Powtoon is an online platform for creating short video presentations. Powtoon gives anyone the ability to create professional videos and presentations. You can select from royalty-free libraries of animation, live-action video, images, designed backgrounds, soundtracks, and moving graphics, or you can use your own visual content and voiceover.

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Powtoon & the SAMR Model

Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR model offers a lens for examining how technology is adopted in a classroom. As you strive to incorporate online tools into your classroom, we encourage you to use this model as an analytic tool.

Here is an example of how Powtoon might fit the SAMR model:

Learning Activities


Students can create a Powtoon that takes you on a tour of a cell or walks you through the step-by-step process of a lab experiment.

English/Language Arts

Students can create a Powtoon as a book report.


Students can describe significant historical painters or musicians in their Powtoon.


Students can introduce themselves to a new class by creating a Powtoon about them.


How to Use Powtoon


Oktaviani, L., & Mandasari, B. (2020). Powtoon: A digital medium to optimize students’ cultural presentation in ELT classroomTeknosastik18(1), 33-41.

Rioseco Pais, M. H., Nogués, F. P., & Muñoz, B. R. (2017). Incorporating powtoon as a learning activity into a course on technological innovations as didactic resources for pedagogy programs. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 12(6), 120.


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