Teacher Tech Tips II--Presentation Tools to Excite & Engage

Discover 17 FREE presentation apps to help teachers become more engaging in delivering instruction.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (109 ratings)
5,413 students
Teacher Tech Tips II--Presentation Tools to Excite & Engage
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (109 ratings)
5,413 students
Use a variety of presentation tools with ease.
Know which presentation apps to use to build excitement about a new unit.
Create effective, engaging presentations to deliver instruction to students.
Apply what was learned about presentations to your own course materials.
Encourage students to use these programs to create their own presentations for projects.


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Teachers, if you have been overusing PowerPoint as a way to deliver instructional material to students and have looked out on a sea of bored faces and yawns, then you are going to love this class. This class offers you 17 presentation tools to excite students about upcoming units, present information, and provide options for student projects.

In this course, you will find approximately 3 hours of screen casts (videos) introducing you to and showing you how to use each free online program.  You will discover 4 categories of presentation tools ranging from apps that present information in a linear fashion to animation, video, and text presentation programs. And, within each lecture you will also be provided the link to the app site as well as written user guides (if they are available).  Additionally, you will find useful information in the introduction and conclusion.

If you are a teacher looking to more fully engage your students when you present information. this course is for you.  If you are a teacher who is bored with the same old Power Point student projects, this course is definitely for you. Sign up for this course today, and change your method of delivering instruction forever! 

Who this course is for:
  • This educational technology course is meant for any teacher, teacher-in-training, or student who wants to learn how to use presentation tools to engage and excite students, and for those who want an alternative platform to deliver instructional material rather than sole reliance on PowerPoint. This course is probably not for you if you have tons of time to find these tools yourself and are able to teach yourself how to use these tools.
Course content
6 sections • 20 lectures • 3h 1m total length
  • Introduction to This Course
  • How to Use the Resources Tabs in This Udemy Course
    2 pages
  • Haiku Deck: An easy-to-use tool with tons of convenient, copyright free images
  • Emaze: A fun presentation tool with a zoom feature to add pizzazz to your shows
  • Prezi: A presentation app that takes your viewers on a journey
  • Canva: A graphic design app that also generates beautiful presentations
  • Tawe: A tool to create a presentation "tour" of any image or infographic
  • Bunkr: A presentation app for using online content to flip your classroom
  • Buncee: An easy-to-use presentation tool with tons of backgrounds & images
  • Spiral: An app to present, interact with students, & check for understanding
  • Presentation Apps to Take the Place of Powerpoint
    2 questions
  • PowToon: A simple way to generate an animated video
  • Wideo: A stress-free way to create a short, animated video
  • Raw Shorts: The simplest way to make an explainer video for your classroom
  • Viosk: A video generator to clarify a topic or begin a unit with ease
  • Stupeflix: A super fun way to put together text & images to create a video
  • Biteable: An online video creator that makes you look like an expert
  • Smore: A quick way to create a digital newsletter or flyer for your students
  • My Storybook: Make a Story Your Presentation
  • Wizer: A program to create an interactive worksheet/presentation
  • So, Now What?

Veteran teacher with 34 years of teaching experience
Rita Phillips, Ed. M.
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
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  • 6,513 Students
  • 2 Courses

Rita Phillips started her career teaching English in Bend, Oregon in 1979. Since that time, she has taught at 3 middle schools, 3 high schools, and 1 community college. Additionally, the subjects she has taught have varied from social studies to career education to writing. Ten years ago, looking for a way to engage her students, Rita became an avid consumer of technology and incorporated many digital programs into her classes. Her expertise with technology was noted by her district administration, and she was made the technology integration specialist for three years, conducting workshops for teachers to help them incorporate technology in their classrooms. Rita recently retired from teaching in public schools, but her mission remains to continue teaching educators how to integrate technology in their classes to help prepare students for the future which is becoming more and more technological.