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ELA: Writing ^Music, Art and Makerspaces All Ages Website


Flexible Thinking Organization Verbal Reasoning Abstract Reasoning Spatial Perception

Mindprint Expert Review


  • Adaptable tool which can help students apply lessons in many subjects.
  • Wide variety of features allows students to demonstrate creativity while using communication and organizational skills.
  • Product is an attractive, unique 3D presentation which students will enjoy and take pride in their work.


  • Although most students will enjoy the many options and variety of features, spending time making those choices and customizing may be distracting.
  • Because of the many features and presentation displayed on the screen, some students may find this site visually overwhelming.

Mindprint Expert Review

This is an excellent site that provides a wide range of possibilities for students to create 3D digital presentations while demonstrating knowledge and creativity. The program is suitable for students and adults, but it will be important for adults to provide appropriate support depending on the student and project goals. Students choose from hundreds of beautiful, clean, colorful blank templates which include newspaper, world map and input/output. This site uses a clean interface and students can easily design frames and insert text, photos, images or videos. Students should not have any problems making changes, using effects, editing or adding frames which makes this site preferable to similar sites. The result is a beautiful, working 3D presentation which can be saved in the site and shared. Students will rely on critical thinking, planning and organization skills as they map out their presentations. While most users will appreciate the extensive variety in font, frames, templates, uploads etc. that encourages creativity, the number of choices could overwhelm students with weaker skills who could get caught up in the visual details rather than focusing on the academic project and content. Adults will appreciate that most students will be able to use the site independently and they will need only to help with organization of content and editing. In the free version, all prezis are public. After the free trial, users will need to upgrade which provides privacy, additional storage and more effects. Overall, a well-designed, high quality site that can be an effective way to engage students in critical thinking and communication.

Academic Benefits

Improves academic skills

  • Provides sufficient and varied types of practice problems to maximize understanding and generalization of the targeted skill/concept
  • Manufacturer claims alignment with Common Core/Known Standards
  • Presents educational concepts accurately
  • Explains answers so students can learn from mistakes
  • Better for teaching the skill to new or struggling learners
  • Better for practicing or refreshing the skill
  • Skills are practiced through authentic, meaningful problems (not just rote practice)


Engaging for the Mindprint recommended age range

  • Appropriate for a broad age range to use and enjoy
  • Subject matter and problems are relevant, interesting and authentic to students
  • Visually appealing to children in the target age range
  • Provides virtual rewards or incentives after meeting specified goals or objectives
  • Provides a "break activity" between academic problem sets
  • Offers ongoing, progressive challenge
  • Overall - Enjoyable. Given the option, students would choose this option

Easy to Use

Understandable for children in the Mindprint recommended age range

  • Has a free or trial version
  • Provides teaching guidance for adults to support the child and set appropriate goals
  • Provides an age-appropriate tutorial/first time users can work independently
  • Student should be able to use independently after first use
  • Has a multi-player option to foster in-person collaboration or cooperation
  • Multiple users can save a profile
  • Student graduates to the next level or topic only after meeting a benchmark
  • Can play without sound and not distract others
  • Students can save work between sessions
  • Can effectively understand and monitor student's progress (email report or in product)
  • Requires registration before using the first time
  • Provides options to play in languages other than English/Good for ELL
  • Presents information in multiple formats (voice over, pictures and text, etc.)
  • Overall - Easy to use

Cognitive Concerns

May not be advisable for students with the following cognitive needs

  • Visual Discrimination
    • Requires scanning in multiple places for words, objects or numbers
    • Visually distracting with too many pictures, problems or moving objects