5 Good Web Tools to Create Interactive Lessons and Presentations

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May 2, 2014
Below are some great web tools that you can use to create interactive lessons and presentations. These tools  allow you to breathe life into your teachable content through the use of images, videos, links to web pages and many more. Some of them even enable you to gather instant feedback from students through synchronous polls or text messaging.

Thanks to Jonathan Wylie who compiled and featured them in his popular presentation" The Best Free Web Tools for Engaging Students in 1:1 Classrooms "

1- ClassFlow

Designed specifically for teachers, ClassFlow is a revolutionary cloud-based application that makes lesson planning more efficient and lesson delivery more meaningful by connecting mobile devices such as tablets and laptops to SMART Boards, Promethean ActivBoards and other interactive classroom displays.

EverySlide is a great presentation tool that you can use with your students. Here is how it works:
Create a presentation in PowerPoint or Keynote, the same way you always did. Upload it to everyslide.com and press present. You will get a unique URL your students can use to join your slideshow using any device they happen to have. Now ask a question or run an instant poll.
After the presentation, you can review participants' interactions online or download their responses and answers as a spreadsheet.

3-  Swipe

Swipe is another wonderful web tool for creating interactive presentations. Here are some of the features it provides to its users:
  • Drag & drop to upload, add web content, share a link and present live to any audience, anywhere.
  • Your presentation links will never expire, unless you delete a presentation.
  • Drag & Drop to rearrange your slides on any device, right in the browser.
  • Easily include YouTube or Vimeo videos 
  • All of your decks are private by default, you decide when and who to share it with.
  • Easy to share, embed, and track how many people viewed it.

Movenote is a video presentation tool that works both on the web and online and on portable devices.  Recording your presentations is easy and quick and everything is sharable online by email or social media with a simple link. Since everything is on a cloud server, you can access your videos practically anywhere and with the statistics tool you will be able to see who watched your video and when. Movenote videos can be watched on any device that supports video, no matter if they have movenote on them or not. You can use movenote directly from your Gmail and your Google Drive and on any desktop computer, laptop, iOS or Android device.

Nearpod allows teachers to bring the classroom to life with interactive mobile presentations. Here is how it works:
  • Create or download multimedia presentations
  • Share your interactive lesson and control the students activity in real time
  • Your students interact and submit responses through any mobile device or PC/MAC
  • Monitor and measure student results on an individual and aggregate basis.