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Be tech savvy!!!

  1. 1. Time to get Tech Savvy! <br />
  2. 2. You could be the one <br />to change the world!<br />
  3. 3. "We are currently preparing students for jobs that don't yet exist, using technologies that haven't been invented yet, in order to solve problems we don't even know are problems yet.“<br />- Karl Fisch<br />
  4. 4. So, how do you become a success?<br />Seek out new tools and practice using them!!<br />
  5. 5. Using Technology!!!<br />Technology is here to stay!!<br />You use it for:<br />Entertainment<br />Correspondance<br />Collaboration<br />Research<br />Education<br />
  6. 6. Be Smart!!!<br />Once something is on the web, it is there FOREVER!!!<br />Tips for being tech-savvy:<br />Have a “grown-up” email address!<br />Be careful about the info that you make public!<br />Remember that posts/pictures can come back to haunt you!<br />
  7. 7. Web 2.0<br />Web 2.0 is the 2nd generation of the internet, which uses tools that facilitate interactive information and user-centered applications.<br />There are TONS of free tools available for you to use!!<br />
  8. 8. Build connections with Web 2.0…<br />
  9. 9. Hang on… Here we go!<br />Throughout this semester, I will be introducing you to various Web 2.0 tools. <br />Some of these will all you to:<br />Share documents and collaborate <br />Research and continue to follow the research<br />Build websites<br />Socialize<br />Store and share pictures<br />
  10. 10. RSS – Real Simple Syndication<br />RSS is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. <br />You need an aggregator, which collects these changes to a specific site.<br />
  11. 11. Social Bookmarking…<br />Losing good online resources is a common problem.<br />So, using “favorites” is a GREAT tool!!<br />Label folders with specific topics<br />Change the names of the sites to help you remember WHY you liked them<br />The downside is that your favorites are limited to the computer on which you saved them...<br />
  12. 12. Save favorites with free bookmarking tools…<br />And many, many more!!!<br />Why are they so great?!?<br />With online bookmarking tools, you are able to retrieve your “favorites” for ANY computer!!!<br />So, as long as you have internet, you can find those really good online resources!!!<br />
  13. 13. Photo Storage/Sharing…<br />Want to share pictures with family or store them somewhere really easy to find later?<br />
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  15. 15. Social Networking…<br />Allows you to be friends with people from anywhere in the world!!!<br />
  16. 16. This is just a “taste” of what is out there….<br />We will explore more Web 2.0 tools throughout the semester…<br />
  17. 17. My FAVORITE Web Applications…<br />
  18. 18. Google applications<br />Google Chrome<br />Gmail<br />Google Docs<br />Google Calendar<br />Google Bookmarks<br />Google Tasks<br />Google Reader<br />
  19. 19. It helps with organization!!!Ok…where did I put it?<br />
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  21. 21. Google docs<br />Store documents and spreadsheets for collaboration and editing!!<br />GREAT for student projects and keeps files OFF of your computer!!!!!<br />
  22. 22. So, let’s explore!!!<br />
  23. 23. Today’s Assignment…<br />Create a gmailaccount <br />Make a folder that is named for this class<br />Send an email to<br />Email must include FULL name<br />Course schedule for the semester<br />Name 2 things that you are excited about this school year<br />Name 2 things that you are nervous about this school year<br />Why did you take this course?<br />
  24. 24. How you will be graded?<br />