PowToon loads up in your browser and comes with a set of pre-made styles and formats for your movie or presentation. If you want to use your own images you have to upload them to a server such as imgur.com. This is not ideal but they are still in beta, so I’m hoping this will change in the future. To make your video you simply drag and drop the characters to the movie area and add text. A great feature is the ability to export straight to youtube, no hassle, no fuss. If you need a voice over or background music for your movie, there’s a marketplace where you can source great extras at affordable prices.
Try it out with the class watch your students get excited about their projects!
Samantha Kotey is the editor for AvatarGeneration and has a background in educational technology and virtual worlds. A mom of two, she is passionate about all things related to toys and technology.