Tuesday, December 10, 2013


My fourth grade students completed a two week project about adaptations this semester, and I wanted a way to showcase a lot of pictures at once. {Usually, I post at least one picture from the day's lesson on our class Instagram, but for this project, I wanted to display as many pictures as possible.}

I used to use Animoto for Educators, but right before our project ended, I received an e-mail saying my free educator's account had expired and Animoto was "rethinking" its view on those free, premium educator memberships. Boo.

So I turned to Google to find another option.

I tried a few other websites before I finally settled on PhotoPeach.

Photo from the PhotoPeach website
At the moment, I think it's the best free program for creating photo slideshows. Here's why:
  • Sign up for FREE
  • Don't download anything -- all creations are made via the web
  • Add up to 30 photos to each slideshow
  • Choose from music provided by PhotoPeach or search YouTube for music to use
  • Add blank slides wherever you want --> add blocks of explanatory text this way
  • Reposition photos to appear in whichever order you prefer
  • Insert multiple choice quiz questions on any picture
  • Add captions to photos
  • Choose to keep your show private or make it public
  • Ability to embed your slideshow {I embedded it on my class blog}
  • Choose to display your show as a "story" or a "spiral" {click HERE to view the demo to see the difference}
  • Ability to make the show full screen
Of course, there are options to upgrade to a premium account {$3/month} or a premium educator account {$9/month+}. Each of those accounts come with other options, like the ability to download your slideshow your computer, manage a group of students' accounts, or upload your own music.

I would love to embed the slideshow I created of my students' projects, but their faces are all over the place! Instead, you can click HERE to view a demo slideshow made by PhotoPeach.

If you're interested in using PhotoPeach but aren't sure how to navigate your way through the website, here's a help page provided by the company that provides step-by-step instructions.


  1. Thank you for the suggestion of Photo Peach! It sounds like a great tool for the classroom.
    Conversations in Literacy

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lori! I hope Photo Peach works out for you. :)


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