Powtoon

Overview

Powtoon is a web based presentation creator. It creates videos exportable to YouTube and with upgrade to donloadable file. It is currently in beta form. The presentation interface utilizes current/modern if not even trendy graphics and styles. Built in music and voiceovers as well as ability to create your own voiceover.

From their website:

We defined our mission as: PowToon will create the world’s most minimalist, user friendly and intuitive presentation software that allows someone with no technical or design skills to create engaging professional “look and feel” animated presentations. Our aim is to establish a new presentation category called “powtoon” – a combination of presentation and animated cartoon – as the industry standard for evolved (animated) presentations.

Our greater vision is to effect the way people communicate in a profound way: “If a picture speaks a thousand words, an animation conveys an idea.” In the next series of post we will outline how the hard work of turning an idea into reality began…

  • Need a name and e-mail to create account.
  • There is an education side but still seem to need e-mail address.
  • See the 4Edu side of this site to avoid possible COPPA issues.

Instructional Uses

Either for teacher presentation - being more trendy and possible interesting to young students - or for student presentations as an alternative to Power Point, Prezi or other animation/video creators.

Process

  • Log-on
  • Click the Create button
  • Pick a template
  • Utilize slide sorter on left, tool bar/elements on left, time bar/slide on bottom and parameters on top to create and edit elements

Tips

  • Script out your voice over, it seems to be one recording that is over the entire presentation, not just one slide.
  • To save to a file or remove branding you need to upgrade (which also enables other features and resources). You can still post to YouTube and embed in webpages without upgrading.
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