The best in the business–our PreCon presenters this year surpassed expectations. From California to the east coast, this PreCon promised and delivered an amazing day of learning and teaching the DEN way, creating and sharing. Exemplars all, they provided their resources quickly (thank you, Porter for collating) but I was the slow one. To make up for the delay, you get to select from three viewing venues. The first, and the hottest social networking tool in the Top Ten, is Pinterest. Click this link to repin your favorites (I’d take them all).
Your second option is a Discovery partnership with Scoop.it! Several years ago, DEN STARS were gifted with an early option to scoop it as we created learning, teaching, and just fun social options with this cool tool. Like Pinterest, each pin or scoop gives you a variety of sharing options, but neither gives you embeddable code for the board or curated finished product. Scoop.it! does have one feature I really like and use, and that’s the ability to relocate curated items easily. Pinterest, on the other hand, lets you rearrange boards but not pins, so I’ve learned to pin in reverse order (unless I’m missing something here…).
Your third and final option is not an aggregator, but all the resources in Pinterest also exist in Scribd, making viewing easier. However, in Scoop.it!, resources exist in their original format and/or site location, as well as in Scribd. Like the two earlier tools, Scribd allows you to create collections, so you can add documents you like to your account. Scribd gives you the most flexibility in designing your embeddable code, while Scoop.it! has the widest variety of share options, including a Pin It bookmarklet built into its product. Scribd has the least functionality, but does what it is designed to do better than almost any other Web 2.0 tool–it accepts all the big files without an upgrade to Pro, making it always my go-to tool.
Finally, there is a fourth option, and depending on how you work in creating or copying elements of PowerPoint or Keynote presentations, two resources can be found in slideShare because they were under 20 MG. If you are looking for Brad Fountain’s or Hall Davidson’s presentations, this is your aha moment.
For the record, I uploaded resources to which I had access. If you are willing to share code or links to your presentations, I would welcome adding them to the tools I mentioned in this post. Add a comment to this post, or check my new email on the DEN LC wiki. I’d love to share the wealth.
- Meet DEN STAR (Sharer) Matthew Strine (discoveryeducation.com)
- 22nd Century Skills: BD2 at DEN PreCon @PETE&C 2012 (discoveryeducation.com)
- 60 in 60 – 60 Web Tools in 60 Minutes with Brandon Lutz (discoveryeducation.com)