My first official slidecast is not only up and running, it was selected as Slideshare.net’s Slidecast of the Day. You can check out my take on the life of Thomas a’ Becket right from the front page of Slideshare.net (I’ll post it here after it leaves the front page).
Word to the wise: if you plan on doing a slidecast, you can upload your Powerpoint, OpenOffice Impress, or Keynote (as PDF) files to Slideshare, but you must find your own separate hosting site for the accompanying mp3. I’ve used MediaFire and MyDatabus for hosting and streaming in the past (and I highly recommend both those services), but for some reason, their servers didn’t play nicely with Slideshare. I had to post the narration mp3 to HotlinkFiles.com – it worked flawlessly from there, and best of all, it’s free (as are Mediafire and parts of MyDatabus)!
If you’d like to download this slideshow, you can do so directly from Slideshare.net. If you’d like a copy of my lecture notes or the “script” (and I do use that term loosely), leave a comment or Twitter me.
Addendum: Dave Sherman recommended in a comment that I check out Voicethread.com. I did, and I was impressed by how much more dynamic it is in function than Slideshare. Every service suits a purpose, but in my mind, I see more possibilities for collaborative student work at Voicethread. Check out Dave’s thoughts on his blog, then go to Voicethread and run the demo.