New Tools
“The Electric Slide! Twenty-First Century Style”

Kurt Paccio
Northampton, Pennsylvania, USA

Kurt is an educator with over 14 years experience. Kurt is a Technology Director for a medium-sized school district in eastern Pennsylvania where he has worked for 5 years. Prior to that he was an Instructional Technology Specialist, teacher and coach in central Pennsylvania. Kurt’s interests include open source software, audio-visual integration, and digital video. Away from the keyboard Kurt enjoys American football at all levels, coaching youth athletics, and family activities with his wife and 3 children ages 4, 6, and 8. He is an avid St. Louis Ram’s fan.

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James Gates
Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA

Jim has 32 years experience in public education. He has been teaching with and about computers since 1983. Jim maintains a tips blog at His Internet column featured has won him both National Gold and National Bronze awards from the Parenting Publications of America. He has presented at the PETE&C conference in Hershey, PA and at the NECC conferences.

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Presentation Title
“The Electric Slide! Twenty-First Century Style”

Kurt and Jim will focus on two web 2.0 tools that we feel have the potential for immediate impact in the classroom. Kurt will show sPresent and Jim will show Splashcast. The main part will be to show how the site works, but at the end of the presentation Jim will talk about how they might look in the classroom by talking about using them for student assessments and for engaging students in the conversations about the content.

iPod ready (15:01min Run Time; m4v; 19.3MB) (15:49min Run Time; M4p; 6.5MB)
Audio only (15:01min. Run Time; mp3; 7.3MB) (15:49min. Run Time; mp3; 6.9MB)

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5 Responses to “New Tools
“The Electric Slide! Twenty-First Century Style””

  1. Liz Kolb says:

    These are two fantastic tools! I think this is the best web PowerPoint creator that I have seen. I really like that you can embed YouTube, Flickr, and audio files into these presentations! So much better than Zoho.

    I also like Splashcast. It is so simple to create and share. Thank you for such a fun presentation and two new user-friendly tools for the classroom!

  2. Wesley Fryer says:

    I recorded a short reflection and some feedback on part 2 of this presentation by Jim about Splashcast:

    I also added this to the K12Online07 Professional development tracker database as a new entry! :-)

    I’ll add a second reflection later on your portion, Kurt. I am viewing and listening to your presentation out of order!

  3. Bonnie Muir says:

    When I click on the second part, I got a 404 error. Is there another place where part 2 can be downloaded?

  4. Pam McLeod says:

    I cannot get to Part 2, either.

  5. Laura Mogan says:

    I thought the audio on the powerpoint slide was good. I thought that the graphics were great and it seemed easy to use. It was great how you can link it to you tube.

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