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  1. 1. 02 9590 7979 info@learninglines.com.au PO Box 62, St Peters NSW 2044SlideshareHave you ever created an exciting PowerPoint presentation and known that others in yourfield could benefit from the slides or ideas contained in them? Slideshare was recently voted*amongst the world’s top 10 tools for education and learning and is a great place to save yourpresentations. You can also save time by directing your students to existing presentations oreven use them in your classrooms.What is Slideshare?Slideshare is a website where you can upload and share PowerPoint presentations. Once youhave created a free account on the website you can upload as many presentations as youwish. The presentations are stored online and can be accessed anywhere, anytime by youand others in your field.How can I use Slideshare?• There may already be presentations out there that cover the information that you are teaching - why re-invent the wheel if someone has already done it for you?• Put your presentations online so that students can access them outside of class to revise or catch up on content that has been missed.• Collaborate or get in touch with other educators to share ideas, generate business or create resources that can be used for everyone.• Augment existing resources with a visual element that can enhance learning.What equipment do you need?Just a computer with internet access, and a PowerPoint presentation.Before you get startedTake a look at some of the other presentations on the Slideshare website. Try to establish whichones are most effective at communicating ideas, and what elements constitute an excitingand interesting PowerPoint. A great starting place is Smart Presentation - Meet Monkey.Let’s have a go!1. Select an existing presentation or create one that you can use as a teaching resource now or in the future.2. Open your internet browser and go to the Slideshare site at http://www.slideshare.net/www.learninglines.com.au © Learning Lines 2011
  2. 2. 02 9590 7979 info@learninglines.com.au PO Box 62, St Peters NSW 20443. Click on the option “Get a Free Account”. If you wish you can always upgrade to a professional account at a later stage.4. Click on “Create” a new account.www.learninglines.com.au © Learning Lines 2011
  3. 3. 02 9590 7979 info@learninglines.com.au PO Box 62, St Peters NSW 20445. The new account requires a username, password and valid current email address. Once you have entered the required information, choose to “Sign Up”.6. Once you have completed this step, you will receive an email to the nominated account asking you to verify your email address. Open the email and click on the link that that says “confirm your email”. This will open up the Slideshare website in a new window in your web browser.7. You will now be logged into your free account within Slideshare. Click on the “Upload” button to start uploading your presentation.www.learninglines.com.au © Learning Lines 2011
  4. 4. 02 9590 7979 info@learninglines.com.au PO Box 62, St Peters NSW 20448. Choose to upload your presentation, “Publicly”. With a free account you do not have the option to select a private upload that can only be accessed by specific users. This means that your presentation and its contents will be able to be viewed by all visitors to the site.9. Now select the PowerPoint presentation file to upload to the Slideshare site from the appropriate folder on your PC or Mac and click the Open button.www.learninglines.com.au © Learning Lines 2011
  5. 5. 02 9590 7979 info@learninglines.com.au PO Box 62, St Peters NSW 204410. While the file is being uploaded (it may take a while!) you can fill in some basic information about the presentation. A name for the presentation should be short and relevant to the topic, and a brief description is helpful for potential viewers. Tags can be added to your presentation information. Tags are one-word descriptions that help people locate your presentation when searching through the Slideshare website. For example a presentation on “cooking” might have the tags: cooking, mexican, recipe, chicken, burritos, food. Each tag should be separated by a comma and you can type in as many as you like. You must also choose a category for the presentation to be filed under, from the drop down list of categories. Once you are happy with the presentation information, you can click on the Save button, or you may find that Slideshare has saved it automatically for you. If you want to edit this information, you can do so at any time even after the presentation has been published.11. Once the presentation has been uploaded fully and the information is complete, it will be published automatically for you.www.learninglines.com.au © Learning Lines 2011
  6. 6. 02 9590 7979 info@learninglines.com.au PO Box 62, St Peters NSW 2044 You now have an opportunity to view how the finished product looks, and even scroll through the slides.12. Slideshare offers you the option to help spread the word about your great presentation. You can use Twitter, Facebook or email to let your audience know where to find it. The presentation can also be accessed by people going to the Slideshare website and searching on the topic or by selecting it through the Slideshare website categories.13. If at any time you wish to view your uploaded presentation, edit it or delete it, you can access it by logging into your Slideshare account and clicking on the “My Uploads” option.Congratulations!You have uploaded a great resource to the Slideshare website that other educators and studentscan learn from, use and enjoy. Don’t be surprised if you find further great presentations onSlideshare that you can use in your classroom, and make sure you let your students know howto find your presentations.Questions?If you have any questions or would like more information about how you can incorporateSlideshare and e-learning into your training, please feel free to contact us at: web: http://www.learninglines.com.au/ email: info@learninglines.com.au*Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies - Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010 List, Oct 2010.www.learninglines.com.au © Learning Lines 2011