I opted to use Google Presentation. Since we are a "Google district" it is possible we will throw the baby out soon. That baby's name is PowerPoint. Most of my students are not old enough to reap the benefits (and pitfalls) of Prezi. So I have elected to venture into the Google Presentation world this time. I found this tool to be "functional", and perhaps that is best to scaffold my elementary students into the world of presenting. Students (and many teachers) need to know that presentation software is a tool to support delivery, and should not always be the sole delivery method.
The way I am using this tool augments the lesson, it provides video for the students to visualize how technology can solve problems. I am using this for 2nd graders as part of a lesson where we watch the video together. After each question, we will have a classroom discussion on solving a problem with technology. I will then show the video or image that shows one way to solve it. Students will then go to their computers and create a story of solving a problem with technology. With 2nd graders I will have them use Kidspiration. I could use Storyboardthat, or Pixton for my older students, but this is a 2nd grade standard I am trying to satisfy and with limited contact time, I go with what they know, Kidspiration.
I would use this simple rubric to identify if the students me the objectives.
I will use Google Presentation more with my older students (upper elem), where they are using the tool, but my young-uns do not have Google accounts. The SAMR level will be different, since the students are benefiting from the access to the tool.