Today's challenge is an amazing online presentation tool called SlideRocket:
There are a lot of reasons why we like SlideRocket. First, it is collaborative, so multiple people can work on the presentation. Second, it includes lots of interactive features that create a more engaging presentation experience. Third it is hosted online, so your presentation can be shared in all kinds of ways. Finally, SlideRocket is a powerful tool that is completely free to you and your students via Google Apps for Education.
To access SlideRocket, choose the drop-down menu titled "More" on your Google Docs home page.
Then, click on the link titled "SlideRocket." This will open the SlideRocket interface.
Once you open SlideRocket, you will be invited to explore an interactive demo and video. I encourage you to "take the tour."
Here are some links related to using SlideRocket in the classroom:
Enriching Learning in Any Subject with SlideRocket
Making a Video with SlideRocket and Jing
SlideRocket YouTube Channel
SlideRocket Slide Design Guide
Also, SlideRocket has created a Player App for the iPad so you can show your amazing SlideRocket presentations directly from the iPad that you may win by participating in this challenge.
Your assignment: Explore the SlideRocket program. Take the tour. Try creating a SlideRocket for your next bellringer or mini-lesson. Then, share your experiences. What did you like about the tool? What is missing? How does SlideRocket compare to other presentation tools you've found? If you've used SlideRocket before, share a link to a SlideRocket you've created. Most importantly, how do you imagine this might impact your professional practice?