Technology Tools for the Changemaker

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This is a slideshow I created for the Annual NC Campus Compact Student Conference as an Americorps*VISA where I presented on technology tools to enable changemakers to organize and manage things.

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Technology Tools for the Changemaker

  1. 1. What is all this technology for? ..and how does it affect me?
  2. 2. Topics • Weblogs (blogs) and Wiki’s • Podcasting • Syndication • Applications • Google Tools • Project Management
  3. 3. Blog?...that sounds funny. A blog is a special kind of website. • Authentic in the first person • Community conversations • Content is very structured – Dated (newest first) – Archived older files • you can subscribe to people’s blogs like a newspaper or magazine
  4. 4. Personal Blog http://calweb.blogspot.com
  5. 5. Citizen Journalism http://www.audioactivism.org
  6. 6. Community Dialogue http://www.orangepolitics.org Also a Wiki
  7. 7. What can you do with a blog? • Write about your latest revelation • Share ideas with people from around the world • Report news on certain issues • Organize people around goals and rally support, exchange ideas • Use as platform for holding podcasts and pictures for all to see
  8. 8. Syndication/Aggregators • RSS stand for Real Simple Syndication – An XML file format standard for subscribing to blogs • Aggregators – Bloglines (online) – Google Reader (online) – BottomFeeder – Syndirella – And many, many more!
  9. 9. Special Thanks • Brian Russell of Audio Activism (http://www.audioactivism.org) • Ruby Sinreich of Lotus Media (http://www.lotusmedia.org) • North Carolina Campus Compact (http://www.elon.edu/nccc) • NCCU’s Academic Community Service Learning Program (http://www.nccu.edu/commserv) References: Russell, Brian, Sinreich, Ruby; “What’s all this blog stuff? And Why should I care?” RTPnet Conference on Nonprofit Technology, May 2005, Chapel Hill, NC (online:http://www.audioactivism.org/images/BrianRuby- RTPnetConf05.pdf) Sol.Net (http://calweb.blogspot.com) AudioActivism (http://www.audioactivism.org) Orange Politics (http://www.orangepolitics.org) Pew Internet & The American Life Project (http://www.pewinternet.org) Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org) Blogger (http://www.blogger.com) Google (http://www.google.com) TypePad (http://www.typepad.com)
  10. 10. Interactive Portion Using google’s tools and services Using Basecamp for project management

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