authorSTREAM : The Educative web2.0 Presentation Sharing Engine

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authorSTREAM is a great web2.0 presentation sharing engine . It allows its users to upload PowerPoint presentations online for free and also share them with whomever you want . authorSTREAM as defined by its creators is “ a platform for sharing PowerPoint presentations on the Internet. authorSTREAM makes it easier to share your PowerPoint slideshows through blogs, websites, on YouTube and even via iPOD. What's best is that it's all FREE! Just sign-up, upload presentations and start sharing.”

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280Slides and SlideRocket another another two web2.0 tools for presentations you can learn more about them  in :
280Slides in Educatioon
SlideRocket : your educative presentation tool

Some features of authorSTREAM

Here are some of the things i have collected about authorSTREAM service :
  • It is a free service and entails a quick and easy sing-up
  • It allows you to upload your PowerPoint presentations online
  • Turn your PowerPoint presentation into videos
  • Upload your video presentations into youtube
  • Embed them in your blog , website . You can also customize your embed player with different colors
  • search for online presentations using keys
  • create your own channel and browse through others’ channels.
  • It allows you to present live with just few clicks
  • It provides slide statistics about how many people have seen your presentation and many more
  • It gives you the options to either make your presentation private or public
  • Share your work with the rest of the world with a simple click

How can i get started using authorSTREAM ?

Log on to authorSTREAM main page and sing up .
Once you are signed in you can do the following :
Upload
You can start uploading your presentations from your desktop , from the web , or just single file upload

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Channels
Channels are the platform where you can sgowcase your presenations around a common theme. click on create a channel to begin . Give a name and description to it and attach some tags to let others find it by search . you can go through the setting to customize its image and theme and many more .
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Browse
Under this tab you can :

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My Stuff
Under this tab you can consult your presentations, your favorites , you channels , and update your profile .
To learn more about this web2.0 tool watch this video tutorial
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Applications of authorSTREAM in education

I strongly think that authorSTREAM is very important web2.00 utility that every educator should consider . Try it with your students and let them open their own channels under your supervisions . show them how to upload their PowerPoint presentations and turn them into videos to share with their colleagues from other schools or even with students from all around the world . Browse through other’s presentations around a certain theme and collect all the ones that relate to what you are teaching to share with your learners .  There are many more things we ,as educators,  can do with authorSTREAM so why not give it a try now and see by yourself . Best of Luck .
That’s it about authorSTREAM : The Educative web2.0 Presentation Sharing Engine
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