Web 2.0: Web-Based Applications
Part of the wave of new media is the prevalence of Web-Based applications. Everyday computing needs such as word processing, spreadsheets, image editing, bookmarking, calendars and communicating can all be done with free browser-based tools.
Many tools are free or require a minimum subscription fee for the premium version.
Google Apps | | Online Image Editing | RSS Feeds/Subscriptions | Instant Messaging
Help Articles: http://docs.google.com/support/
Web-based Word processing, spreadsheets, slideshow presentations -- ALSO creates PDF’s.
Watch this short video about getting started with Google Docs.
Google Home Page: One easy way to collect news, blog posts, bookmarks, and much more is by using Google Homepage. You can also easily view your current e-mails if you use Gmail.
ITDC Wordle Tutorial
Wordle Sample Text
Spell with Flickr
One easy to use online image editing program is Picnik. http://www.picnik.com . A year ago, It was purchased by Google (March 2010), but it still has the same great features it has always had.
From a Web 2.0 perspective, Picnik can be integrated with Picasa Web Albums, Facebook, Flickr, Yahoo Mail and Photobucket.
Picnik enables users to edit, share and print photos. It has some of the basic features of an image editing program like Photoshop without the learning curve. The beauty of Picnik is that you can RESIZE photos from your digital camera for use on the Web, in PowerPoint or for Enhanced podcasts, without the need for image editing software.
However, always please contact the ITDC if you need help with image editing: help with downloading photos from your digital camera, resizing and and optimizing photos for the Web or for presentation, etc.
An RSS Subscription (also known as feed or Web feed, stands for Really Simple Syndication) is a format that brings updated / latest / current information directly to subscribed users. Syndicated content can can include news feeds, listings of events, stories, headlines, etc.
You can make any page rss ready and you can add rss feeds to blogs or wikis.
More information about setting up RSS feeds.
Find out more about Instant Messaging.
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