CONCEPT: A presentation creator with some unique features and a slick interface.
DELIVERY: We've come a long way in terms of options for presenting content in a classroom. No longer must students be power pointed to death. Just check out my iAssess article for some options. Or take a look at what could easily become the next great presentation app. - Slideidea.
Working with a system of widgets makes adding content a dream, with text, image and shape options varied and customisable. Video content can also be embedded either as a weblink or directly from the iPad camera roll.the interface is slick and easy to master with intuitive controls and a range of slide templates to speed the creation process up.
So what other features make it stand out? Firstly, any presentation can be delivered using one of eight transformations. These alter the flow of slides as you present so you could choose to roll through a scroll of your presentation, flip through a digitised set of note cards or turn the pages like its a book. This simple addition can freshen up a stale presentation and allows users to change the aesthetic based on their content and audience.
You can also add content that allows interaction with the audience. Currently a poll is the main option but I'm sure other content is planned. As such it does not have the scope in this capacity that Nearpod offers though audience members can synch to join the presentation on their device and can even leave feedback via a messages option. This is a nice touch as it allows for follow up from the students if they don't understand part of a presentation.
The final touch is simple but brilliantly useful. During a presentation, you can pinch the screen to access a clear whiteboard. I've utilised this myself and it really is handy for throwing in a few quick sample questions or illuminating a point in more detail without affecting the overall composition of the slideshow.
LIMITATIONS: The range of interactives and transitions is a little limited at the moment, though this does streamline the creation process.
CONCLUSION: Different, aesthetically pleasing and easy to create with. Everything you could want from an presentation app and with some excellent little touches that make it stand out. 5/5
Presenting any subject in class
As a creation tool for students
Gathering AfL data using the poll and messages tool
Recording a lesson to use in the flipped classroom