Multimedia presentations are a great way for students to "show what they know" about a particular topic. If coupled with actually having to present their knowledge to a live audience, they allow students to practice their public speaking skills. Finally, multimedia presentations allow students to hone their planning, organizing, researching, and creativity skills, while at the same time, becoming proficient in a variety of presentation applications.

The number of easy to use presentation applications available to students for free on line keeps growing. Students are no longer limited to just using flat, linear, left to right, slide based presentations. Many of the tools listed below come with snazzy templates, animated backgrounds, zooming capabilities, embedded video features and more that open the doors for students to get creative.



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Moovly - Create animated content like a pro
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos and other multimedia content. Make videos or presentations using library objects and free templates. Add your own images, sounds and video clips.
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PowToon- Brings AWESOMENESS to your presentations!
PowToon allows you to create really cool and awesome animated presentations or videos. The FREE side has a great selection of characters, backrgrounds, stickers, and animations to really make your project pop! No design experience is required!
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Emaze - the next generation of online presentation software.
Create emazing presentations with just a few clips.





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__SlideDog__- Create seamless playlists from your favorite presentation media

Say goodbye to traditional slide and bullet point presentations. With SlideDog you can combine almost any media into one seamless multimedia presentation.





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__Prezi__- Zooming presentation software!

Unlike static slides, Prezi combines motion, zoom, and spatial relationships to engage your audience and help them remember your message.





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__Canva__ - One tool, endless creative design possibilities

Canva is the one stop shop for endless design possibilities. In one tool, you can create presentations,posters, infographics, magazines, and more.





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__Visme__ - Create amazing presentations, infographics, and other engaging content

Easily create online Presentations, animations, animated HTML5 banners, infographics and other rich visual content free in your browser. Visme is the perfect alternative to Flash and Powerpoint or keynote to create professional presentations, infographics, HTML5 banners and interactive content in HTML5.





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__Photopeach__ - Make better presentations online with pictures

With PhotoPeach you can create a rich slideshow in seconds to engage your friends or family. We also support background music, captions, and comments so you can elaborate on your story further.





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Brainy Betty: A plethora of free resources for designing professional looking PowerPoint presentations, websites, and other Office documents.
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