So this weekend I set myself a challenge. I wanted to find a website that I could use in the classroom; I wanted to find a software tool that could somehow engage students. I googled and googled, till I found this website!
Powtoon is a tool where you can create multimedia presentations, enhanced with provided animations and cartoons. To experiment and work out how to use this technological tool I decided to make the above video, “10 Reasons why we should be using Multimedia in the classroom.”
Powtoon is really easy to use and it’s really fun. It’s most definitely something I would use and introduce into the classroom as it provides students; the opportunity to use technology to enhance their assessment, a new way to present information and presentations, and a fun and engaging activity and/ or assessment task.
The only negatives is that the free version can be restricting as it doesn’t offer all themes to play around with and I have to upload it to YouTube and wait for an email before I can download and save my own copy to the computer. Uploading to YouTube would most definitely be a challenge in the classroom due to Education Queensland blocking a lot of these sorts of sites, but you never know, I’m sure you could find a way around this!
Apart from the two negatives have a look at what I did with the free version!!! Enjoy watching it! And please go and check it out!