How I Use It
I use Powtoon to create awesome presentations for my students, parents, educators, and contests. I find Powtoon to be better than Prezi, Google Presentation and PowerPoint due to its many tools. I have used Powtoon to create a commercial that inform to parents/guardians in my district that I have flip my classroom and how it works. I also made a Powtoon presentation for a contest to demonstrate how I use technology and Common Core Standards in my class, needless to say, I won the contest due to my awesome animated and powerful presentation!
Powtoons is very user friendly, it is a mix of animation, voice and sound. It is free and you can record your own voice for background in your presentation. Powtoon has a library that offers many characters and prompts that can be easily drag and drop into your presentation, it has a timeline that allows you to synchronize when your characters, graphics and voice come up in the presentation. It also has many pre-design templates that you can use and tweak as you may see fit to fulfill the purpose or the main goal of your presentation. If you would like to use it just to create a few animated presentation it is free, but if you would like to use in at school with your students there are several prices depending on what you needs are. It is great if you are planning to flip your classroom, it will grab students attention due to its great and comic animations. There is a blog that provides models/presentations of how to use Powtoon with different topics. The interface is very intuitive, you can start a presentation from scratch or you can use an already created Powtoon presentation and just tweak it. You can also import your own images or backgrounds as well as record your own voice. Transitions, timing and animations is very easy to do.