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Center for Educational and Emerging Technology: Presentation Tools

The CEET serves Fontbonne faculty, staff, and students as a hub for the most recent innovations in the fields of educational and emerging technology. This libguide offers literature published within six months of entry or is still highly relevant.

What's in the CEET?

Drop in to the CEET to practice any of the tools vwloq using our many hands-on resources including:

  • SMART Boards
  • e-Beam projector (mobile interactive whiteboard)
  • PC, Mac
  • iPad, Samsung, Nexus, Surface, and RCA Tablets
  • Myo Armbands (allow you to control your presentations using hand gestures)

Linear or Zooming Presentations

Haiku Deck:  a simple, streamlined format that limits the text and graphics that can be used so the audience focuses on the presenters.  Intro video here.

PowToon:  an animated presentation tool that is simplified when compared to competitors like Power Point and Prezi.  Intro video explaining the differences here.

MS Sway:  A combination of glogster, power point, and prezi, it allows for dynamic presentation of content.  Intro video here and see examples of educational uses  here.

PechaKucha:  A set presentation format that allows 20 slides timed to be only 20 seconds each.  Great for quick, concise work.

Emaze:  similar to Haiku Deck, it streamlines choices to create clean, simple presentations.  Intro video here.

Mobile Presentation

Original Video

Animoto:  a simple photo/video editing product to create videos.  Intro video here.

WeVideo:  simple video editing software (free, but limited use).  Intro video here.

Before you begin shooting and editing, be sure you've storyboarded your idea first.  Download a number of free templates here.

Edited Video

The following tools allow you to edit existing videos and customize the content to suit your objectives.  

Edpuzzle:  Allows basic editing and customization of existing video

Zaption:  Free version allows basic editing and pro version offers more customization opportunity.

To see a review comparing the features of Edpuzzle and click here.

Digital Photo Story

ThingLink:  allows you to add pop-up resources when users click on a visual aid.  Intro video here.

PhotoShow:  a simple photo sharing tool that can be customized to add captions, music, and animation with the pro verison.

UtellStory:  A multimedia storytelling tool that allows easy sharing of video, photo, image, etc.



VoiceThread:  allows you to load an image and have an online threaded discussion around that image.  Intro video here.

PearDeck:  sets up a class collaboration site where users can share their information/data onto one screen.  Intro video here.

Graphic Design and Photo Editing

Create and adapt photos and graphics to really add some visual punch to your presentations with these tools:


Canva:  Guides you in the correct size for photos used in various tools, creates collages, and allows for collaborative image editing.  Intro video here.


Infographics are a series of visual images used to visually communicate a particular subject.  Examples can be found here.  The resources below vary in features and price.  Many are available as apps as well.


InFoto Free (Android App)



Storyboarding  a mind mapping and diagramming software

Storyboard That!  Uses pre-set imagery to help you tell your story (looks similar to comic strip tools)


Toki Tiki

Capzles:  Sign up or see video.

TimeToast:  Sign up or see video.

Timeglider:  Sign up or see video.

Read,Write, Think (timelines):  Create a timeline

Comic Strips/Animation

BitStrips is a comic strip creator great for explaining simple concepts in a fun way.  The company also has an app and emoji creator site (click here).  See intro video on bitstrips here.

ToonDoo (another comic strip creator available on both iOS and Android devices).  See how to video here.



Jing:  Download at

Screencast-o-matic:  Get started at

Educreations (download the app within your device)

Explain Everything (purchase the app within your device)

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