As a teacher and a doctoral student I get to make presentations on a regular basis. My go-to platforms are the PowerPoint, Google Slides, and, sometimes, Prezi.
About a month ago I was offered a premium account with Visme- an innovative platform that allows users to create professional yet insightful presentation. I have been exploring its features since and below is my reflection.
1. Presentations in Visme
Visme offered a range of graphics that addressed diverse needs such as education, technology, business, health care, non profit, and others. Creating a presentation from scratch was quite easy-once you got familiar with all of the options available.
I also tried uploading the ready made presentation. That was troublesome- I had a hard time editing it and gave up in the end.
2. Infographics in Visme
A feature that I think Visme should focus on with educators is the option to create infographics. I created one, just to try it out, and it was very easy. Grab a template from those available or start from scratch, add content and graphics, and here it is. I see infographics being used as study guides, announcement flyers, end of chapter reviews, and syllabi. Higher education should have a look at that as well since they are teaching millennials.
3. Banners in Visme
There is a third option to create a banner: either for the website or for social media. Since I have both, I appreciated this option. I created two simple banners-one for websites, one for social media. It was very easy and did not take a lot of time. In education, banners can be used in multiple ways: parent-teacher conference, announcement, motivational quote display to put up in the classroom, a reminder, or an introduction to a new unit.
Visme is a fun platform that has a lot to offer. Presentations, infographics, banners, and custom templates are available for diverse industries and needs.
My question to my fellow teachers is as follows:
Do you have time to learn it?
I only speak for myself and it will certainly will take me some time and patience to explore all the features. Another thing is, do educators need all the bells and whistles? Again, speaking for myself, most often than not I simply do not have time to sit and select the best graphics/colors/patterns/shapes. However, I think once you are comfortable with it-it could be a tremendously useful resource to be used in and out of the classroom.
Have you tried Visme? I'd say, give it a whirl-and let me know what you think in comments.