The first new platform that I used was Powtoons. I found that Powtoons was a very useful site for getting my information across while also keeping my project entertaining enough to not be boring. I would suggest for someone to use Powtoons if they needed a platform to use and wanted to make a video or a slideshow, it has both options within it. You can also do a number of amazing things like adding music and animating your words to come in at a certain time in a certain way. It was useful for my project and was virtually easy to use.
The second new platform that I used was Glogster. Although Glogster is much different than Powtoons it was equally as useful. Instead of being in a video format it is in the format of a video poster that can be put up onto the smartboard and spoken to your audience. The only thing with this program that could possibly be an issue is if you do not want to have to speak for your presentation then I would not use this one because there is no video format so your audience would have to just read your information off the board which could result in being boring for them. However, it is good for many things, it has very interesting text bubbles and you can easily input pictures or anything else that you need to. This one was also overall easy to use and is something I would suggest for other to use in the future.
Overall I think either of these platforms would be useful for a project for a student or teacher to use. With both of these platforms your audience will stay entertained and it will help you teach others about whatever given topic you are trying to teach.