I found an invitation to try out Powtoons in my inbox the other day. The program merges comics with Power Point.
I decided to give it a try and see if I could use it in my classroom next year.
If you are experienced with presentation software then the user interface with Powtoons will be fairly intuitive. I used Audacity to record my voice and then converted the file into a mp3 format. Once I uploaded my voiceover I put together a few slides and imported some images to reinforce the analogy.
What I really like about this program is that you have to be succinct with your words and use images that create a clear image for your students. The recordings can be posted on your class website for students that need a quick review or have been out for a few days.