• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Work with all your cloud files (Drive, Dropbox, and Slack and Gmail attachments) and documents (Google Docs, Sheets, and Notion) in one place. Try Dokkio (from the makers of PBworks) for free. Now available on the web, Mac, Windows, and as a Chrome extension!


Publishing 2020

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Publishing in the 21st Century has moved from a print medium to a virtual or electronic one. Subsequently, online learning is quickly growing as an option and opportunity for students in the K-12 environment. What web-based tools are available for the online environment,  especially sites for Web 2.0 and publishing media such as video, audio, images, and text.  Whether teachers want to create a blended face-to-face class or a fully online course, can use these resources to gain fundamental knowledge needed to publish and showcase student work in a virtual environment allowing individuals to communicate and collaborate.



  • The definition of publishing in the 21st Century has changed. It has moved from print medium to a virtual or electronic one.
  • Subsequently, online learning is quickly growing as an option and opportunity for students in the K-12 environment.
  • This wiki will introduce teachers to the tools available for the online environment.






LIttle Bird Tales


A site dedicated to providing a safe web environment for children to read and write that is free of advertising, merchandising and links to other sites.










With Mixbook, your photos and videos become the stars of all the stories you want to tell: the great vacation you just took, your kids' most excellent adventures, your best friend's wedding, or just a day in the park with family. And we know that not everybody's a computer whiz or a design star, so we made it super easy to use. Drag and drop to create, share with one click - you get the picture.




I had previously created the story using Scrapblog, but when Mixbook purchased Scrapblog I lost the story. I will have to re-create it using Mixbook. 



Issuu is the fastest growing digital publishing platform in the world, but also a very popular destination site where people are engaging with the web's best publications and where publishers build their audience.







A new publishing method that has an incredibly wide variety of options and is simple to use. From a PDF file, you create magazines, brochures, sales catalogs, annual reports, presentation brochures...







SlideShare is the world's largest community for sharing presentations. With 55 million monthly visitors and 120 million pageviews, it is amongst the most visited 200 websites in the world. Besides presentations, SlideShare also supports documents, PDFs, videos and webinars.







Scribd is the world’s largest social reading and publishing company. We've made it easy to share and discover entertaining, informative and original written content across the web and mobile devices. Our vision is to liberate the written word, to connect people with the information and ideas that matter most to them.



Crystal Cove 



Myplick is a free service that lets you share, embed and discover presentations and slide shows online. You can upload your presentation documents in a variety of formats such as powerpoint, pdf, openoffice odp, etc. If you need to add narration or sound effect to your presentation, you can upload an audio file and have the option to synchronize the audio with your slides using our online easy-to-use sync tool.






A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.






ZooBurst books 'live' online and can be experienced using nothing more than a web browser running the Adobe Flash plug-in. Authors can arrange characters and props within a 3D world that can be customized using uploaded artwork or items found in a built-in database of over 10,000 free images and materials.






Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery.




Similar tool: Ahead






Other Publishing Tools



Tapestry is a free web-based tool ( available for iphone or andriod)  that allows you to tell a story with images and or text.


Story Jumper

Story Jumper is a kid friendly web-based tool that allows you to make your own story books.



authorSTREAM is an online slide sharing platform, which provides multiple options for sharing PowerPoint presentations both online and offline. authorSTREAM makes it easier to share PPT slideshows through blogs, websites, on YouTube and even via iPods. What's best is that it's all Free! Just sign-up, upload presentations and start sharing..



Create your own cartoons with fully posable characters & animals! Upload pictures, create freestyle panel layouts, add sound & voice-over, and much more!



Nanoogo is a place for students to create and share.  Nanoogo has a digital canvas that lets student share their knowledge and ideas with classmates. 



Full featured tool with uploads for images, audio, slide controls for transitions, timing. Has built in tools to record audio or video to add to slides. Many ways to share final presentation.



Offers a PowerPoint like editor all in a web site. Import images (desktop, flickr), upload a PPT, movies from YouTube, audio via URL, use templates, etc. Audio can be synced to slides.


Slideshare / Slidecasts

It's YouTube for PowerPoint. Upload Powerpoint/Keynote/PDF content and converts to Flash easily embedded in other web sites. Provide a URL for an audio track, and you can sync it to create an audio narrated "slidecast"



Might be called a mashup- it allows upload of Powerpoint files to Slideshare and synchronization to video uploaded to Google video.



Synchronize a series of image slides to a video soundtrack. Import video from YouTube or upload. Includes tools to enable other language captioning and Creative Commons licenses.



Something really different. Turn a list of web sites (bookmarked) into a nicely presented web slide show. Notes can be added, content can be tagged, and it has an audio track.



Upload powerpoint files and have animations and other effects too! Also appears to bring in audio from original powerpoints. Very easy to use.



Powerful slide show creator; imports PowerPoint, uses themes, can add builds, transitions, timer slide advances, include video, attach audio for entire presentation or per slide, flash in slides, publish as public or with password access.


280 slides

Online presentation tool with features similar to Keynote; can import Powerpoint, has its own themes, can publish to web or directly to Slideshare. Can add video, but not audio.



Create, share, and show your presentations online.



SlideRocket is a revolutionary new approach to presentations. It's the only presentation software that allows you to create stunning presentations, manage them intelligently, share them securely and then measure the results. SlideRocket also includes an online marketplace where you can find all the content and services you might need to make your presentations great. SlideRocket goes beyond traditional presentation tools by harnessing the power of the Internet and making everything available to you in an integrated and intuitive online interface. SlideRocket is provided in a software-as-a-service model in a variety of price points starting at free.



An accessible, Web Standards based slide show creator and presentation blog for web sites. 



ProfCast is a versatile, powerful, yet very simple to use tool for recording lectures including PowerPoint and/or Keynote slides for creating enhanced podcasts. ProfCast provides a low cost solution for recording and distributing lectures, special events, and presentations as podcasts. ProfCast can be downloaded for Mac or Windows and used without a license key for 15 days. The academic version costs $29.95.


Mobile Options


Interested in taking it mobile? Check out the best free web publishing apps here!


Other Publishing Options for Photos





Example of story:

When I was Curious about Crystal Cove on PhotoPeach

Example of spiral:

When I was Curious about Crystal Cove on PhotoPeach





Example of show:

Make your own slideshow with music at Animoto.



Resources to find other tools




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