Presentation Tools

  • Buncee is an easy to use presentation tool that allows teachers and students to create fun and colorful projects. Use it to design interactive lesson plans, illustrate short stories, or send invitations to upcoming school events.

  • Pear Deck is a presentation tool that allows teachers to create a live presentation event. Assign students unique codes and encourage them to interact with your presentation through planned or impromptu questions. Their answers or comments can then be displayed within the presentation. Pear Deck offers premium services, but it does include a free option as well.

  • ReelApp: Upload a PDF or PowerPoint presentation and get a link to share the slides or pages or get an embed code to put in your website. Clean, easy to use, and viewers can give a thumbs up or down for each slide/page for feedback. No ads.

  • Slides: This site does require registration, you can use a fake email address as long as you remember what it was for logging back in. This is a wonderful site for creating, importing, and sharing presentations. It also allows for embedding and for a ‘live’ view link of the presentation that users can use to follow along as you control the presentation. Lots of features with no advertising. There is a limit of 250mb of storage, but you can remove presentations to save space.

  • Prezi: This is another site that requires registration, but you can use a fake email address as long as you remember what it was for logging back in. Prezi is a popular site for creating presentations that are more of a mind map or outline in design. Very slick in operation, although can be taken too far, making it quite distracting at times for the viewer. Share and embed. Add a voiceover. Import other presentations. Storage is limited to 100mb for the free accounts. No ads.

  • PowToon: Teachers can create a class account and then allow students to create presentations without needing an email address. PowToon allows users to create animated style presentations with audio voiceovers. There are some limitations with the free version (5 minute length, watermarking, no downloading), but it would be fine for a class situation. Lots of features, but can be a bit overwhelming at first.

  • Knovio: This is another site that requires registration, but you can use a fake email address as long as you remember what it was for logging back in. Knovio allows users to upload up to five PowerPoint presentations and users can record a video and / or audio of themselves sharing their presentation. The length is limited to seven minutes for each presentation. While the web version requires Adobe Flash, there is an iPad app as well.

  • Zentation: This is another site that requires registration, but you can use a fake email address as long as you remember what it was for logging back in. Take a YouTube video, upload a PowerPoint presentation, and synchronize them with chapter markers. Share with others who can skip to chapters and also add comments. It does have some ads and there is no way to change the layout with the free option, but students could use it to talk about a video they found on YouTube and make a presentation about it. Does need Adobe Flash.

  • Inspiration Teaching Aid For visual mapping, outlining, writing and making presentations, Free 30 day trial

  • Nearpod is an interactive mobile presentation tool that can also be used for student assessment. As an educator, you can create interactive presentations, then share your lessons with your students. You can also include polls and quizzes to increase engagement within your presentation.

Updated November 9, 2017