1. Participants will identify characteristics of presentation tools that effectively engage students.
  2. Participants will explore some or all of the following presentation tools: Doceri, NearPod, Belkin Stage, Prezi, Skitch, Keynote, Popplet, and Powtoons.
  3. Participants will critique benefits and limitations of each presentation tool.
  4. Participants will share experiences that they have had in using presentation tools in their classroom.
  5. Participants will determine which tools will be most effectively used in their own classroom.


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Tool: Padlet

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Presentation Tools


From the iPad Alone - How to videos

  • Choosing and creating custom backgrounds
  • Images from Photo Library
  • Drawing Area Tools (Pen, Marker, Highlighter, Lines, Shapes, Eraser) - press and hold to customize
  • Undo or Clear Slide Tools
  • Adding new slides
  • Recording Audio
  • Doceri Timeline
  • Lasso Tool
  • Incorporating Screenshots
  • Emailing Finished Presentation (pdf file)
  • Saving a Presentation
Controlling your Laptop with Doceri Desktop
  • Connecting the iPad to your Laptop


Nearpod Guides/Help


Doceri channel on YouTube - Teacher and student sample presentations/screencasts
Doceri on Pinterest
Doceri blog
How to use Doceri in the classroom
Doceri Overview Slides

Nearpod on Pinterest
Nearpod blog
Nearpod presentation market