This was fun to do – AND I discovered an alternative to SlideShare, which has yet to work for me! It is called SlideBurner.
**update – now that I have moved to WordPress.com I can no longer embed SlideBurner files into my posts, which I find strange since edublogs.org is powered by wordpress…
So, I have discovered a work around for SlideShare. Even though it advertises acceptance of .odp files, it did not like them from my Ubuntu run operating system. I had to save the files as a .ppt file in OpenOffice and was able to upload it.