Discover the Power of Curation


#edtech20 #elearning of the day #slideblender #awesome for #education20

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Like I write in my previous post Content curation is the act of continually identifying, organizing, and sharing the best and most relevant content on a specific topic or issue online . I think curation tools are gateway through knowledge and semantic web 3.0 in XXI Century Education . For this reason I launch #edtech20 curation and semantic project global project where teachers worldwide can join free to discover toghether step by step the way through semantic web 3.0 and to post in this blog .Dear members of#edtech20 #PLN like I write in my previous post I want to post about new edtools used in #edtech20 curation and semantic project in XXI Century Education and I invite you to join this free project and fill up this document with your information after I will invite you to collaborate in this blog and #edtech20 PLN and wiki You can contact me also at for more informations . Dear PLN if you enjoy my blog post I invite you to share and add comments .

Today I present you slideblender 

The whole SlideBlender story is connected with a team of three e-learning developers, who wanted to create a simple web application for making e-learning content in a simple way. It all started back in 2007 when the idea of SlideBlender was born. In 2009 first version of SlideBlender was developed. It has been well accepted among its users, but at the end of testing period we decided to develop completely new version of SlideBlender. In 2011 new version of SlideBlender was released and its features are based on users' experiences with the first version.
What can you do with SlideBlender?
Import and convert ppt, pptx, doc, png or jpg files in web format
Import ppt, pptx, png or jpg files and convert them in web format. After conversion is completed, the files are available for further work in a form of "slides", which are known to you from a Microsoft PowerPoint programme.

Record and sync narration
Simply synchronise the authors narration or video with slides. For recordnig a video or audio you need just a microphone or webcam attached to the computer.

Your presentation will be much more interresting to the viewer when the drawing function is used on certain slides. With this function you can point out a certain content of the slide or for example write down a mathematical formula, as if you were writing on the blackboard in your classroom. The whole drawing on the slides can be synchronised with the recorded video and audio.

In case you need to zoom out a certain part of the slide you can use zoom function. All zooming action is also synchronised with audio and video.

Record mouse movement
When you need to point out a certain content of the slide you can define recording of the mouse movement which is then synchronised with audio and video.

Inserting YouTube videos
You can add a YouTube video on slides, which can be played in the presentation.

Attaching additional content
If you wish, you can enrich your presentation with external links to the files in the presentation library or with web links.

Add background music
Pictures and music say more than 1000 words. That's why you can add background music by inserting mp3 files to your presentation.

Exporting presentations for your archive
Everything that you create with SlideBlender is available to you and you can simply export your presentations to your computer. When exported, your presentation is playable independently from SlideBlender application.

Sharing presentations
Each presentation is available to the viewers right after the end of creation with unique web link or it can be embeded to you web page.

Presentation's statistics
The number of presentation's views is graphically recorded yearly, monthly, daily or hourly.


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