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This PowerPoint is meant to help teach Site Supervisors and AmeriCorps*VISTA in our program the power 2.0 Media Tools can have on building sustainability and capacity in their organizations and program/projects throughout their service year.


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WEB 2.0 TOOLSPresented by:

Yalitza Negron, Nefisah Sallim, Julie Comley and Carly James

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WHAT IS WEB 2.0? “Web 2.0 refers to what is

perceived as a second generation of web development and web design. It is characterized as facilitating communication, information sharing,…User-centered design and collaboration on the World Wide Web. It has led to the development and evolution of web-based communities, hosted services, and web applications.” –

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Social NetworkingPhoto & Video SharingCalendars, Events & SchedulingBloggingResource Sharing

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What is Facebook?

Facebook is a social networking site that can be utilized by individuals, businesses, nonprofits, groups, clubs, etc. AmeriCorps Alums and AmeriCorps VISTA

?gid=82387719992&ref=ts Siena VISTA Group

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How can I use Facebook in my work and service?

Create a Facebook Group Create a Facebook Page Updates on your programs or projects List events and invite people to attend Can also use for photo sharing

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What is LinkedIn?

Social networking site for professionals

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How can I use LinkedIn in my work and service?

Post resume, work experience People can post references and

recommendations Keep in touch with colleagues and other contacts Find others working in your field

VISTAs are on LinkedIn!

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What is Ning?

Create your own social network (like Facebook) and set the parameters

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How can I use Ning in my work and service?

Create your own network for your site/project Siena VISTA Network

Create subgroups within network Staff Volunteers

Customize settings Can also be used for Photo & Video Sharing,

Chat, and Blogging

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What is iZoca?

Capital Region social networking site setup with the help of two Siena College business interns

Personal profile with your calendar Join groups and their calendar events are put on

your calendar

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How can I use iZoca in my work and service?

Calendar, Events for your project/site Create Discussions More local demographic to target Downside: still starting up

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What are Google Groups?

Sites and e-mail listservs for groups to discuss topics, events, etc.

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How can I use Google Groups in my work and service?

Hold group discussions via website or e-mail Inform those interested in your program/project

of updates on projects, networks, etc. Weekly, Bi-Weekly Updates Newsletters Flyers

Outlook Contact Groups can do this as well but people will not be able to sign-up like with a Listserv

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What is Shutterfly?

Business: purchase photos, calendars, etc. Able to create free photo sharing sites

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How can I use Shutterfly in my work and service?

Create photo albums to share with co-workers, etc.

Share videos, as well Can control who views photos

Set privacy settings

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What is Picnik?

Photo sharing and editing website

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How can I use Picnik in my work and service?

Edit photos JAZZ ‘EM UP!!! WOO HOO!! Special effects from artsy

to fun! Crop, resize, frame

Add captions on/in picture (not just below)

Embed them in Facebook, etc.

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What is Flickr?

Photo sharing site

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How can I use Flickr in my work and service?

Same as Shutterfly AmeriCorps VISTA uses it for its “V is for” photo


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What is Skype?

Free internet web calls and video chatting

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How can I use Skype in my work and service?

Virtual meetings Webcasts Conference calls Interviewing Can be used for local, national, and international

calls Computer to computer is free!

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What is YouTube?

Video sharing

Must watch!

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How can I use YouTube in my work and service?

Upload trainings Webcasts Program descriptions Embed videos on your wikis, etc.

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What is Google Calendar?

A free time management tool offered by Google

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How can I use Google Calendar in my work and service?

Sync with your Outlook calendar Embed on your wiki Keep track of deadlines, due dates, events,

meetings, etc. Make multiple calendars and access them all

under one 4CR, personal, Dr. Johnson’s, VISTA, etc.

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What is Doodle?

Free scheduling tool

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How can I use Doodle in my work and service?

Schedule meetings, events, etc. Create a poll (dates and times for event). Forward the link to the poll to the participants. Follow online what the participants vote for.

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What is BrownPaperTickets?

Fair trade ticket sales website Event registration and ticket sales

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How can I use BrownPaperTickets in my work and service?

Set up an event on the site Create prices for tickets (free is an option) Can choose physical tickets, will-call, etc. Gives you a list of those who are registered for

the event Keeps a headcount

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What is Twitter?

“Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?” –

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How can I use Twitter in my work and service?

Shorter blogging purposes Updates on events, projects, etc. What is your site doing? Brief, informational messages

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What is a wiki?

Interactive web-page (many can edit)

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How can I use a wiki in my work and service?

Agency Information Mission/Vision, Program Descriptions Map/Location Volunteer Positions Videos (Profiles, Training, More) Matching Partners Google Calendar

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What is

Social bookmarking website

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How can I use in my work and service?

Save all your bookmarks online Share them with other people See what other people are bookmarking Bookmark websites that apply to your program,

site, or interested topics Look into creating a VISTA

Volunteering sites Program wikis National sites (AmeriCorps, VISTA, CNCS, Seven

Corners, Campus Compact, etc.)

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What is Slideshare?

PowerPoint and document sharing website

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How can I use Slideshare in my work and service?

Upload and share your PowerPoint presentations and Word documents

Share publicly or privately Add audio to make a webinar Ex: Bonner Foundation loves to use this! Great

if people miss meetings or presentations

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What are Google Docs?

Free, web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, and form application offered by Google

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How can I use Google Docs in my work and service?

Create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users

Updating databases that you share with colleagues

Planning events with co-workers Ex: VISTA Carnival

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What is Wordle?

“Wordle is a toy for generating ‘word clouds’ from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.” –

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How can I use Wordle in my work and service?

Create word collages for newsletters, wikis, etc. Capture image by using “Prnt Scrn” button on

computer and paste into Paint; crop to fit around the image

Make sure you credit the Wordle site for the image

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