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Best Classroom Tools for Presentations and Slide Shows

Many students dread presenting or struggle to structure and communicate their ideas successfully. These interactive presentation and slide show apps and websites give them the tools to make their work fun, engaging, and interesting. There also are some great options for teachers to create lessons and presentations with slick multimedia and interactive elements such as video, audio, and embedded assessments. 

Nearpod Publisher: Nearpod, LLC
Interactive slide show tool engages students and promotes collaboration
Grades K-12
Type App
Price Free, Paid
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Chrome, Windows Phone, Apps for Windows, Mac Apps
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Shadow Puppet Edu Publisher: Seesaw Learning Inc.
Resource-rich video slide-show maker a gem for a variety of classrooms
Grades 2-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Spiral Visit Website: https://spiral.ac/
Provide instant feedback with collaborative, multimedia assessment tool
Grades 3-8
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
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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
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Screencastify Visit Website: https://www.screencastify.com/
Easy screen-recording tool facilitates outside-the-box teaching
Grades 3-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
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Buncee for Education Visit Website: http://www.edu.buncee.com/
Easy-to-use slide show tool offers lots of customization
Grades 3-10
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
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Canva - Graphic Design & Photo Editing Publisher: Canva Pty Ltd.
Create snazzy designs in seconds with flexible, cloud-based tool
Grades 4-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Chrome
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Explain Everything Classic Publisher: Explain Everything, Inc.
Classic version of dynamic presentation tool still excites
Grades 4-12
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Pear Deck Visit Website: https://www.peardeck.com/
Go beyond the basics with interactive slide shows to assess and engage
Grades 4-12
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
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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
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Adobe Spark Visit Website: https://spark.adobe.com
Super-flexible design tool for crafting fabulous images, videos, and sites
Grades 8-12
Type Website
Price Free
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ClassFlow Visit Website: https://classflow.com/
Robust lesson-creation, presentation tool offers built-in assessment
Grades 4-12
Type Website
Price Free
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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
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Sutori Visit Website: http://www.sutori.com
A slick way to share knowledge via interactive timelines and stories
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
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Animoto Visit Website: http://animoto.com/
Create snazzy video slide shows with simple, flexible features
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
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Haiku Deck Publisher: Haiku Deck
Sparse word use and high-impact visuals help focus presentations
Grades 8-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, Chrome
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Prezi Classic Visit Website: http://prezi.com/
Stylish presentation creator with a unique 3D zooming effect
Grades 8-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
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TouchCast Studio Publisher: TouchCast
Cool tool takes videos to next level, but some privacy concerns
Grades 8-12
Type App
Price Free, Paid
Platforms iPad
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Emaze Visit Website: http://www.emaze.com/
Cool tool lets kids collaborate online, create slick presentations
Grades 9-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
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