January 11, 2014
Somebody asked me today on the Facebook page of this blog about some suggestions on iPad apps to create and share presentations and tutorials with students. In fact there are a wide range of apps out there that you can use to create presentations but if the purpose of your presentation is didactic and your target audience are students then the apps below are the best you can ever use. Whether you want to make a simple slideshow, an animated tutorial, a guide, or a flipped lesson, the apps below will perfectly serve the purpose.
1- Haiku Deck
Whether you are pitching an idea, teaching a lesson, delivering a keynote, or igniting a movement, Haiku makes presentations simple, beautiful and fun. The great thing about this app besides its being free is that it provides users with Creative Commons licensed images to use in their slides. The images that Haiku selects for you are based on the words you use in your slides but you have also the possibility to use your own images and pictures even from those imported from Facebook. You can also create engaging charts and graphs to use in your slides and choose from a wide range of stylish fonts, layouts to give your deck the exact look you want.
Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking. Explain a math formula… Create an animated lesson… Add commentary to your photos… Diagram a sports play… With voice recording, realistic digital ink, photos and text, and simple sharing through email, Facebook or Twitter, now you can broadcast your ideas from anywhere.
Combining screencasting, desktop control, and an interactive whiteboard in one app, you’ll never have to turn your back to the class or audience again. Create a lesson or presentation, insert images, save and edit your project and record a screencast video you can easily save or share. Doceri does it all!
This is another great iPad app hat allows you to create beautiful presentations and recorded tutorials. It provides a doodling whiteboard for you to create your drawing, or you can upload and use images you have on your camera roll to record and created a shareable video.
The Nearpod platform enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students’ iPads, iPhones or iPods. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.