Email

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What you’ll learn in this module:

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Online Collections

Libraries are leveraging a wide range of web-publishing, digital collection management, and social sharing approaches and tools. Some institutions are very actively sharing with their communities, using sites such as Flickr and Pinterest. Others have invested heavily in online exhibits and robust discovery environments. Each approach has its strengths and weaknesses. This module guides exposure to some features, functionality, and opportunities and risks associated with some of the most popular platforms. Continue Reading →

e-Book Management

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Jing/Prezi

This week we wanted to share some great fun and innovative tools for creating presentations.

We present to you…

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What are they?

Both Prezi and Jing are powerful presentation tools in two very different ways. Let’s explore…

Prezi:

Remember boring PowerPoint presentations? Well Prezi is a fun new way to bring life to your presentations, and is even used in the workplace for a way to collaborate and share ideas like an infinite bulletin board. Sound neat? Keep reading to find out more.

Jing:

This tool is all about screencasting. It can be used for videos or images alike. What is screen sharing? Well what do you see on your computer screen right now? You have this page open, but maybe another window or tab is open, you have a mouse you’re moving around, and who knows what other applications are open. Screencasting is recording either a section of your screen or the full thing if you so choose, and thus allows you to share what you’re seeing and doing on your computer with others. Simple as that! So…

Why should I know about Prezi?

Prezi is an amazing tool for presenting information. Not only is it fun and innovative. But the tool makes the audience much more engaged with the material watching it develop across the screen. Prezi’s can be used for a myriad of presentations. The basics types would be teaching tools for workshops, conference presentations, and training tools. But libraries are also designing them for subject guides/LibGuides, library tours, and program and services announcements.

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Delicious & Evernote

 Hope everyone had a lot of fun using Dropbox. This week we are going to explore the world of  social bookmarking. In this module we present to you two social bookmarking tools: Delicious & Evernote
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JobScout

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What we want you to learn

How do I sign up for an account?
What is the Dashboard?
How do I use JobScout?
How do I leave JobScout?
How do I return to JobScout?

What is JobScout?

JobScout is a website. The website is at http://myjobscout.org/. The website teaches you how to use the Internet or Web by playing games, taking short lessons and earning badges! You will also learn how to use the Web to find a job. If you would like a fuller story of what JobScout is please read JobScout’s story at http://myjobscout.org/our-story.

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Dropbox

This week we are trying out Dropbox.

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What is it?

Dropbox is a free desktop application which allows you to store your documents online so that you can access them from multiple computers and your mobile devices. You get 2 GB of  storage for free when you sign up. No need to send email attachments or store your documents on a USB stick, just drop them into Dropbox! Continue Reading →

Data Visualization

Bar graphs and pie charts are a time-proven way to turn the data in your spreadsheet into a visual representation of information.  Data Visualization takes this to a whole new dynamic level with web-based sites to create myriad forms of data representation.  Data visualization is not just about making shiny, pretty pictures: data visualization tools allows organizations to take abstract and complex data and make it more concrete and understandable.  At its best, data visualization both engages the viewer and improves understanding of the information. Continue Reading →

Bookmarking and Curation: Pinterest

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Let’s try Pinterest!

What I hope you will learn after this module:

  • What is Pinterest?
  • How to pin items that interest you
  • How to set up pinboards
  • How to use the social media aspect of Pinterest to your advantage
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