Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Slide - A New to Me Web 2.0 Tool

One of my goals since discovering the amazing educational information on twitter is to get to know more of the Web 2.0 tools.  This evening I played with Slide which is a tool that creates slideshows from  photos that can easily (or so I thought) be shared.

I discovered Slide on one of the kazilion blogs I've been checking out.  It looked really cool and really added to the class blog.  I figured since I'm hoping to have a class blog this new school year I'd better familiarize myself with this tool.   I've been working on a photo book from my one year teaching exchange in Australia, and this is my educational blog, so I figured I'd make a Slide with some photos I took in an Aussie school.

I easily loaded the photos into Slide, chose my background, and prepared my slide show.  It was super easy to use.  I was then given a link to paste into this blog so that you could see it.  I pasted the link into the blog and instead of getting a little slide show embedded into my blog I got this instead.

<div><embed src="http://widget-d6.slide.com/widgets/slideticker.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" quality="high" scale="noscale" salign="l" wmode="transparent" flashvars="cy=bb&amp;il=1&amp;channel=1873497445014271190&amp;site=widget-d6.slide.com" style="width:400px;height:320px" name="flashticker" align="middle"></embed><div style="width:400px;text-align:left;"><a href="http://www.slide.com/pivot?cy=bb&amp;at=un&amp;id=1873497445014271190&amp;map=1" target="_blank"><img src="http://widget-d6.slide.com/p1/1873497445014271190/bb_t016_v000_s0un_f00/images/xslide1.gif" border="0" ismap="ismap" /></a> <a href="http://www.slide.com/pivot?cy=bb&amp;at=un&amp;id=1873497445014271190&amp;map=2" target="_blank"><img src="http://widget-d6.slide.com/p2/1873497445014271190/bb_t016_v000_s0un_f00/images/xslide2.gif" border="0" ismap="ismap" /></a> <a href="http://www.slide.com/pivot?cy=bb&at=un&id=1873497445014271190&map=F" target="_blank"><img src="http://widget-d6.slide.com/p4/1873497445014271190/bb_t016_v000_s0un_f00/images/xslide42.gif" border="0" ismap="ismap" /></a></div></div>

Obviously I did something wrong, or blogger didn't like what I did.  But thankfully I do know how links work with blogger so you can check out my Slide here.


Trying out new tools is an exciting thing to do, even when you can't make the tools do exactly what you'd like them to do.  Thankfully I'm not one to give up and I will figure out this tool properly.  In the meantime if you know what I did wrong please feel free to let me know.


  1. My guess is that you weren't on the HTML tab when you pasted the code in?

  2. When you're in Edit mode in blogger, click on the "Edit HTML" tab and then paste the html code in. Save, Publish and Bob's your uncle!

    What I want to know is what you thought of days 2 and 3 of RSCON3 :)


  3. Wow, thank you both! Ask and you shall receive. Clive, I will write about Days 2 and 3 of the Symposium when my brain stops spinning from it. What a total inspiration they were.