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  • 1. Tech Tools for Extension Professionals Kyleen Burgess 4-H Agent Northampton County
  • 2. Background
    • 71.4% of the US uses the internet
    • 9.4 BILLION searches a month
    • 3 key points
      • It’s not about the technology, its about the people
      • Change is the ONLY constant
      • Change is inevitable - progress is optional
  • 3. Top Tools Overview Website & Delivery Platform Web Analytics Content Tools Research Tools Productivity Tools Meeting & Collaboration Tools Client Interaction Tools
  • 4. Sending Large Files
    • http://www.yousendit.com
    • http://www.sendthisfile.com
    • http://www.driveway.com
    • http://www.sendspace.com
    • Yousendit = Free, 7 days, downloaded 100 times
  • 5. How Does That Work?
    • Upload file & add email addresses
    • Email Notification sent to recipients
    • Recipient Downloads file
  • 6. Sharing Powerpoints
    • www. slideshare .net FREE
      • Upload powerpoints, PDF slideshows, open office slideshows
      • Free
      • Add audio to powerpoint and go to and it becomes a slidecast
  • 7. Shorten that URL
    • When do I do that?
      • Trying to type a long URL - runs risk of typo
      • Long URLs breaking in an email
      • Trying to tell someone a long URL over the phone
  • 8.
    • http://district4.extension.ncsu.edu/tech/technology.html
    • BECOMES
    • http://tinyurl.com/2udulr
  • 9. Shortening Websites
    • http://tinyurl.com
    • http://301url.com
    • http://ataja.es
    • http://www.elfurl.com
    • http://notlong.com
    • http://urlx.org
  • 10. One More Option
    • Purchase a separate URL
    • Now your website that was http://prohort.ces.northampton.ncsu.edu
    • Becomes
    • www.prohort.net
    • Prices start at $5-$6 a year
  • 11. Purchasing Website
    • Domains.yahoo.com
    • Godaddy.com
    • many others
  • 12. Flash Drives
    • All store data
    • 1 GB = food for storage
    • 2 GB = can run programs such as web browser, email, Instant Message (IM) program
  • 13. Auto Responder
    • Broadcast e-mail to everyone or target specific segments of your list
    • Prepare and schedule emails in advance
    • Track how many open the email, how many click on the links in the email
  • 14. www.Aweber.com
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  • 18. Aweber
    • Costs
      • $19 a year for less than 500 subscribers
      • $29 a year for 501-2,500 subscribers
  • 19. Search Engines
    • Find what you need quickly
  • 20. Google Cheats
    • Two Handouts
    • - Google Help: Cheat Sheet
    • - The Essentials of Google Search
  • 21. Meta-Search Engines
    • Results from multiple search engines
    • Dogpile.com - Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask
    • MetaCrawler.com - Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask
  • 22. Personal online presentations
    • Alternatives to Power Point
    • Access anytime, anywhere
    • Sharing & Collaboration
    • Present from remote location
    • Embed
  • 23.
    • Zohoshow.com
    • Sliderocket.com
    • Preezo.com
    • Teamslide.com
    • Slideburner.com
    • Authorstream.com
  • 24. Taking Power Point Up A Notch
    • Make jeopardy games
    • http://www.jmu.edu/madison/teacher/jeopardy/jeopardy.htm
    • Other ideas on the internet
    • http://www.techtrekers.com/PP/
  • 25. On-Line Registration www.RegOnline.com
  • 26. Benefits of On-Line Registration
    • Accepts credit cards & Pay Pal
    • Low costs:
      • $4.75 per person less than 120 people
      • $3.50 per person plus $150 for event for an event over 120 people
    • Paid to you by check monthly
  • 27. Creating PDF’s
    • www.PrimoPDF.com
      • For windows
    • For Mac’s its as simple as a click?
  • 28. Elluminate
    • Up to 6 speakers
    • Video
    • Text Chat
    • Shared, Interactive Whiteboard
    • Shared applications
    • Record/playback
    • Breakout rooms/polling
  • 29. EIT on Elluminate
  • 30. On-Line Survey
    • www.polldaddy.com
  • 31. Surveymonkey.com
  • 32. Online Invitation Services
    • Create, customize, manage and track invitations and responses
    • Import email addresses
    • Most allow for follow up messages, maps directions and more
  • 33.
    • www.Evite.com
    • www.waitrose.com
    • www.sendomatic.com
    • www.rsvphq.com
    • www.mypunchbowl.com
    • www.socialzr.com
  • 34.  
  • 35. Online Office Application
    • Google Docs
      • Word processor
      • Spreadsheet
      • Presentation
      • Google Calendar
      • Google Notebooks
      • Chat Feature
  • 36. Google Docs
    • Import existing documents, spreadsheets and presentations or create new ones from scratch
    • Access and edit from ANYWHERE
    • FREE
  • 37. Collaboration Tool
    • Share changes in real time
    • Invite people to your documents and make changes together, at the same time
    • Includes a chat windown
  • 38. The Freedom of Choice
    • Documents are stored securely online
    • They can published or not
  • 39. Groups
    • Share features of web pages, wikis and blogs
    • Share calendars, files, discussions with others
    • Public or private
    • Yahoo!, Google, MSN
  • 40. iChat (for Macs)
    • Look for this icon on your desktop
    • You can use your existing .Mac account ID or an AIM account ID. If you don't have either, sign up for .Mac or an AIM account.
    • I suggest an AIM account…to get one go to www.aim.com
  • 41. What Does iChat do?
    • Allows you to chat with people directly and instantly
    • Can send files
    • Can do video chat (if equipment is installed on computer)
    • Can audio chat (use mics)
  • 42. Signing on to iChat
    • Click icon
    • Go to file and then preferences
    • Click accounts
    • Click plus sign + at bottom right hand corner
    • Select AIM account off list
    • Enter your SN and password
    • Sign onto iChat
    • Using AIM
    • www.aim.com
  • 43. AIM
    • Go to www.aim.com to get a Screen Name (SN) and to download the program
    • If you cannot download call your IT contact to ask why (may not be able to download if your county runs your web)
    • Ask IT to unblock AIM
  • 44. Delicious
    • Social Book marking Tool
    • www.delicious.com
    • Travels with you
    • Allows you to tag, share, manage websites from a centralized source
    • Requires registration and download if you wish to tag websites
  • 45. Things you can do with delicious
    • Bookmark any site on the internet, get to it from anywhere
    • Share your bookmarks and get bookmarks in return
    • Discover the most useful and interesting bookmarks on the web by using the popular bookmark search
  • 46. 50 ways to tell a story
    • http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools
  • 47. Photo Sharing
    • Numerous websites to photo share
    • My favorite is www.snapfish.com
  • 48. Snapfish.Com
    • Upload your photos
    • Group Rooms
    • Can purchase photos/gifts
    • Can share photos with others
    • Can password protect rooms
  • 49. Want to learn more?
    • Spring 2009 - AEE 526 - Information Technologies in Agriculture and Extension Education - Contact Dr. Garry Moore - AEE NCSU
    • Curriculum & Instruction - ECI
      • Special Topics - 21st Century Tech Skills
      • Computer Applications & Integration in Instruction
      • Multimedia Designs and Applications
  • 50. Resources
    • Dave Palmer - Instructional Media Extension Agent for FL
    • http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/recommended/top100.html
  • 51. The End
    • Please fill out evaluation on LMS in the next few days