I’m not sure why it took me so long to discover IgniteCast. This is now one of my favorite presentation composition tools.
You do have to download the application but it’s worth it. Add just about any type of media, including PowerPoint slides and arrange them in a very familiar, PowerPoint-like interface. The narration tool is excellent and is a great way to add your personality to the presentation. You can even add background music.
Once you’re done, upload the presentation to IgniteCast. Then you can share the link or embed it in your site.
This would work great for presentations to parents on classroom webpages. For example, create a “welcome to my class” presentation. Sure, you can do a lot of this with PowerPoint but the embed feature, ability to add multimedia easily and audio tools make it a tool worth experimenting with.
Here’s a sample presentation from IgniteCast.