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Downloading Resources
www.greenhectaresonline.com                                                                                               ...
Digital Downloads  There is almost an infinite amount of  information and resources floating out  there on the web.  In th...
Download it Now!!!  If there is something important that is  available for download, don’t j                              ...
S oftware Downloads  No need to go to the store to buy  software! Most software is available for  download online.  Most m...
Types of S oftware Freeware –is usually available fully functional at no cost to the user. Sometimes a fee is optional. S ...
Downloading S oftware  There are many sites that compile a  majority of available software for  download all in one locati...
S oftware Download S ites   www.download.com – CNET is a CBS   Interactive Company and is the largest   software download ...
S oftware Training   Once all the programs are downloaded and   installed, the user needs to learn how they   work. There ...
Free Video Tutorials   www.lynda.com is a website offering   many different resources for computer and   software training...
Using iTunes for Learning   iTunes is so much more than j     ust   importing, downloading and managing music   for iPods....
Video Tutorials in iTunes   iTunes has a massive library of V  ideo   Tutorials available in the form of   Podcasts from t...
S ubscribing to Podcasts   This is a great way to keep up-to-date and   not miss an episode.   Many content providers publ...
Podcast Programming  Many shows have popped up solely in the  form of podcasts and have created a  huge following.  A of t...
Transfer and Go!  Plugging in a iPod, iPhone, Smart Phone or  MP3 player to iTunes gives a person the  freedom to transfer...
Other Tutorial Resources   www.adobe.tv – offers video tutorials   for anything A dobe.   www.layersmagazine.com – offers ...
Downloading Templates  When building documents like resumes,  invoices, brochures and newsletters, there  are often free d...
Fonts for Templates  http:/www.fontshop.com/ - the original and        /  largest online retailer of typefaces.  http:/www...
Rural Resources  There are also many great regional sites that have a  ton of available resources for Rural Albertans.  Al...
e-Newsletters  This is a nice and flexible way to be  updated on current information for a  specific subj Most maj content...
RS S Feeds  Really S imple S yndication has  created a standardized ‘XML’ format for  the transfer of information such as ...
S afe Computing  Be aware of your surroundings online,  and watch where you click!  Make sure to have good antivirus  soft...
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  1. 1. Downloading Resources
  2. 2. www.greenhectaresonline.com www.zephyrtraining.ca info@greenhectaresonline.com info@zephyrtraining.caTHESE MA LS A COPY TERIA RE RIGHTED WITH A RIGHTS A RESERV THIS DOCUMENT MA NOT IN WHOLE OR IN PA BE COPIED, PHOTOCOPIED, REPRODUCED, OR REDUCED TO A ELECTRONIC MEDIUM OR MA LL RE ED. Y RT NY CHINE-REA BLE DAFORM WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT, IN WRITING, FROM ZEPHY SOFTWA TRA R RE INING LTD. A GREEN HECTA CORP. ND RESA SOFTWA COMPUTER, A PRODUCT NA MENTIONED A MA CTURER A PUBLISHER TRA NY RE, ND MES RE NUFA ND DEMA A A USED ONLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF IDENTIFICA RKS ND RE TIONA G is a registered trademark of A G Technologies CZ V VAcrobat, Adobe, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator and Flash are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/ other countries. orChrome and Google are trademarks of Google Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.Internet Explorer is either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft® Corporation in the United States and/ other countries. orOther product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.Firefox is a registered trademark of the asdf Foundation.Mac, iTunes and Safari are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.McA is a registered trademark or trademark of McA Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. fee fee,Images used with permission.
  3. 3. Digital Downloads There is almost an infinite amount of information and resources floating out there on the web. In the next two hours we are going to highlight a few key resources that relate to rural Albertans, computers and software in general.
  4. 4. Download it Now!!! If there is something important that is available for download, don’t j ust bookmark it, download it. The Internet is constantly changing and the next time you try to visit that link it have moved or it might j be gone ust forever.
  5. 5. S oftware Downloads No need to go to the store to buy software! Most software is available for download online. Most maj software developers (A ®, or pple A ® and Microsoft®) have all their dobe current products available for download on their website.
  6. 6. Types of S oftware Freeware –is usually available fully functional at no cost to the user. Sometimes a fee is optional. S hareware –is available to the user at no cost for a trial period and may have limited functionality. To get full access to the software the user usually needs to pay a fee to the developer. Commercial/Payware – is usually full-scale commercial grade proprietary software.
  7. 7. Downloading S oftware There are many sites that compile a majority of available software for download all in one location. Make sure to check the rankings, user feedback, and the type of software to see if it is Freeware, Shareware or Commercial grade.
  8. 8. S oftware Download S ites www.download.com – CNET is a CBS Interactive Company and is the largest software download site. www.s oftpedia.com – a site for downloading software for Windows®, Mac, Linux®, mobile devices and more.
  9. 9. S oftware Training Once all the programs are downloaded and installed, the user needs to learn how they work. There is a huge variety of online resources, many sharing information and training for free for a variety of software from many manufacturers.
  10. 10. Free Video Tutorials www.lynda.com is a website offering many different resources for computer and software training. Many video tutorials are available free on the website and some require a paid subscription. They also publish many well know books on different software programs.
  11. 11. Using iTunes for Learning iTunes is so much more than j ust importing, downloading and managing music for iPods. iTunes has a vast library of audio and video podcasts from all over the world including episodes from right here in A lberta.
  12. 12. Video Tutorials in iTunes iTunes has a massive library of V ideo Tutorials available in the form of Podcasts from thousands of sources. Many universities also publish and distribute video Podcasts through iTunes for free to students and the general public.
  13. 13. S ubscribing to Podcasts This is a great way to keep up-to-date and not miss an episode. Many content providers publish daily or weekly podcasts for download in the iTunes Store. Y can even “subscribe” to podcast ou channels which enables iTunes to automatically download podcasts as they’re released!
  14. 14. Podcast Programming Many shows have popped up solely in the form of podcasts and have created a huge following. A of this is done without using ll traditional radio or television to access viewers.
  15. 15. Transfer and Go! Plugging in a iPod, iPhone, Smart Phone or MP3 player to iTunes gives a person the freedom to transfer over all their newly acquired resources and take it all with them wherever they go. They also can be burned to a CD or DVD.
  16. 16. Other Tutorial Resources www.adobe.tv – offers video tutorials for anything A dobe. www.layersmagazine.com – offers video tutorials and free downloads for many A dobe products. www.youtube.com – offers many of the same tutorials and more ...
  17. 17. Downloading Templates When building documents like resumes, invoices, brochures and newsletters, there are often free downloadable templates available. Once the templates are downloaded, they are ready to use!
  18. 18. Fonts for Templates http:/www.fontshop.com/ - the original and / largest online retailer of typefaces. http:/www.dafont.com - a website offering / many free fonts. http:/typophile.com/ - a great site for / design and typographic resources.
  19. 19. Rural Resources There are also many great regional sites that have a ton of available resources for Rural Albertans. Alberta Canola Producers Commission www.canola.ab.ca/ Canadian Farm Business Management Council www.farmcentre.com/ Resources/ Government of Alberta – Ropin’ the Web www.agric.gov.ab.ca/
  20. 20. e-Newsletters This is a nice and flexible way to be updated on current information for a specific subj Most maj content ect. or providers give viewers the ability to sign up or subscribe to one or more newsletters delivered via email or regular mail.
  21. 21. RS S Feeds Really S imple S yndication has created a standardized ‘XML’ format for the transfer of information such as Blogs, news, audio and video. People can subscribe to RSS feeds j ust like they subscribe to an online newsletters or Podcasts.
  22. 22. S afe Computing Be aware of your surroundings online, and watch where you click! Make sure to have good antivirus software, and check for updates at least once a week.

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