Category Number VI

Keywords Sharing content online, dissemination, online presentation, tags

Presentations
URL address of suggested tools Slideshare www.slideshare.net Prezi http://prezi.com Other suggested tools SlideRocket www.sliderocket.com Empressr www.empressr.com Creaza www.creaza.com Rationale

Lately has appeared many web-based applications that allow you to create and share the presentations online. Apart from business purposes, online presentation tools are beneficial for educational purposes as well. Luckily, the time has come for presentations to become dynamic, vivid and exciting, and what is more, there is no need to install any software, as everything is done online through the web browser. Using these web based resources, rather than the traditional desktop solutions can have many advantages, for example:  The presentation remains accessible from any computer ensuring both availability and exposure.  There in no need to carry the presentation on a memory stick or other storage devices as it can be viewed online.  Your presentations can be embedded into websites, blogs and wikis.  Presentations can be used by students and teachers to collaborate remotely improving students´ writing skills and engaging them through a collaborative task. Description The new web-based tools offer ways to publish and deliver presentations as well as some new tools for creating presentations which can be accessed from home, school, or the classroom, and foster collaboration. The contents of the presentations are created online and generally allow much richer choice of features than the traditional desktop solutions. On the other hand, the Slideshare application allows effective dissemination of created presentations and keeping the presentation stored online without necessity of using storage devices in order to access them. Resources required No special equipment to use these tools is needed. Obligatory resources  Desktop computer or laptop  Internet browser and connection Optional resources  Printer if required Cost Suggested tools  Prezi: Partially  Slideshare: Free Another useful tools  Empressr: Free  SlideRocket: Partially

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The project Autonomous “Personal Learning Networks” for Language Teachers has been funded with support from the European Commission. This document reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Implementation methodology In the classroom, the possibilities are countless and they can vary significantly to produce interactive and attractive lesson plans. Some of the uses might be:  Help students create digital stories, escrapbooks, projects and reports  Teach about creating effective presentations "beyond bullet points"  Provide a mechanism for groups of students or colleagues to work collaboratively on a presentation.  Provide multimedia alternatives for typical powerpoint presentations.  Provide media center orientation information - available to all at any time.  Enhance wikis, work collaboratively on a presentation with a colleague.  Create interest in a topic, title, or author.  Create promotions for new titles, school projects, events and make them available to parents, teachers, students, etc.  Present new information to teachers and/or students.  Organize research on topics of interest  Create slideshows and online presentations for and with teachers on unit or lesson topics and make available to students from the media center, classrooms or homes.  Present remotely - without having to carry equipment or worry about fonts, etc.  Create step by step tutorials on any topic with photos, illustrations, narration, audio. Other issues Students might need to be shown how these tools work and how they can create their own presentation using Prezi, for instance, and sharing the results online. Useful tips  . Presentations can be uploaded or embedded in a classroom blog (e.g. Blogger), shared via email, Twitter, Facebook or Youtube, as well.

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The project Autonomous “Personal Learning Networks” for Language Teachers has been funded with support from the European Commission. This document reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.