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  • Tech Tools

    1. 1. Tech Tools for Extension Professionals Kyleen Burgess 4-H Agent Northampton County
    2. 2. Background <ul><li>71.4% of the US uses the internet </li></ul><ul><li>9.4 BILLION searches a month </li></ul><ul><li>3 key points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s not about the technology, its about the people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change is the ONLY constant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change is inevitable - progress is optional </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Top Tools Overview Website & Delivery Platform Web Analytics Content Tools Research Tools Productivity Tools Meeting & Collaboration Tools Client Interaction Tools
    4. 4. Sending Large Files <ul><li>http://www.yousendit.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sendthisfile.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.driveway.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sendspace.com </li></ul><ul><li>Yousendit = Free, 7 days, downloaded 100 times </li></ul>
    5. 5. How Does That Work? <ul><li>Upload file & add email addresses </li></ul><ul><li>Email Notification sent to recipients </li></ul><ul><li>Recipient Downloads file </li></ul>
    6. 6. Sharing Powerpoints <ul><li>www. slideshare .net FREE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload powerpoints, PDF slideshows, open office slideshows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add audio to powerpoint and go to and it becomes a slidecast </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Shorten that URL <ul><li>When do I do that? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trying to type a long URL - runs risk of typo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long URLs breaking in an email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trying to tell someone a long URL over the phone </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>http://district4.extension.ncsu.edu/tech/technology.html </li></ul><ul><li>BECOMES </li></ul><ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/2udulr </li></ul>
    9. 9. Shortening Websites <ul><li>http://tinyurl.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://301url.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://ataja.es </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.elfurl.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://notlong.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://urlx.org </li></ul>
    10. 10. One More Option <ul><li>Purchase a separate URL </li></ul><ul><li>Now your website that was http://prohort.ces.northampton.ncsu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Becomes </li></ul><ul><li>www.prohort.net </li></ul><ul><li>Prices start at $5-$6 a year </li></ul>
    11. 11. Purchasing Website <ul><li>Domains.yahoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Godaddy.com </li></ul><ul><li>many others </li></ul>
    12. 12. Flash Drives <ul><li>All store data </li></ul><ul><li>1 GB = food for storage </li></ul><ul><li>2 GB = can run programs such as web browser, email, Instant Message (IM) program </li></ul>
    13. 13. Auto Responder <ul><li>Broadcast e-mail to everyone or target specific segments of your list </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare and schedule emails in advance </li></ul><ul><li>Track how many open the email, how many click on the links in the email </li></ul>
    14. 14. www.Aweber.com
    15. 18. Aweber <ul><li>Costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$19 a year for less than 500 subscribers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$29 a year for 501-2,500 subscribers </li></ul></ul>
    16. 19. Search Engines <ul><li>Find what you need quickly </li></ul>
    17. 20. Google Cheats <ul><li>Two Handouts </li></ul><ul><li>- Google Help: Cheat Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>- The Essentials of Google Search </li></ul>
    18. 21. Meta-Search Engines <ul><li>Results from multiple search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Dogpile.com - Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask </li></ul><ul><li>MetaCrawler.com - Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask </li></ul>
    19. 22. Personal online presentations <ul><li>Alternatives to Power Point </li></ul><ul><li>Access anytime, anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing & Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Present from remote location </li></ul><ul><li>Embed </li></ul>
    20. 23. <ul><li>Zohoshow.com </li></ul><ul><li>Sliderocket.com </li></ul><ul><li>Preezo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Teamslide.com </li></ul><ul><li>Slideburner.com </li></ul><ul><li>Authorstream.com </li></ul>
    21. 24. Taking Power Point Up A Notch <ul><li>Make jeopardy games </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.jmu.edu/madison/teacher/jeopardy/jeopardy.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Other ideas on the internet </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.techtrekers.com/PP/ </li></ul>
    22. 25. On-Line Registration www.RegOnline.com
    23. 26. Benefits of On-Line Registration <ul><li>Accepts credit cards & Pay Pal </li></ul><ul><li>Low costs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$4.75 per person less than 120 people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$3.50 per person plus $150 for event for an event over 120 people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paid to you by check monthly </li></ul>
    24. 27. Creating PDF’s <ul><li>www.PrimoPDF.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For windows </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For Mac’s its as simple as a click? </li></ul>
    25. 28. Elluminate <ul><li>Up to 6 speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Text Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Shared, Interactive Whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>Shared applications </li></ul><ul><li>Record/playback </li></ul><ul><li>Breakout rooms/polling </li></ul>
    26. 29. EIT on Elluminate
    27. 30. On-Line Survey <ul><li>www.polldaddy.com </li></ul>
    28. 31. Surveymonkey.com
    29. 32. Online Invitation Services <ul><li>Create, customize, manage and track invitations and responses </li></ul><ul><li>Import email addresses </li></ul><ul><li>Most allow for follow up messages, maps directions and more </li></ul>
    30. 33. <ul><li>www.Evite.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.waitrose.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.sendomatic.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.rsvphq.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.mypunchbowl.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.socialzr.com </li></ul>
    31. 35. Online Office Application <ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word processor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Notebooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat Feature </li></ul></ul>
    32. 36. Google Docs <ul><li>Import existing documents, spreadsheets and presentations or create new ones from scratch </li></ul><ul><li>Access and edit from ANYWHERE </li></ul><ul><li>FREE </li></ul>
    33. 37. Collaboration Tool <ul><li>Share changes in real time </li></ul><ul><li>Invite people to your documents and make changes together, at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>Includes a chat windown </li></ul>
    34. 38. The Freedom of Choice <ul><li>Documents are stored securely online </li></ul><ul><li>They can published or not </li></ul>
    35. 39. Groups <ul><li>Share features of web pages, wikis and blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Share calendars, files, discussions with others </li></ul><ul><li>Public or private </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo!, Google, MSN </li></ul>
    36. 40. iChat (for Macs) <ul><li>Look for this icon on your desktop </li></ul><ul><li>You can use your existing .Mac account ID or an AIM account ID. If you don't have either, sign up for .Mac or an AIM account. </li></ul><ul><li>I suggest an AIM account…to get one go to www.aim.com </li></ul>
    37. 41. What Does iChat do? <ul><li>Allows you to chat with people directly and instantly </li></ul><ul><li>Can send files </li></ul><ul><li>Can do video chat (if equipment is installed on computer) </li></ul><ul><li>Can audio chat (use mics) </li></ul>
    38. 42. Signing on to iChat <ul><li>Click icon </li></ul><ul><li>Go to file and then preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Click accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Click plus sign + at bottom right hand corner </li></ul><ul><li>Select AIM account off list </li></ul><ul><li>Enter your SN and password </li></ul><ul><li>Sign onto iChat </li></ul><ul><li>Using AIM </li></ul><ul><li>www.aim.com </li></ul>
    39. 43. AIM <ul><li>Go to www.aim.com to get a Screen Name (SN) and to download the program </li></ul><ul><li>If you cannot download call your IT contact to ask why (may not be able to download if your county runs your web) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask IT to unblock AIM </li></ul>
    40. 44. Delicious <ul><li>Social Book marking Tool </li></ul><ul><li>www.delicious.com </li></ul><ul><li>Travels with you </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to tag, share, manage websites from a centralized source </li></ul><ul><li>Requires registration and download if you wish to tag websites </li></ul>
    41. 45. Things you can do with delicious <ul><li>Bookmark any site on the internet, get to it from anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Share your bookmarks and get bookmarks in return </li></ul><ul><li>Discover the most useful and interesting bookmarks on the web by using the popular bookmark search </li></ul>
    42. 46. 50 ways to tell a story <ul><li>http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools </li></ul>
    43. 47. Photo Sharing <ul><li>Numerous websites to photo share </li></ul><ul><li>My favorite is www.snapfish.com </li></ul>
    44. 48. Snapfish.Com <ul><li>Upload your photos </li></ul><ul><li>Group Rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Can purchase photos/gifts </li></ul><ul><li>Can share photos with others </li></ul><ul><li>Can password protect rooms </li></ul>
    45. 49. Want to learn more? <ul><li>Spring 2009 - AEE 526 - Information Technologies in Agriculture and Extension Education - Contact Dr. Garry Moore - AEE NCSU </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum & Instruction - ECI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Topics - 21st Century Tech Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Applications & Integration in Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia Designs and Applications </li></ul></ul>
    46. 50. Resources <ul><li>Dave Palmer - Instructional Media Extension Agent for FL </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/recommended/top100.html </li></ul>
    47. 51. The End <ul><li>Please fill out evaluation on LMS in the next few days </li></ul>

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