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Beyond email

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This presentation highlights some of the more interesting things that you might do with your computer and online.

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Beyond email

  1. 1. Beyond e-mailDoing more with your computer
  2. 2. ObjectiveDiscover some different things that youcan do using your computer
  3. 3. Things you may already doTHE BASICS
  4. 4. Photos and videos Organize your photos on your computer and even store some online https://picasaweb.google.com/home Edit photos and add fun elements http://www.befunky.com/ Find interesting videos online to learn something new or for a good chuckle http://www.youtube.com/
  5. 5. Around the home Check your bank balance online, make deposit, even automatically back up to your home computer http://infocenter.bankofamerica.com/ Cooking? Looking for inspiration? Try opening https://www.google.com/ and typing ingredients into the search bar, then pressing enter. See what you find! Listen to music you like at http://www.pandora.com/
  6. 6. Improve your brain health Play bridge online (small fee for this site) http://www.bridgedoctor.com/ Challenge your brain online http://akidsmath.com/mathgames/leapfrog.htm Learn a new language http://www.livemocha.com/ Take a free college class http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm
  7. 7. Improve your physical health Find valuable and reliable health information http://nihseniorhealth.gov/ Monitor your own health records, refill prescriptions, leave notes for your doctor https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/html/kaiser/i ndex.shtml Pets make us healthy! Find your next pet http://www.houndsavers.org/
  8. 8. Some different places to exploreOFF THE BEATEN PATH
  9. 9. Looking at things differently Learn about the Internet visually (press play) http://prezi.com/wj5mepeoyjsd/computers-102/ Discover your personality by choosing pictures which represent your lifestyle http://www.open.ac.uk/choose/inspiringlearning/my world/?LKCAMP=onl04m&MEDIA=onl04md_lkcamp aign71 Do you understand politics? http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/blog- html/leftvright_world.html
  10. 10. Knowledge is power Look at health and medicine data in a whole new light http://www.wolframalpha.com/examples/HealthAnd Medicine.html What exactly is the White House policy on seniors and social security? http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/seniors-and- social-security Is that email really true? http://snopes.com/
  11. 11. Collaboration What are some of the big ideas out there which challenge your mind and may change the way you act? http://bigthink.com/ Working on a group project, and don’t want to travel all over town? Try an online collaboration site http://www.zoho.com/ Or do you simply want to schedule a common meeting time for a group of people? http://www.doodle.com/
  12. 12. How do you find interestingsites? Use Google (or another search engine) to find links to things that interest you If you find an interesting site, make it a favorite Read technology news, such as http://www.makeuseof.com/ and http://news.cnet.com/ Use Twitter to keep track of new technologies, sites and trends
  13. 13. Questions? Comments? Email me at: mprine@sdccd.edu

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