Powtoon

So I have almost finished my web article for Assignment 1 (thank goodness).

I used Powtoon to create a presentation and though it took me two full, long, draining, headachey days and nights to actually make, I do like the program.  Here are some reasons, it is:

  • Creative: I do have creative ability, somewhere inside of me, but Powtoon was good because it had engaging pre-made templates to use.
  • Easy to use: for a first timer I feel like the process was relatively smooth

I believe it would be a good tool to use in the classroom for simple presentation. I know teachers don’t have much time at the best of times and I think it definitely has the potential to be time consuming.

But:

  • you need a decent, fast internet connection (which I do not and I can attribute a lot of my frustration to this issue).
  • figuring out how to attribute a copyright picture via HTML was impossible for me
  • you are limited to a 5 minute presentation in the free version (which stands to reason, but it is Very expensive otherwise)

I would use it again, but it would be only for simple and quick presentations.  So I am sitting on the fence I guess – the jury is still out. Maybe practice makes perfect?

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