Prezi App Guide for Students to Shine Online

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What is Prezi?

  • Presentation software that allows users to create and share visually engaging slide presentations through a website
  • To create a presentation, users select a template, customize the presentation, adjust the layout, and add content
  • Presenter view offers the ability to write verbal cues and notes to guide the presenter, as well as a timer function to help the presenter keep pace
  • Similar to Google apps, teams can edit presentations together in real time  
  • Users can insert images, videos, icons, graphs, shapes, or text into their presentation
  • Zoom animations can be added as transitions throughout a presentation
  • To share a presentation, users send a public link

Why should parents care?

  • Unless your student has a paid account, all Prezi presentations are public online
  • Prezi has a searchable database of public presentations. Although the app is for educational purposes only, presentations can contain inappropriate content and explicit images
  • Prezi can help students make engaging presentations for school, extracurricular activities, or volunteering events
  • Having a positive, insightful, and well designed presentation can showcase a student’s passion and knowledge on a specific subject. Presentations like these can create a positive digital footprint for a student

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This app is listed in the SmartSocial.com Green Zone.
This app is not safe for students to use unsupervised, but a Green Zone app can serve a positive purpose to help a student to navigate social media and someday build an online brand. Read more below to find out why this app is in the Green Zone.

This app is listed in the SmartSocial.com Gray Zone.
Gray Zone apps often contain lots of private & disappearing messages, and strangers can use this to chat with students. Parents should participate in these apps with students to keep them safe. This zone can be a great place for family time since many of these apps can be entertaining, and let your students express themselves. Read more below to find out why this app is in the Gray Zone.

This app is listed in the SmartSocial.com Red Zone.
Red Zone apps often have lots of anonymous features, adult content, and easy contact with strangers. Supervision is strongly suggested on each of these apps or move your kids to a safer zone. All apps require parental supervision, these apps more than others. Read more below to find out why this app is in the Red Zone or view our list of 100+ Apps to find a safer app with your student.
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This trend is categorized as a Dangerous Social Media Challenge.
Viral challenges encourage students to do dangerous things to garner likes, views, attention, and subscribers. These challenges can be found across several social networks and may encourage students to perform dangerous activities. SmartSocial.com keeps parents updated on these social media challenges before an incident may occur in your community.

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Prezi is a presentation software that allows users to create and share visually engaging slide presentations through a website at Prezi.com.

What is Prezi?

  • Presentation software that allows users to create and share visually engaging slide presentations through a website
  • To create a presentation, users select a template, customize the presentation, adjust the layout, and add content
  • Presenter view offers the ability to write verbal cues and notes to guide the presenter, as well as a timer function to help the presenter keep pace
  • Similar to Google apps, teams can edit presentations together in real time  
  • Users can insert images, videos, icons, graphs, shapes, or text into their presentation
  • Zoom animations can be added as transitions throughout a presentation
  • To share a presentation, users send a public link

Why should parents care?

  • Unless your student has a paid account, all Prezi presentations are public online
  • Prezi has a searchable database of public presentations. Although the app is for educational purposes only, presentations can contain inappropriate content and explicit images
  • Prezi can help students make engaging presentations for school, extracurricular activities, or volunteering events
  • Having a positive, insightful, and well designed presentation can showcase a student’s passion and knowledge on a specific subject. Presentations like these can create a positive digital footprint for a student

Prezi.com in the News

Harvard researchers found Prezi significantly more organized, engaging, persuasive and effective than both PowerPoint and presentations with no visual aids. –eWeek
Prezi doesn't work for everyone and has limitations with regards to fonts and other elements on the basic subscription options. –Forbes

Student presentation ideas:

  • Create a presentation of your resume and walk people through your experience and education
  • Presenting your resume is a great way to use visuals to tell your story for the college admissions process, internships, and summer jobs
  • Showcase your progress in a hobby and share what you’ve learned along the way. Some examples are:
  • Art
  • Sports
  • Dance
  • Programming
  • Music
  • etc...
  • Teach others something you are knowledgeable about like playing an instrument or speaking a second language
  • If you’ve volunteered recently, share your experience and thank the organization you worked with

What can parents do?

  • When you’re ready for your student to be online, encourage them to use apps and websites like Prezi that positively impact their digital footprint
  • Teach your children to keep all of their online content Light, Bright & Polite™
  • Remind your student that all of their presentations are public and can be found online
  • Have a discussion with your student and help them determine what kind of presentations they should create to help them shine online

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