Mark introduced Scribd and The Little Book of ICT Ideas he has published using this. In addition, he talked about an alternative to wordle – www.tagxedo.com. Words can be uploaded online and moved into shapes, words are made bigger according to importance. Why not copy and paste a topic’s key words? Or the whole script from a play you are studying? These pictures can be stored online and accessed as a live interactive document. Words can be clicked on and it will be searched for within Google.
Here is an example for Romeo & Juliet:
In addition, Mark mentioned ‘Under Ten Minutes’ (www.undertenminutes.com) which has various video tutorials showing how to use lots of different online tools – with footage of benefits given in terms of classroom practice.
SlideRocket – a presentation tool that makes it easy to embed youtube videos, pictures, charts and twitter feeds. Check this out at www.sliderocket.com
A presentation featuring some of the features can be found here
Part of what I try to do with my self-confessed ICT Evangelist role is to try and pass on some of the cool hints, tips, bits of info, gadgets, education technology, web 2.0 tools etc that I find on my virtual travels in the Internetland.
One such find recently was SlideRocket.
To keep it simple, SlideRocket is like a cross between PowerPoint and Prezi – it’s got some of the cool flash based tricks that you might find in a Prezi, but with your more traditional slide based approach to presenting that you’d find with PowerPoint.
Here’s an example of one I messed around with earlier:
· It’s free
· It looks cool
· Embedding videos from Youtube is a breeze
· It can make your presentations stand out from the crowd
· It’s easy to use
· You have to pay for certain features like keeping your presentations private
· There isn’t a huge amount of templates to choose from
Overall it gets a big thumbs up from me. With >1gb of storage space for assets such as images too – it’s well worth a peek.