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Overview & selected highlights of Women and Computers course at St. Cloud State University. Gender, Race & Class Perspectives. How Social Justice Activists use the Web. Computer skills, free ...

Overview & selected highlights of Women and Computers course at St. Cloud State University. Gender, Race & Class Perspectives. How Social Justice Activists use the Web. Computer skills, free software & online Web tools.

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  • This narrated (talking) version of the promotional PowerPoint for WS445 has a few minor changes in the slides & notes (box urging visit to our class wiki inserted on 2 slides; extensive notes about site traffic at Kimchi Mama vs City Mama added in Notes section of slide #10. Originally created this slide show (Nov. 2009) using the free OpenOffice.org Impress software and Saved in PowerPoint format. Later opened in PowerPoint and added some more slides, made a few formatting changes. Disadvantages of Impress compared to PowerPoint that I noticed Cannot copy & paste images – must first save image from Web to hard drive, then insert as picture from file. Cannot Crop images using a mouse (maybe can but I don’t know how). If click Crop icon in Picture toolbar, get a dialog box for entering numbers about where to crop – too complex for me. I opened the pictures in XnView and cropped them there, resaved, and then imported into Impress Clickable Links have full URL written out. In PowerPoint, if want to make the word video a clickable link to some long URL, clink insert Hyperlink, paste in the long URL, hit OK. Then on your slide the word video will appear in blue as a clickable link. In Impress, the word video will be replaced by the long URL (still clickable, but ugly).
  • Image copied from http://www.clker.com/clipart-2195.html “Clker.com: public domain, royalty free Clipart. After inserting, I clicked on Picture Tools, then Recolor > Set Transparent Color. Cursor turns to pencil to click on the black background and remove. Also used Fastone Capture (free Version 5.1) to capture the logos from various online Web tools.
  • One of the slides from my PowerPoint slideshow “Digital Divide or Diversity” which can be viewed at http://show.zoho.com/public/cronegeek/Digital+Divide+or+Digital+Diversity. This copy of the slide was produced by running the free software Powerpoint Image Copier which produces larger and better JPGs of each slide in a PowerPoint than you get by using Save as JPG in PowerPoint itself. Visitor Statistics from Compete.com as visited 2/10/08 reporting data for Jan. 08 http://siteanalytics.compete.com/ Dec. 09 stats from Compete.com indicate 92,000 visitors per month
  • A Slide from a PowerPoint show I made. Go to the BlogHer Voicethread at http://voicethread.com/#q.b89368.i454917 to hear narration of this slide (use arrows back & forward to learn more about Blogher, an aggregation of women bloggers).
  • One of the slides from my PowerPoint slideshow “Digital Divide or Diversity” which can be viewed at http://show.zoho.com/public/cronegeek/Digital+Divide+or+Digital+Diversity. This copy of the slide was produced by running the free software Powerpoint Image Copier which produces larger and better JPGs of each slide in a PowerPoint than you get by using Save as JPG in PowerPoint itself. Sources: Lenhart, Amanda & Susannah Fox, "Bloggers: A Report of the Internet's New Storytellers," PEW Internet and American Life Project, July 19, 2006, p. ii. http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP%20Bloggers%20Report%20July%2019%202006.pdf And De Leon, Celina, "The Segregated Blogosphere," Colorlines, March/April 2007. http://www.colorlines.com/article.php?ID=195 (Quoting PEW report on Bloggers)
  • One of the slides from my PowerPoint slideshow “Digital Divide or Diversity” which can be viewed at http://show.zoho.com/public/cronegeek/Digital+Divide+or+Digital+Diversity. This copy of the slide was produced by running the free software Powerpoint Image Copier which produces larger and better JPGs of each slide in a PowerPoint than you get by using Save as JPG in PowerPoint itself. Source: "E-Activism: Analysis of Black Bloggers in the Blogosphere" Press Release from Brown University, April 5, 2007. http://www.brown.edu/Administration/News_Bureau/2006-07/06-130.html Summarizing Brown University researcher Antoinette Pole study of Black Bloggers, whose findings appear in the International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society.
  • One of the slides from my PowerPoint slideshow “Digital Divide or Diversity” which can be viewed at http://show.zoho.com/public/cronegeek/Digital+Divide+or+Digital+Diversity. This copy of the slide was produced by running the free software Powerpoint Image Copier which produces larger and better JPGs of each slide in a PowerPoint than you get by using Save as JPG in PowerPoint itself. Source: “Teens and Social Media: The use of social media gains a greater foothold in teen life as they embrace the conversational nature of interactive online media,” PEW Internet and American Life Project, Dec. 19, 2007. Full Report at http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Teens_Social_Media_Final.pdf
  • Here I have combined 2 slides from my slide show “ BlogHer-Blogging Community for Women” at http://show.zoho.com/public/cronegeek/BlogHer-Blogging+Community+for+Women. I captured each slide by running the slide show full screen and using PrntScrn to capture at full size (1152x864 pixels) versus the 960x720 pixel size one gets if use Save As JPEG in PowerPoint itself. Info about lack of advertisers at Kimchi Mamas blog from “Putting PR People on Notice” dated 7/28/07 in Kimchi Mama’s Blog at http://kimchimamas.typepad.com/kimchi_mamas/2007/07/putting-pr-peop.html Kimchi Mama Visitor Statistics from http://s2.shinystat.com/cgi-bin/shinystatv.cgi?L=1&USER=Kimchi&NH=1&NHF=1&NRD=1 Average about 700 visitors per day (last 30 days ending Jan. 15, 2010) About 1000 Page Views per day Rank: (at Alexa.com) Number 549,876 (as found 1/16/10) Compared to Rank of Number 386,294 for City Mama Kimchi Mamas ranks #34 on Babble.com’s list of Best Mommy Bloggers whereas City Mama ranks #26 Source: http://www.babble.com/babble-50/mommy-bloggers/kimchi-mamas/ Monthly Visitors (Dec. 09) – from siteanalytics.compete.com 6,534 for Kimchi Mamas 8,937 for City Mama Author of City Mama and Kimchi Mamas, Stefania Pomponi Butler, at Blogalicious Conference Oct. 2009 “pointed out that as "City Mama" she got dozens of pitches a day for cleaning products, hair accessories or food items etc. , while "Kimchi Mamas" (a collective blog written by women of Korean descent) rarely got pitched. ” Source: Xiolin Mama at http://www.xiaolinmama.com/2009/10/blogalicious-09-recap.html
  • Here I used the free software Faststone Capture (v 5.1 is last free version) to capture and annotate the monitor display from this article on Guerrilla Girls at http://www.feministing.com/archives/018861.html. I just copied and pasted the image of the Guerilla Girls poster from the article at Feministing.com
  • Here I used the free software Faststone Capture (v 5.1 is last free version) to capture a portion of the Home Page from www.wildlifedirect.org
  • Here I used the free software Faststone Capture (v 5.1 is last free version) to capture several different portions of the page displayed at http://www.digiactive.org/2008/08/01/campaign-half-a-million-kenyans-to-unite/. I then combined the portions to produce this slide. (Note if you actually visit this URL, it will look somewhat different. I just selected key portions to illustrate.) Good example of using a Wiki for online organizing is the Fairness Works campaign to end discrimination against LGBTQ people using Wetpaint wiki at http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/
  • Menus images created from using screen captures of Pstart (used FastStone Capture from USB stick)
  • This is a screen capture of what you would see if you had visited Delicious (http://delicious.com) on 11/9/09 and entered the words domestic violence in the Search Box. At Delicious, the right side of the screen would display small text ads from Google. Using Faststone Capture’s Draw tools, I created a yellow box to cover these ads and then added my text and annotations.
  • This is a screen capture of what you would see if you had visited Delicious (http://delicious.com) on 11/9/09 and entered the words tag:domesticviolence in the Search Box OR had merely clicked on the Tag domesticviolence in the original search screen (previous slide). At Delicious, the right side of the screen would display small text ads from Google. Using Faststone Capture’s Draw tools, I created a yellow box to cover these ads and then added my text and annotations.
  • This is a screen capture of what you would see if you had visited Delicious (http://delicious.com) on 11/9/09 and entered the words tag:domestic_violence in the Search Box OR had merely clicked on the Tag domestic_violence in the original search screen (as shown in Side #17). At Delicious, the right side of the screen would display small text ads from Google. Using Faststone Capture’s Draw tools, I created a yellow box to cover these ads and then added my text and annotations.

About Women and Computers Course-WS445 About Women and Computers Course-WS445 Presentation Transcript

  • WS445/545 Women & Computers To be offered Spring 2010 Wednesday nights from 5pm to 7:45pm in SH 306 Instructor: Pat Samuel
  • Why Take Women and Computers?
    • It's an interesting and useful class
    • It counts as an elective for the WS Minor and is required for the WS Major
    • Meets the requirements for “Professional Development Courses” in the Social Responsibility graduate program
    For more information, visit our class wiki at ws445.wetpaint.com/
  • Topics Covered
    • Explore the Web using the Lens of Gender, Race, and Class
    • Learn how Social Justice Activists use the Web
    • Hands-on Skill Development – free software and online Web tools
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  • How Have Women Contributed to the Development of Computers & Web
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  • Institutional Classism
    • MySpace vs Facebook. Nonprofits using only Facebook ignore large, non college-educated youth using MySpace. Watch video explaining.
    • Barriers facing low-income kids when Financial Aid application moved online. Study showed that while the high schools all had lots of computers, often broken. Computer labs only open limited hours. Kids didn’t know they had to check their email (nor did their counselors know) in order to learn status of application or how successful .
  • Institutional Racism
  • How Social Justice Activists Use the Web
    • Feministing.com –Feminist Blogging
    • WildLifeDirect – Raise Money and Awareness for small projects to save animals by connecting project staff & supporters via blogs.
    • DigiActive.org – Case studies of how online tools used in various campaigns.
  • The Guerrilla Girls in Canada It's amazing that after 20+ years of existence, the Guerrilla Girls' message is still as resonant and needed as ever. Art museums average 15% women in curated exhibits, women of color .003%, and 4% of museum acquisitions are of work by women artists. Ridiculous. There's no question that the Guerrilla Girls' methods are funfunfun, but are they effective? I'm not blaming the lack of change on these creative, bad ass women, but I do wonder if their antics entertain the choir more than challenging the power brokers. Thoughts? The Permalink – URL to access this post Note 12 people commented Click here to place public bookmark to this Post on Delicious
  • The WildlifeDirect Website
  • Campaign: Half a Million Kenyans to Unite Tools : blogs, facebook How these tools are being used: The Sukuma Kenya project was launched in the aftermath of the humanitarian crisis at the beginning of the year. The project is an online donation blog that was launched to raise funds for the thousands of people displaced by the crisis. Within 24 hours of its launch the blog raised US$ 1,500. Online activist Michael Bomet launched a Half a Million Kenyans Unite campaign to unite the people of Kenya against the corruption of the government. The campaign unites people through Facebook and through an on-line petition . The goal is to unite half a million Kenyans in a petition to reduce MPs salaries and privileges. Click on any Tool to read about campaigns using that tool.
  • Portable & Free Software Main Menu – Portable Apps on USB Stick Multimedia Apps on USB Stick To obtain Portable Apps, go to PortableApps.com to get portable versions of OpenOffice, Firefox, VLC Media Player and other software that requires major adaptation to make it portable. Or go to The Portable Freeware Collection which has many more apps than PortableApps.com and has very helpful how to install instructions .
  • Social Bookmarking at Delicious
    • Bookmark your Favorite Web Sites online
      • Always available no matter what computer you are using
      • Contribute to others’ knowledge about good Web Sites
    • Use Delicious to search for the Web sites others have found (and bookmarked) to be most useful on your topic.
  • Searching at Delicious
  • Search by Tag
  • Different Tag Formats – Different Results
  • Sources
    • "E-Activism: Analysis of Black Bloggers in the Blogosphere" Press Release from Brown University, April 5, 2007. Summarizing Brown University researcher Antoinette Pole study of Black Bloggers, whose findings appear in the International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society .  http://www.brown.edu/Administration/News_Bureau/2006-07/06-130.html
    • Kimchi Mama’s Blog info from “Putting PR People on Notice” dated 7/28/07 in Kimchi Mama’s Blog
    • Lenhart, Amanda & Susannah Fox, "Bloggers: A Report of the Internet's New Storytellers,"  PEW Internet and American Life Project,  July 19, 2006, p. ii. http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP%20Bloggers%20Report%20July%2019%202006.pdf
    • “ Teens and Social Media: The use of social media gains a greater foothold in teen life as they embrace the conversational nature of interactive online media,” PEW Internet and American Life Project, Dec. 19, 2007.  Full Report at http:// www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Teens_Social_Media_Final.pdf Visitor Statistics for Feministing.com from Compete.com as visited 2/10/08 reporting data for Jan. 08  http:// siteanalytics.compete.com /
    Visit our class wiki at ws445.wetpaint.com