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.
Nearpod Publisher: Panarea
Interactive, multimedia slideshows engage students and provide feedback
Grades K-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Nook HD, Chrome, Apps for Windows
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
2.
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
3.
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
4.
Biteslide Visit Website: http://www.biteslide.com/
Great kid-friendly tool for research and multimedia slideshow creation
Grades 3-10
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
5.
Buncee for Education Visit Website: http://www.edu.buncee.com/
Solid yet unexceptional slideshow tool could offer more instruction
Grades 4-10
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
Graphite Rating 3
Teacher Rating 5
6.
Pear Deck Visit Website: https://www.peardeck.com/
Go beyond the basics with interactive slideshows to assess and engage
Grades 4-12
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
7.
Movenote for Education Visit Website: http://www.movenote.com/
Easy-to-use screencasting tool adds video and voice to slides
Grades 5-12
Type Website
Price Free
Graphite Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
8.
Office Mix Visit Website: https://mix.office.com/
Transformative PPT add-on gives a personal touch to flipped lessons
Grades 5-12
Type Website
Price Free
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
9.
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
10.
Keynote Publisher: Apple
Simple, elegant tool for creating presentations on mobile devices
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price $9.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
11.
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
12.
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
13.
Explain Everything Publisher: MorrisCooke
Powerhouse tool for creating stellar multimedia presentations
Grades 7-12
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms Android, iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
14.
Adobe Voice Publisher: Adobe
Easy-to-use tool for creating high-quality voice-narrated slideshows
Grades 8-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
15.
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
16.
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
17.
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
18.
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