on the post page.

  • What you post to your site is important to you, your students and their parents. 
  • Ideally, students and parents would visit your page daily to see what’s new or what you’ve added.
  • In reality, this will not be the case. The solution to this is to use the Autopost feature of Posterous along with some other great services like Twitter or a Facebook Fan Page.
  • If you have a Twitter account or a Fan Page on Facebook, you can link your Posterous site to these services and when you post something to your Posterous site, links to your post will be pushed to your fans and followers.
  • In other words, they will get the information that you’d like them to have where they already spend a lot of time, making it a greater possibility for your information to reach your target audience.
  • Set up a Twitter account at
  • Set up a Facebook Fan Page here.
  • Then, set up your Posterous Autoposting here.