7 Great EdTech Tools for Presenting

December 13, 2013
Ellen Holderman
Common Sense Education

CATEGORIES In the Classroom, Technology Integration, Tools

It's Top-Pick List Friday! This week, we are featuring websites and apps to help kids create great classroom presentations. 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.

To see the rating of each app, game, or website, visit the Top-Picks List, Best EdTech for Presenting.

Photo by USAG Humphreys.



VoiceThread provides students of all ages an online platform to create and share media projects that can incorporate video, image, voice, and even drawings. One of its most valuable assets: allowing for collaboration opportunities as well as audio or video feedback from readers and viewers. Read full review.

Explain Everything
Explain Everything is a presentation app that integrates content from many sources that teachers and teens can use to create lessons, tutorials, and more for class or personal use. This formidable tool is like a superhero version of PowerPoint. Read full review.

Fotobabble is a media-creation tool for mobile devices that allows teens to add original narrative to individual photos for digital storytelling. Fotobabble creations empower teens because they're easy to make and share, and because they're relevant to their own lives and interests. Read full review.

Prezi is an online presentation maker that features a unique 3D zoom animation to move between slides. Teachers and students can turn ordinary slide presentations into more stylish and potentially more engaging experiences than those made with other presentation software. Read full review.

Mozilla Popcorn Maker
Popcorn Maker is a free and open web app for video editing and remix. Kids pull in audio or video "base" layers of media from sites like SoundCloud, Vimeo, or Youtube, and then add text, images, and other multimedia bits (like maps or Wikipedia summaries) to remix and enrich the source material. Read full review.

Animoto Video Maker
The world of digital storytelling gets cracked open with Animoto Video Maker. This tool lets kids 13 and older combine pictures, video, music, and text to make video slideshows on a mobile device. Read full review.


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