Friday, May 18, 2012

A List of 20 Free Tools for Teachers to Create Awesome Presentations and Slideshows


Creating presentations and slideshows is one of the needed skills for both teachers and students. Unfortunately many teachers still find it hard to arrange data into a catchy slideshow to share with students. 

Below is a list of some of the best free tools teachers and students can use to create awesome slideshow and presentations. I have already reviewed all of these tools and therefore attest to their usability.



1-  SlideShare




SlideShare




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




2-  Animoto


Animoto




Animoto turns your photos and video clips into professional video slideshows in minutes.




3- VUVOX


VUVOX





VUVOX allows you to create interactive slideshows and presentations from photos, video and music from Flickr, Picasa Web Albums, YouTube, Facebook and more.




4- Knovio


Knovio




Knovio gives life to static slides and with a simple click you will be able to turn them into rich video and audio presentations that you can share with your friends and colleagues via email or popular social media websites. Knovio does not require any software installation or download, it is all web based.




5- Ahead

Ahead



Ahead is a great presentation tool for educators. It  works in such a way that it instantly transforms your layouts into a zooming presentation. Check it out its is great.




6- HelloSlide


HelloSlide




HelloSlide is a cool web tool that allows its users to create awesome slides together with voice narration. 




7- Jux

Jux



Jux is one of the best showcase for your stories. You can embed videos and photos from your hard drive or from a URL.

8-  Slidestaxx


Slidestaxx




Slidestaxx is 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.


9- Present.me


Present.me




It allows its users to record and share their presentations using their webcams.




10- PhotoPeach


PhotoPeach




PhotoPeach is a free  online service that allows it users to create media rich slideshows.What i like the most about this tool is the fact that it supports background music .Integrating audio into photo slideshows makes them quite engaging and presentable 




11- Slideboom


Slideboom




Slideboom is a slide hosting service where you can store your presentations and share them with the rest of the world.


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12-  Zentation

Zentation



Zentation is one of the best video presentation tools . It combines both videos and slides into presentations making out of them engaging pieces of multimedia in education .




13- Empressr


Empressr





Empressr is a rich media presentation tool .It allows you to share and create high quality online slideshows and presentations .




14- VoiceThread




VoiceThread





VoiceThread is a digital media discussion service . It allows you to create engaging interactive slideshows using different types of media .




15- Slidesix




Slidesix




It  enables users to share multimedia presentations using a rich web based application where they “ they can import presentation material and personalize their message by narrating each slide with video or audio.”




16- Zoho Show




 Zoho Show




 It  helps you create interactive presentations using simple yet sophisticated tools .It has several features that sets it apart from other presentation applications.




17- Prezentit


 Prezentit



It allows its users to create alone or with others , share and show   online memorable presentations . It is a very handy tool that we can use with our students .




18- Popplet


Popplet




Popplet is a unique web2.0 tool . It is one of the best applications for visual ideas . It combines presentations , mindmapping and online bulletins.




19- AuthorStream




AuthorStream



This is a platform for sharing PowerPoint presentations on the Internet. authorSTREAM makes it easier to share your PowerPoint slideshows through blogs, websites, on YouTube and even via iPOD.




20- SlideRocket


SlideRocke




SlideRocket is an online web2.0 application that facilitates creating and sharing online presentations in the form of slides .


21- Prezi


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 ...



4 comments:

  1. Where is Little Bird Tales? They are easily one of the best online slideshow websites for kids! FREE and there's an app!

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  2. These apps provide different and interesting features. Animoto is one of the most wonderful apps for both teachers and students. It's practically easy to use and can even analyze the music you want to incorporate in your presentation – how fun is that!

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  3. PresentationTube at http://presentationtube.net offers a free video presentation recorder and video sharing network to help teachers, students, and business professionals record, upload and share video presentations in a new way. The recorder synchronizes a variety of visual aids, including presenter's audio and video footage, PowerPoint slides, drawings, handwritten words, and web content. PresentationTube helps presenters to involve the audience via scrollable slide thumbnails, comments, and quizzes with unlimited video storage and delivery.

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