Thursday, November 15, 2012


The resource for today is called Scribd.

What is Scribd?
Scribd is an online library of many resources. It's a place to share, publish, and discover entertaining, informative, and originally written content across the Internet and on your own mobile devices. The topics for upload can be anywhere from documents to schoolwork to how-to guides. It can also be books, non-fiction resources, presentations, and spreadsheets. You can allow others to download, print, and embed your work, too, which makes it versatile in many ways.

Is it free?
Scribd is free for all users. The only plan offered is a free subscription. You just need an e-mail address, a username, and a password in order to access all the different features of Scribd. 

What will Scribd bring to your classroom?
This product can prove to be beneficial in all different grades throughout the education system. From using it in the Kindergarten classroom to upload number books to using it in 8th grade classroom to upload a spreadsheet on numerical data to a college student uploading a unit for their student teaching projects. This tool brings an easier way to create "presentations" and visual aids, allowing others to download or print for FREE.

How do I use Scribd?
Below, I will show you the steps of using Scribd.

Step 1: Click the upload button to begin uploading documents.

Step 2: Choose where you want to upload your document from. It can be a file, from GoogleDocs, to sell your documents, text, or desktop uploader. I use the SELECT FILE button most.

Step 3: Upload your document. When the file has finished uploading, enter your information such as the title, categories, tags, and description. 

Step 4: Here's your finalized product! Any other users can now download or print or add to their collection. You, as the owner, can edit, upload revision, delete, or make public & private. You can also see how many people have read, readcasted, or viewed on an embedded product (blog, Wiki, etc.).


How can I use Scribd in my classroom?
Below is a list of ways that this tool can be utilized in the classroom:

-Load science process projects
-Create how-to guides and upload
-Upload stories created by students
-Have students publish a magazine article
-Use for parent presentations at conferences
-Locate reputable sources for research projects
-Use to share files between classroom teachers
-Create brochures for country visits and upload
-Homework help for students to download at home
-Add all worksheets for the classroom to go paperless
-Create art work and load on to Scribd to show parents
-Upload essays to share with other students for peer editing
-Use for resumes for college students to send links to others
-Make up scripts for a play and upload to download from home for practicing
-Create permission notes for parents & upload instead of sending home a paper copy

Honestly, the possibilities are ENDLESS.

How would YOU use Scribd in your classroom? Answer in the comments on this post!

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