I haven’t had much time to hunt for goodies online, but I have stumbled onto two finds that I want to share…
Bubbleshare.com is a great slideshow service. Here is what they have to say on their site:
Create a free account and upload photos to share with friends, family, or the world. Unlimited storage means you’ll never run out of space to keep hundreds, even thousands, of your favorite pictures.
Add fun clipart, audio captions, video captions to your albums. Perfectly frame your photos with over 20 themes. Print stunning photo books, calendars and more!
This service can be used when creating digital stories in your classes and if the students create accounts, they can work on their assignments from home if they have access. You could also take powerpoint presentations, save the slides as pictures (file>save – in the save as file type area at the bottom, choose .jpg from the list) and create a bubbleshare slideshow of your powerpoint to post to your website or blog.
Box.net is an online file storage service that offers various levels of online file storage plans. They actually have a free plan with 1GB of online storage space. This is great and all, but the best service is box.net’s widget creator. The site allows you to upload files to their site and widget code is created. You can then place the code on your website or blog. See the sample in my previous post.
When you go to the site box.net/widget you can create an account quickly and upload 3 files. You can adjust the way your widget will look. When you are done, you will receive the widget code in the page. If you have more files, all you have to do is go to box.net, log in, and go to the my files tab. Here you will see a folder that has been created; open the file folder and upload any additional files or delete unnecessary files. This is a great service for those of you who want to include handouts on your sites!