Adobe Voice is an iPad app that helps you create" explainer" videos: short slideshows with music, images that slide in and out and a voice-over narration.
Watch Adobe's introduction video below, or check out the Voice Video the library staff created for ninth-grade orientation:
Animoto can be used to create videos by combining images, video clips and music.
Here's a sample Animoto video I created on Rosa Parks:
Canva is a design tool that helps you create for images Web or print, including blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, and more.
Check out the video below to see more about Canva
Display your information visually! Easel.ly includes pre-made templates based on the type of data (timelines, maps, etc.) or themes (the environment, science, sports). Add your data, and create a beautiful presentation.
This app lets you create Green Screen videos right from an iPad. It's available on all the library iPads. Use it with our green screen and tripod to set up your own video studio.
Interested in signing up? Fill out the form here:
From iTunes: "Haiku Deck is the simple new way to create stunning presentations – whether you are pitching an idea, teaching a lesson, telling a story, or igniting a movement. Featured on the iTunes “New and Noteworthy” and “What’s Hot” lists, Haiku Deck makes it fast and fun to create beautifully designed slideshows you’ll be proud to share." It's available as an iPad app, and as a desktop tool.
Haiku Deck is designed to move you away from reading a bunch of slides. To see the "speaker's notes" that would accompany the second presentation below, click here.
Meet Haiku Deck from Haiku Deck on Vimeo.
Lucidpress is an app that can be used to create presentations, brochures (including trifold), newsletter/papers, magazines, flyers, posters, etc.
Piktochart is an infographics tool to help you present data and information in a visually appealing way. Choose from pre-set templates or create your own design using charts, images, and more.
Create your own Comic. Includes fully -posable characters, dynamic panels, props, and speech bubbles. Free online -- click on icon above or link below to go to the site: https://www.pixton.com/ca/
Create animated videos and presentations using Powtoon. Powtoon is available for free in NPS GoogleDrive Apps.
- Login to your NPS GoogleDrive account
- Create > Connect more apps > search for Powtoon > click Connect
- Create, select PowToon
Prezi is an online alternative to PowerPoint. "Make your presentations zoom!"
Smore makes it easy to create online fliers and posters with slick templates and simple click and drag manipulation. Consider using smore to jazz up that old paper poster project and provide a means for all students to shine--not just those who are good at drawing, cutting and pasting.
Here's a sample smore flyer: https://www.smore.com/ja9c-the-senses
'ThingLink can be used to add multiple hyperlinks to any image you upload and host it online. You can make your images come alive with music, videos or any other web content.
Here's an example. Hover over the photo to see the clickable links that have been added to the image.
Timetoast allows you to create dynamic timelines online.
Here's a sample timeline I made for Rosa Parks (to see it in larger format, use this link)
The bibliography for this project including citations for all of the images can be found here.
VoiceThread is collaborative multimedia slideshow that holds images, documents and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments using voice, text or video.
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