Wishing for something different than the same-old-same-old PowerPoint presentation? Maybe you'd like a free web tool to use to create engaging presentations for your students. It's time to take a look at Knovio…
We all know how important it is to keep students interested in the classroom. The more we can stretch their brief attention spans, the more information we can get to stick in their brains. Knovio is a presentation tool that gives you the chance to present information in hundreds of creative ways.
You can use Knovio to share all of your ideas with students, and even create a video of your presentation so students can take a look at it on their own time (great for those of us using a blended learning model with our classes).
Have effective PowerPoint presentations already finished? One of my favorite features of Knovio is that you can upload your previously created slides. This makes it super easy to get started with your first Knovio, because you can take advantage of all the materials you've already completed. Then all you need to do is embellish as needed, and add in your video content to finish off your Knovio.
If you're at the high school or higher education level, you could also introduce this tool to students and have them create their own engaging presentations.
Do you use alternative presentation tools in your classroom? Which is your favorite? Let me know in a comment on this article.
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.