Various tech writers in the blogosphere are very enthusiastic about a new online presentation-maker called Prezi. For example, GoToWeb20, an excellent blog that’s been on my RSS Reader for quite awhile (and which I’d recommend highly), described it this way:
[Prezi] allows people to create and perform stunning non-linear presentations with relations, zooming into details, and adjusting to the time left without the need to skip slides.
I’m sure that’s an accurate description of the service, but when I tried it out after I received an invitation, I was just as confused by how to use the application as I was by GoToWeb20’s description.
I attribute that completely, though, to my being a pretty non-tech-savvy person. It’s cool-looking, fun to play with and, for people like me and for English Language Learners, far too confusing to use.
I had originally, and tentatively (before I tried it out), placed Prezi on The Best “Unusual” Ways To Create Online Presentations. It certainly will help you create an unusual presentation, but it’s just not suitable for ELL’s.