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Explanation of Web 2.0:

 

          The actual definition and details about what exactly Web 2.0 means and incorporates begins on page 9 and 10 of Carlo Vaccari's slideshare.

                                                           He goes on to further detail and explain as this presentation seems to incorporate almost everything you may need to know about Web 2.0 technologies and applications.

 

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    • Communication:

 

     4 out of 5 stars

  • Description -

          “Google Voice gives you one number for all your phones -- a phone number that is tied to you, not to a device or a location.

          Use Google Voice to simplify the way you use phones, make using voicemail as easy as email, customize your callers' experience, and more.

          Google Voice isn't a phone service, but it lets you manage all of your phones. Google Voice works with mobile phones, desk phones, work phones, and VoIP lines.

          There's nothing to download, upload, or install, and you don't have to make or take calls using a computer.

          Google Voice will let you define which phones ring, based on who is calling, and even let you ListenIn™ on voicemail before answering the call.

          We use smart technology to route your calls. So, if you're already on a Google Voice call, we'll recognize it and use call waiting to reach you on the phone you're on.”

  • Pros: Easy to use. Free. Versatile.
  • Cons: Voicemail transcription is not very good. Does not always work.
  • Cost: Free for local and long distance - not international calls though.
  • Ease of Learning:  Easy
  • Student Accounts: Yes?
  • Versatility: Very versatile for calls in gmail, chat, hangouts, like a phone, computer to computer and texting features and capabilities.
  • Links to Tutorials

 

 

    • Productivity:

 

     4 out of 5 stars

  • Description:

          "One place for all your stuff, wherever you are."

          Dropbox is a home for all your photos, docs, videos, and files. Anything you add to Dropbox will automatically show up on all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website

          — so you can access your stuff from anywhere.

          Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you're a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Even if you accidentally spill a latte on your laptop, have no fear!

           Relax knowing that your stuff is safe in Dropbox and will never be lost.”

  • Pros: Easy to use. Free. Versatile.
  • Cons: Limited to 2 GB's.
  • Cost: Free for up to 2 GB of data.
  • Ease of Learning:  Easy
  • Student Accounts: Yes...
  • Versatility: Very versatile and allows for easy screenshot captures if open on your device.
  • Links to Tutorials

 

 

    • Collaboration:

 

     4 out of 5 stars

  • Description:

         "Whether you’re creating a website for your business or setting up a site for your family, Google Sites makes it easy to get started.

          For inspiration, check out these sample sites:

          Once you’ve created your site, you’ll be able to:

  • Create a custom website
  • Upload and share content (photos, videos, calendars, slideshows, links to documents)
  • Manage permissions to control who can see your site according to your needs

          To get started, all you need is a Google Account. If you don’t already have one, it only takes a few minutes to create a Google Account."

  • Pros:  Free. Versatile. Ever evolving and updating. Numerous templates.
  • Cons: Not too easy for some. Limits on what you can do, insert, etc.
  • Cost: Free!
  • Ease of Learning:  Somewhat difficult.
  • Student Accounts: Yes.
  • Versatility: Very versatile and has been evolving over time. Some things added; some things deleted.
  • Links to Tutorials

 

 
    • Analysis/Assessment:

 

 

     4 out of 5 stars

  • Description -

          “Google Voice gives you one number for all your phones -- a phone number that is tied to you, not to a device or a location.

          Use Google Voice to simplify the way you use phones, make using voicemail as easy as email, customize your callers' experience, and more.

          Google Voice isn't a phone service, but it lets you manage all of your phones. Google Voice works with mobile phones, desk phones, work phones, and VoIP lines.

          There's nothing to download, upload, or install, and you don't have to make or take calls using a computer.

          Google Voice will let you define which phones ring, based on who is calling, and even let you ListenIn™ on voicemail before answering the call.

          We use smart technology to route your calls. So, if you're already on a Google Voice call, we'll recognize it and use call waiting to reach you on the phone you're on.”

  • Pros: Easy to use. Free. Versatile.
  • Cons: Voicemail transcription is not very good. Does not always work.
  • Cost: Free for local and long distance - not international calls though.
  • Ease of Learning:  Easy
  • Student Accounts: Yes?
  • Versatility: Very versatile for calls in gmail, chat, hangouts, like a phone, computer to computer and texting features and capabilities.
  • Links to Tutorials

 

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    • Presentation:

 

          4 out of 5 stars

    • Description -

                   "Create Stunning Presentations"; "Publish your presentation on SlideShare and share it with the world. Don't forget to share it with your social and professional networks, too. Start now!"

                    "Need Inspiration? Share what you know. Here are a few ideas.               

                    Select Stand-out Images. Search millions of free, high-quality, Creative Commons images to make a powerful statement. You can also upload your own images or easily create stunning charts and graphs."

 

  • Pros: Easy to use. Free. Versatile.
  • Cons: Not all presentations are downloadable. Not all presentations are in the same format.
  • Sample pages   Sample feedback
  • Cost: Free.
  • Ease of Learning:  Easy
  • Student Accounts: Yes?
  • Versatility: Very versatile for all types of audiences, subjects and formats.
  • Links to Tutorials
  • You request that we sign up for a SlideShare account; as you can see from the sample pages & feedback, I have had an account for a long time. Here:  http://www.slideshare.net/mariedlara

 

          4 out of 5 stars

    • Description -

                   "Instant Screencasts: Just click record!
                     Screenr’s web-based screen recorder makes it a breeze to create and share your screencasts around the web.
                    Just click the record button, capture your screen & voice, and share the link. Some people even call it fun!        
            Nothing to install or download
            Record on your Mac or PC
            Plays everywhere on the web, even iPhones
            Start now-it's completely FREE"

  • Pros: Slight learning curve. Free. Versatile.
  • Cons: Need to enable Java and allow exception to website.
  • Sample pages 
  • Cost: Free.
  • Ease of Learning:  Slight curve.
  • Student Accounts: Yes?
  • Versatility: Very versatile for all types of audiences, subjects and formats.
  • Links to Tutorials
  • You request that we sign up for a Screenr account;  Here is my page & link :  https://www.screenr.com/user/Marie_Lara

 

     4 out of 5 stars

  • Description -

          Capzles Social Storytelling was initially described as a timeline type web application. It has evolved into a social storytelling application.

          The website states that you can "Create a rich multimedia experience; combining your videos, photos, music, and documents into your life story."

  • Pros: Easy to use. Free. Versatile.
  • Cons: Small insignificant glitches. Does not always work correctly.
  • Cost: Free for all, as far as I can tell.
  • Ease of Learning:  Easy
  • Student Accounts: Yes?
  • Versatility: Very versatile for every feature I saw available. Lots of templates & fonts for backgrounds.
  • Links to Tutorials

 

 

 

 

    • Research: 

 

 

     4 out of 5 stars

  • Description -

          “Google Voice gives you one number for all your phones -- a phone number that is tied to you, not to a device or a location.

          Use Google Voice to simplify the way you use phones, make using voicemail as easy as email, customize your callers' experience, and more.

          Google Voice isn't a phone service, but it lets you manage all of your phones. Google Voice works with mobile phones, desk phones, work phones, and VoIP lines.

          There's nothing to download, upload, or install, and you don't have to make or take calls using a computer.

          Google Voice will let you define which phones ring, based on who is calling, and even let you ListenIn™ on voicemail before answering the call.

          We use smart technology to route your calls. So, if you're already on a Google Voice call, we'll recognize it and use call waiting to reach you on the phone you're on.”

  • Pros: Easy to use. Free. Versatile.
  • Cons: Voicemail transcription is not very good. Does not always work.
  • Cost: Free for local and long distance - not international calls though.
  • Ease of Learning:  Easy
  • Student Accounts: Yes?
  • Versatility: Very versatile for calls in gmail, chat, hangouts, like a phone, computer to computer and texting features and capabilities.
  • Links to Tutorials

 

 

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