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I. Purpose of SlideRocket

 



 SlideRocket makes intelligent asset management available in one application. This also helps you create fascinating presentations, store, organize, and collaborate with your colleagues and to safely share your presentations with other people online or in person. SlideRocket is an online presentation software available at different costs including free for whatever type or length you will need the application.

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 II.  History and Development


 WHO?

The developers are Mitch Grasso and Mike Lingle 

WHAT?

 They created a website called SlideRocket

WHEN?

 They finished production of their website in 2006

WHERE?

 They are based out of San Francisco, California.

Meet the Developers 


Mitch Grasso-Founder and CEO Mr. Grasso was co-founder of AdSpace Networks which raised nearly $60MM in venture funding and operates a nationwide network of digital signs for advertising in shopping malls. Mr. Grasso became the VP of Product Development and was responsible for the planning and creation of the underlying CoolSign digital signage software, which was sold to Clarity Visual Systems in 2005, and subsequently to Planar (NasdaqGM: PLNR) in 2006, and is widely regarded as one of the foremost digital signage platforms available today. Prior to AdSpace, Mr. Grasso was part of the startup team at Silicon Gaming. There he spearheaded the design of the platform and games of the Odyssey, a revolutionary slot machine that brought multimedia to the casino gaming experience.

Mike Lingle-Founder and VP of Sales 

 Mr. Lingle founded Tonic Studios and pioneered the synchronized presentation space with an advertising sales tool for Discovery Channel, TLC, and Animal Planet in 1996. He subsequently directed development of the TalkShow™ enterprise presentation system and led Tonic for over a decade as it acquired customers, through a combination of direct and channel sales, including sales forces at CNN, HBO, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Fox News, the NFL, Oxygen, Cox Media, Cartoon Network, ESPN, ABC Family, CNBC, TBS, TNT, DirecTV, Buena Vista Television, Kids' WB, Bravo, NBC Cable Networks, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Advertiser Services, USA Network, and Redken.


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III. How SlideRocket Works


  1. Go to http://www.sliderocket.com/http://www.sliderocket.com/ and click on get started and you can sign up for your free 30-day trial. 
  2. Input email, password, first name, last name, and information about your company (if you are in one). 
  3. To make your presentation log in and go to the tab labeled presentations.  
  4. Click new presentation,#* Then enter your presentation's name and pick a theme. Time to get started on your presentation!!
  5. If you want to import an existing presentation, click on the tab import power point#* It will give you the option of importing them as images or converting the presentation to SlideRocket.#* However, you may lose some of the functions on your original presentation, such as action buttons, animations, auditory applications, and may move your pictures and change your font a little. 
  6. You can install an offline player too.  This lets you give your presentation even if you are not connected to the internet at that time. 
  7. When you are finished with your presentation, you can invite your friends/colleges/etc., etc to view the presentation. #* To do this, publish your presentation and lets you decide if they need a password to view it, if they can print it and the like. #* To actually share it you need to be in the same company (or make up a company name). #* You can also set up meetings where up to 50 people can view the slides at a specific time. 

If you need extra help making a new presentation watching this video may be beneficial.

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IV. Application of SlideRocket outside of Education



 


Microsoft PowerPoint

SlideRocket is related to other applications such as PowerPoint. It's a slideshow application with some advanced features and effects. It's compatible with video formats such as Adobe Flash as well as most others. You can even import PowerPoint presentations that you've already made to distribute and edit using SlideRocket. You can also use an embed function to put a slideshow you created on your own website (including MySpace). Also SlideRocket has rid the need of emailing PowerPoints, taking the risk of the file not transferring correctly or being too big. With SlideRocket it can all be saved on the web!23
Here is a link to a page that compares SlideRocket to Microsoft PowerPoint.24

Twitter

You can also follow SlideRocket on the now popular social site called Twitter.
Through twitter you can see new updates and talk to other people about the web app. Click here to find learn more about this program.
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VI. What are the Educational Applications?


Click the headers below to see lesson plans that involve SlideRocket!
Downloads of each lesson plan are at the bottom of each section.


Elementary

Middle School

High School




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VII. SlideRocket's International Aspects


This is an administrative response to someone complaining about the difficulty of using
it with different languages.  

_"While the application UI [User Interface] hasn't been translated, we do actually have internationalfont support for multibyte languages like Chinese. You can select Internationalfrom the Font box, then select Simplified or Traditional Chinese. There's also support for Korean and Japanese".__16

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 VIII. Handouts

Brochure


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IX. References



SlideRocket
1.SlideRocket, (2009). Retrieved April 20, 2009, from SlideRocket. Web Site:  http://www.sliderocket.com/product/import.html
2.SlideRocket, (2009). Retrieved April 20, 2009, from SlideRocket. Web Site:  http://www.sliderocket.com/product/collaborate.html
3.SlideRocket, (2009). Retrieved April 20, 2009, from SlideRocket. Web Site:  http://www.sliderocket.com/product/meet.html
4.SlideRocket, (2009). Retrieved April 20, 2009, from SlideRocket. Web Site:  http://www.sliderocket.com/product/measure.html
5.SlideRocket, (2009). Retrieved April 20, 2009, from SlideRocket. Web Site:  http://www.sliderocket.com/product/access.html
6.SlideRocket, (2009). Retrieved April 20, 2009, from SlideRocket. Web Site:  http://www.sliderocket.com/product/create.html
7.SlideRocket, (2009). Retrieved April 20, 2009, from SlideRocket. Web Site:  http://www.sliderocket.com/product/marketplace.html
8.SlideRocket, (2009). Retrieved April 20, 2009, from SlideRocket. Web Site:  http://www.sliderocket.com/product/integrate.html
9.SlideRocket, (2009). Retrieved April 20, 2009, from SlideRocket. Web Site:  http://www.sliderocket.com/product/share.html
10.SlideRocket, (2009). Retrieved April 20, 2009, from SlideRocket. Web Site:  http://www.sliderocket.com/solutions/sales_salesforce.html
11.SlideRocket, (2009). Retrieved April 20, 2009, from SlideRocket. Web Site:  http://www.sliderocket.com/solutions/events_call.html
12.SlideRocket, (2009). Retrieved April 20, 2009, from SlideRocket. Web Site:  http://www.sliderocket.com/solutions/events_post.html
13.SlideRocket, (2009). Retrieved April 20, 2009, from SlideRocket. Web Site:  http://www.sliderocket.com/solutions/education_all.html
14.SlideRocket, (2009). Retrieved April 20, 2009, from SlideRocket. Web Site:  http://www.sliderocket.com/solutions/education_free.html
15.SlideRocket, (2009). Retrieved April 20, 2009, from SlideRocket. Web Site:  http://www.sliderocket.com/solutions/education_measured.html
16.SlideRocket, (2009). Retrieved April 20, 2009, from SlideRocket. Web Site:  http://sliderocket.uservoice.com/pages/general/filter/completed

Images
17.SlideRocket, (2009) [Online Image]. Retrieved April 20, 2009, from SlideRocket. Web Site:  http://www.sliderocket.com/
18.SlideRocket, (2009) [Online Image]. Retrieved April 20, 2009, from SlideRocket. Web Site:  http://www.sliderocket.com/signup/get_started.html
19.SlideRocket, (2009) [Online Image]. Retrieved April 20, 2009, from SlideRocket. Web Site:  http://www.sliderocket.com/signup/trial2.php

Video
20.YouTube, (2009) [Online Video]. Retrieved April 20, 2009, from YouTube. Web Site:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpyYuopq7sM
21.YouTube, (2009) [Online Video]. Retrieved April 20, 2009, from YouTube. Web Site:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THwxWTic2cU

Other
22.Luca, Jenny. (2008, May 13). SlideRocket presentation - here it is! Message posted to :  http://jennylu.wordpress.com/2008/05/13/spreading-the-good-word-2/
23.Slide Magnet, (2009). Retrieved April 20, 2009, from Slide Magnet. Web Site:  http://www.slidemagnet.com/design/technology/beauty-sliderocket
24.SlideRocket, (2009). Retrieved April 20, 2009, from SlideRocket. Web Site:  http://www.sliderocket.com/sliderocket_vs_powerpoint.html
25.Twitter, (2009). Retrieved April 20, 2009, from Twitter. Web Site:  http://twitter.com/SlideRocket


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X.  Current SlideRocket News





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