Free technologies for the office
Download
1 / 74

Free Technologies for the Office - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 72 Views
  • Uploaded on

Free Technologies for the Office. Brandy Wilson Career Counselor Binghamton University. Why focus on free technologies?. How can we meet students? Facebook, AIM New technology can cost into the thousands Let’s not reinvent the wheel Career counseling technology is behind the times.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Free Technologies for the Office' - jennifer-silva


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Free technologies for the office

Free Technologies for the Office

Brandy Wilson

Career Counselor

Binghamton University


Why focus on free technologies
Why focus on free technologies?

  • How can we meet students?

    • Facebook, AIM

  • New technology can cost into the thousands

  • Let’s not reinvent the wheel

  • Career counseling technology is behind the times


Handouts disclaimer
Handouts/Disclaimer

  • Please check the SUNY CDO site for a copy of this presentation

  • Disclaimer: While I have used many of these personally, some are based on other recommendations. Please take the time to explore and experience these tools for yourself.


Outline
Outline

  • Free Technologies

    • Counseling

    • Connecting with Students

    • Marketing

    • Website Enhancement

    • Office Tools

  • Where to Find Them

  • What is your office doing?



Borrowing from others
Borrowing from Others

  • Purdue – Career Clusters

    • http://www.cco.purdue.edu/StudentMajorList.shtml

  • Ball State – Quest – Majors & Interests

    • http://bsu.edu/students/careers/quest


Borrowing from others1
Borrowing from Others

  • National Resource Center

    • http://www.sc.edu/fye/resources/index.htm

  • NCDA

    • http://www.ncda.org/

    • Even if you are not a member, their resource area is free and full of information


Interactive timeline
Interactive Timeline

  • http://simile.mit.edu/timeline/


Mission statement builder
Mission Statement Builder

  • Franklin Covey

  • http://www.franklincovey.com/fc/library_and_resources/mission_statement_builder

  • Step-by-step guide to creating a unique, personalized Mission Statement


Career videos
Career Videos

  • Career TV

    • http://www.careertv.com/about/index.asp

  • Career video website

    • Interviewing

    • Salary reports

    • Career related videos

    • Etc.


Researching companies
Researching Companies

  • Zoom Info

    • http://www.zoominfo.com/#


Students with criminal backgrounds
Students with Criminal Backgrounds

  • Hire Network

    • http://www.hirenetwork.org/index.html

  • Provides resources and assistance information to people with criminal backgrounds


International students
International Students

  • Foreign Labor Certification Data Center

    • http://www.flcdatacenter.com/CaseH1B.aspx

  • Provides data on companies supporting H1B Visa’s

  • Similar to http://www.h1visajobs.com/ (requires paid subscription)


Eportfolio
ePortfolio

  • Epsilen

    • http://www.epsilen.com


To do list managers
To-Do List Managers

  • Remember the Milk

    • http://www.rememberthemilk.com/

  • Rainlender

    • http://www.rainlendar.net/cms/index.php

  • Point Motivator

    • http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/PointMotivator/index.html

      • Awards and subtracts points based on your progress


Personal finances
Personal Finances

  • Mint

    • http://www.mint.com/

  • Wesabe

    • http://www.wesabe.com/



Instant messaging
Instant Messaging

  • Pidgin

    • http://www.pidgin.im/

  • Meebo

    • http://www.meebo.com/

  • AOL, Yahoo, MSN

  • Trillian

    • http://www.trillian.cc/


Create your own chat room
Create Your Own Chat Room

  • Chatmaker

    • http://www.chatmaker.net/

  • Create your own chat room

  • Invite anyone by sending them a special link



Calendar
Calendar

  • Google Calendar

    • http://www.google.com/calendar/render’


Rss feeds
RSS Feeds

  • Allows you to view updates from a variety of websites from just one link

  • igoogle.com

    • Google homepage

    • Google reader


How to add rss feeds to your site
How to Add RSS Feeds to Your Site

  • http://www.rssgov.com/rssworkshop.html

  • This site will walk you through creating and adding RSS feeds.


Blogging
Blogging

  • Blogger

    • https://www.blogger.com/start

  • Word Press

    • http://wordpress.org/


Twitter
Twitter

  • http://twitter.com/

  • Keep in touch with groups

  • Maximum of 140 characters at a time



Website tracker
Website Tracker

  • Google Analytics

    • http://www.google.com/analytics/

  • Find out where they “click” from, what they are clicking on, how often, etc.


Broken links
Broken Links

  • Xenu Link Sleuth

    • http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html


Html generator
HTML Generator

  • NVU

    • http://www.nvu.com


Tag your website
Tag Your Website

  • How to add tags to your website

  • The Site Wizard

    • http://www.thesitewizard.com/sitepromotion/meta-tags-nvu-kompozer.shtml

  • Revver.com

    • http://revver.com/video/666038/website-tips-adding-title-tags-keywords-description-tags/


Tag your website1
Tag Your Website

  • What tags should you use?

  • http://www.tagcloud-generator.com/

  • http://tagcrowd.com/


Social bookmarking
Social Bookmarking

  • Similar to your favorites folder online

  • Saves the address of a website for future use

  • Can file the website under different tags (headings, knowledge areas, etc)

  • 7 Things You Should Know about Social Bookmarking

    • http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7001.pdf


Social bookmarking1
Social Bookmarking

  • http://del.icio.us/ladare

  • http://digg.com/about

  • http://www.simpy.com/

  • http://www.spurl.net/

  • http://www.mixx.com/



Surveying
Surveying

  • Survey Monkey

    • http://www.surveymonkey.com/


Create a poll
Create a Poll

  • Doodle

    • http://doodle.ch/main.html

  • Create polls on your website, through email


Conference calls
Conference Calls

  • Free Conference Call

    • http://www.freeconferencecall.com/index.asp

  • Allows you to make a conference call with up to 96 other lines

  • Only normal long distance charges through your phone company apply


Library catalog
Library Catalog

  • Library Thing

    • http://www.librarything.com/


Creating pdf s
Creating PDF’s

  • http://www.pdfonline.com/

  • http://www.koolwire.com/Default.aspx

  • http://www.acrosoftware.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp

  • Turn a document into a PDF file

  • Submit/email document to site, receive the emailed PDF version a few minutes later


Convert pdf s
Convert PDF’s

  • [email protected]

  • [email protected]

    • Send a PDF document to this email address as an attachment and it will come back as a plain text file or in HTML format

  • http://pdftextonline.com/

    • Convert your PDF to word and maintain the fonts and formatting


Edit pdf s
Edit PDF’s

  • Split & merge documents

    • http://www.pdfsam.org/?page_id=32

  • Edit document

    • http://www.pdfhammer.com/


Microsoft office
Microsoft Office

  • OpenOffice

    • http://www.openoffice.org/

  • GoogleDocs

    • http://docs.google.com/?pli=1

  • Zoho

    • http://zoho.com/

  • 150 Free Microsoft Office Tools

    • http://bhandler.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!70F64BC910C9F7F3!1344.entry


Photoshop
Photoshop

  • GetPaint

    • http://www.getpaint.net/

  • Pixifix

    • http://www.pikifx.com/

  • GIMP

    • http://www.gimp.org/

  • Phixr

    • http://www.phixr.com/


Images and pictures
Images and Pictures

  • Every Stock Photo - pulls images from other sites

    • http://www.everystockphoto.com/index.php


Translating
Translating

  • Google Translator

    • http://www.google.com/translate_t?hl=en

  • Babel Fish

    • http://world.altavista.com/

  • FoxLingo

    • https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2444


Note taking
Note Taking

  • Notely

    • http://www.notely.net/

    • Take notes, organize tasks, and access them from anywhere

  • Springnote

    • http://www.springnote.com/en


Voice recorders
Voice Recorders

  • Jott

    • http://jott.com/

  • Vozme

    • http://vozme.com

      • Converts your voice into emails, text messages, reminders, lists and appointments

  • Audacity

    • http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

      • Record and edit audio files


Web accessibility
Web Accessibility

  • http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/

  • This was a basic site I found, so that I could get this presentation sent to you sooner. Please check with your web/tech teams at your institution as they may have rules or help already in place.



Technologies
$$ Technologies

  • Virtual Worlds

    • http://secondlife.com/whatis/

    • Interview situations

    • Training counselors



For the shoppers
For the shoppers…

  • Online deals

    • http://dealnews.com/

  • Find secret Amazon discounts

    • http://deallocker.com/tool/secret-amazon-discount/


Procrastinating at work
Procrastinating at Work

  • Watch TV at work

    • http://www.openhulu.com/

  • Rules of Thumb

    • http://www.rulesofthumb.org/

  • 4,000+ Games

    • http://www.kongregate.com/


Procrastinating at work1
Procrastinating at Work

  • GoogleEarth

    • http://earth.google.com/


Tracking people
“Tracking People”

  • http://www.pipl.com

    • Comprehensive web search

  • http://www.zabasearch.com

    • Search for addresses and phone numbers



Where to look
Where to Look

  • Google

    • Google – Google apps

    • http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/var_0.html


Where to look1
Where to Look

  • http://collegewebeditor.com/blog/

  • Web, marketing, and PR in higher ed

    • News and tips

  • You can RSS it! 


Where to look2
Where to Look

  • Blog High Ed

    • http://www.bloghighed.org/

  • Provides lists of other blogs as well


Where to look3
Where to Look

  • Lifehacker

    • http://lifehacker.com/


Where to look4
Where to Look

  • Mark Greenfield

    • http://markgr.com/

  • Leading higher education web expert


Where to look5
Where to Look

  • The Best Free Software

    • http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2260070,00.asp

    • 157 types of software


Where to look6
Where to Look

  • http://www.labnol.org/internet/email/access-websites-over-email-without-internet-connection/1660/

  • Top 10 emails when you don’t have internet


Where to look7
Where to Look

  • EDUCAUSE

    • http://www.educause.edu/

  • Nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

  • Articles such as “7 Things You Should Know About…”



ad