For teachers, it is important to convey your message and engage students whenever you make presentations in class. Technology aids teachers to impart information and spark discussion among students. Whether you’re introducing a new topic or lesson with embedded video clips, or sharing graphics or images with your students, these apps below will come in handy.
There a lot of great apps and tools you can use to make powerful and engaging presentations. Take a note of these 7 useful apps for you and your students.
Screencasting is a great way for teachers to present materials to their class. It is simple for students to create their own presentations as well. You can record screen and voice as you write, draw, or annotate an image. An amazing feature also captured the action of writers on digital whiteboards, as well as your voice while you write. The app is free and a great choice for Apple users.
Visual design is an important aspect of a great presentation. You can customize your slide designs with Canva. You can make calendars, posters, cards, and more – which can be useful for your presentation. There’s an iPad app which has a presentation slide option where you can also adjust custom dimensions. It has a cool repository of images, shapes, backgrounds, and text options you can choose to customize your presentation.
3. Haiku Deck
Another student-friendly app is the Haiku Deck, which lets you create minimalist presentation slides with a photo background and text. The app has a rich gallery of images to choose from. You can also upload your own photos. If you want to create a presentation which focuses on images, rather than text, Haiku Deck is the perfect tool for you. You can share teaching points or give short writing prompts to your students using this presentation app.
A fantastic BYOD (bring your own device) resource for educators is the Nearpod. You can design your own interactive presentation and your students can view it on their iPads. Elements such as quiz polls or drawing a response, students can interact with your presentations.
Choose from dozens of themes to set the tone of your presentation with Keynote. You can add graphics, layer images, and customize the font of the text in every slide. You can also add animation and transitions, as well as include presenter’s notes. What’s even more amazing is that it’s free for iPad users.
Prezi is an app that uses a single canvas instead of slides. All information goes on one page instead of separate slides. Pathways are options to connect and arrange your presentation in your desired order. Pre-made presentations are also included among the features of this app, you can easily explore them.
Want to create simple, how-to presentations for your class? SnapGuide is the free app for you. You can create your own multi-step guides that include text, images, and video. You can take pictures or videos straight from your iPad camera or import from your camera roll. You can present instructions, directions, or expectations to your class, and it’s simple enough for students to create their own.
Are there other presentation tools that you love to use in the classroom?
Written by Farid Gasim