Slidecasting on Slideshare

There is a cool new way to add audio to your slideshare. This slidecast shows you how.

1 – Create a slideshow (remember if you have the new version of office, save it as the older version of PowerPoint.)
2- Upload to slideshare.net
3- Upload your mp3 file anywhere you have the license to — it can be archive.org, podomatic.com, or even your ning.
4- Go in and click edit slide show.
5_ You can then link to the mp3file and then synchronize the show (as they show in the video.)

So cool. Yes, there are multiple steps, but after it is done, this is a great artifact to embed on a wiki or even your school website to demonstrate the work of students. It would be EXCELLENT to have students or teachers submit their work via slideshare as their end of year portfolio. WOW!

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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4 comments

teacher dude September 28, 2007 - 6:23 am

Have you tried Photo Story 3 (which can be downloaded free from Microsoft)? This allows you to produce slide shows with music, titles, voice over and lots more.

At the end you have a wmv. file which you can post on your site.

teacher dude September 28, 2007 - 6:32 am

Also, I would recommend showing students slide shows/podcasts from Magnum Photos to give them ideas about how to present their images and ideas.

http://inmotion.magnumphotos.com/

Vicki A. Davis September 28, 2007 - 12:47 pm

Yes, we love photostory 3. I think the thing I like about slidecasting is that you still retain the ability to flip through the slides even if it is slidecasted. That is cool — it becomes more of a nonlinear experience ifyou choose.

Andrew Robitaille September 29, 2007 - 9:53 am

Thanks for sharing this. I plan on doing a slidecast with my 7th grade students and was just about to search for how to add synchronized audio. You just saved me a lot of time. Cheers!

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