I chose to explore PowToons for my digital storytelling piece. That was a lot of fun! I could be on there for hours putting together a slide show. For that I worry that it might be too overwhelming for my fourth graders. Maybe if I narrow it down to just a couple of templates they might do better. I will have to let them play around with it! I think it would be a great tool for kids to use to create presentations! The animation pieces to the Powtoons makes it fun and engaging…..almost video game like! I think the first time I introduce it to my class I will have them work in pairs. I will pair a higher kid with a lower kid so the level of frustration will not be there for my lowest kiddos. I will allow them to create just an introduction about themselves. Then maybe when we get good at it I will have them create one of their writing pieces on it!
That is my powtwoon that I made via a template. Which I really think would be the best route for my students when they are first learning it.