Some of the “W’s” for Slide Share<br />What does this tool do, and how can YOU find it?<br />Slide Share is a presentation sharing website where users can upload, view and share presentation /videos.<br />You also have your own personal “My Slide Space” page, where you can keep track of your own posts. <br />
Ways to find Slide Share<br />One way is to Google search the name “Slide Share”.<br />Another way is to directly go to the website.<br />www.slideshare.net<br />Some features Slide Share offers….<br /><ul><li>Allows you to post your own videos, presentations and other media directly to the site.
To browse hundreds of thousands of others presentations posted on the cite.
Browse by subject or category such as business, fashion, etc.
Slide Share is also linked to Facebook and Twitter in which you may post to from the cite.
Just some of the very many features!</li></li></ul><li>Slide Share and others using it<br />Other people use slideshare to archive power points, share presentation slides, post power points for academic courses (teachers can especially use this), create picture montages, put power points up to get feedback (especially when used as a public location for class presentations), use as a backup documentation, to post events, and it is used to share all microsoft office and all iwork programs-keynote, word, excel, etc.<br />
What surprised us about this tool<br />It was surprising that there is no privacy options, everything is up for view to the public, original presentations can't be downloaded, every power point has its own url, its like a components that make it like a twitter or facebook because you have a profile where you can follow people and, post a recent activity, post whatever on your wall, and put your picture up, and have others give you feedback.<br />What was also surprising was that slideshare cannot let people work together on power points or other files over the internet at the same time so people can work together without meeting physically because Google docs does, this could be something that slide share could work on for future users.<br />
Is it free??<br />Slide share is a strictly web-based and free program. There is no need to download any type of software. You just need to sign-up and give basic information. Slide share is supported by other social networks such asFacebookand Twitter.<br />
So Easy a Caveman Could Do It<br />It is very simple so sign up to a new account. You will be asked for security information such:<br />1. Username<br />2. Email Address<br />3. Password<br />4. Confirm Password<br />5. Specify account (I.e. Company, Even, University/School)<br />You will also be asked personal information like:<br />1.Name<br />2. Country<br />3. City<br />4. State<br />5. Website/ Blog<br />6. Purpose<br />7. Catcha word<br />
Academic Purposes<br />Slide share is definitely a handy and useful tool for academic purposes. Slide share can help you back up presentations for a class, share your presentations with other students, give you ideas for your own presentations, market and organization or a business, upload your hypothesis, and much more.<br />Yes the tools can be used for academic purposes. You can upload your documents and your presentations, you can also follow other users. For example, if a teacher had a document or presentation that she/he wanted you to see, you could use slide share to view the slides. You can also post comments on the wall if you had any questions. You can also make contact lists.<br />
Other things to know<br />There is a widget that will let you embed a custom play list of presentations and documents on your Blog or website.<br />You can display presentations on your Blog website.<br />You create a badge to use as your link to your slide share profile<br />