Technology for Teaching


While presentations are most often attributed to the lecturer presenting content to the students, student presentations whether as individuals or in groups, afford the students a chance to develop skills in oral communication, peer-teaching, and listening among others. The more practice a student has speaking to and working within groups, the more comfortable the individual will feel when delivering a presentation to professional colleagues, patients, and other audiences.

Software and iPad


PowerPoint is a slide show presentation program developed by Microsoft. Geisel supports Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac, PC, and the iPad.


Keynote is a slide show presentation program developed by Apple.

iPad Apps

Final Argument

Final Argument is an iPad app that allows the user to create non-linear, branching presentations. The app is designed to allow users to incorporate content from multiple sources using PDF, PowerPoint, Keynote, an interactive whiteboard, and multimedia. Final Argument presentations can also be recorded directly from the app.


SlideShark allows iPad users to easily view and present PowerPoint slides with animations, fonts, colors, graphics, hyperlinks and videos intact. Presentations can not be generated from within SlideShark itself; however, this tool can be used to present live to attendees in remote locations.

iPad and Online


Movenote is available as an iPad app and online. It allows users to record a presentation, including the device camera, to create a picture-in-picture affect for your presentation. Import content from multiple sources then simply record the presentation as you swipe the slides to advance through the presentation. Presentations are shared by sending a link to the recipient and can be viewed without the app.

Device Agnostic


Prezi is a non-linear presentation tool that works online and on the iPad. Prezi allows users to collaboratively create interactive, multi-dimensional presentations in a way that other presentation tools cannot. Incorporate existing resources or build from scratch. Prezi can handle multimedia, hyperlinks, other presentation files and more.

Device Agnostic

Multi-device Apps


2Screens – Presentation Expert is an iPad app that makes it easy for users to present multiple content types within the same app.  Manage and view your documents; use the built-in web browser to load web contents and download files; make notes on the whiteboard or presentation slides. To show your work, you can stream the iPad screen display to AirPlay or a browser URL.


Doceri is a scalable suite of products that allows a teacher or presenter to control a computer’s desktop, to control audiovisual technology, and to annotate any presentation in real time with the iPad.


Air Sketch turns an iPad into a wireless whiteboard allowing users to Annotate PDF documents and images. Just launch Air Sketch on the iPad and open the specified URL from any HTML-5 compatible browser on a computer running on the same wireless network. Your photos and drawings show up natively in the browser and update almost instantly.


The following are a list of references about the use of presentations in teaching and learning.

*Tools that appear with an asterisk on the pages are commonly used at the Geisel School of Medicine.