Prezi, the popular online presentation tool, has updated some of their features.
Some major changes have been made to help correct Prezi’s major drawbacks:
- Seasickness: now much smoother smoothing and panning
- Necessity to use visible frames to group ideas topics: now able to use hidden frames
Check out the Prezi below to see the knew changes in action. (Click on More and Fullscreen in the Prezi)
Teachers have asked about how to embed a YouTube video into their Prezi presentations. There are instructions in the Prezi manual under the learn tab at Prezi.com. The method essentially requires two steps:1) downloading the video from YouTube in the correct format 2) embedding into the Prezi.
Downloading from YouTube and saving as an FLV file
There a number of ways to do this. Here is just one that is straightforward and sure to work.
Step #1 Go to YouTube and find the video required. Copy the URL of that video page.
Step #2 Go to http://keepvid.com Paste the URL in the menubar. Click Download.
Step #3 Download the FLV file
Step #4 Lastly, embedding the video into your Prezi is straightforward- Use Media then File as you would insert a picture.
Here is the example Prezi presentation used in one the sessions. Over 100 teachers were shown a ‘Prezi” presentation related to giving good a solid presentation. Check out Prezi and try it for yourself. Remember-less is more!
[prezi width=”550″ height=”300″]http://prezi.com/cxefggmdedgh/view/[/prezi]