Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Metaphor Experiment with PowToons

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.




2 comments:

  1. Thank you for Blogging about PowToon!
    We wanted to let you know that we launched a contest on our Facebook page with the theme
    "The Imaginary Sport I'd Like to See in The Next Olympics" where participants can get win PowToon memberships (and get immediate access to the PowToon Beta).
    Here are a couple of Presentoons that were already created for the contest:
    http://youtu.be/VbwEIXf_pqc
    http://youtu.be/oLDXqwflXxs
    We would love to see you Blogging, tweeting and sharing the contest using the http://bit.ly/PowOlympics link.
    Stay awesome!
    @PowToon

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  2. You might want to check out Impression Studio at http://mediaconnexus.com/. Impression Studio is the only presentation software out there that enables anyone to create professionally designed, true rich-media presentations. In addition, the eTakeaway feature is tailor-made for classrooms and education. Let me know if you'd like a review copy.

    Jeff

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