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Week 10 Course Advisory – Prezi!

March 13, 2012

V8 PPT Critique and Your PPT Due: midnight Monday, March 12. 2012

Giving you practice on communicating an IDEA (what/content) to a particular AUDIENCE (who) in a particular (TREATMENT)

V9 PPT Critique and Your PPT Due: midnight Monday, March 19. 2012. See Visual Activity Guidelines (basically critique an existing Prezi, then post one of your own). HINT: Starting point: What-Who-How

Go to

  • You’ll need to sign up for an account.
  • Tour the features on the site on the bottom. You’ll also see TED Talks that use Prezi.
  • Learn Prezi through the 3 tabs (create, learn, explore) on the top.
  • Your finished Prezi can be stored online and made public or it can be downloaded.

My first prezi is here:

I learned by taking an existing PPT and playing with it. This example does not use the full features of a Prezi, but I did actually present this in a student-led seminar here.


V9 due March 19

One option: You could modify your PPT as a Prezi.

Another option: you might use the Prezi to pilot an idea for the TED Talk.

The TED Talk is a narrated presentation. You don’t have to be on camera but we need to hear you. Use PPT, Prezi, Camtasia/Jing (or other screencasting product) to present your visuals. Mix text and visuals carefully. Again you should run all communication products through: What-Who-How thinking.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 18, 2012 2:03 pm

    Hello. I am thinking about the TED talk, and I am wondering if I use the presentation that I have now been working for the past two weeks or if there is a certain “big idea” topic that we need to be doing. I know we talked about this early in the semester, but I can’t seem to remember what the topic should be. Thanks!

    • March 18, 2012 2:36 pm

      That can be your topic if you choose. One way of choosing is to think about the PPT, Prezi, and TEDs as ways to develop new ways of presenting one idea. An IDEA that is your’s, that depicts who you are as a professional, and positions you somehow out there, online, is another way of looking at this last activity.

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