EC&I 833

Swimming Through Ed Tech … A Summary

After great contemplation, I decided to try PowToon as my presentation tool for my final summary.  I also used audacity to complete the voice recording for PowToon.  While PowToon has its own voice recording available, audacity provides a much clearer sound and better quality.  I will show this presentation tool to my students this week as I think they will love it.

Here’s a brief overview of what I perceived as the pros/cons for PowToon:


  • can create an account for free
  • many ready made templates to choose from or you can start from scratch
  • can import or create your own voice recordings and/or music within it
  • can import your own photos or use what they provide
  • easy to use to navigate each screen and time your recording to the movement of the images
  • can make movies or have slideshow view depending on purpose


  • videos can only be 5:00 long in the free version
  • limited music selection and noticeable jumps when the music loops
  • free version has limited images; must upgrade to use all images
  • higher quality upload requires paid version
  • it can take a very long time if you take a long time making decisions 😉

Anyway, here’s my summary!  Thanks for the journey EC&I 833!

Credits to Neil Postman and Jackie Gerstein in my video.


11 thoughts on “Swimming Through Ed Tech … A Summary

  1. Very well done Natalie! I have used PowToon before, but I love the way you used it for this summary – and your video turned out much better than mine! You summarized a lot of the key aspects to this class, and I really appreciated your comparison of your abilities to swimming. Made it easy to understand and easy to connect with during your summary! Thanks for sharing!


  2. I loved your Powtoon video Natalie! I played around with it a bit but your turned out way better. Did you have to purchase it to get all the cool animations? Aside from the video your summary was detailed and engaging to listen and watch. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Well done Natalie! Your summary shows a tonne of growth that you’ve experienced this semester. You’ve outlined so many tools that are now a part of your practice!


  4. Hi Mich! I'd love to start a US branch! If you have a place I can stay for free, I'll run a few programs for you! I'm always up for a road trip, and I don't think yo9r3#u;&e THAT far away from me! Just let me know! 🙂


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