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J2 Training - Janet Corder & Joan Gore

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Smore (

Create professional-looking online flyers that can be used by students and teachers for a variety of activities. This easy to use website has a pricing structure that needs to be considered before you begin. The free version allows you to create 5 flyers per month. The paid Educator version gives you unlimited flyers and has several educational backgrounds.

Smore User Guide
How to Use Smore
Directions for a Class Using Smore to Create Reports

Digital Research Kit for 6th Grade ELA
Who Should Be on the Next US Postage Stamp?
Fun Critical Thinking Activities
iPad Lesson Ideas
Pause Before You Post


Students and teachers can create interactive websites for free using There is not a limit to the number of sites you can create in your account.

How to Use Tackk in Your Classroom
Info from Free Technology for Teachers
Tackk SnapGuide
Tackk in the Classroom

Digital Storytelling in Math
3rd Grade Art Show
8th Grade Biography Project
Modern vs. Ancient Archery

Haiku Deck (

Haiku Deck is a free presentation tool that focuses on a simple idea utilizing images and a small amount of text. Remember the saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words"? Haiku Deck is the perfect tool to tell a powerful story with amazing images.

Tutorial - How To Use the New Haiku Deck Web App

Haiku Deck Tips and Tricks
Haiku Deck SnapGuide
Getting Started with Haiku Deck for Teachers
10 Ways to Use Haiku Deck In Education
Haiku Deck Accounts for Education

Planting a School Garden
Plastic Bag Ice Cream
Interactive Notebooks in AP Biology
The Fall of Rome
Figurative Language

la place de l'adjectif

76 Examples of Using Haiku Deck in School

Presentation Ideas

Tired of PowerPoint? Try Haiku Deck!

There's and App for that!

Adobe Spark (Slate)

Adobe Spark (formerly Slate) - Turn your next newsletter, report, invitation or travel adventure into a gorgeous story. Your Slate web story gets its own URL and can be shared via text message, email, posted on social media accounts or embedded on blogs or personal websites. Also available as an IOS App.
Adobe Slate Handout

The Colorado River
Key Club Service Project

Adobe Voice

Adobe Voice lets students record their voice, import pictures and write text to create a short video. Videos can be shared publicly or privately. (APP)

How to Create a Video Press Release for Your Library with Adobe Voice


Changing the World

Save the Refugees
The Principles of Design
Happy Mother's Day

Canva Graphic Design (

Canva is not a presentation tool, however, it is very helpful when trying create professional-looking and creative presentations. Canva is an online graphic design tool that is simple to use to create your own logos, banners, etc. to use in your presentations. There are both free and paid images available, but you should be able to find enough free images to create a professional-looking graphic.

Canva Tutorials
A Simple Video Guide to Canva
Create Amazing Images with Ease

40 Sites & Apps for Creating Presentations

Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero
by dkapuler
  1. 9Slides - A wonderful site and app for adding video/audio narration to a presentation. Ideal for professional development or teaching a lesson.
  2. Animoto - One of the most popular sites/apps for creating beautiful looking slideshows w/ an educational portal.
  3. AuthorStream - A great way to upload PPT presentations and share them w/ others similar to Slideshare.
  4. Aximedia Slideshow Creator - A wonderful Android app for creating stunning looking slideshows.
  5. Biteslide - A fantastic site for creating interactive presentations that contain all types of media w/ educational portal, where teachers create student accounts.
  6. Electric Slide - Is a nice iOS app that allows users to present all styles of presentations (PPT, Keynote, etc) wirelessly.
  7. eMaze - A nice site that is a cross between Prezi and PP that allows users to zoom around their presentation. Best of all, a finished presentation can be embedded into a site.
  8. Flixtime - A cool site for mixing photos, videos, and music to create a stunning presentation.
  9. Haiku Deck - A amazing iPad app for creating beautiful looking presentations w/ the ability to upload Creative Commons licensed photos as well as creating charts and graphs.
  10. HelloSlide - A innovative site that allows a user to add narration to their presentations simply by typing in text.
  11. Kizoa - A fun site for creating slideshows or collages w/ a built in photo editor.
  12. Knovio - A nice site for adding video or audio to a powerpoint presentation. Ideal for Pecha Kucha style presentations.
  13. Magisto - A cool way to create a presentation w/ this video mash-up site/app.
  14. Muvee Cloud - Another nice video mash-up site that creates fun looking movies/presentations by mixing and matching video and music.
  15. Narrable - An innovative site for adding audio to photos to create an engaging slideshow.
  16. Netclick - While Netclick is more of a "student response system" it is a great way to engage an audience through the use of an interactive slideshow.
  17. One True Media - A fantastic video mash-up site for mixing video, audio, and images to creating stunning presentations.
  18. PhotoPeach - One of my favorite sites/apps for creating an interactive slideshow w/ educational portal. A user can also create a quiz embedded into a slideshow as well.
  19. Photoshow (Roxio) - A nice site for creating slideshows w/ photos, videos, and music, and sharing publicly or privately.
  20. PhotoSnack - A fun site for creating slideshows for blogs, FB, or Twitter.
  21. Popcorn Maker - One of the easiest video mash-ups sites around to creating stunning presentations.
  22. PowToon - Is a new (beta) and wonderful site for creating amazing animated slideshows/presentations.
  23. - A great site for "flipping" your classroom by adding a video narration side by side to a slideshow.
  24. Reel - A simple site for uploading presentations to garner feedback and self assessment.
  25. - Create a beautiful looking presentation w/ images and music.
  26. Slideful - A fun site for creating beautiful looking slideshows.
  27. Sliderocket - A easy to use site for creating visually engaging slideshows, recently purchased by ClearSlide.
  28. Slideroll - A nice site/app to create slideshows and publish them on the web.
  29. Slideshare - One of the most popular sites around for uploading and sharing presentations in a secure environment.
  30. SlideShark - A nice iOS app for view and editing PPT on the iPhone or iPad.
  31. Slideshow Creator - SSC on Google+ is probably one of the most popular way to create slideshows in a safe environment for students.
  32. Smilebox - A very popular site for creating beautiful looking slideshows, collages, presentations and more.
  33. Soo Meta - A wonderful site for "flipping" a classroom and creating excellent looking presentations that can be embedded into a blog or site. Also, there are nice features such as: the ability to embed a poll into a presentation, track usages statistics, and more.
  34. Speaker Deck - A great site for uploading a PDF then turning them into a slideshow that can be embedded into a site or blog.
  35. Swipe - A new (private beta) site for creating beautiful looking slideshows that can be used on any device.
  36. TotSplash - An innovative presentation and brainstorming tool for creating engaging presentations that can be embedded into a site/blog.
  37. Vivapitch - A nice plugin for PPT and Android to engage audiences on mobile devices.
  38. Vizlingo - A cool site for making a slideshow out of text.
  39. Vuvox - A great site for creating stunning presentations and slideshows.
  40. WebSlides - A neat way to turn Diigo bookmarks into interactive slideshows.

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