Directions For Use – They are Easy. Never Fear!!
Slideshare is actually a very simple program to use and will allow you to publish
photos, PowerPoint presentations, video, pictures and documents all on the same
site (pictures need to be dropped into a Word document or PowerPoint in order to be
uploaded. The site also has a feature called a ‘Wall’ where you can daily or weekly,
update us as to what your Meet in the Middle students are doing.
Teachers and students can use this site by following the directions below.
Remember, the more you post on your site, the more we know what you are doing
and the easier it will be to reward your students for their efforts.
1. Go to: www.slideshare.net
2. Put in your User Name and Password which will have already set up for you.
User Name: MiM then your school name. Example: MiMCedarValley
Password: Your school name. Example: cedarvalley
Congratulations…You have logged in!!! User Name and Password
Once logged in, you will be taken to the Slideshare ‘Home’ page.
At the top of the ‘Home’ page, you will see that ‘Home’ is highlighted, next to it is
‘Browse’, next to ‘Browse’ is ‘My Slidespace’, then ‘Upload’, etc,…
3. Click on ‘My Slidespace’ - This is where all of your uploaded documents will be
stored. You can review any of the documents you have uploaded by double clicking
Example of how stored documents will be displayed:
Next to ‘My Slidespace’ at the top of the page, is a button called ‘Upload’.
4. Click on ‘Upload’ – This will take you to the page where you can upload any
document, presentation, picture, or spreadsheet.
Browse and select files…
5. Click on the ‘Browse and select files…’ button and it will take you to where you
can select the location that the files are stored (on the computer, on a cd, on a
flashdrive…). Note: Pictures need to be inserted into a Word Document or
Power Point file in order to be uploaded.
6. Select the file or files that you want to upload, and then click ‘open’. The system
will automatically upload the file.
7. Once the file is uploaded, you will have options to determine if the file should be
public or private. Public allows others to view the file. Select – ‘Private – All
people that I follow’. This will allow only certain individuals to view the information.
8. You can add a description of the file if you choose, and then click ‘Publish’. It
will take a few minutes for the file to show up under ‘My Slidespace’, so be patient
and it will show up there.
Public or Private Publish
Using the ‘Wall’
The ‘Wall’ feature will should be used to update everyone as to what your Meet in
the Middle team is working on. An example of what you might post on your wall is:
“On November 14th, 30 students both with and without intellectual disabilities
participated in a demonstration of the sport of bocce, conducted by the Area __.
Special Olympics Director. Based on the training, (and fun) that the students had, a
potential coach was identified from a teacher on our campus who observed the
demonstration, and 15 students expressed interest in a Unified Bocce team for our
district which would include athletes with intellectual disabilities and typically-
developing partners. Our next step is____________ .”
9. To post on your ‘Wall’, click back to the ‘My Slidespace’ page. Scroll down to the
bottom of that page to the area that says ‘Post on your wall’. Click inside the
white box and start typing. Once you are done, click on ‘Post’ and your
comments will be uploaded. Your comments will be visible for a few minutes and
then will disappear. You can view all your comments by clicking on ‘View all’ under
‘Latest Activity’, or by going up to the top of the page and click on ‘Wall’ which is
the far right hand side of the page near the top. You will get a list of all your wall
Post View All
Make sure that you stay on top of your uploading and wall posting. You certainly
can have some of your students do it, which would be a wonderful project for them
to monitor. Remember, the more you put out for review and sharing the stronger
you make all of us in terms of being able to replicate the wonderful things you are
doing in other schools.