Prezi Updated!

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)

[prezi]http://prezi.com/eyri4to8hdwk/prezi-updates-ism-version/[/prezi]

Embedding YouTube Videos into 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.

keepvid


Step #3 Download the FLV file

keepvid 2

Step #4 Lastly, embedding the video into your Prezi is straightforward- Use Media then File as you would insert a picture.