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Thinking about including social media in your group project?With todays technology, collaboration tools such as Google Docs, Google Groups and/or Skype makes communication with each member seamlessly.
What is Google Docs?Online word processor that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time; An example of Cloud computing
Files can be accessed from any computer with Internet connection and a full-featured Web browser
It is a part of a comprehensive package of online applications offered by and associated with Google
What Can You Do With Google Docs?Upload a word document and convert it to a Google documentAdd flair and formatting by adjusting margins, spacing, fonts, and colorsInvite other people to collaborate on a document with you, giving them the right to edit/access/view the documentCollaborate online in real time and chat with other collaborators from inside the documentTranslate a document to a different language
Why Choose Google Docs?Google Docs is ideal for publishing within an enterprise, maintaining blogs, or composing work for viewing by the general publicAll participants can see who made specific document changes and when those alterations were doneThere is no risk of total data loss Compatible with most presentation software and word processorsUsers can control who sees their work
A Downfall of Google Docs The Internet-based nature of Google Docs has given rise to concerns among some authors that their work may not be private or secure
What is Google Groups?A service from Google Inc. that provides discussion groups for people sharing common interests. The groups service also provides a gateway to Usenet newsgroups via a shared user interface.
Offers at least two kinds of discussion group; users can participate in threaded conversations, through a web interface or by email. The first kind are forums specific to Google Groups which are inaccessible by NNTP and act more like mailing lists. The second kind are Usenet groups, for which Google Groups acts as a gateway and unofficial archive. Through Google Groups user interface, users can read and post to Usenet groups.
What You Can Do With Groups
Google Groups has a suite of features to help your users to communicate within your organization.Email Lists, Web Forums, Q&A Forums, Collaborative InboxesAdvanced Permissions, Search and Tags, Topic Filtering and Group Email Aliases
Why Use Google Groups?Students can use Google Groups to share ideas, store documents, and organize web resources as they work in project teams.Students can also create a private group for school clubs to share the latest news and announcements.Its free to use.
Founded in 2003 by Janus Friis, Skype allows people to make phone calls, video calls, group calls, and more over the Internet instead of using traditional phone lines.
What Do You Need?A computer with access to the internet.A webcam- either built into your computer or an externally attached webcam.A microphone- headset,if not, attached to the computer.Skype is a free software program that you can download from skype.com
Using Skype for Work
Skype-to-Skype calls anywhere in the worldFace-to-Face conference calls with multiple peopleYou can send files(safely) online to multiple contacts during a voice, video or group call and in an instant message.
How Will You Present?When it comes to presenting and making presentations, using different method/tools can help explain your material. And it doesnt take cutting-edge software or applications. There are many tried, true, and free programs such as Powtoon, Prezi, and/or Movie Maker that groups can easily incorporate into their presentations.
What is Windows Movie Maker?Windows Movie Maker is the video editing program that is included with Windows software.
Allows you to quickly build a personalized movie that incorporates video, still images, background music, and narration.
Designed to be easy to use even f you dont have any experience with video editing.
Includes a task pane that guides you step by step through the tree steps involved in creating a movie.
What Can You Do with Windows Movie Maker?With Windows Movie Maker you can import and edit slide shows and videos.
Add and edit audio.
Edit your movies and choose a theme.
Publish project as a movie.
Share your movie online.
Problems with Windows Movie MakerGetting an error message that says content is protected using digital rights management.
Trouble importing a video or audio files that arent supported by Windows Movie Maker.
Windows Movie Maker stops responding when trying to play files that are imported.
Unable to import video from web camera or analog video source.
A limitless zoomable canvas and the ability to show relationships between the big picture and fine details
Simple Start-upOnly a valid e-mail address is required for sign upPrices listed for levels of member as well as the perks of eachQuick tutorial upon first login Templates provided for an effortless start to a presentationReady Set Go
Changing The Way We PresentRevamped version of a traditional PowerPointHelps audience to visually connect ideas and how they relate to each otherZoom and pan effects help to focus in on key points/details while also allowing us to view connection to bigger pictureVisually appealing and memorable
Overall ReviewEasy to use considering the cinematic look Prezi providesTemplates provided are easy to customizeLike anything, adding details to presentation takes timeGood tool to use for collaborationEasy to share
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