One of our goals as teachers is to allow students not only to produce their work within the bubble of our classrooms, but share their work with the larger community. They need to have an audience. One great way to do this, is to have students publish their presentations. This can be done one of two ways:
- Publish to a public blog like WordPress
- Publish to a password-protected site using Google Sites
Both have their advantages, of course. It just depends on what the work is being produced, and who the potential audience will be. If you are asking students to post to a public WordPress blog already, embedding a presentation can be an easy way to share work with a wider audience.
This can easily be done by selecting “Publish to the web” from the main File menu, where you will be given a few options before you can snag the embed code. You’ll want to choose how big the presentation is that will be embedded, and how fast it should automatically advance through the slides, as well as if it should start playing automatically, and if it will loop.
Then you’ll get the embed code, which you just copy from the box:
And insert into the blog. This is done by going back to your WordPress blog post or page, and in the upper right corner of the text box, toggle to HTML view, and paste the code. Once it’s inserted, toggle back to Visual view, and you should see the presentation.
If you prefer for the security of your students that they publish on a password-protected site, that is easily done using Google Sites.
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