Here are some of my 5 favorite apps for secondary-level presentations. They look more like the kinds of presentations I saw when I was in the business world and less like the dioramas I made in second grade. See if one of them inspires your middle school or high school students!
Voice Thread: Here's an example of a Voice Thread
that includes instructions and then participation from several example
students. VT is easy to use and students can chime in at any time - from
their phone at home, the iPad in class, wherever - and then you can
review the final product with everyone's input.
for group work - students can contribute many different images, links,
or ideas to one bulletin board via anything with a browser. Clean
interface and you can sign in once per group or class (Example). (How to video for using padlet)
Similar to Padlet, it's basically the online version of the old
posterboard (with links, video, sound, social connections, etc.). A
little bit messier of an interface but I like the templates that can
guide students new to the format. Here's an example Glogster that I created with a class's project instructions.
Let my internet-friend Rafranz Davis tell you why Haiku Deck is awesome. If Power Point had been born on a touchscreen device, and was
pretty, it would look like this.
Thinglink: Upload an
image (Like the one below) and then create hotspots that can include voice, video, links,
etc. Students can explain a diagram, or ...whatever. If you use this, I
suggest getting a Soundcloud account to store your voice clips on.
I hope the examples give a picture of the Presentations 2.0 future for you. If you think twice before you begin, you can get twice as much out of your tablets...and hopefully, your students!