Sunday, March 8, 2015

Powtoon: My New Favorite Thing

Hi friends! Today I wanted to share with y'all my newest favorite web discovery: Powtoon. I may be late to the party and living under a rock, but I still wanted to share in case some of y'all were like me and had never used this fun site.

Basically, Powtoon is a free animated presentation site that you can use in your classroom. I'm not gonna lie. When I first starting trying to create an animated presentation, I almost gave up. It was hard. Creating the slide wasn't hard, but getting the timing right was! I abandoned my project and began working on something else. I came back to it a few days later and something clicked. Suddenly the program didn't seem that tricky.

The free version comes with 30 student accounts. While you can create your own presentations like I did, there are also premade ones that you can use. This site would be perfect for having your students create a presentation on a novel or topic. Since I have 70 kids, I'm having a trickier time figuring out how to get the program in the kids' hands but for now, it's fab to use as a presentation tool. 
I created 5 short presentations to show meanings of idioms that we will be discussing next week. Come check them out and then be sure and create your free account on Powtoon :) I promise you'll love it!






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