- Scribd. Read about Scribd here.
- Storybird. View a presentation on Storybird here.
- Google Lit Trips. Read about Google Lit Trips here and here. (Google Earth must be downloaded first if it is not already on your computer).
2. Can you find and share any pertinent Slideshare, Docstoc or Scribd presentations by embedding them in your blog?
This from SlideShare. I like it because it is succinct – really to the point.
Love this! This Guy Ritchie (OMG!) comic is the bomb! But it also has swearing, so maybe not so good for schools. 😦
GUY RITCHIE – GAMEKEEPER #1 – FREE http://d1.scribdassets.com/ScribdViewer.swf?document_id=28830015&access_key=key-2l623x54fqdldnuh3438&page=1&viewMode=book
But this is a great use of Scribd for students
I love this StoryBird!
http://media.storybird.com/embedplayer/bin/StoryplayerEmbed.swfThe Adventure of Reading by abigailcullen74 on Storybird
3. Can you develop a brief Slideshare, Docstoc or Scribd presentation of your own? Please embed it into your blog.
I decided to use Slideshare to create a presentation. I think you will see from this presentation how poorly I think Slideshare works. It is obtuse, clunky and very anti-intuitive. It is probably the least user-friendly thing I have used in the PLN program and took me more than two hours to put this 5 slide presentation together. Grrrrr!
4. How could these presentations be used at school?
If it wasn’t so hard to use Slideshare would be great for sharing documents – but it’s not helpful or easy to use. I won’t be sharing it with ANY teachers unless they have advanced podcasting skills.
5. How could Google Lit Trips be used for subjects other than English?
First of all, here is the link to the FAQ on viewing a GLitTrip, which should be on the Home page.
Google Earth would be brilliant for bringing history to life – recreating the journeys of the great explorers – and for documenting hiking tours for Duke of Ed awards – camping or adventure camps, etc.