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What Is Google Wave


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What Is Google Wave

  1. 1. G o o g l e Wave Bob Keith Technologist New Jersey State Library
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  3. 3. What is Google Wave? by epipheo
  4. 4. Google Wave vs. Email <ul><li>Real-time </li></ul><ul><li>Extensibility </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted </li></ul><ul><li>Playback </li></ul><ul><li>Easier File Sharing </li></ul>
  5. 5. Gadgets <ul><li>A gadget is an application that users can add to a wave to add functionality that Google Wave does not provide. </li></ul><ul><li>Some examples of gadgets are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ferry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Map Gadget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes/No/Maybe Gadget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wave Sudoku </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find Gadgets under the Extensions link in the Navigation menu. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Robots <ul><li>Robots are automated participants in a wave. </li></ul><ul><li>They can do anything a user can do. </li></ul><ul><li>Most often used to respond to user input and either alter input or access information from outside sources based on input. </li></ul><ul><li>Some examples of Robots are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BitlyBot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cartoony </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ZorkBot </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get more robots at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What’s it Good For? <ul><li>Group to-do list or work log </li></ul><ul><li>Event Planner </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul>
  8. 8. Recent Enhancements <ul><li>Access Permissions </li></ul><ul><li>Extensions Menu </li></ul><ul><li>Email Notifications </li></ul><ul><li>Templates </li></ul><ul><li>Wave is still in Preview so things are changing all the time! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Issues <ul><li>Low adoption due to Wave being invite only. </li></ul><ul><li>Wave can be slow at times. </li></ul><ul><li>Not easy to export or print waves. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the Ferry gadget to export to Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unable to remove participants from waves. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Tips for Better Waving <ul><li>Edit or reply to any part of a wave by double clicking </li></ul><ul><li>Submit replies by using “Shift+Enter” </li></ul><ul><li>Jump through wave replies with the Space Bar </li></ul><ul><li>Link to another wave by dragging it from your Inbox </li></ul><ul><li>Make a wave public by adding [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Follow a wave by clicking the follow button </li></ul>
  11. 11. Google Wave Resources <ul><li>Project management with Google Wave </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Wave FAQ from Lifehacker </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Wave: A Complete Guide </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is Google Wave? </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Wave: Collaboration Reworked </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Complete Guide to Google Wave by Gina Trapani </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Ask Me Some Questions!
  13. 13. Thanks! <ul><li>Bob Keith </li></ul><ul><li>Technologist </li></ul><ul><li>New Jersey State Library </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>