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  Practical Application Tasks

In each unit of this course, there are practical tasks to complete - the idea being that users will only truly learn how to use something by actually using it. Working through the course without doing these will yield considerably less meaningful results.

CMS

  • Create a wiki with several pages and menuing.

Email

  • Create labels, filters
  • Set a custom signature on your Google Gmail account
  • Set your default email text properties

Presentations

  • Create a Google Slides presentation
  • Embed it in your wiki.

Document Creation

  • Create a nicely formatted document in Word
  • Turn it into a PDF file
  • Upload the PDF onto your wiki
  • Email the PDF file to someone

Online Resources

  • Find resources
  • Place links to them on your wiki
  • Create a Netvibes RSS Feed reader

Curation

  • Create a Diigo account
  • Create a group
  • Add one of the extensions to your browser
  • Curate some resources there

Collaborative Tools

  • Create a set of class folders in your Google Drive
  • Add a file to one
  • Share it
  • Create a Padlet account
  • Create a new wall
  • Embed the wall in your wiki
  • Create an Evernote account
  • Create a note
  • Upload an image and a document to it

Forms & Surveys

  • Create a form
  • Embed it in your wiki
  • Post a link to the live form there as well

Audio & Video

  • Create a Voicethread account
  • Create a new Voicethread
  • Download and install Audacity
  • Create a practice recording
  • Create a Knovio account
  • Create a presentation
  • Embed in in your wiki
  • Record yourself using Google Hangouts and save to your Youtube account
  • Embed a video in your wiki

Images & Infographics

  • Create a Pixlr account
  • Edit an image
  • Save and download the image
  • Add it to your wiki
  • Create a new image (after resizing the first)
  • Create an Easel.ly account
  • Build an infographic
  • Embed it in your wiki

ELN

  • Create and maintain a developer's notebook

ePortfolio

  • Create a Weebly account
  • Start to build a portfolio there

PLN

  • Create a Twitter account
  • Create a Google+ account
  • Create a LinkedIn account
  • Start to build your PLN