Bare is Beautiful (Browsers & Clouds)

Software-naked classroom computing (web2.0) 

http://resources.edtech2020.org/bare-is-beautiful

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Session Objectives:
  1. Cloud-computing for ALL.
  2. Better browsers: add-ons, extensions, and apps (o my!).
  3. Hands-on with tools and web-utilities.
  4. Collaborate/team to explore and share.



PART 1: Level-Up Your BROWSER



Chrome Apps:

Start with www.nytimes.com, then see www.nytimes.com/chrome.

Q: So, what are Chrome Apps, again?     A: Click HERE.

The Presentation Remote / de Mobo example.



Browser Wars, Comic

Extensions . . . you mean you can ADD stuff to the baked potato? 

Browser Extensions: Productivity

Evernote-- here's a great EXAMPLE of Evernote in use.
Zotero--note-taking as you research. (FF)
Diigo--annotate, archive, organize
Google Toolbar--excellent for collaboration.

Browser Extensions: Creativity


Educator-Friendly Chrome Extensions

Ready to go explore for more extensions?   Chrome ::  Firefox

PART 2: Software Nakedness


WebApps: Sites/Services that do what local software did.


Music Making
>Soundation
>Jamstudio

Adobe Pro
>PDFescape
>Fillanypdf 
>Pdfonline


Documents
>Google Docs
>Office Live

>Others

Graphic Design
>Pixlr
>SumoPaint

Photo Editing
>Google+
>Photobucket
>PicMonkey
>Others

Video Editing
>WeVideo
>Pixorial

Video Screencapture
>SCREENR
>Hangouts-on-air
>iPad (Screenchomp, Educreations)



More, and more, and more.


Project:
Experiment with Extensions and Apps, then create a SCREENR presentation of 1-3 minutes or a SMORE site to record what you've learned. 

  • Show at least two extensions or sites that do what software once did.
  • Paste your link into the Session DOC.








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