Social Sundays: Piktochart for presentations

I love having a variety of tools and software for students.  And although I highly value paper and pencil, it's fun to have a variety of ways to present and share information. Recently, a buyer told me how her students were using Piktochart to work on climate change posters for persuasion. Of course, I had to check it out.

Piktochart is an online tool for making infographics, posters and presentations. Piktochart includes professional looking templates and backgrounds inured.  I was pretty impressed, but the real test was what would students think.




To test it out, I bought an individual education license. (Unfortunately, Piktochart is not free to educators nor classrooms). We were working on Black history month projects. I knew that a couple of my students had chosen a poster format for their projects, so I offered Piktochart as an option.  The students were excited to try something new. Here's how they rated it:

  • User-friendly: moderately easy - there is a bit of a learning curve. It's not quite as instinctive as Power Point - there are lots of templates and graphics, but once you become more familiar it gets better.
  • Look: very professional looking presentations. Students loved that their work looked polished.
  • Quality of graphics: mixed. Lots of graphics are geared towards business- flow charts and economics, so students found little use for those, but decent graphics. Nice variety of backgrounds as well.

Summary: a good program for creating professional looking posters and presentations which students are quite proud of. The program does take time to learn and is not inexpensive, so that's something to consider.


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  1. I had not heard of Piktochart before you posted about it but it sounds great so I've bookmarked it for future student projects, thanks for sharing!

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