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Rmhs Tech Teaching

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