I am hoping to help a friend "flip" her biology curriculum by creating a series of animated infographics/presentations that will replace her traditional lectures. Looking for tools to help do this. I have tried out Prezi and PowToon, but was wondering if anyone had others they could suggest.
Good question Amy. I have found that PowerPoint actually works surprisingly well for this type of project. In fact, this is one of the projects we do in EDTECH 533 YouTube for Educators. It sounds kind of old fashioned, but with PowerPoint you can create customized animated graphics very easily and then record a video of your presentation. Record the screen and narration simultaneously to make a PowerPoint movie. Camtasia or Screencast-O-Matic are good choices for screen recording projects like this. The video can be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo or other video-hosting services. Here is a blog post I wrote about a year ago that has additional information. http://tubeteaching.blogspot.com/2012/07/using-powerpoint-to-create-video.html
You are right, I totally neglected PowerPoint as a possible tool because it seemed rather "old school," but your blog post was great and now has me thinking about how to use PowerPoint for my project. Thank you for your response.
I will ditto PowerPoint as a tool, but the newer versions (2010, 2011 (for Mac), and 2013) all include a tool that will export the file as a video natively--no need for screen captures.
You can embed the narration into the presentation as a sound track, and set timings on individual slides to match the audio. Exporting to video is then just a one-step process.