Use these interesting presentation tools
to create a memorable assignment that
stands out from the crowd!
Remember that if you are under 13 years of age you will need parent permission to use these sites.
Digital posters, flyers and magazines
Posters and flyers are good ways to communicate what you have learned about your research topic if you have lots of photos or pictures to share. Find out how to create an eye-catching poster here, or use the online tools below.
Canva Design presentations, posters, social media graphics and more from scratch or using one of the many pre-made templates.
Canva Photo Editor can be used to filter, resize and edit photos without a login.
Photovisi Create photo collages
Infographics Learn about infographics and how to create them.
Smore Create flyers
Issuu Create a magazine which can be viewed online
Flipsnack Upload PDFs to be created into an online book/magazine. Create 5 Flipsnacks with up to 15 pages on a free account.
Maps and Timelines
Timeglider Create a timeline
Read Write Think: Interactive Timeline Another timeline creation tool
TimeToast Tell your story or put your research in a visual timeline.
MyHistro A timeline and map rolled into one – select a geographical location for each event on your timeline.
Animaps Add markers and images to locations on a map.
Scribble Maps Add lines, text, images and shapes on maps. Export your maps as images, PDFs, or widgets to embed on a blog/website.
Study Vibe Mapping Tools A list of Web 2.0 tools to create interactive maps. See SLRC staff for login details.
Audacity Record and edit audio
Websites and Blogs
Videos and Slideshows
Watch this first: 10 Tips for Making Beautiful Slideshow Presentations
Renderforest Create and download videos and animations using a range of templates
PhotoPeach Create a slideshow
Prezi Create a slideshow of a different kind
FreePPT Free PowerPoint backgrounds and images to download.
Storyboard Generator Create a storyboard (i.e. a sequence of drawings, directions and dialogue that represent the shots planned for a film or television production).
Kizoa Create movies and slideshows. Lots of templates and effects to choose from.
Stupeflix Upload photos and videos, then add your own text to create a movie.
Voicethread Add a voiceover (or webcam footage of you) to a slideshow of images.
Comics and Animations
Comic Master Create your own comics
Pixton Upload your own images or use those provided, add speech bubbles, choose from comic-style layouts and more.
Powtoon 4 Edu Create animated videos up to 5minutes long on the free account.
Digital Films.com Create a simple animated film and email it to your friends. You will need to create an account if you want to save and edit your film.
Blabberize Choose an image and give it a voice
Voki Create a talking avatar – customize their appearance and what they say, then share with others.
Make Belief Comix An easy-to-use tool you can use to make basic comic strips
Zimmer Twins Create a short animation using three characters and a range of actions. Add your own text.
Screen Capture Tools
Quizzes, Surveys and Polls
Kahoot! Create, play and share quizzes, discussions and surveys.
Quizbean Create and share online quizzes.
Quizworks Create a quiz, an assessment or a personality quiz for free.
Quiz Makers and Flashcards A list of other tools to create quizzes and flash cards. See an SLRC staff member for login details.
Survey Monkey Make 10-question surveys with up to 100 respondents for free. Easy-to-use.
KwikSurvey Create unlimited polls, surveys and quizzes with unlimited respondents for free
Poll Everywhere The free plan allows for up to 40 responses per poll.
PollSnack Create a poll widget to embed into a blog, website, or Facebook
Other Web 2.0 Tools
Wordle Create a word cloud using words you input
Tagxedo Create a word cloud in a chosen shape
Newspaper Clipping Create your own newspaper clipping
Infogr.am Create charts and infographics by inputing your data
Augmented Reality Apps and Tools Check these out these tools that blend virtual reality and real life. See an SLRC staff member for login details.
Using images, video & music in your assignments
Many images, audio clips and video clips available on the internet are copyrighted, which means you need permission from the owner to use these materials in your assignment.
If an image (or audio or video clip) is licensed under Creative Commons, it means you can use it in your assignment as long as you follow some simple steps. Go to the Creative Commons page and scroll down to the section called ‘Finding Images and Music for your Assignments’ for more information.