Over the past year our district adopted a new reading series. One of my favorite components is a unit inquiry project in which students self-select a unit-related question, research information, and compile it in a finished presentation. We have had a blast trying out new digital tools to present our findings.
Here are some of our favorite, kid-friendly (and teacher friendly!) apps for presentations. In my classroom, we have four iPads for the students to share, we were able to complete all of these projects with just the four iPads.
This application is super easy for kids to learn. My third graders were working independently within minutes. All of the videos can be exported as videos to the iPad’s camera roll and shared via social networks, Youtube, or email.
We have used Animoto for several projects including inquiry presentations, science reports, biographies, and more. It’s also an app that I keep on my phone to make videos of my students working in the classroom or during class events to share with parents. It’s super easy and it takes less than a minute!
Kate Peila is a third grade teacher from Montana. She is passionate about integrating technology in the classroom to increase student engagement, improve lesson efficacy, and enhance classroom management. She is a content expert for Appolearning and she blogs at Purely Paperless.