prezi_logoI recently came a across a new tool called Prezi. It’s a web based application that allows you to create slideshows and display information on a screen. So what’s so new about it? It’s the way the information is presented. You have one giant screen with all your information on it, instead of a group a slides that you navigate by clicking the forward and back buttons. Here, you can go up, down, left, right, sideways, zoom in, zoom out. You can draw graphics like circles arrows to call out to information, add text, and media (like images, video, and PDFs). It’s a nice alternative to the typical presentation, but the zooming and bouncing around effects can becoming dizzying and over used. You can sign up for a free account here (there are also paid accounts with more space and the option to keep presentation files private, with a free account, your presentations are public. I also did not see an embed feature which would be nice in the future) :