Tech Toys (for the Technically Challenged!) Marty Magee National Network/Libraries of Medicine Education and Nebraska Liai...
What was different 10 years ago?  Students Today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o  <ul><li>“ Computers in the fu...
Laptop:  Toshiba Portege to Sony Vaio  <ul><li>PortegeTablet capabilities good, but additional DVD player – lugging it alo...
Double Your Pleasure –  Double Your Fun with…. Two Screens Windows XP Professional
LCD Projector <ul><li>Portability </li></ul><ul><li>Lumens </li></ul>
Printer/Copier/Fax <ul><li>Multiple functions </li></ul><ul><li>Two trays </li></ul><ul><li>Card slots </li></ul><ul><li>H...
Phone <ul><li>With a camera or without?  </li></ul><ul><li>Are you texting? </li></ul><ul><li>With Internet or without?  <...
Text Messaging – E-Mail to Cell Phone <ul><li>Verizon:  http://tinyurl.com/yvgzbs  Address the email to the 10 digit cell ...
PDA’s ---On the Way Out?!! <ul><li>PC- based – Word and Excel files </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rosters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Digital Camera:  <ul><li>Canon Power Shot 450 ELPH </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3x zoom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5.0 megapixels...
IPOD for MP3’S <ul><li>Transfer CD’s to the player </li></ul><ul><li>Can buy books from  ww.Audible.com </li></ul><ul><li>...
Podcasts (You don’t need an IPOD to listen to a podcast!) <ul><li>From MedlinePlus with Director Lindberg </li></ul><ul><l...
Other nice things to have ... <ul><li>Portable printer  - Canon  </li></ul><ul><li>Thumb Drive - USB mini storage </li></u...
Card reader:  www.lexar.com <ul><ul><li>Many times can be faster then hooking your camera up to your cpu </li></ul></ul><u...
Camtasia & SnagIt www.techsmith.com <ul><li>Camtasia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Record desktop demonstrations with narration an...
Marty’s Little Helpers $290 $120 $150
VOIP :  Voice Over IP <ul><li>Skype—voice with instant chat/pictures </li></ul><ul><li>www.skype.com </li></ul><ul><li>Log...
Google from your phone <ul><li>466-453 </li></ul><ul><li>Entered :  corkscrew  omaha </li></ul><ul><li>Returns:  </li></ul...
Blogs and RSS Feeds <ul><li>Blogger.com for blogs </li></ul><ul><li>More than 50 million blogs out there….according  to Te...
Blogs I Subscibe to…. <ul><li>BHIC-  Bringing Health Information to the Community  – Siobhan Champ-Blackwell </li></ul><ul...
Wiki – a shared resource <ul><li>Anybody can edit it! i.e.  www.wikipedia.com  or  www.wikihow.com </li></ul><ul><li>Set u...
What I like to read <ul><li>Fast Company  </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Computing  </li></ul><ul><li>PC Magazine </li></ul><ul><...
Other sites to check…. <ul><li>HowStuffWorks.com   Augmented reality – (or what a librarian may really look like) </li></u...
Things are changing… <ul><li>Sony Wii </li></ul><ul><li>Dance Dance Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>www.surface.com </li></ul...
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  1. 1. Tech Toys (for the Technically Challenged!) Marty Magee National Network/Libraries of Medicine Education and Nebraska Liaison McGoogan Library of Medicine Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center 986706 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha NE 68198-6706 402-559-7076 1-800-338-7657 [email_address]
  2. 2. What was different 10 years ago? Students Today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o <ul><li>“ Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons. “ </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corp. 1977 </li></ul><ul><li>640 K ought to be enough for anybody” </li></ul><ul><li>-Bill Gates </li></ul>
  3. 3. Laptop: Toshiba Portege to Sony Vaio <ul><li>PortegeTablet capabilities good, but additional DVD player – lugging it along is a disadvantage </li></ul>
  4. 4. Double Your Pleasure – Double Your Fun with…. Two Screens Windows XP Professional
  5. 5. LCD Projector <ul><li>Portability </li></ul><ul><li>Lumens </li></ul>
  6. 6. Printer/Copier/Fax <ul><li>Multiple functions </li></ul><ul><li>Two trays </li></ul><ul><li>Card slots </li></ul><ul><li>HP Officejet 7410 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Phone <ul><li>With a camera or without? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you texting? </li></ul><ul><li>With Internet or without? </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Katana by Sanyo from Sprint </li></ul>
  8. 8. Text Messaging – E-Mail to Cell Phone <ul><li>Verizon: http://tinyurl.com/yvgzbs Address the email to the 10 digit cell phone number followed by @vtext.com </li></ul><ul><li>ATT: http://tinyurl.com/2ae92s Address the email to the 10 digit cell phone number followed by @txt.att.net </li></ul><ul><li>T-Mobile: http://tinyurl.com/2tymt6 Address the email to the 10 digit cell phone number followed by @tmomail.net </li></ul><ul><li>Sprint and Nextel: http://tinyurl.com/2m3ofn Address the email to the 10 digit cell phone number followed by @messaging.nextel.com </li></ul>
  9. 9. PDA’s ---On the Way Out?!! <ul><li>PC- based – Word and Excel files </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rosters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books to read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequent Flyers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gifts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BUT – not my calendar!! Can you believe it? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WiFi – wireless access to Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Bluetooth – wireless access </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Media 10 – listen to a book </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Reader – read a book </li></ul><ul><li>SDRAM storage to match camera </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts – about 600!! </li></ul>Now with GPS Don’t leave home without it. ….Really!!
  10. 10. Digital Camera: <ul><li>Canon Power Shot 450 ELPH </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3x zoom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5.0 megapixels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Viewfinder AND monitor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SD RAM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small charger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can take short videos, too! </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. IPOD for MP3’S <ul><li>Transfer CD’s to the player </li></ul><ul><li>Can buy books from ww.Audible.com </li></ul><ul><li>Can buy music from www.itunes.com </li></ul>4gb 4 hours battery life 8 GB = 2000songs 24 hour battery life ** Can add a radio component or a recorder *** Pay attention to the ear phones!!
  12. 12. Podcasts (You don’t need an IPOD to listen to a podcast!) <ul><li>From MedlinePlus with Director Lindberg </li></ul><ul><li>From NN/LM MidContinental Region http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/podcasts/podcasts.html </li></ul><ul><li>For Fun: http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_directory.php </li></ul>
  13. 13. Other nice things to have ... <ul><li>Portable printer - Canon </li></ul><ul><li>Thumb Drive - USB mini storage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 gb of storage – multiple presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offered by many companies (Sony, Sonnet, CigarPro, yadda yadda) 32MB - 1gig </li></ul></ul>Pictures are not to scale!!
  14. 14. Card reader: www.lexar.com <ul><ul><li>Many times can be faster then hooking your camera up to your cpu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will not kill your camera batteries as well! </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Camtasia & SnagIt www.techsmith.com <ul><li>Camtasia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Record desktop demonstrations with narration and video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish to CD-ROM and streaming video </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SnagIt </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only $39.95 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the best software products I have </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Marty’s Little Helpers $290 $120 $150
  17. 17. VOIP : Voice Over IP <ul><li>Skype—voice with instant chat/pictures </li></ul><ul><li>www.skype.com </li></ul><ul><li>Logitech camera </li></ul><ul><li>www.logitech.com </li></ul><ul><li>Plantronics headset </li></ul><ul><li>www.plantronics.com </li></ul>Big Brother really is watching you….
  18. 18. Google from your phone <ul><li>466-453 </li></ul><ul><li>Entered : corkscrew omaha </li></ul><ul><li>Returns: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Corkscrew Wine and Cheese </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10924 Prairie Brook Rd. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Omaha NE 68144 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>402-991-2927 </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Blogs and RSS Feeds <ul><li>Blogger.com for blogs </li></ul><ul><li>More than 50 million blogs out there….according to Technorati </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to create – use for business or pleasure </li></ul>Bloglines.com for RSS **YouTube – RSS in Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU
  20. 20. Blogs I Subscibe to…. <ul><li>BHIC- Bringing Health Information to the Community – Siobhan Champ-Blackwell </li></ul><ul><li>MidContinental Region News </li></ul><ul><li>Nebraska Library Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen’s Lighthouse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Stephen Abram – from SirsiDynix </li></ul></ul>From the NN/LM MidContinental Region - http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/technology/blogs.html
  21. 21. Wiki – a shared resource <ul><li>Anybody can edit it! i.e. www.wikipedia.com or www.wikihow.com </li></ul><ul><li>Set up your own at wetpaint.com </li></ul>
  22. 22. What I like to read <ul><li>Fast Company </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Computing </li></ul><ul><li>PC Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Pocket PC </li></ul>
  23. 23. Other sites to check…. <ul><li>HowStuffWorks.com Augmented reality – (or what a librarian may really look like) </li></ul><ul><li>CNET.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Product Reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MLA – Web 2.0 Class </li></ul>
  24. 24. Things are changing… <ul><li>Sony Wii </li></ul><ul><li>Dance Dance Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>www.surface.com </li></ul>What’s next for YOU?

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