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nom wrote:If you want to use mind-map-like, whiteboard-ish, apps for presentations, the best I know is the cloud-based Prezi. I have seen a few presentations made with this and they are generally very good - subject, of course, to the ability of the presenter.
Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:51 am Post
xiamenese wrote:nom wrote:If you want to use mind-map-like, whiteboard-ish, apps for presentations, the best I know is the cloud-based Prezi. I have seen a few presentations made with this and they are generally very good - subject, of course, to the ability of the presenter.
Hmm ... I'm teaching a class — bizarrely named "Communicative English", which makes me wonder what "Non-communicative English" would be good for! — to second-year U/Gs, in which I have got them making group presentations. A couple of the groups were using this software called "Prezi" which I'd never heard of and assumed was a Windows rival to PowerPoint. So thank you Nom for enlightening me. I'll have a look at it when I have a moment.
My impressions were two:
(1) it looked very interesting and capable of making very attractive presentations.
(2) in the hands of those students it appeared very hard to control! (They were flipping backward and forward between 'centres of information' — my expression as I have no idea wha Prezi calls the equivalent of notes in Scapple or nodes on a mind-map — desperately trying to both find and to get it to fix on the one they want.
So the next class will begin with the comment that rather than make a complex, whizz-bang presentation you can't control, make a simple one you can!
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