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AHS Subject Guides: How-to For Students: Presentation Tools: How to use different tools for online presentations

This guide provides information about how to use the technology tools included in classwork.

Presentation Tools: How to use different tools for online presentations

Information Literacy Instruction (Library)

Using Online Presentation Tools

Information literacy topics:

  • Using technology tools
  • Following guidelines on use of copyright/ intellectual property
  • Collaborate with others to broaden and deepen understanding.
  • Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new understandings, make decisions, and solve problems.

Objective: Students will know how to use online presentation tools.

Presentation Tools

The following infographic / marketing resources are available for making a virtual presentation!


LucidpressLucidpress makes it easy for all students — from those in elementary school to those in advanced digital communication courses — to create stunning content that brings their big ideas to life. Teachers can also create visual learning aids, posters, and other teaching collateral with just a few clicks of the mouse

Canva : Canva gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.  

Piktochart : Piktochart is an easy infographic design app that requires very little effort to produce beautiful, high quality graphics.


Infogram : Use Infogram to create infographics and interactive online charts. It's free and super-easy!


Glogster : Glogster allows users to mix all kinds of media on a one virtual canvas to create multimedia posters, and access a library of engaging educational content created by students and educators worldwide. (Not Free).


Visme: Make boring data beautiful and easy to understand with an infographic!  "tell better stories and translate boring data into beautiful visual content right in your browser.  Share or download using our all in one easy-to-use editor".


Mind Maps and More:


Popplet : Use Popplet in the classroom and at home, students use Popplet for learning. Used as a mind-map, Popplet helps students think and learn visually. Students can capture facts, thoughts, and images and learn to create relationships between them.  Also available as an app for your device!


InstaGrok: instaGrok is an innovative educational search engine that combines sophisticated semantic technology with an interactive user interface to make learning more engaging, personalized and fun for everyone.


Coggle : Use Coggle to produce beautiful notes, quickly and easily. Share them with friends and colleagues to enhance your ideas collaboratively. All for free!

Bubbl : Use Bubbl for free to create up to 3 mind maps. Save your work as an image or HTML. Share mind maps with your peers.




Moovly: Easily create animated videos and presentations with this software.


Powtoon: PowToon is 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. Their 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.


GoAnimate: GoAnimate videos could and should be everywhere. Explain complex topics, exercise higher order thinking skills (such as creativity and critical thinking) in the classroom.


Voki: Use Voki to create speaking avatars. Introduce material in a fun way. Great way to present a project.


Bitstrips: Bitstrips is your online funny pages. Turn yourself and your friends into cartoon characters, and create and share your own awesome comic strips!


Interactive Presentations:


Pear Deck: Have your audience interact with your presentation with their own devices!  Use this Google app for frictionless integration with your already created Google slides presentation.  Insert a question and "poll your audience" throughout your engaging presentation.  Have a race to see who can answer your question first!

eMaze Presentation Tool

Emaze: Emaze features a proprietary state of art HTML5 presentation designer. You can even create your presentation in 3D! The application has a similar style to Prezi when it comes to transitions, but Emaze takes it to the next level.  eMaze for education information.




YouTube Channel and Preview Video


Welcome to Piktochart!

Sign Up For Free!

I strongly suggest signing up with your account through Google




Select the type of infographic you would like to make

Infographic: Long-form graphics perfect for the web


Presentation:Fixed-ratio slides for online presentations



Poster: Eye-catching ads and banners


Report: Two-page visual reports

Pick a template

You have access to a weekly updated library of over 500 professionally-designed templates. Finding a style that fits your message is easy.


Then, make it unique

Edit text, fonts, and colors. Change as much or as little as you want to.

Insert: Charts & Maps, Icons, Photos & Videos

You Can Import Your Data

Instantly visualize your data or survey results with our

Google Spreadsheet and SurveyMonkey import features

Now share your creation

Wow your audiences, be it on print, web or presentation mode.




Objective: To understand and practice how to access and use Popplet presentation tool.


Popplet : Use Popplet in the classroom and at home, students use Popplet for learning. Used as a mind-map, Popplet helps students think and learn visually. Students can capture facts, thoughts, and images and learn to create relationships between them.  Also available as an app for your device!


Create a new account - Click on "Log in" and "Sign up now!"

It is recommended to use your Amity Google Schools email address and password when creating your account.

You will need to agree to the terms of service and the privacy policy.

Now you are ready to make a new popplet!

You will need to name your popplet, pick a color and then "make it so!"

Double click anywhere on the screen to make a new popple.  Drag and drop from one popple to connect a new popple.  You are able to add pictures, add videos, type or draw, change the box colors and share/export.


Pear Deck, Visme, and Moovly

Pear Deck: Pear Deck takes an engaging approach to presentation. When a teacher starts presenting, students join the presentation via a unique code on their own device. Teachers control the slides and students follow along. Pear Deck also allows teachers to embed actionable content into their presentation. Draggable icons, real time drawings and more. Student can then interact with the slides from their own device and teachers receive the data on how they interacted. You really have to see this one.  


Preview Video:




Visme: Visme is similar to Canva in the sense that it is more than just a tool for creating presentations. You can create charts, reports, infographics, and much more. The site offers a wide array of templates, all which are fully customizable to meet your needs. The software ties into other sites such as Flikr to offer millions of images, vector graphics, and icons to make your presentation stand out. Visme lives up to its “multi tool” label with its rich feature set and visually appealing design.  


Preview Video:




Moovly: Moovly is a cloud-based digital media and content creation platform. The company was founded in 2013 but the idea to democratize animated videos originated earlier within Instruxion, a company specialized in custom high-impact digital content. Create an animated video today!


Amity High School, Amity Region 5 School District, Woodbridge, CT 06525, 203-397-4844 Librarians: Robert F. Musco and Victoria Hulse Copyright 2017