Presentation Tools for Busy Teachers

By: Michelle Goodner

Did you ever have this teacher?

Have you become that teacher? Anyone? Anyone?

1. My Favorite! Tackk

Ridiculously Simple Creation + Sharing

Tackk allows you to customize and edit your message the moment you visit the homepage. Simply click and start typing. You can add photos, videos, maps, music and more. Although there is no login required, if you want your presentations saved for more than a week, you will want to create a login. It's free, and you can share your Tackk on any of your existing networks instantly!

2. Zoho Show

Create + deliver + collaborate

Zoho Show is an online tool for making powerful presentations. Zoho Show's pre-built themes, clipart, and shapes coupled with features like drag-and-drop makes it an easy application to use. Access, import, edit, and share presentations from anywhere and anytime. No more emailing around of presentation files. Share your presentations with your friends/colleagues and the shared presentations can be viewed/edited with just a browser. Give a presentation to a client who is half a globe away. Do your demos while at your seat. Make your presentations public. Embed them in your blog or website for easy viewing of your readers.

3. Empressr

Create + manage + share

Empressr can be used to "create, manage and share rich media presentations online." One purpose of Empressr is so that businesses and individuals can create media presentations. Businesses can use the presentation for many things, and Empressr has charting tools and table tools that you can incorporate into your presentation. The users do not need to know a lot about technology to use it. You can upload videos, images, and audio to use in the slideshow presentation. With Empressr, you can also post links to your own website, blog, twitter, etc.

4. Projeqt

dynamic presentations

Projeqt is a multi-dimensional digital storytelling tool that has lots of exciting potential for the K-12 classroom. Teachers and students can use this site as a web 2.0 teaching and learning tool for creating visually compelling presentations. This web 2.0 teaching tool is easy to use which is always a plus for me! It is a valuable teacher resource to use when targeting 21st century learning skills and Common Core Standards.

5. My brain shark

Create + Share + track

podcasts + blended Learning

My Brainshark is a free service that allows teachers to upload a powerpoint or video and then record a voice over narration for high quality training materials. This is also a platform that would be awesome for podcasts, talking photo/video album, elearning and blended learning materials, and so much more!

More amazing tools!!

Ahead - The creation site allows users to upload high resolution images, videos, files from Adobe products and Microsoft Office directly as part of the interactive presentation. Offers website embed codes for sharing and has a great high-speed zooming interface that is easy to work with.

The easy way to create and share extraordinary videos of your life. Our online video maker turns your photos, video clips and music into video in minutes.

creaza - An integrated, web-based toolbox for creative work. Integrates professional and user-generated content, creative tools and a social network. users can Share work and can give comments and suggestions.

do you buzz - Create an elegant and effective resume for free! A must see for marketing teachers!

Glogster EDU- The creative visual learning platform that every educator and student deserves.

Google Presentation- Part of Google Docs, collaborate around and create presentations in the cloud.

Haiku Deck - Haiku Deck is the simple and fun new way to create stunning presentations – whether you’re pitching an idea, teaching a lesson, telling a story, or igniting a movement. Featured on the iTunes “New and Noteworthy” and “What’s Hot” lists, Haiku Deck makes it fast and fun to create beautifully designed slideshows you’ll be proud to share. IOS.

- Simply type the speech for each slide, instead of recording it, and HelloSlide automagically generates the audio.

Jux- Your life should fill the screen. Join Jux to share your media and and your story like never before.

Kizoa- Create stunning slideshows with Effects, Text, Music.

Knovio- Knovio is an easy-to-use tool to create interactive online video presentations using a webcam and PowerPoint slides.

MentorMob- Great minds share alike. Join a worldwide community that’s organizing the best of the web into Learning Playlists.

openzine - OpenZine lets you easily create online magazines without having any knowledge of web design or development.

Photo Peach- Automatically make your own free slide show in seconds. Upload photos, pick music, add captions in the show, and more! Amazing use with Smart boards!

popplet - a web 2.0 tool dedicated to having a creative work space for hundreds of ideas, combining stickynotes , a breeze mind map, a presenter and a multimedia tool, all in just one platform that can present visual ideas in a multiple work spaces.

Presentista- Presentista is everything PowerPoint is NOT. It’s easy to use and creates visually strong presentations in 2D or 3D. is a really easy way to record and share your presentations using your webcam.

Prezi- Prezi is a cloud based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas.

Slideshare- Offers users the ability to upload and share publicly or privately PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF Portfolios.

Slidestaxx - a great presentation tool. It allows its users to create amazing social media slideshows. You can now gather media from different sources and put them together in an engaging slideshow using Slidestaxx to embed it in your blog, website or wiki.

The Slideshow- Turn a Google image search into a slideshow.

Tildee- Create Tutorials in One Click on Tildee!

VCASMO- VCASMO is a multimedia presentation solution for photo and video slide shows, business presentations, training, academic teaching, sales pitches, and more.

VoiceThread- Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.

VUVOX- VUVOX is an easy to use production and instant sharing service that allows you to mix, create and blend your personal media – video, photos and music– into rich personal expressions.

Zentation- Zentation combines video and slides to create online presentations that best simulate the live experience.

I Can't help you with this, but hopefully you have some new tools to help you teach this!


I would love to hear your feedback!

Michelle Goodner

Professional Development Coordinator
National DECA Certified Trainer