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Presentation given at NCSPOD in Vancouver, BC on October 29, 2010

Presentation given at NCSPOD in Vancouver, BC on October 29, 2010

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  • 1. Web 2.0: Tools Social Networking and more Presented by: Mary Beth Orrange NCSPOD 2010 Or Use those online tools!
  • 2. What is Web 2.0? Wikipedia: The term Web 2.0 is commonly associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Wikipedia is a prime example of a Web 2.0 tool.
  • 3. Web 2.0 tools Keeping up with the revolution in social networking can seem overwhelming. This presentation will detail a few Web 2.0 tools others have found useful for personal, professional, and classroom use. The Basics: Facebook Twitter YouTube Google
  • 4. Do you have a FaceBook account? 1. Yes 2. No
  • 5. Personal: Great for sharing photos and keeping in touch with a lot of friends at once Professional: Keep it separate from personal Classroom: They’re on FaceBook; make use of it. It can replace the traditional discussion forum. Today, over 500 million people worldwide are active on Facebook each month, including 150 million in the United States, with over 500,000 new people joining each and every day
  • 6. You need to register and approve those who can view your information. You can become a fan of various sites There’s a lot of information on FaceBook you can get an account, post nothing personal, and access relevant public information from your account. Or set-up a Facebook group for students or staff that does not require “friending.” For example, check out ECC’s site
  • 7. Do you Tweet? 1. Yes 2. No
  • 8. • Personal: With 140 characters maximum it has a very specific purpose • Professional: Good way to share/find relevant websites and posted materials • Classroom: Can efficiently connect with a whole class at once – class cancelled or error on assignment. Difficult to get started for classes.
  • 9. • You can access public information on Twitter without registering but to follow individuals and be followed you need to register and create an account. • You can prevent folks from following you but it’s after-the-fact. • Twitter provides a way to participate in conference activities without actually attending a conference.
  • 10. Personal: For enjoyment, entertainment, or sharing Professional: Lectures, interviews or items in the news in your field Classroom: Have students find and share videos relevant to the course – post links in a discussion in your course site for example. Post links for them to watch. Many folks post their entire course on YouTube so there’s a wealth of information to be viewed.
  • 11. How do you use Google? Select all that apply. 1 2 3 4 5 6 3 3 1 2 0 2 1. Search engine 2. Belong to a Google Group 3. Manage a Google Group 4. Use Google docs 5. Use Google Voice 6. Use Gmail
  • 12. •Use Google for more than a search engine •Create a Google account (iGoogle) •Use Google Groups instead of mailing lists •Use Google Docs for shared files •Google Voice for making calls to students or folks you from whom don’t want to risk a return call.
  • 13. Which of the following do you use? Select all that apply. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 1 0 00 3 2 31. Doodle 2. 3. Delicious 4. Survey Monkey 5. Jing 6. Skype 7. Poll everywhere 8. Slideshare
  • 14. Useful Organizational Tools Doodle – free tool for scheduling meetings (
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  • 16. - Will shorten a long URL to a few characters.
  • 17. • Bookmarking site • Your favorites migrate from computer to computer with you • Works well with Twitter • Easy to categorize sites • Individual bookmarks can be shared or not
  • 18. Delicious - bookmarking site
  • 19. Survey Monkey – A free survey tool
  • 20. Survey Monkey - not just for surveys
  • 21. SurveyMonkey • With the free basic account you may create surveys with up to 10 questions and send to up to 100 respondents. • The pro version is $19.95 a month and the unlimited account costs $16.67 per year.
  • 22. Functional Tools
  • 23. Jing– free tool from TechSmith for screen capture, videos , and markup. (
  • 24. Skype – for video and audio calls
  • 25. Skype Profile Page
  • 26. An alternative to expensive clickers. Folks can respond from cell phones with internet access or computers.
  • 27. Slideshare –
  • 28. Social Networking Suggestions aka … advice from Mary Beth • Do not befriend students; if using these sites for student activities create a new profile • Use a common profile presence; the same photo and username for each site • 15 to 20 minutes a day can change your world! • Keep a log of passwords and USERIDs
  • 29. Search for Social Networking in Slideshare I found 10 presentations on social networking in just a few seconds!
  • 30. 8 Secrets to help faculty master Social Networking Campus Technology Magazine - October 2010
  • 31. Web 2.0 for you by: Maria Andersen - MCC
  • 32. More Useful tools
  • 33. More Handy tools • • Sticky notes for your computer:
  • 34. Do you use Wolfram Alpha? 1 2 67% 33% 1. Yes 2. No
  • 35. Wolfram Alpha • A computational search engine • For example; enter Population USA vs China • Or solve x^2-5x+6 = 0 • Or today’s date: 10/29/2010 • Or US Presidents or Canadian Prime Ministers • The list is endless!
  • 36. The State of the Internet Presentation at the Baltimore AIGA conference in Feb 2010. AIGA is the Professional Association for Design. Created by Jess3 a design agency specializing in data visualization. According to Steve Jobs in 5 years there will be no internet; only apps ...
  • 37. What else do you use? This presentation is found at: Search for Mary Beth Orrange The presentation will be posted following the session so the data will be captured.