Top Pick

Best Classroom Tools for Presentations and Slideshows

Many kids and teens dread presenting. One way to help them get over their fear is to make presentations fun. These jazzy multimedia gems will help take some pressure off and add a layer of sophistication to talks.

1.
VoiceThread Visit Website: https://www.voicethread.com
Easily collaborate and create with voice, video, or image
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
2.
Shadow Puppet Edu Publisher: Shadow Puppet Inc.
Resource-rich video slideshow creator a gem for elementary classrooms
Grades 2-5
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
3.
Mozilla Popcorn Maker Visit Website: https://popcorn.webmaker.org/
Impressive free tool for teaching video editing, remix, and fair use
Grades 4-12
Type Website
Price Free
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
4.
Fotobabble Publisher: Fotobabble, Inc
Talking photo maker a powerful storytelling tool, not-so-private
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
5.
Animoto Visit Website: http://animoto.com/
Snazzy video slideshows a snap to create
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
6.
Animoto Video Maker Publisher: Animoto Inc.
Slick video-slideshow tool lets kids tell stories and share them
Grades 7-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
7.
Explain Everything Publisher: MorrisCooke
Powerhouse tool for creating stellar multimedia presentations
Grades 7-12
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms Android, iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
8.
Haiku Deck Publisher: Haiku Deck
Sparse word use and high-impact visuals help focus presentations
Grades 8-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
9.
Prezi Visit Website: http://prezi.com/
Stylish presentation creator with a unique 3D zooming effect
Grades 8-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
10.
TouchCast Publisher: TouchCast
Cool tool takes videos to next level, but some privacy concerns
Grades 8-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
11.
Capzles Visit Website: http://www.capzles.com/
Dynamic slideshows combine photos, videos, text, and music
Grades 9-12
Type Website
Price Free
Graphite Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4