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  • 1. Using Slideshare, Google Documents, and Creative Commons to Enhance Teaching Melissa Peretich February 18, 2008 Rocky Mountain High School
  • 2. Slideshare
    • World’s largest community for sharing presentations on the web
    • Started on October 6, 2006
    • Slideshare supports PowerPoint (ppt, pps), Open Office (odp), and pdf presentations
    • Maximum file size is 30 MB
    • Slideshare is free
    • www.slideshare.net
    www.slideshare.net
  • 3. Why Would You Want to Use Slideshare?
    • Distribute presentations without individually emailing them
    • Utilize and share material between colleagues
    • Find new ideas for curriculum
    • Collaborate on assignments with other teachers
    • Hold students to a higher level of work
  • 4. Slideshare Privacy Features
    • Public versus Private (all my contacts, only me, contact list)
    • Listed on the website versus Unlisted
    • Request membership versus Invitation-only
    www.slideshare.net
  • 5. Some Classroom Uses for Slideshare
    • Presentations
      • Teacher created
      • Student created
    • Webquests
    • Jeopardy
    • Embed material into a blog
  • 6. Google Documents
    • Online software for word documents, spreadsheets, presentations through Google mail
    • Google documents supports Word documents, OpenOffice, rtf, html, xls, csv, txt, and ods formatted data, ppt, pps, pdf
    • Maximum file size is 500 KB documents, 100,000 cell spreadsheets, 10 MB presentations
    • Google Documents are free
    • Access through a gmail account
    http://docs.google.com
  • 7. Google Document Features
    • Upload documents
    • Create new documents
    • Invite others to edit your documents
    • Simultaneously edit documents with others
    • View document revision history
    • Publish documents in webpages or blogs
    • Download documents
    • Email as attachments
    http://docs.google.com
  • 8. Why Would You Want to Use Google Documents?
    • Create documents without the need to save on a local hard drive
    • Allow access to documents to multiple users at the same time
    • Track revisions made by multiple users
    • Assist in student collaboration on group assignments
    • Reduce paper waste
  • 9. Some Classroom Uses for Google Documents
    • Group projects
      • Papers, presentations, data analysis of labs
      • Alleviate absentee problems during group assignments
    • Peer and teacher revisions
    • Benefit of users utilizing the documents anywhere with internet access
  • 10. Creative Commons
    • Share, remix, and reuse legally
    • Provides free tools to let you mark your work with the freedoms that you want it to carry
    • A facilitation of more permissions beyond standard copyright license
    • Creative Commons is free
    • www.creativecommons.org
    www.creativecommons.org
  • 11. Creative Commons Features
    • Can use Google, Yahoo, Flickr, blip.tv, OWL music search, SpinXpress to search for information, images, maps, etc. that can be used, shared, or modified
    • Can set different copyrights for individual or commercial use for your work
    • Can often cite Creative Commons: Name
    www.creativecommons.org
  • 12. Tying the Three Technologies Together
    • Create a presentation/webquest/jeopardy review/paper on Google Documents using info & images from Creative Commons; share with students/users on Slideshare
    • Have students create and review presentations/ papers/data/lab reports on Google Documents using info & images from Creative Commons; share with classmates/users on Slideshare