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.
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.
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!