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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.

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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?


Counseling

Counseling


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/


Connecting with students

Connecting with Students


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


Marketing

Marketing


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 enhancement

Website Enhancement


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/


Office tools

Office Tools


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.


If you have the

If You Have the $$


Technologies

$$ Technologies

  • Virtual Worlds

    • http://secondlife.com/whatis/

    • Interview situations

    • Training counselors


Just for fun

Just for Fun


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 are they

Where are they?


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…”


What is your office doing

What is your office doing?


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