IT Tools for the Technologically Timid

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This presentation describes a few of the tools from my book, Getting More Done on a Shoestring: Free Technology Tools for Educators, Trainers, and Entrepreneurs
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IT Tools for the Technologically Timid

  1. 1. IT Tools for the Technologically Timid: Use Them to Market Your Capabilities Dr. Janet E. Wall, CDFI Sage Solutions [email_address] 202-465-5774
  2. 2. Purpose <ul><li>Show tools that can help you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extend your presence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work more efficiently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reach your goals </li></ul></ul>Janet Wall, sagesolutions@earthlink.net
  3. 3. Who Is This For? <ul><li>Those with no university tech experts and help desks </li></ul><ul><li>Independent consultants with no tech help </li></ul><ul><li>Those with little technical experience, but with a huge desire to harness technology </li></ul><ul><li>Persons with little to no technology budget </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools are FREE!!!!!!!!! </li></ul></ul>Janet Wall, sagesolutions@earthlink.net
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  5. 5. Website Options <ul><li>Google Sites ( www.google.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Weebly ( www.Weebly.com ) </li></ul>Janet Wall, sagesolutions@earthlink.net
  6. 6. Google Sites – http://sites.google.com/site/cdfprogram Janet Wall, sagesolutions@earthlink.net
  7. 7. Weebly – www.weebly.com http://careerfacilitator.weebly.com/index.html Janet Wall, sagesolutions@earthlink.net
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  9. 9. Drag and Drop Options Janet Wall, sagesolutions@earthlink.net
  10. 10. Collaboration Tools – www.pbworks.com Janet Wall, sagesolutions@earthlink.net
  11. 11. Free Package Janet Wall, sagesolutions@earthlink.net
  12. 12. Collaboration Tools – www.pbworks.com Janet Wall, sagesolutions@earthlink.net
  13. 13. PBWorks as a Training Site Embedded Video Janet Wall, sagesolutions@earthlink.net
  14. 14. Scheduling – Doodle <ul><li>http://www.doodle.com </li></ul>Janet Wall, sagesolutions@earthlink.net
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  16. 16. Video <ul><li>Webcam </li></ul><ul><li>Camcorder </li></ul><ul><li>No camera? Photo Story http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing Your Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describing Your Employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting Your Career Center or Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing a Photo Album </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertise an Event </li></ul></ul>Janet Wall, sagesolutions@earthlink.net
  17. 17. Photo Story Janet Wall, sagesolutions@earthlink.net
  18. 18. Photo Story with Photos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnxD2omTDHc&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL Photos Janet Wall, sagesolutions@earthlink.net
  19. 19. Power Point To You Tube! <ul><li>Convert ppt slides to jpg – easy. </li></ul><ul><li>Use these with PhotoStory. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Eo3RkhDo-s </li></ul>Janet Wall, sagesolutions@earthlink.net
  20. 20. Audio – Making Podcasts <ul><li>What you need? – Recording program, headset, and a place to put it! That’s it. </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/ </li></ul><ul><li>Add to Your Website </li></ul><ul><li>http://janetwall.pbworks.com/  listen to O*NET Minute </li></ul>Janet Wall, sagesolutions@earthlink.net
  21. 21. Others Example Free Tools <ul><li>Screen capture </li></ul><ul><li>Webinars </li></ul><ul><li>Conference calls </li></ul><ul><li>Polls and Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporating YouTube into Your Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Online Reputation and Branding </li></ul><ul><li>Office Management </li></ul>Janet Wall, sagesolutions@earthlink.net
  22. 22. Questions?? Janet Wall, sagesolutions@earthlink.net

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