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During this Tech Tips for students video training course, we will review a number of short tips to help you learn and stay organized. It does not go into detail on browsers or eBooks as these are separate courses that would also be beneficial to students. Most students are already aware of many shortcuts, tips and links. Hopefully this course will cover a number of tips that many students don't know from WiKi shortcuts and a great Science YouTube channel to a great place to get a fantastic price for a spare pare of glasses.
This course is designed to be short and offer some powerful but less commonly know tips for students. It includes a few tips on saving money and I have no affiliation to any referenced companies or discounts. The focus is for Middle and High School students and their parents. All of the tips should help a student of any level and many of the tips such as Custom Search, once setup can provide great on-going benefits.
It's recommended that you have a computer with the Chrome browser installed and having access to a Android or iPhone would be helpful when discussing apps for these devices.
As with all my courses the focus is getting to the bottom line in under an hour. If you have specific questions or more detailed issues, feel free to message me and I will do my best to answer.
There is a brief video introduction and several video sections, they are followed by a recap, a short quiz and a documents section at the end which has a copy of the slides and a few additional materials.
This course includes a quiz and certificate of completion.
This course was made in high-definition and is best viewed with the DH setting on and with the videos enlarged. Feedback is a critical part of an online course. Once you have completed the course, providing comments helps improve the course and benefits everyone, so let me know what you think.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
|Section 2: The elements that I use|
What I use
|Section 3: Some amazing free edu accounts|
Get your free edu accounts
|Section 4: Social apps, conf calls, amazing Hello from FireFox|
Social apps, Conf calls & Links
|Section 5: Free heavy duty tech apps|
Free Tech software ( for advanced users)
|Section 6: Fantastic & free trial cloud accounts|
Trial accounts in the cloud (for advanced users)
|Section 7: MOOC's still a work in progress|
MOOC's and free courses
|Section 8: eBooks and libraries = perfection|
eBooks a fantastic way to read with free options
|Section 9: Audio books and libraries = also perfection|
Audio books, as good or better than eBooks
|Section 10: A few amazing shortcuts for students|
Custom Search, a few great shortcuts for students
|Section 11: Great Ed sites, searching sometimes required|
Searching for those great Educational sites
|Section 12: Museum days, you can't beat free|
Free Museum days, something for everyone
|Section 13: Sleep better, use your camera|
Sleep better without blue light
Scanning with your camera
|Section 14: Hearing & seeing are key, amazing prices for glasses|
New and cheap ways to see
|Section 15: The future|
|Quiz 1||6 questions|
5 Quick questions
I have over 20 years’ experience in the Technology area. My degree is in business so I have a solid business foundation first. I have spent my life on the practical application of technology. Even when managing servers across a large data center and Amazon’s cloud services, it was training people and making practical sense of all that technology that most inspired me.
I have lived in the bay area for over 30 years and raised 3 wonderful children. When they were young, all my spare time was full of parks, beaches, camping and more. I still love all those places, but I have a passion for both learning and teaching that is my driving focus today.
I have worked for many large corporations, PG&E, Pacific Bell (when it was still called that), Nabisco and Kaiser and used a significant variety of software and applications over the years.
I have experience in Microsoft Office including Visio, Project, OneNote, Microsoft Management Studio, Oracle SQL developer, Amazon’s Web Services, Database Management, and a truly large list of corporate software including analytics’ packages. I also have experience in Google docs and drive, Microsoft’s Online Office including new features such as Sway, Apples iCloud, OpenOffice and a significant list of online applications. I own and use many pieces of technology including (Win7&8, desktops, laptops, Chromebook, Mac, Android Galaxy phone, iPhone, Kindle, several Android tablets, several Roku devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, several other casting devices, more Galaxy accessories that I can count, Hue lights, and other assorted technology). I also have installed over 1,200 apps on my Galaxy phone, tab S tablet, and iPhone.
I have published two books (working on a third), one on search and one on creating a whole new language for numbers and analytics called Hacking Numbers. They can both be found on Amazon. I have a YouTube channel devoted exclusively to finding quality content on Science, Technology and News (bestscitechnews Channel) I am active on Google forums and have answered countless posts, still under 10,000, but getting close.
I have always struggled to understand why everything has to be so complicated. I enjoy taking complex things and trying to make them simple for everyone (myself included). I love to teach and show others a path through all this technology