Use the interactive timeline maker at timetoast.com to create awesome timelines for any social studies activities. We used this program to order the important events of a historical figure’s life.
This is a super cool way to make a photo slideshow and record narration over it. Simply upload the photos you want to use, choose how long you want them to show for, and record your presentation over them. Make sure you have a quiet area or good microphones because it can pick up a lot of background noise! Narrable is no longer available 🙁
This spin-off from Powerpoint is a classic! Students choose from a theme and input pieces of information on each slide. The design and fun transitions are built in! They can easily share it with the class!
Now Google Slides, students can make traditional presentations with this free software that automatically saves! I love that their content is saved to their account (under their email address) because it means that they can access and make changes from any computer at school or at home! Find more information here.
There are really cool multimedia programs popping up all the time, but these are a few classics that are easy for students to use! If you have one that you love, please e-mail me. I would love to add it to this post!