Now that you have a plan, it’s time to dive into the technology. There are a variety of tools you can use to create your media presentation or project. By reading the descriptions of the tools and exploring the support resources (e.g., videos, examples, tips, etc.), you will learn which tool is best for your assignment.


  • ScreencastOMatic is a web-based, screencast and video recording tool that allows you to record up to 15 minutes of video with a free account. Use this tool to record an oral presentation, narrate a slide presentation, provide a self-introduction, or collaborate with a peer or team.
  • PowToon is a web-based tool that allows you to create your own animated video. Use this tool to engage your audience with an anecdote at the beginning of a presentation, to market a product or idea, to provide backstory or context, or to create a dynamic self-introduction.
    • Use templates (with built-in voice elements) or create video from scratch
    • Library of images, animations, and sound effects allow you to customize your videos
    • Publish to YouTube or save to computer
    • Sign up for a free PowToon Account


Use these tools to share reflections, record a discussion/debate, or present multiple perspectives on the same topic.

Visual Media

  • Piktochart is a web-based technology to create Infographics. Use this tool to create professional and visually appealing graphics to communicate your message.
  • Lucidchart is a web-based technology to make diagrams. Use this tool to create a Venn Diagram, mind map, flowchart, or organizational chart.

Slide Presentations

  • Prezi is a web-based, presentation tool with a zooming canvas, which allows for a more conceptual approach to your ideas. Use this tool to work individually or collaboratively on presentations, and because it is web-based, it is accessible on any device with an internet connection.
  • PowerPoint is a user-friendly presentation tool with built-in design features.
    • Choose from a variety of colors, fonts, graphics, and backgrounds.
    • Customize transitions and animations or add charts and tables to visually enhance presentation
    • Easy to integrate multimedia elements such as hyperlinks, video, audio, or voice over
    • Upload presentation to web via SlideShare
    • Download PowerPoint for free
  • Google Slides is a web-based presentation tool that is accessible online or available for download to your computer, phone, or tablet. This tool makes it easy to collaborate with others because it integrates with Google chat. You can also convert PowerPoint files to Google Slides and vice versa.