DSCF1003.JPGPhoto sharing
Most 23 things programs use this module to explore the photo sharing program Flickr, which allows people to upload and share their own photos online and also allows people to use other peoples photos using a Creative Commons license. This is very helpful when you are looking for a specific kind of photo for a website or presentation and want to stay copyright compliant (most photos you find using Google images are copyrighted and therefore you cannot use online without permission.)
Because Flickr is blocked in our county, we will explore other ways that we can share photos online and on our blog, BUT if you are interested in using Flickr, check out this great video explaining how it works.

You can find many ways and reasons why you would want to share photos in your classroom. One of the obvious is to share photos with parents and students. There are many programs that allow you to upload and create slideshows that you can then send to people via email, embed on your blog or webpage. These slideshow programs are also great to use with students to create digital stories, which are just what they sound like, a story told through pictures (and sometimes video).
Embedding is the act of publishing media such as a slideshow or video clip WITHIN a blog, wiki or webpage. The embedded media can be viewed, played or "interacted with" directly inside the blog post or the wiki page -- instead of being a link that requires you to download the media or takes you to a different webpage to view it. Every video you have watched as part of this course has been EMBEDDED.

Assignment #5
Slide.com is a program that is not blocked in our county and has many uses.
Go to Slide.com and create an account. Once you create an account click Create and then on Create Slide show.


Click on select images and find the images on your computer that you would like to use for your “story”

Once you have added all the images you would like to use click on upload, sometimes this might take a while if you have a lot of pictures. For this first exercise, I suggest only using 5-10 images.
The next thing is to choose what type of design you would like your slide show to be, which is in the box on the left hand side. Click on View More to see more choices and click on your favorite. My favorite to use with school pictures is “album” or “yearbook”.
Next you can add captions to your photos. Click on the type under your photos to add a caption. It is best to keep these short.


You can also change the order of your photos by clicking and dragging the photos to where you would like it in your slideshow.
Once your slide show is how you would like it, click on save (get code)
On the next screen you can name your slide show and put credits if you would like then click Save
To embed this into your blog, copy the code in the box that says Copy This Code.

Now you are ready to add this to you blog.
To embed code on your blog add a new blog post. Click on the HTML tab in Blogger and paste the code that you just copied into your blog. You can write your post above the slide show code or after it. Save your blog as you normally would. When you view your blog, the embedded slide show should be in there.

As part of your blog post, include how you might be able to use SLIDE.COM in your classroom.

Assignment 3B (optional)
Sometime you have a GREAT PowerPoint presentation that you want to share with the world (ok, maybe just with your student’s parents..but still) there is a great site called SlideShare.com that will let you do this.
Go to Slideshare.com and register for this site.
Once registered click on UPLOAD.


Click on Browse and Select Files and click on the PowerPoint file on your computer.
The file will begin uploading immediately, this may take awhile depending on how big the file is.
Once the slide show is saved, you can embed the show onto your blog (or Wiki) by copying the code from the EMBED box.