Shaping with Technology

"Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations" (10/28/2014)

Web-based apps:

Google Presentations (GAFE)

  • Collaborative
  • Import and export as PPT
  • Can be shared/published
  • YouTube Videos embedding

Visit for FREE presentation templates for Google Slides!

NEW! Microsoft's Sway:

  • Web, Windows 10, iPhone and iPad
  • Requires Microsoft account
  • Sharable/publish online
  • "Card" based -- no "formal" layouts
  • Use for presentations and reports.

Haiku Deck (web based and iPad App)

  • Large images for backgrounds (locates CC images in Google)
  • Large type
  • Can share online or download as PPT (premium subscription required for downloading)
    Education subscription is available for $5 per month.


  • (U.S. gov is one of biggest users)
  • No creative tools with free version
  • Shareable. PRO version needed for webinars or Linkedin sharing


  • Free
  • HTML5 (view AND edit on any internet device)
  • 3D and 2D presentations with "cutting edge designs"
  • "EDU Pro" account includes 5 collaborators, offline presenting, 500MB storage, no branding ($2.90 month)


A photo slideshow maker that you can use to create slide shows with your photos.


  • includes ability to build data tables and graphing
  • 3D transitions (sample)
  • more creativity

Zoho Show 3.0:

  • Part of Zoho Docs: online presentation tool with PPT-like features
  • Collaborate, embed, publish
  • Integrates with Google Docs
  • (sample)

Web Poster Wizard:

A free tool from

How to use Prezi to Create Visual Lessons

Welcome to Prezi (student presentation):

Even more....

Web 2.0 Presentation Tools for Teachers and Students