KAYPN – Social Networking Presentation

Social Networking/Social Media
Presentation by; Jason Everett, Systems Engineer, ESU #10
Thursday, April 15th
12 p.m. — 1 p.m.
at the American Red Cross–Conference Room

“Professionals face many challenges. One of which is finding opportunities to network with other professionals and share ideas, frustrations, websites, or just have an ear to bend. With the advancement of internet communication tools, we now have ways to build professional social networks online. This presentation will introduce you to several social networking tools that can help you build a network of professionals to help you with new ideas, research, tech support, training opportunities or just moral support.”– Jason Everett

KAYPN Social Networking Presentation

Search Stories

“Every search is a quest. Every quest is a story.” ~YouTube Seachstories Channel

Check out Seachstories on YouTube. Look at what others are doing with their searches and create your own! Here is an example that I created for our Animal Assisted Programs through Good Samaritan Health Systems in Kearney, Nebraska.

Google Docs Improvements

Google has announced several improvements to Google Docs. The editor has been rebuilt for Docs, Spreadsheets and the now standalone version of Drawing. Google is also claiming better upload fidelity so what you import from your MS documents should transfer better.

Document Improvements

  • Tab Stops
  • Ruler
  • Better Image Control
  • Improved Comments
  • Real-time collaboration with user labels
  • Chat

Spreadsheet Improvements

  • Edit cells from the formula bar
  • Autofill
  • Drag and drop columns
  • Improvements to collaborative features

Stand-Alone Drawing

  • Charts, diagrams and more
  • Chat

Google Docs Viewer

You can use Google Docs Viewer to display PDFs, PowerPoints, or TIFF files in an online viewer so your audience does not have to download the file and have a third party view to display your files. You only need to put your files in an accessible place on the Internet. Once you have the URL for your file, visit https://docs.google.com/viewer to generate the code you need.  Here is an example of a PDF I have created.

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