Just amazing! This site took me a little longer than many of the other Web 2.0 sites I've explored, however, the results are much more noticiable! PowToon is a presentation site that has various themed and animated characters, props, backgrounds, text options, and transitions. Users can drag, manipulate objects and text in the presentation to enhance the presentation. The picture above shows the screen that the user uses to create the presentation. PowToon has different features available for various costs. See below for a price overview. The main difference in subscriptions, aside from the price, is the length of each PowToon presentation. They vary from 45 seconds, Free subscription to 25 minutes, teacher subscription.
From an education standpoint, PowToon is newer, available in August 2011, not commonly viewed, eye catching, and provides a different type presentation for viewers. PowToon might be a great way for teachers who create presentations frequently, to share information to their students or staff. Another use for PowToon is to create social stories for students with disabilities. Here is a social story I created using PowToon, to help a student when they are sitting on the carpet.
Students could use PowToon to create their own stories and/or presentations. Once the presentation is created, the user can share their presentation via social media sites.
PowToon frequently updates their site and creates newer and better types of technology for PowToon presentations. In the last few months, PowToon added voiceovers and uploaded photos to their presentation. Users can check PowToon on Facebook, PowToon Blog, and PowToon on Twitter for more updates on PowToon!