Showing posts with label My Brainshark. Show all posts
Showing posts with label My Brainshark. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Try SlideShark and BrainShark for Sharing Presentations

BrainShark, is a service for narrating and sharing slide presentations online. I've written about some of their offerings in the past. Recently they launched a new service for sharing PowerPoint presentations through Box. Now you can share your PowerPoint files with others for viewing and or file editing. Learn more about the new service in the video below.


One of BrainShark's signature offerings is their SlideShark service for sharing PowerPoint presentations over iPads. SlideShark converts your PowerPoint files without losing any of your original formatting, transitions, or animations. To use SlideShark just upload your PPT files to your free SlideShark account, SlideShark converts the files for you, then you can access your converted files on your iPad at anytime using the free SlideShark app.

BrainShark also offers myBrainshark for Android to share presentations that you narrate on myBrainshark. Here's how myBrainshark works; upload a slide presentation that you've created then use your computer's microphone to record your voice over each slide. If you don't have a microphone My Brainshark provides a phone number that you can call to create a voice recording.

Applications for Education
BrainShark's services could be very useful for delivering short lessons to students through multiple devices.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Brainshark Offers a Free iPhone & iPad App

A few months ago I shared with you a great online presentation tool called My Brainshark. My Brainshark allows you to easily create a voice recording to accompany your slideshows. (Learn more about how to use it here).

Today, I learned that Brainshark has a free iPhone and iPad app that you can use to view your Brainshark presentations. Using the app you can view your own presentations and presentations that people have sent you the link to.

Applications for Education
My Brainshark is a good tool for creating lecturecasts to post on your course website. The free Brainshark app will provide your students with just another way to access those lecturecasts. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Brainshark - Easily Narrate and Share Presentations

My Brainshark is a free service offered by Brainshark for easily narrating and sharing slide presentations online. Here's how it works; upload a slide presentation that you've created then use your computer's microphone to record your voice over each slide. If you don't have a microphone My Brainshark provides a phone number that you can call to create a voice recording. A new feature of My Brainshark allows you to have a background sound track as well as a narration track. Watch the My Brainshark demo that is embedded below to learn more.
Applications for Education
My Brainshark could be very useful creating lecturecasts to post on your course blog or website. If you decide to try lecturecasting try building assignment prompts into it. I recently made a lecturecast for one of my classes to watch on a day that I was going to be out of the classroom. After every three slides I included a short assignment that students had to do before watching the next section of the lecturecast. This broke-up the lecturecast into shorter, easily digestible sections.

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