Free Technology for Teachers, about an application, Slidestaxx. This free service gathers various social media into a beautiful slide show for your blog, website or directly on slidestaxx. All types of media, images, videos, or websites, can be added to create a slide show which can be shared on social networks or published using an embed code.
To begin click on the SIGN UP button. Enter in a username and valid email address. You are immediately sent a confirmation email which includes a password to use in logging in. When you log in you are taken to your home page within this application.
When you create your slidestack the initial page asks for a title, description, cover picture, tags, and publishing options (checked or unchecked published). That information can be edited from the next screen which is your slidestack workspace. Now images, videos, websites and products (links to amazon.com, interestingly enough) can be added.
As viewers go through your slidestack the videos can be played immediately. The link in the lower right hand corner will take them to the websites.
Here is my Slidestaxx creation for an upcoming author/illustrator study on Laura Vaccaro Seeger.
I did send an email asking about sizing of the embed. The HTML code gives no indication on size. This application is so easy to use with immediate and sophisticated results, it is going to the top of my web 2.0 toolbox.