There are some fantastic online presentation tools for students that allow users to mix media and create engaging, fun and interactive slideshows. No one wants to sit through a boring PowerPoint presentation, let alone a class full of students with a low attention span. Using website presentation tools, students can collaborate in group projects or work solo, designing inspiring dynamic presentations that tell a story about their chosen topic. These tools are easy to use, and most have special education sections, so teachers can set up their class as quickly as possible.
Here is a list of 17 online presentation tools for students including tools for creating slideshows, digital storytelling and poster type mixed media presentations.
Haiku Deck is a slideshow presentation tool that uses beautiful layouts and fonts to make sure every slide is of a professional standard. Some of the features include integration with Google Classroom, access to over 40 million Creative Commons licensed images and access to presentation templates. Haiku Deck is cross platform, so it will work on your Laptop, Desktop, iPad, iPhone and Android devices.
Projeqt is a unique website presentation tool with a difference. Users can embed social media feeds into their slides such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Flickr. Other types of media that can be used include RSS Blog feeds, YouTube, Interactive Maps, Quizzes and Audio. This means students can support their projects with their research from the Internet in real time, creating dynamic presentations that everyone can share.
Prezi is one of the most popular presentation tools for students that makes slideshows more exciting and engaging. Instead of the standard boxed in slides, Prezi uses one giant canvas, that holds multiple slides, allowing users to zoom in and out to progress through their presentation. There is huge scope for creativity and mixing media to design interesting visuals and Prezi can also be accessed on mobile devices.
Powtoon is an online presentation tool where students can create cool animated comic style presentations. Powtoon comes with a library of graphic templates, that are easily dragged and dropped to the slide, along with text to make your visual story come to life. For voiceovers users can access the Powtoon marketplace or create their own presentations that can be exported to YouTube, Vimeo and even PowerPoint.
Emaze is a website presentation tool for creating visually engaging rich media presentations. Students can use their ‘Automaze’ and ‘Smart’ templates to create amazing looking slides and embed video, audio and text. The presentations zoom in and out the screen and can have a 3d depth to the imagery depending on the template used.
Adobe Spark is an amazing presentation tool, that captures visuals and turns them into social graphics, web stories and animated videos. Used by students and teachers, Adobe Spark is an effective well designed application that can be used through a desktop or IOS device.
Kizoa is collage and movie maker slideshow tool. User can edit their videos and images to create visually appealing slides using templates, filters and animated effects.
Thinglink is a tool that creates presentations based on interactive images that are embedded with rich media links. Users can embed audio and video links that pop out from pictures to visually tell a story. One great feature is the ability to create interactive 360° image tours that can be viewed on mobile virtual reality headsets.
Glogster is an online multimedia poster maker and collage tool that lets students be creative while compiling their presentations with images, video and audio. With a multitude of fantastic colorful, inspiring templates, students around the globe find Glogster a fun tool for learning and expressing their ideas.
VoiceThread is a tool for creating student presentations and engaging in discussions about projects. Users upload their media to slides and can use the tools to leave audio comments or drawings, to collaborate or discuss topics.
Creaza is a suite of digital tools that enables students to create mindmaps, comic strips and movies that are dynamic presentations. The digital learning platform is used by students and teachers around the world and is available in nine languages.
Tiki-Toki is an easy to use timeline tool for creating interactive timelines embedded with images, text, videos, rss feeds and hyperlinks. Displaying history in a graphical timeline, encourages users to learn, engage and collaborate on projects.
Formerly known as Xtranormal, Nawmal Edu is a simple to use animated movie maker. Students simply choose a set, characters and type the dialogue they want their characters to say. It’s great for role-playing exercises, presentations on topics and group collaboration projects.
Pixton is a click and drag comic software tool for communicating graphically through comics. Students write their own scripts and use the tools to create a comic strip. This encourage development of reading and writing skills, and is a fun way to present a topic.
Photo Peach is an online presentation tool for students for creating slideshows using photos. Students can add background music and text to enrich their slides and easily drag and drop their images in place.
Voki is a presentation tool for students for classwork, projects or homework. Fun and engaging presentations are created by adding the premade Voki characters, audio and images. Voki Classroom has a range of additional features, letting teachers manage their students.
Canva is a tool for creating presentations or editing photos online. There is a useful design school section with tutorials, teaching materials and design courses to help users learn more about graphic design.
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