Prezi is a visual and video communications company that helps people communicate their ideas more effectively through a more visual, spatial presentation platform. Teachers worldwide are using Prezi’s interactive video tool – Prezi Video – to better connect with their students and maintain a clearer connection throughout distance learning.
According to the people behind this solution, like a newscaster or weatherperson, the human mind can remember things based on where they are in space. This is why teachers interact with whiteboards. Prezi realized that video lacked a crucial element of engagement in its traditional format — when screen-sharing, speakers would lose the connection with their audience and risk disengagement. This problem is exacerbated for teachers during distance learning, as teacher-student engagement is critical to successful learning.
Prezi introduced Prezi Video, the market-first video tool that puts presenters and graphics together on the main screen of a video in real-time, to allow teachers to quickly and easily create compelling instructional videos, without needing graphic design skills. It’s free for educators and works with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Webex, and GoToWebinar.
With COVID, Prezi saw teachers in 175 countries and teachers in more than 10,000 schools across 60% of U.S. school districts giving virtual presentations within the video screen to maintain human connection, while also receiving the benefit of being in the same space as their content: A Bronx science teacher’s remarkable STEM lessons; a Modesto principal’s daily video announcements to learners and families at home; English Language Learner teacher’s lessons mixing languages and visuals to better reach their students. For this and more, Prezi is a Cool Tool Award Finalist (2021) for “Best Video-based Learning Solution” as part of The EdTech Awards from EdTech Digest. Learn more.