Japanese Canadians 1877-1946: The Hoax of Pearl Harbour.
a presentation on John Boyko’s ‘Last Steps of Freedom: The Evolution of Canadian Racism’
(Unfortunately WordPress.com doesn’t allow embedding of Prezi files, so please follow the link above. If anyone knows a way around this, please let me know! Thanks)
The above Prezi was done in conjunction with a presentation I am doing for my Cross Cultural Education class. Having seen how engaging Prezi is, I thought I would take the leap and try Prezi out to tell this story of discrimination towards the Japanese in Canada.
While Prezi was simple enough to use, there were times where I found that the lack of more advanced options, such as grouping images/text together would have been really helpful when making a path. Also, the option to draw was there, but I had no control over what colour I wanted to use. I simply had to follow the template I had chosen. As well, it seems some bugs still exist, keeping me from saving or adding media which made it much longer to complete than I thought it would.
Aside from these points,Prezi was a lot of fun to use, and really challenged me to think using the Prezi parameters. I found that tough at first because I am so used to thinking about a presentation’s transition to powerpoint/keynote.
It did take longer to create a presentation like this because for one thing I had to think of an audience that might see this presentation separate from the one I will be doing in class, and I had to choose what material was truly important in carrying the story across, without bogging it too down with details, and/or making it too vague. I hope I was successful in this regard.
Those who have seen the presentation while I’ve been working on it have been super impressed with what Prezi can do. I encourage everyone to give it a try, and see what they think.