Hi Jim!I'm hoping you can help us out...Our MS (6-7-8) Spanish team is already planning the final project for our students. We would like students to work in pairs or individually to create a presentation (think Power Point or Keynote) about a Spanish speaking country. Then, we want students to upload their presentations to a Posterous site so they can view their classmates presentations.Lately, I've been working with the Google Docs version of Power Point. I LOVE it because the presentations are SO easy to embed into blogs (Example: http://hollandchristianfles.blogspot.com/2010/03/san-antonio.html)Most of the students are used to working with Keynote, but when you upload a Keynote to Posterous, you just get the file that you have to download. Here's my question...Is there a way to "embed" a Keynote on Posterous? (Sort of like how the Google Presentation embeds)? I know one "easy" solution would be to have all students create a Google account and use Google docs, but 6th and 7th grade students aren't 13...so I don't think they can create accounts.
- Export the Keynote as ppt. Posterous will display this, but movies and audio do not come through and I do not really like the format very much (very slow loading). This same thing would happen if you used OpenOffice.org to make the presentations and sent those to Posterous.
- You can export the Keynote as images and send them all to Posterous. If you export them to a folder, right click on the folder and choose Compress from the menu. Then just attach that zip file to the email to Posterous and Posterous turns it into a very nice gallery. The pictures display in order and can be clicked on really easily. You still do not get audio or video. I think this actually turned out the nicest of all the options I tried when getting read for my MACUL presentation.
- Export from Keynote as a Quicktime. You get all the audio and video. You will have to be incredibly careful about length and presentation size. I was not careful about these things and could not upload mine this way.
- Create the blogs on the school blog server. Keynotes upload to it and show up great.
- You could use Voicethread.com. The free accounts are pretty limited, 25MB, so if there is any audio or video you will probably go over.
- You could use slideshare.com. No audio or video with a 100 MB upload limit. They take Keynotes directly.
- I need to put my slides up before the show so that my sharetabs.com link includes a link to the slides.
- I need to make my sharetabs.com before the morning of the event.
- I need to be ready to present 20 minutes early so I can greet them at the the door. By ten minutes left when I was ready to meet people at the door the room was half full. By the way, greeting people at the door is an essential and under utilized presentation technique.
- I should consider the whole presentation being websites, although with all the videos that are of unknown copy write status, I really could not.
- I should have short Google Form for evaluation that people can go to for feedback.