Here are lots of great presentations tools and other resources to use in place of writing a paper or creating a PowerPoint presentation. Many of these tools are free; some are not. Most provide tutorials on their site; however, YouTube provides great step-by-step, user friendly tutorials on just about all of these.
Presentation Tools Animoto: Create easy videos and presentations using photos, images, videos, and music. Free 14-day trial. Teachers can create accounts for their classes. Canva: Simple drag-and-drop design software to create flyers, posters, invitations, brochures, infographics, and more. EMaze: Great presentation tool for teachers and students - similar to Prezi Glogster: Create interactive digital posterboards and presentations. Free for up to 7 days, then must pay. iSpring: Convert PowerPoint to Flash presentations Movie Maker: Free software download for making custom videos, importing and editing slideshows and videos, and adding soundtracks to video content Padlet: An online virtual “bulletin” board, where students and teachers can collaborate, reflect, share links and pictures, in a secure location. Piktochart: Create easy, fun infographics to convey information visually Popplet: Create digital idea webs, collect materials related to a subject, or create a digital posterboard PowToon: Create animated videos and presentations Prezi: A fun alternative to PowerPoint that allows you to organize your information visually SlideShare: Upload and share presentations, documents, and videos Storybird: Storybird allows anyone to create visual storys in seconds. Must create a free account. Timeline:Create digital timelines that can include content from a variety of online resources including YouTube, Flikr, Google Maps, etc. Tagul: Create word clouds of tags or links to present ideas visually. Must create a free account. Tikatok: Allows students and teachers to create their own books and add their own words and illustrations Tinyurl: Create short, customizable, easy to remember web addresses in place of long, unwieldly addresses to easily direct students to a site and won't break in email postings ToonDoo: Create custom cartoons and comic strips Visme:Create stunning presentations, infographics and other visual content in minutes. Voki: Create a digital avatar to deliver your message in the classroom, on a blog, a website, or as part of a presentation WeVideo: Edit video collaboratively in the cloud, then share with others. Free with account. Good for smart phone capability. Wix: Website creator with a variety of templates and tools for a professional-looking site. advanced uses Artificial Intelligence to automatically create your site. Wordle: Create word clouds with a variety of color and formatting options to print, save, or share
Pictures and Images Mixbook: Create custom photo books, scrapbooks, or cards. Must pay to print out. Photo Story 3: Downloadable software to create photo slideshows, edit photos, and add special effects. For Windows users. PicMonkey: Free trial period. Edit photos and create custom collages Pics4learning: Free copyright-friendly images for educational use. Piktochart: Create easy, fun infographics to convey information visually Tagul: Create word clouds of tags or links to present ideas visually Tagxedo: Word clouds created in a customizable shape (faces, countries, letters). Must download Silverlight (free). Weebly: Easy website creation tool WordClouds: Free online word cloud generator Wordle: Create word clouds with a variety of color and formatting options to print, save, or shareT
Audacity: Free audio open source comprehensive editing program. Must be downloaded. Jing: Create videos of what you see on your computer screen to share with others Movie Maker: Free software download for making custom videos, importing and editing slideshows and videos, and adding soundtracks to video content Moovly: Easy video creation for students, teachers or administrators. Great for classroom assignments, presentations, video journalism or school marketing! Screencast-o-matic: Create videos of what's happening on your computer screen to share with others The Flipped Class Network: A professional learning network for teachers using screencasting in education Voki: Create a digital avatar to deliver your message in the classroom, on a blog, a website, or as part of a presentation
Quizzes and Polls BrainRush: Teachers can use and create games to help students memorize facts. LimeSurvey: Free Open-source Software Survey tool. Must download. Poll Everywhere: Create quick polls that collect responses via text, web, or Twitter Polldaddy: Create surveys, polls, and quizzes, then generate reports on the results. Must pay to promote polls. Survey Monkey: Create and distribute your own survey, then analyze the results Quizlet: Study site that allows students to create customized learning tools, games, and digital flashcards
Educational Media C-SPAN: C-SPAN's entire repository of videos about Congress, Politics, books, and American History Discovery Education: Lesson plans and resources for teachers sorted by grade level and subject. See media specialist for Mill Creek code to create a free account. HippoCampus: Find educational media by subject area (especially math and sciences), create your own playlist, and share with students Khan Academy: Repository of video lessons, sorted by subject, on topics related to math, the sciences, the humanities, and test prep Show Me: Online video lessons organized by subject. You can also create your own videos. TED Talks: Videos of talks given at TED conferences on subjects ranging from education to particle physics, sortable by subject, length, or rating Watch Know Learn: Educational videos organized by subject and audience
Other QR Code Generator: Free QR Code generator Remind: site that allows teachers to safely text students homework, project, and test reminders, and stay in touch with parents Trello: Project Management Tool. Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way. Zunal: Free, online WebQuest maker
Homework Help GeoGebra:GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package.