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Supported Employment for the 21st Century

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  1. 1. Supported Employment for the 21 st Century The Employment Specialists Guide to Internet Resources Dan Baker, Ph.D. Anthony R. Camuso The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-UMDNJ New Brunswick, NJ 732-235-9300 [email_address] [email_address]
  2. 2. Before We Get Started... <ul><li>When used correctly, the internet is an invaluable resource for job seekers and job developers alike. </li></ul><ul><li>Whether you are trying to help someone learn about different jobs and careers, find out about various career assessment tools, or seeking to discover area employers that are hiring, the internet can help. However, the most successful job searches utilize a variety of resources and methods. </li></ul><ul><li>WARNING! The websites listed in this presentation are intended to supplement traditional job development methods and are not recommended to be a substitute for the sometimes lost art of face-to-face networking! </li></ul>
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  4. 4. Internet Based Job Search & Career Exploration <ul><li>Here are just some of the useful purposes the internet can serve when seeking employment. And this is just the tip of the iceberg! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Exploration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Skills, Abilities, and Interests </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Assessments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Industry Overviews </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demand Occupations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Career Trends </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resume Preparation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review Job Leads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Newspapers Postings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Journals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Job Banks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Associations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Researching and Contacting Employers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Company Websites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Telephone Books </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business Directories </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Career Planning & Assessment
  6. 6. Career Planning & Assessment <ul><li>www.careeronestop.org </li></ul><ul><li>Career One-Stop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals. </li></ul><ul><li>It helps individuals explore career opportunities to make informed employment and education choices. </li></ul><ul><li>Just some of the useful web site features include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>occupation and industry information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>salary data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>career videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>education resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>self-assessment tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>career exploration assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and many other useful resources. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 10. Career Planning & Assessment <ul><li>The Online Occupational Information Network (ONET) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://online.onetcenter.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ONET is the nation's primary source of online occupational information. Central to the project is the ONET database, containing information on hundreds of occupations. </li></ul><ul><li>Their comprehensive database provides information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations. </li></ul><ul><li>ONET also provides a full array of career exploration tools to assist workers and students who are looking to find or change careers. </li></ul><ul><li>There are literally thousands of job exploration and career development websites. </li></ul><ul><li>In fact, you can spend hours just figuring out where to start. </li></ul><ul><li>The websites listed on the next couple of pages help to minimize the overwhelming task of career exploration via the world wide web. </li></ul>
  8. 18. More Career Planning & Assessment Websites <ul><li>The following websites help users understand the ins & outs of conducting an internet based job search. Tons of useful information for any 21 st century job seeker! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.jobhuntersbible.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.rileyguide.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.quintcareers.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visit these websites to learn about useful free online career assessment tools and various skills and interest inventories. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.rileyguide.com/assess.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.quintcareers.com/career_assessment.html </li></ul></ul>
  9. 19. More Career Planning & Assessment Websites <ul><li>The following websites help users understand the ins & outs of conducting an internet based job search. Tons of useful information for any 21 st century job seeker! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.jobhuntersbible.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.rileyguide.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.quintcareers.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visit these websites to learn about useful free online career assessment tools and various skills and interest inventories. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.rileyguide.com/assess.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.quintcareers.com/career_assessment.html </li></ul></ul>
  10. 20. Job Development & Employer Outreach
  11. 21. Job Development & Employer Outreach <ul><li>Over the past several years, numerous websites have been created to address employment opportunities for people with disabilities, also referred to as niche job boards. </li></ul><ul><li>The following websites are some of the most useful for matching job seekers with disabilities to employers that are specifically looking to hire people with disabilities. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.earnworks.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.jobenable.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.jobaccess.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.hiredisabilitysolutions.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.gettinghired.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.disaboomjobs.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.workplacediversity.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.cosdonline.org </li></ul></ul>
  12. 22. Job Development & Employer Outreach <ul><li>Over the past several years, numerous websites have been created to address employment opportunities for people with disabilities, also referred to as niche job boards. </li></ul><ul><li>The following websites are some of the most useful for matching job seekers with disabilities to employers that are specifically looking to hire people with disabilities. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.earnworks.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.jobenable.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.jobaccess.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.hiredisabilitysolutions.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.gettinghired.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.disaboomjobs.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.workplacediversity.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.cosdonline.org </li></ul></ul>
  13. 23. Job Development & Employer Outreach <ul><li>Here are some other creative ways to search for jobs, network, and develop relationships with your business community. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.internetinc.com/top-100-job-board-niches - very useful website that lists the top 100 niche job boards. Very useful for discovering unique, industry specific job postings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.craigslist.com – not only good for buying or renting, but also serves as a good job search tool and “job wanted” board. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.volunteermatch.org – great site for learning about volunteer opportunities in virtually every industry. Useful for conducting non-paid short term work site samplings. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 24. Virtual Job Development <ul><li>Internet mapping sites have grown tremendously over the past several years. Now packed with many useful features, job developers can do an entire demographic analysis, as well as initial community and business assessment without leaving the office! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://earth.google.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.microsoft.com/ virtualearth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://city.ask.com/city </li></ul></ul>We are here!
  15. 25. Creative Job Development <ul><li>Association Job Boards </li></ul><ul><li>One of the best tools in finding jobs in specific fields or industries is to find relevant associations. This website helps alleviate some of the stress of finding those associations. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.associationjobboards.com/find.cfm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trade Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly every industry has its own trade journal (s). These can be used to gain quick information about industry trends, learn about companies, as well as potential employment opportunities. Most offer a free subscription. Check out the links below for comprehensive listings. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/News_and_Media/Magazines/Trade_magazines/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.freetrademagazinesource.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  16. 26. Workplace Supports & Job Training
  17. 27. Workplace Supports & Job Training <ul><li>The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.jan.wvu.edu </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Job Accommodation Network is a service provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). </li></ul><ul><li>JAN’s mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing information on job accommodations, entrepreneurship, and related subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>JAN represents the most comprehensive resource for job accommodations available. </li></ul>
  18. 28. Workplace Supports & Job Training <ul><li>See the following websites to learn about more Assistive Technology & Adaptive Ideas: </li></ul><ul><li>www.abledata.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.enablemart.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.ada.gov </li></ul><ul><li>www.atnet.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.ndipat.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.activeforever.com </li></ul>
  19. 29. Workplace Supports & Job Training <ul><li>See the following websites to learn about more Assistive Technology & Adaptive Ideas: </li></ul><ul><li>www.abledata.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.enablemart.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.ada.gov </li></ul><ul><li>www.atnet.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.ndipat.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.activeforever.com </li></ul>
  20. 30. Additional Helpful Disability Websites
  21. 31. Disability Web Portals <ul><li>A portal is a website that serves as a centralized point of information and contains other significant or related web pages. The following sites are very useful disability related portals. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.dol.gov/odep </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disability Info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.disabilityinfo.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equal Employment Opportunity Commission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.eeoc.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Americans with Disabilities Act </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.ada.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Job Accommdation Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.jan.wvu.edu </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The National Center on Workforce & Disability (NCWD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.onestops.info </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VCU National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.worksupport.com </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 32. Disability Web Portals <ul><li>A portal is a website that serves as a centralized point of information and contains other significant or related web pages. The following sites are very useful disability related portals. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.dol.gov/odep </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disability Info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.disabilityinfo.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equal Employment Opportunity Commission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.eeoc.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Americans with Disabilities Act </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.ada.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Job Accommdation Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.jan.wvu.edu </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The National Center on Workforce & Disability (NCWD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.onestops.info </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VCU National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.worksupport.com </li></ul></ul></ul>The National Business & Disability Council www.nbdc.com The National Technical Assistance and Research Center www.ntarcenter.org
  23. 33. Federal Work Incentive Programs <ul><li>The following websites provide links to federal work incentive programs geared toward people with disabilities and also job applicants with criminal backgrounds. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ssa.gov/disability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.worksupport.com/documents/taxcredits2008.pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.bonds4jobs.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.hirenetwork.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.irs.gov (forms 8850, 8826, 9061) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.federalgrantswire.com/disabled-federal-grants.html </li></ul></ul>
  24. 34. Disability Etiquette: Right Words & Wrong Words <ul><li>The following websites provide plenty of useful information and helpful resources about disability etiquette and related language. </li></ul><ul><li>Disability is Natural </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.disabilityisnatural.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The United Spinal Association </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.unitedspinal.org/disability-publications-resources/disability-etiquette </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Job Accommodation Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.jan.wvu.edu/topics/disetiq.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Office of Disability Employment Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.dol.gov/odep/pubs/fact/comucate.htm </li></ul></ul>
  25. 35. Transition Planning <ul><li>The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.naset.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.nichcy.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Center on Secondary Education and Transition Institute on Community Integration (NCSET) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ncset.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ncwd-youth.info </li></ul></ul>
  26. 36. Self Employment, Entrepreneurship, & Customized Employment <ul><li>These websites provide information and resources about how people with disabilities can lead more independent, integrated, self-determined lives through customized and self-employment. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Job Accommodation Network: Entrepreneurship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.jan.wvu.edu/entre </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start Up USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.start-up-usa.biz </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Griffin & Hammis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.griffinhammis.com/welcome.asp </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ODEP: Guide to Customized Employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.dol.gov/odep/pubs/custom/index.htm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Ability Fund </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.abilitiesfund.org </li></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 37. Self Determination & Self Directed Employment <ul><li>Over the past several years, a number of nationally recognized organizations have formed to help promote and educate the importance of self-determination, individual choice, and self-advocacy. These groups include: </li></ul><ul><li>The National Coalition on Self-Determination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.nconsd.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Center for Self-Determination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.self-determination.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self Advocates Becoming Empowered </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.sabeusa.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disability Scoop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.disabilityscoop.com </li></ul></ul>
  28. 38. Supported Employment: Statistically Speaking <ul><li>Specific data helps people gain a greater understanding of critical issues faced by people with disabilities. Numerous resources are available to provide up to date disability statistics and figures. Several of the most common are listed below. </li></ul><ul><li>Disability Statistics (Cornell University) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.disabilitystatistics.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>US Census Bureau </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.census.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.nod.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bureau of Labor Statistics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.bls.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  29. 39. Is Your Agency Ready for the World of Social Media?
  30. 40. Supported Employment: Social Networking & Collaboration <ul><li>Whether you have a Facebook page, My Space account, or occasionally use Linkedin, odds are at some point you will be using a social networking site for work related activities. If this is all new to you, here are just some of the most common sites to consider. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.facebook.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.myspace.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.linkedin.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.bebo.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.43things.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.frappr.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  31. 41. Social Media & Non-Profits: Statistically Speaking Source: http://nonprofitsocialnetworksurvey.com/
  32. 42. Professional Development
  33. 43. Direct Support Professionals <ul><li>Over the past ten years, there has been a greater emphasis on the professional development and career advancement of Direct Support Professionals, including job developers and job coaches. Listed below are several key resources to help DSPs develop and improve their job skills and to learn more about professional development opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>APSE: The Network on Employment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.apse.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The College of Direct Support (CDS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://info.collegeofdirectsupport.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research and Training Center on Community Living </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://rtc.umn.edu/dsp </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.nadsp.org </li></ul></ul>
  34. 44. Organizational Development <ul><li>Listed below are several recommended resources for non-profit and human service organizations that are intended to help agencies provide quality services to people with disabilities. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.carf.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Institute on Community Integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://ici.umn.edu </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.ancor.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>APSE: The Network on Employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.apse.org </li></ul></ul></ul>
  35. 45. Time Management & Organization
  36. 46. Time Management & Organization <ul><li>The following sites serve as comprehensive personal management programs that can be used to better organize your day. They are also great for collaborating with , group planning and sharing, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.30boxes.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.hipcal.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.planzo.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.rememberthemilk.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.skobee.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.spongecell.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.tadalist.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.tiktrac.com </li></ul></ul>
  37. 47. Simplicity by Sharing and Streamlining <ul><li>Simply your everyday tasks with these useful and free programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.scribd.com – search, share, & download all kinds of files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://workspace.officelive.com/en-us/ - MS Office sharing site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.slideshare.net – Same as above but for powerpoint documents only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://docs.google.com – google’s version of file sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.stardock.com/products/fences - organize your computer desktop with this helpful free application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.sticky-notes.net – digital post-its instead of paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ginipic.com – Wasting time looking for the perfect image or picture for a presentation? </li></ul></ul>
  38. 48. Simplicity by Sharing and Streamlining <ul><li>Simply your everyday tasks with these useful and free programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.scribd.com – search, share, & download all kinds of files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.slideshare.net – Same as above but for powerpoint documents only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://docs.google.com – google’s version of file sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.stardock.com/products/fences - organize your computer desktop with this helpful free application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.sticky-notes.net – digital post-its instead of paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ginipic.com – Wasting time looking for the perfect image or picture for a presentation? </li></ul></ul>http://workspace.officelive.com/en-us/ Search
  39. 49. “ Fences” desktop organizer Desktop stickynotes Task timer Google Desktop- highly customizable Microsoft Folder Share Looks like a classic case of OCD.
  40. 50. The Wonderful World of Google!
  41. 51. The Wonderful World of Google!
  42. 54. And...Last but Not Least
  43. 55. Hybrid Search Engines <ul><li>When you want to find something out, research a topic, or simply surf the internet, many people start with Google; however, there are some other interesting options available. </li></ul><ul><li>The following websites combine social collaboration and information sharing, as well as some other interesting features, most notably lots of visuals. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.allmyfaves.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.stumbleupon.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.makeuseof.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.epinions.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.webupon.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.bing.com (Microsoft's answer to Google) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://mashable.com (social media searches) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.goodsearch.com (search engine that benefits non-profits) </li></ul></ul>
  44. 56. Unusual but Useful Websites <ul><li>Here are some noteworthy websites and FREE programs that can be useful for some, but maybe useless to others . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.screentoaster.com – record/capture media from any webpage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.nicecritic.com – give anonymous email feedback to others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.amnonymousfeedback.net –some more secretive feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://hadtosay.com – interesting spin on feedback sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.phonespell.org – spell out your telephone number using words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.textmemos.com – Deliver text messages at specific times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.xnet.se/fd - Purposefully send out a file that can’t be opened </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.keybr.com – Online typing tutor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.xnotestopwatch.com – Stay on task with this countdown timer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.joeapology.com - Relief for the guilty conscience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.zamzar.com - website for converting files to different formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For more unusual but useful websites go to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.makeuseof.com/tag/40-unusual-websites-you-should-bookmark </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.makeuseof.com/tag/40-unusual-websites-you-should-bookmark-2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Newly Added Sites: </li></ul><ul><li>http://eventful.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.printwhatyoulike.com – print only what you want from a webpage </li></ul>
  45. 57. Top Ten Unusually Useless Websites <ul><li>Sometimes work can be very stressful and tedious, so here are some completely unrelated websites that can help us either unwind or waste valuable time! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.zombo.com –Still trying to figure this one out. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.brillpublications.com – A virtual office, but for what? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.sudftw.com/paintcam.htm - Watch paint peel from a wall. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://cheddarvision.tv/ - How about watching cheese age live! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.purple.com - Like the color purple? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.revfad.com/flip.html - Flip your text. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.thispeanutlookslikeaduck.com/quac k - name says it all! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.virtualstapler.com – enjoy stapling? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.virtual-bubblewrap.com/popnow-insane.shtml - pop away! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.irs.gov/help - No explanation needed </li></ul></ul>
  46. 58. Top Ten Unusually Useless Websites <ul><li>Sometimes work can be very stressful and tedious, so here are some completely unrelated websites that can help us either unwind or waste valuable time! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.zombo.com –Still trying to figure this one out. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.brillpublications.com – A virtual office, but for what? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.sudftw.com/paintcam.htm - Watch paint peel from a wall. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://cheddarvision.tv/ - How about watching cheese age live! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.purple.com - Like the color purple? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.revfad.com/flip.html - Flip your text. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.thispeanutlookslikeaduck.com/quac k - name says it all! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.virtualstapler.com – enjoy stapling? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.virtual-bubblewrap.com/popnow-insane.shtml - pop away! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.irs.gov/help - No explanation needed </li></ul></ul>
  47. 59. Keyboard Shortcuts: Work smarter not harder <ul><li>Here are some of my favorite keyboard shortcuts. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Word: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ctrl D=fonts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ctrl + [ = reduce font size </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ctrl + ] = increase font size </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ctrl Backspace=delete back word </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ctrl Del=deletes next word </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ctrl K=hyperlink </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ctrl F1=task pane </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ctrl G=go to... </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ctrl O=open file </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ctrl Rtn=insert page break </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ctrl Shift-F9=remove hyperlinks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alt Ctrl N-Switches to normal view </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alt Ctrl P=Switches to print view </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alt (highlight word)=References </li></ul></ul></ul>
  48. 60. Keyboard Shortcuts: Work smarter not harder <ul><li>Here are some of my favorite keyboard shortcuts. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Windows: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows  D/M=Minimizes all windows and shows the Desktop </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows E=opens explorer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Alt+left/right arrows=In a browser moves forward or back through the pages visited in a window </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alt+Tab=toggles between all opened programs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ctrl+Print Screen Key=Copies whatever is seen on screen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>For a comprehensive listing of MS Office, Windows,and internet keyboard shortcuts visit these sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.keyxl.com – your one-stop-shopping for all shortcuts! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ramyasindhu.sulekha.com/blog/post/2007/06/list-of-221-microsoft-word-short-cut-keys.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.helpwithpcs.com/tipsandtricks/keyboard_shortcuts_windows_xp.htm </li></ul></ul>
  49. 61. Recommended Resource <ul><li>If you want to learn how to become more internet savvy check out the following useful resource. </li></ul>Blogs, Wikis, MySpace, and More: Everything You Want to Know About Using Web 2.0 but Are Afraid to Ask by Terry Burrows (2008).
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  51. 63. Thanks for coming to our workshop! Enjoy the Rest of the Conference! Dan Baker & Anthony Camuso

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