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  • DigitalTidbits
    Maha Kumaran and Joe Geary
    Saskatoon Public Library,
    May 8, 2010
  • Organizing your desk top
  • Where to find it....
  • Calendar
  • Creating Links for one click access
  • Reading World News
  • CSV File....
  • Need Gmail account
    Presentation (Power Point)
    Document (Word)
    Spreadsheet (Excel)
    Form (questionnaires)
    Drawing
    Also has templates for many of these
    Can share with others.....
    Google Docs
  • Google Alerts...
  • Social Mention
  • RSS(Really Simple Syndication)
    RSS
    XML
    Atom
  • Meetings made easy...
  • Fax without a fax machine....
  • Free Audio Editing Software
  • Audacity
    Open source
    Podcasts
    Needs LAME to export as mp3