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ONLINE TOOLS AND RESOURCES TO ENHANCE PRODUCTIVITY a starting point
AIM To use a range of online tools and resources to improve your productivity
OBJECTIVES By the end of the session, you will be able to: <ul><li>To use Google search engine to find resources and infor...
PRODUCTIVITY What is it for you? How do you know that you are being productive? What are the right conditions for you to b...
Have you heard this before? <ul><li>“ don’t work harder, work smarter!” </li></ul>Or something to that effect
Question <ul><li>How can online tools and resources help you improve productivity? </li></ul>Do you have any examples to s...
Some examples…
plus much more that we don’t know about yet!
Today’s menu <ul><li>To use Google search engine to find resources and information </li></ul><ul><li>Find out about Colleg...
Google Search <ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Currency converter </li></ul><ul><li>Converter </li></ul>
Google Search (cont’d) <ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Local search </li></ul><ul><li>In Title </li></ul>
Definition <ul><li>Type into the search box: </li></ul><ul><li>And then a word of your choice </li></ul>
Currency Converter <ul><li>Type into the search box: </li></ul><ul><li>So how many dollars? </li></ul>
Converter <ul><li>Need to know your height in centimetres?  Try: </li></ul>
Statistics <ul><li>Do you want to know the population of a country? </li></ul>
Local Search <ul><li>Do you want to find somewhere different to eat? </li></ul>
In title <ul><li>Search for all pages with a term in its title </li></ul>
Athens <ul><li>Educational research tool with access to many journals and articles. </li></ul><ul><li>You can obtain a log...
Athens  <ul><li>Great for images </li></ul>Restronguet Creek at Sunset © Getty Images   Concorde © Getty Images   2008 Scu...
Any questions, so far?
Projects Share Planner Notebook Writer Sheet Challenge Show
Zoho Project <ul><li>Managing projects, individually and collaboratively </li></ul>
Zoho Projects <ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>...
Chat
Wiki
Calendar
Meetings
Reports
Forums
Tasks and Milestones
Zoho Notebook <ul><li>Effectively, an electronic scrapbook </li></ul>https://personal.zoho.com/biz/login/personallogin.jsp
Zoho Notebook
RSS Feeds <ul><li>Available where you see this sign: </li></ul>
Why? <ul><li>Feeds all aggregated in one place, rather than having to view each one individually </li></ul>
Google Reader
Wikihow and eHow <ul><li>Would you like to know how to do something? </li></ul><ul><li>Try: </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikihow....
You can create word images like this with Wordle.net
<ul><li>EVERYONE GO TO WWW.WORDLE.NET </li></ul><ul><li>TO GIVE IT A GO </li></ul>
How about an interactive poster? <ul><li>edu.glogster.com  </li></ul>
THANK YOU!
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  1. 1. ONLINE TOOLS AND RESOURCES TO ENHANCE PRODUCTIVITY a starting point
  2. 2. AIM To use a range of online tools and resources to improve your productivity
  3. 3. OBJECTIVES By the end of the session, you will be able to: <ul><li>To use Google search engine to find resources and information </li></ul><ul><li>Find out about College systems to access online resources </li></ul><ul><li>Find out about an online project management tool </li></ul><ul><li>Find out about an online notebook tool </li></ul><ul><li>Find out about an RSS reader to bring information together </li></ul><ul><li>To create interesting documents and interactive posters </li></ul>
  4. 4. PRODUCTIVITY What is it for you? How do you know that you are being productive? What are the right conditions for you to be productive?
  5. 5. Have you heard this before? <ul><li>“ don’t work harder, work smarter!” </li></ul>Or something to that effect
  6. 6. Question <ul><li>How can online tools and resources help you improve productivity? </li></ul>Do you have any examples to share with us?
  7. 7. Some examples…
  8. 8. plus much more that we don’t know about yet!
  9. 9. Today’s menu <ul><li>To use Google search engine to find resources and information </li></ul><ul><li>Find out about College systems to access online resources </li></ul><ul><li>Find out about an online project management tool </li></ul><ul><li>Find out about an online notebook tool </li></ul><ul><li>Find out about an RSS reader to bring information together </li></ul><ul><li>To create interesting documents and interactive posters </li></ul>Google Athens Zoho Project Zoho Notebook Google Reader Wordle and Glogster
  10. 10. Google Search <ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Currency converter </li></ul><ul><li>Converter </li></ul>
  11. 11. Google Search (cont’d) <ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Local search </li></ul><ul><li>In Title </li></ul>
  12. 12. Definition <ul><li>Type into the search box: </li></ul><ul><li>And then a word of your choice </li></ul>
  13. 13. Currency Converter <ul><li>Type into the search box: </li></ul><ul><li>So how many dollars? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Converter <ul><li>Need to know your height in centimetres? Try: </li></ul>
  15. 15. Statistics <ul><li>Do you want to know the population of a country? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Local Search <ul><li>Do you want to find somewhere different to eat? </li></ul>
  17. 17. In title <ul><li>Search for all pages with a term in its title </li></ul>
  18. 18. Athens <ul><li>Educational research tool with access to many journals and articles. </li></ul><ul><li>You can obtain a login from the Library </li></ul><ul><li>www.athens.ac.uk </li></ul>
  19. 19. Athens <ul><li>Great for images </li></ul>Restronguet Creek at Sunset © Getty Images Concorde © Getty Images 2008 Sculpture By The Sea Launches In Sydney © Getty Images Flower beds © Getty Images
  20. 20. Any questions, so far?
  21. 21. Projects Share Planner Notebook Writer Sheet Challenge Show
  22. 22. Zoho Project <ul><li>Managing projects, individually and collaboratively </li></ul>
  23. 23. Zoho Projects <ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks/milestones </li></ul>What would you like to know more about? https://projects.zoho.com/portal/wingos
  24. 24. Chat
  25. 25. Wiki
  26. 26. Calendar
  27. 27. Meetings
  28. 28. Reports
  29. 29. Forums
  30. 30. Tasks and Milestones
  31. 31. Zoho Notebook <ul><li>Effectively, an electronic scrapbook </li></ul>https://personal.zoho.com/biz/login/personallogin.jsp
  32. 32. Zoho Notebook
  33. 33. RSS Feeds <ul><li>Available where you see this sign: </li></ul>
  34. 34. Why? <ul><li>Feeds all aggregated in one place, rather than having to view each one individually </li></ul>
  35. 35. Google Reader
  36. 36. Wikihow and eHow <ul><li>Would you like to know how to do something? </li></ul><ul><li>Try: </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikihow.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.ehow.com </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s give it a go! </li></ul>
  37. 37. You can create word images like this with Wordle.net
  38. 38. <ul><li>EVERYONE GO TO WWW.WORDLE.NET </li></ul><ul><li>TO GIVE IT A GO </li></ul>
  39. 39. How about an interactive poster? <ul><li>edu.glogster.com </li></ul>
  40. 40. THANK YOU!
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