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Google Slides

David Lee EdTech. (2017, July 16). How to: Quick tutorial for new Google Slides presentation 2018 [Video file]. Retrieved from


Keynote for Mac

Touch Technology Review. (2014, June 2) Learn how to use Apple's Keynote for iPad in less than 3 minutes [YouTube Video]. Retrieved from

Which presentation software works best for...

Presentation Software Best For... Advantages Disadvantages
PowerPoint, Google Slides and KeyNote (Mac use only) Presentation slides both in person and online Most familiar format with user and audience, templates, embed media Oversimplifies a topic, and limits preparation.  KeyNote is only for Mac devices Quick and easy presentation slide development Templates, library of images, adaptive layout design, can download to a pdf Limited amount of background templates for free account
Prezi Alternative to standard slideshow due to non linear and zooming feature, presentation in person and online Present on multiple devices, shareable, templates, embed media Can only use templates, can cause a dizzy effect with motion and zooming of slides
Canva Presentations, banners and posters, inforgraphics, cards Easy to use, many custom design elements Can be time consuming to design
Genially Interactive presentations, visual media, infographics.  Easy to use, can create custom media to embed in websites or blogs Best for online presenting because of interactive features
Adobe Express Social graphics, web pages, slideshows, videos, interactive stories Easy to use, web and mobile Best for online presenting, video creation limit of 30 seconds
Piktochart Infographics Easy to use, many custom design elements Can be time consuming to design

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Canva is a online software that can be used to create presentations or other documents. It is very easy to collaborate with others on a project, or just create your own using free templates. Has free images available or upload your own and edit with Canva's photo editor tool. Free and paid accounts available.


Piktochart comes with a set of features that enable anyone to create stunning masterpieces. These features include: ready to use graphics, charts and maps, High-res downloads, functional innovation, and design flexibility. Anything you need to create impressive printable posters, reports, and slides for your presentation is provided.  In such way, Piktochart helps you create infographics that work perfectly with your social media channels and blogs. Free and Paid accounts available.

Genially - Create Interactive Slides

This presentation software specializes in letting you create interactive content. It also features many animation effects. Not only can you use Genially to create online presentations, you can also create infographics and other interactive projects. Most people should find this software easy to learn. The website includes a frequently updated blog with some helpful tips and I was also able to find some third-party tutorials for this presentation software tool. Free or paid accounts available.

Adobe Express

Adobe Express enables you to quickly and easily create standout social graphics, flyers, logos, and more on mobile and web. No design skills necessary. Combine photos and video clips with music to create a captivating slideshow in minutes.


PechaKucha or Pecha Kucha (Japanese for chit-chat) is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds). The format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced.

 To create your own, use the PechaKucha template that is already formatted. 

Educational Foundations and Research, University of North Dakota. (2014, January 17). How to make a Pecha Kucha [Video file]. Retrieved from