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Some of my students have created powerpoint presentations based on their research.  I'd like to be able to share these with families through the web, and I think students would be excited to have their work on the web as well.  As I envision it, the presentation would be recorded with voice commentary so that there would be no video of actual students.  I don't know a lot about the latest technology, so can anyone suggest how I could make this happen?

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Hi, Angela....

Three ideas that are fairly simple, easy ways to get your feet wet:

  • Post to TeacherTube. TeacherTube is similar to YouTube, except that it is for education purposes only. Also, the teacher sets up the account (free) so that access to upload is through the teacher's account. Provides a "safety" feature.
  • Set up a wiki page either through PBWorks or WikiSpaces. You control who views/has access to the site, as site can be public or private.
  • Google Docs makes it easy to upload and share documents and presentations. Also free.

By the way...."good on you" for seeking out opportunities for your students to share their work. You're right, posting to a wider audience is fun for kids. But it also encourages students to do their best work.

Here's a link to slideshare.net.  It's helped me with many different projects.
Ah, Yes! I forgot about SlideShare. Thanks!

Tom Jenkins said:
Here's a link to slideshare.net.  It's helped me with many different projects.

Angela,  This is an excellent project for students.  As you know, "writing for real" and creating projects that people will actually see inspires students to do their very best work.

 

Tom and Mary have offered some great suggestions!

Rebecca

Angela,

  My students really love making these videos and viewing them. We use keynotes since we have MacBooks, but it may be possible to use the same process with Powerpoint. Here is how we make the videos.

1. Make a Keynote presentation.

2. Select Play/Record Presentation and record student narration.

3. Export to QuickTime video, iPod podcast, or leave in Keynote form for your students to view on laptops.

You can read more on my blog at http://mrswaynesblog.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/using-keynotes-to-mak.... Please visit and leave a comment. I enjoy hearing from other teachers who enjoy using technology in the classroom.

I hope these steps are helpful. You sound like you have a great classroom project, and I really like the thought of sharing the research with the families.

Hi Toni,


Thanks for the suggestion.  We don't have Macs, but I think this will help me figure out what to do with my powerpoints.


I appreicate it!

 

Toni Wayne said:

Angela,

  My students really love making these videos and viewing them. We use keynotes since we have MacBooks, but it may be possible to use the same process with Powerpoint. Here is how we make the videos.

1. Make a Keynote presentation.

2. Select Play/Record Presentation and record student narration.

3. Export to QuickTime video, iPod podcast, or leave in Keynote form for your students to view on laptops.

You can read more on my blog at http://mrswaynesblog.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/using-keynotes-to-mak.... Please visit and leave a comment. I enjoy hearing from other teachers who enjoy using technology in the classroom.

I hope these steps are helpful. You sound like you have a great classroom project, and I really like the thought of sharing the research with the families.

Thanks everyone.  I'm getting going with pbworks--I like the other uses of the site as well.  We should have something up soon, so I'll post a link. :)

One other tool that came to mind is Prezi. Does anyone know if you can record audio with Prezi along the lines of what Toni has described with Keynote??

 

To check out student work in science from both inside and outside the US, look at ePals Student Media Galleries. http://bit.ly/StMedia

See PPTs, podcasts, lots of student-made videos, scans of hand drawn images, etc. that are posted after vetting by teachers who work for ePals. (This is also to ensure privacy of student information.)

One of my personal favorites is a middle school male from Belarus, talking about his science fair project in English, which is not his first language. Many of the ELL teachers in Russia and Asia emphasize science topics in their classes.

It's free to join ePals and it's free to post student work on the site.

Here are 14 middle school presentations on climate change: http://www.epals.com/media/g/teamearth6-8/default.aspx

Here are 49 student submissions on biodiversity: http://www.epals.com/media/g/biodiversity/default.aspx

If your students are completing digital projects, submit and tag them in the ePals Student Media Gallery!

Thanks for sharing these, Rita.



Rita Oates said:

To check out student work in science from both inside and outside the US, look at ePals Student Media Galleries. http://bit.ly/StMedia

See PPTs, podcasts, lots of student-made videos, scans of hand drawn images, etc. that are posted after vetting by teachers who work for ePals. (This is also to ensure privacy of student information.)

One of my personal favorites is a middle school male from Belarus, talking about his science fair project in English, which is not his first language. Many of the ELL teachers in Russia and Asia emphasize science topics in their classes.

It's free to join ePals and it's free to post student work on the site.

Here are 14 middle school presentations on climate change: http://www.epals.com/media/g/teamearth6-8/default.aspx

Here are 49 student submissions on biodiversity: http://www.epals.com/media/g/biodiversity/default.aspx

If your students are completing digital projects, submit and tag them in the ePals Student Media Gallery!

Check out authorstream. Its a free site that allows you to upload powerpoint and create video file that can be placed in youtube or on a wiki! Here is the link: http://www.authorstream.com/

Thanks, Elaine. Looks like authorStream has several functions that go beyond SlideShare.

Have you used authorStream yet?

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