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Back to School with 50 Tech Tips

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A perennial favorite, join us as we present 50 new technology tips! From new tools to new hacks, start the school season off right with this fast-paced session. Pulling from a broad range of presenters -- from technologists, website administrators, attorneys, to tips from the community -- the hour will fly by!

Panelists:
Talley Wells, Disability Integration Project Director, Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Tony Lu, Citizenship Works Project Coordinator, Pro Bono Net
Kim Marshall, Content Developer and Project Manager, Arkansas Legal Services Partnership
Jessie Posilkin, Training and Implementation Specialist, Legal Services Corporation
Moderator:
Xander Karsten, LawHelp Program Coordinator, Pro Bono Net

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Back to School with 50 Tech Tips

  1. 1. Welcome to the LSNTAP/PBN Community Training Series webinar Back to School with 50 Tech Tips! If you joined the training via telephone, please click on the telephone symbol and select “Call by phone” and follow the instructions. If you joined with a microphone and headset or speakers (VoIP), please click on the telephone symbol and select “Call via the internet” We will start promptly at the hour.
  2. 2. A few logistics before we start… If you joined the training via telephone, please click on the telephone symbol and select “Call by phone” and follow the instructions. If you joined with a microphone and headset or speakers (VoIP), please click on the telephone symbol and select “Call via the internet” Ask a question or tell us something in the Comment box. PLEASE PLACE YOURSELF ON MUTE.
  3. 3. LSNTAP is recording this training and will post it to their SlideShare account for the LSNTAP and SWEB websites. Registered attendees will receive an email with a link to this information once it has been posted.
  4. 4. Back to School with 50 Tech Tips September 10, 2014
  5. 5. Our panel today Kim Marshall Content Developer and Project Manager, Arkansas Legal Services Partnership Talley Wells Disability Integration Project Director, Atlanta Legal Aid Tony Lu Citizenship Works Project Coordinator, Immigration Advocates Network Jessie Posilkin Training and Implementation Specialist, Legal Services Corporation Xander Karsten (Moderator) LawHelp Program Coordinator, Pro Bono Net
  6. 6. Share YOUR Tips!!! Use the chat box to share out your own tech tips as they occur to you. We’ll share some or all of them in between presenters.
  7. 7. Kim’s Tips Kim Marshall Content Developer & Project Manager Arkansas Legal Services Partnership
  8. 8. www.spritzinc.com
  9. 9. www.readsy.co
  10. 10. No More Distractions
  11. 11. .org
  12. 12. www.ottobib.com www.easybib.com
  13. 13. www.duolingo.com or download the app
  14. 14. Presentations? Graphics? wordmark.it
  15. 15. The word. You know, the … • Onelook.com/reversedictionary • Chir.ag/projects/tip-of-my-tongue
  16. 16. Microsoft Word Alternatives • Google Drive • Kingsoft Office • Libre Office • Open Office • Neo Office (for Mac)
  17. 17. www.myfridgefood.com
  18. 18. More Tips Picture of raised hands in a diverse classroom by John LeMasney via 365sketches.org
  19. 19. More Productivity coffitivity.com From Michael Hyatt http://michaelhyatt.com
  20. 20. Email Hacks Outlook • Copy and Paste Attachments from one email to another • Show a second time zone: Options – Calendar – Time zones Gmail • Boomeranggmail.com : Schedule emails and reminders
  21. 21. 10 Tips for a Website Launch By a non-techie Talley Wells Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.
  22. 22. Map it out! Early and Often
  23. 23. Site Checklists Hero Shots/Pictures Graphics Responsive design Color Schemes Accessibility Embedding Videos Layout Etc.
  24. 24. Learn enough to be dangerous.
  25. 25. HAVE A PHOTO PARTY TO GET GREAT PICTURES
  26. 26. Plan out Accessibility from the Start
  27. 27. Target Your Audience
  28. 28. Build Partnerships for Content & Promoting
  29. 29. Accessibility Audit Before/After Launch
  30. 30. Time Launch with Event, Anniversary, or . . .
  31. 31. KEEP IT FRESH • Remember to plan/schedule to edit and refresh it. • Sell it! • Respond to audience interest/needs. • Social media. • Get assistance through volunteers and staff to keep it going.
  32. 32. More Tips Picture of raised hands in a diverse classroom by John LeMasney via 365sketches.org
  33. 33. How will my site look? Mobile Phone Simulators Wireframe it on moqups.com iphone5csimulator.com & mobilephoneemulator.com
  34. 34. Tony Lu
  35. 35. Trello • Collaborative Project Management • Cards can be dragged between lists • Each card can have comments, due dates, files, etc.
  36. 36. Aero Snap/Better Snap Tool • Easy way to quickly arrange multiple windows
  37. 37. Mindmapping Tools • Mindmeister, coggle (webapps) • Mindnode (Mac, iOS) • Mindjet (Windows, Mac, iOS)
  38. 38. Mindmapping (continued)
  39. 39. Background Noise Apps/Sites • Noisli • Simply Noise
  40. 40. Plain-language Calendaring • Type: “Dinner with Brian next Thursday at 7pm.” • App creates an event in your calendar, without fussing with fields and dropdowns. • Sunrise Calendar (web, Android, iOS) • Fantastical (Mac, iOS)
  41. 41. Google Authenticator • Two-factor (or “two-step”) authentication for LOTS of services • Google Apps • Facebook • Dropbox • Drupal • Evernote • Lastpass • Bitcoin • Wordpress • Tumblr
  42. 42. thewirecutter.com • Trustworthy gadget reviews
  43. 43. Instapaper/Pocket • Clip content from your browser (desktop or mobile) • Service will scrape the text and reformat it for readibility. • (Pocket can handle video). • Can read it on site later, or sync it to a mobile device for offline reading.
  44. 44. Chromecast • Small • Cheap • Can “cast”: • Netflix • YouTube • Pandora • Chrome • Hulu • HBO Go • Lots more…
  45. 45. Mobile Phone Battery Monitor • “Normal” (iOS app) • Identify power “hogs” • Tips on settings to conserve power • Several similar apps available for Android
  46. 46. More Tips Picture of raised hands in a diverse classroom by John LeMasney via 365sketches.org
  47. 47. Social Media Writing Prompts from nonprofitmarketingguide.com Hootsuite Syndicator
  48. 48. Jessie’s Tech Tips These are not endorsements or recommendations, YMMV, don’t blame me.
  49. 49. Learn more about Data.
  50. 50. School of Data http://schoolofdata.org
  51. 51. With Puppies.
  52. 52. SQL (Structured Query Language) School http://sqlschool.modeanalytics.com/
  53. 53. Every tutorial this analyst created. (Yes. Really.)
  54. 54. Teach More.
  55. 55. Too broke for ScreenSteps? ClarifyIt!
  56. 56. Setup Easy Plugins
  57. 57. Can’t code, but want to scrape information from the web?
  58. 58. Awesome Screenshot
  59. 59. Security Basics
  60. 60. Lastpass (or Dashlane. Or…)
  61. 61. More Tips Picture of raised hands in a diverse classroom by John LeMasney via 365sketches.org
  62. 62. Relax with stopbreathethink.org
  63. 63. Thank you to our panel! Kim Marshall Content Developer and Project Manager, Arkansas Legal Services Partnership Talley Wells Disability Integration Project Director, Atlanta Legal Aid Tony Lu Citizenship Works Project Coordinator, Immigration Advocates Network Jessie Posilkin Training and Implementation Specialist, Legal Services Corporation Xander Karsten (Moderator) LawHelp Program Coordinator, Pro Bono Net
  64. 64. THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING TODAY! Be sure to check out www.lsntap.org for information regarding the next LSTNAP Community Training!
  65. 65. Contact Information Brian Rowe (brianr@nwjustice.org) or via chat on www.lsntap.org Don’t forget to take our feedback survey!

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