I learned this evening (via Darren Kuropatwa) that Google Documents has a wonderful new feature– online collaborative presentations! Google announced this on Monday. I’m eager to give this a try. There are several presentations (most notably my session on safe digital social networking) which I’ve repeatedly shared with others. (Download links to the slides of various versions are available on the previous link both as PDF and PPT files.) Rather than upload presentation files via FTP to my server and then create a link to that file on my wiki, as I’ve done previously, it would be more efficient (and more powerful, since the presentation could be collaboratively edited) to use Google Docs online.
Darren also linked to a great video explanation of Google Documents from the Lee LeFever of the Commoncraft Show. It is available on YouTube as well:
I’ve added this to my “Videos for PD” blog page under “Web 2.0.” I just love the way the Commoncraft Crew explains complicated things in powerful, simple ways! Surely they are modeling some “best practices” for digital storytelling! If you want to provide the production team for this video with direct feedback, post a comment on their blog post for the video.
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On this day..
- Podcast431: Encouraging Digital Sharing by Early Majority Teachers - 2015
- Teaching iPad Videography From 3800 Miles Away - 2014
- Copying the Textbook is NOT an Acceptable Assignment - 2012
- New Video Editing Options with YouTube's Browser-based Editor and Magisto - 2011
- Making the Case for Sharing Curriculum Openly Online - 2011
- Radio Program for Playing with Media? - 2011
- World Expo Shanghai (a VoiceThread digital story) - 2010
- Create animated cartoon videos with GoAnimate #learning2cn - 2010
- Takeaways from the 21st Century Learning @ Hong Kong Conference - 2009
- New South Wales: The One to Watch as a Scaled 1:1 Deployment - 2009