PowerPoint is generally bundled with the Microsoft Office Suite and has been used as a foremost presentation tool, first released in 1990. The 2013 version offers a significantly revised Presenter view in presentation mode. While the audience only sees the presentation itself, the presenter can read notes on split screen which includes a useful clock and a preview of the next slide in the presentation. Various tools are on hand, including a magnifying glass view which allows the targeting of specific sections of the presentation without the need for a virtual laser pointer, though a laser pointer is also an option.
Office Mix. a new add-in three years ago, has everything you need to create and share interactive online lessons. It was retired in the fall of 2017, and is now a part of PowerPoint 2016. Read more about that in this article https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/office-365/142049/microsoft-retiring-office-mix-bringing-features-elsewhere
Access this site for information on recording presentations in PowerPoint 2016 (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/record-presentations-in-powerpoint-2016-c172c4ac-b93b-4043-b575-41cb010e6a6c?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US)

PowerPoint Resources

While some of these resources may appear outdated, designed in the "earlier" days of Powerpoint, they still offer some great tips, useful information, and some interesting lessons, all that can be adapted to the most current version.
Brainy Betty http://www.brainybetty.com/
Internet4Classrooms Training Modules http://www.internet4classrooms.com/technology_tutorials/powerpoint_general_links_technology_tutorials.htm
Lesson Plans and other Teaching Resources for Powerpoint http://presentationsoft.about.com/od/classrooms/
Pete's Powerpoint Resources http://www.pppst.com/
Resources for Teaching Well with Powerpoint https://kaneb.nd.edu/rsrcs/PowerPoint/
Talking PowerPoint Books (offered by Lourdes Day of FDLRS Sunrise )

PowerPoint Book Templates

Jeopardy Game Templates

Just a reminder...Death by PowerPoint

Sway is an app in the Office 365 suite of online tools.
Sway is a digital storytelling app use to create professional, interactive designs that include images, text, videos and other media.
It's easy for teachers and students to compose a digital creation to share with others via a link with no additional software or sign-in needed.
Sway transforms photos, videos, audio, charts, tweets, and more into a polished format and design to share with teachers, students, and parents.
Use Sway to build a digital collection of student work that documents the learning progress.

photostory3.PNGPhoto Story 3
Microsoft Photo Story 3 and Microsoft Movie Maker are free applications that provide for the creation of a visual story (show and tell presentation) from digital photos. (Wikipedia)
The file size of each may be smaller than that of a Powerpoint rendering easier uploads to various sights that may have size requirements. Also, the format of each make them viewable to a greater audience, specifically those that don't have Powerpoint, or a Powerpoint viewer on their computers.

Using Photo Story

Pulling a Power point into Photo Story

YouTube video showing video creation from existing PowerPoints using MS PhotoStory 3. It is very easy to use!! Perfect for Moodle or Wikispaces creations! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8kSIh2cFus
Photo Story 3 for Windows download from CNET http://download.cnet.com/Photo-Story-3-for-Windows/3000-12511_4-10339154.html

Photo Story 3 for Windows You Tube tutorial http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=145185
Ideas for Photo Story projects http://21stcenturyteaching.pbworks.com/w/page/833439/Ideas%20for%20Photostory%203%20Projects
Photo Story step-by-step directions http://www.jakesonline.org/photostory3.pdf

moviemaker.PNGMovie Maker was bundled with the Microsoft Essentials package, which is no longer available. It is a great simple-to-use software for novice film editing. A version is still available for download at http://www.windows-movie-maker.org/

Movie Maker Tutorial by a student

All about Movie Maker, with a teachers guide and tips on the Microsoft site http://www.pil-network.com/Resources/Tools/Details/0ba790e9-d0b2-450a-aedc-1a7f679a1b07
Movie Maker step-by-step http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/printouts/Using_Movie_Maker.pdf
Movie Maker in the classroom http://presentationsoft.about.com/od/moviemakerlessonplans/

PowToons - Cloud-based software for creating animated presentations. Free with limitations and upgraded plans with a paid subscription (teacher plans available at a yearly price). http://www.powtoon.com/



Audacity - sound recording software download http://www.audacityteam.org/

Buncee - Create, present, and share multimedia lessons - free basic and education pricing. https://www.edu.buncee.com/



Prezi - a different way to present your ideas in a format similar to PowerPoint. http://prezi.com/ Youtube video-teach on Prezi

Thinglink - Web based presentation platform - Free or business accounts- upload your image (photo, jpg, etc) and add links containing information about the image. Look at this example

Glogster - Glogster was once a free tool, used to generate lessons with engaging educational content, construct representations of student learning, or just for fun. It is now an item for purchase :( but a free trial is available. School pricing is available. http://www.glogster.com/
Screencast-O-Matic - Taken right from its website - One-click screen capture recording on Windows or Mac computers with no install for FREE! A video tutorial greets you on the home page. http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/
Jing free screen capture recording software from Techsmith that can be installed on your computer. https://www.techsmith.com/jing.html