Make WOW Presentations! Prezi Basics for Librarians (one-day workshop for library and literacy staff and volunteers)
Prezi is a cloud-based application used to design and display presentations on a virtual canvas. Some describe it as a cross between PowerPoint and a white board. Some see it more as a camera panning and zooming on a large canvas. The free online editor version of Prezi will be used in this course. Sign up for an account and bring your login and password: prezi.com/recommend/zho6efdjyfi3 Make sure and get the public, free account where no credit card is needed.
- Panning and zooming
- Importing from PowerPoint
- Inserting frames, text, images, videos, website addresses
- Changing themes
- Understanding the basics of paths
- Multiple options for sharing your Prezi
On a personal note, my high school son has been using Prezi for class presentations. It works well in a student environment since the online version is free and allows for collaboration. Impress the tweens and teenagers at your library, plus give the adults something different so maybe they won't fall asleep during presentations!
Note: If your presentation needs to be displayed on your library website, you should not use Prezi as it is NOT 508 compliant. Instead, stick with PowerPoint so you can utilize the accessibility features in it. For more on accessibility, check out the one-day course sections of Carolyn Bibles' Make Online Docs Accessible and Usable for ALL Your Customers: Word Techniques--much of that class is applicable to PowerPoint.
Two prerequisites: 1) The attendee needs to be well-versed and comfortable using computers in general. 2) Class participants need to create a free Prezi account using this link before coming to class: prezi.com/recommend/zho6efdjyfi3/
Kathy Blick O'Donnell, trainer and computer and app lab coordinator at ODL, will teach the class.
Travel stipend for overnight stay may be available if public library, library system, tribal library or literacy organization is 60 miles or more from ODL. Initial travel stipend paperwork must be returned to ODL before the class date. Contact Doris Dixon to request paperwork via email Doris.Dixon@libraries.ok.gov or phone (405) 522-3217. Stipend will be based on lodging receipt,up to $92. If lodging charges are less than $92, the contract will be written for the actual amount, not $92. Mileage also may be reimbursed at 30 cents/mile if you are paying for your own gas & cannot collect from your library/literacy organization. Stipend contracts will be made out to the library/literacy organization. It will be your responsibility to collect your reimbursement from such organization. No travel stipend contracts will be paid until the class has been attended and photocopied proof of overnight stay (if applicable) has been submitted to the Office of Library Development.
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