Living in a Digital World Cloud computing: Useful tools and resources
What is “the cloud”? Collection of software tools available on the Internet Replaces “old” model of installing software on a computer and being able to only use that software on that computer Instead, the software and files are securely accessed through the Internet…anytime and anywhere.
What is available in “the cloud”?
Means of communication
Tools for collaboration
Electronic scrapbooking and photo books
Video editing and sharing
Information Blogs (“Web-log”) sharing your ideas with the world Wordpress Blogger Tumblr (very easy!)
Information Social bookmarking – sharing your Web favorites Delicious
Communication Communication Hosted e-mail Gmailjohndoe@gmail.com Hotmailjohndoe@hotmail.com Yahoojohndoe@yahoo.com
Communication Google sites Create your own Website
Productivity tools Google docs Wordprocessingdocuments Spreadsheets Presentations Drawings Forms FREE. Accessible with a gmail e-mail account. Facilitates collaboration and document sharing
Break activity Take a minute to go to www.gmail.com and access the e-mail account you created during our first session. Send me an e-mail message at email@example.com. Then, while you’re logged into gmail, click the link to access Google docs. Share your document with me. My gmail e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collaboration Wikipedia Internet encyclopaedias go head to headNature (12/2005)
Collaboration - WikiProjects Counter showing number of edits on WikiProjects http://toolserver.org/~emijrp/wikimediacounter/
Social Networking Facebook
Image editing Picknik free online photo editor similar to Photoshop facilitates creating photo books
Image editing Pixlr free online photo editor similar to Photoshop Pixlr tutorials at ictpublish.com
Photo books and electronic scrapbooks mixbook.com(video clip)
Break activity Talk about how you or your family might use electronic scrapbooking or photo books to share with each other. Weddings? Graduations? Holidays? If you have access to a computer, go to either Picnik.com or Mixbook.com and set up an account.
Video editing and sharing Animoto
Video editing and sharing YouTube
Video editing and sharing Vimeo Easily password protected
Other tools… Music iNudge.net Pandora.com Math Online graphing calculator And MANY more… Go2Web20.net
Conclusion The Internet provides a multitude of opportunities to learn, create, and share… Send me an e-mail message at either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me about how you might use resources in the cloud.
Sources Blogging www.wordpress.com www.blogger.com www.tumblr.com Social Bookmarking www.delicious.com E-mail www.gmail.com www.hotmail.com www.yahoo.com Website Hosting sites.google.com Productivity Tools docs.google.com www.zoho.com Collaboration www.wikipedia.org wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Our_projects www.facebook.com Photo editing www.picnik.com www.pixlr.com Electronic Scrapbooking and Photo Books www.mixbook.com Video Editing and Hosting www.animoto.com www.youtube.com www.vimeo.com Music www.inudge.net www.pandora.com