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A Guided Tour of Hot Technologies, 3rd Edition

  • Corinne Hoisington
  • ISBN-10: 1111825084
  • ISBN-13: 9781111825089
  • Mixed Media
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2010
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Add excitement to your classroom with A GUIDED TOUR OF HOT TECHNOLOGIES. Keep yourself and your students up-to-date on the hottest technologies on the Internet, from the latest Google tools to new ways to share information in the cloud. Play one of these short videos to spice up your lecture and spark classroom discussion. Or, assign a video for homework and ask students to complete the correlated assignment. A GUIDED TOUR OF HOT TECHNOLOGIES takes the prep work out of providing your students with current, engaging content relevant to their lives.

Features

  • Coverage of NEW internet technologies -- including Google Wonder Wheel and Wolfram Alpha.

  • Sparks classroom discussion with 30 short videos on the latest tools on the Internet.

  • Takes the prep work out of providing students with cutting-edge technology applications.

  • Keeps students engaged with content relevant to their lives by allowing them to experience the most cutting-edge new tools on the Web by watching them in action and then trying them out on their own.

  • Comes with assignments, which ask students to test drive the technology after watching the video.

About the Author

Corinne Hoisington

Corinne Hoisington is a full-time professor of Information Systems Technology at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, Virginia, with more than 25 years of teaching experience. Corinne travels over 200,000 miles a year delivering keynote addresses to college and university professors and K-12 educators in over 70 cities worldwide for customers such as the Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Canada Camp 21 International Events, Cengage Learning, ByteSpeed, Capital One International Bank, Executive LIVE in London and Johannesburg, and the international South by Southwest (SXSW) event in Austin, Texas. Professor Hoisington is the recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in Computer Programming. Corinne has authored over 30 textbooks with Cengage Learning/National Geographic on topics such as Outlook 2019, Office 2019, Microsoft Windows, Android Boot Camp Java, Technology Now, and Visual Basic 2017.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: SHARING A WORLD OF INFORMATION.
Posterous.
Evri.
Xtranormal.com.
SECTION II: DIGITAL RESEARCH.
Google Wonder Wheel.
Google Timeline.
Carrot2.org and Google Scholar.
SECTION III: THE WORLD AT OUR FINGERTIPS IN WEB 2.0.
Wordle.
Ustream.TV.
ToonDoo.
SECTION IV: NEW SEARCH ENGINES.
Wolfram Alpha.
Bing Part I.
Bing Part 2.
SECTION V: CLOUD COMPUTING.
Cloud Computing – Overview (Google, Amazon, Microsoft).
Cloud Computing – Zoho Example.
Windows Live.
SECTION VI: WEB DESIGN AND GRAPHICS.
Yola.
Colorhunter.
Sumopaint.
SECTION VII: GET INFO ANYWHERE AT ANYTIME.
PollEverwhere.com.
Zamzar.
Slideshare.net.
SECTION VIII: WHAT'S NEW IN GOOGLE TOOLS.
Google Latitude.
Google Translate.
Google Traffic Maps/ Live Maps.
Section IX: What's New in Browsers & Information.
Internet Explorer 9.0 – Part 1.
Internet Explorer 9.0 – Part 2.
Academic Earth.
SECTION X: WHAT'S NEW IN HOT WEB SITES.
Newseum.org.
Zillow.com.
Yelp.com.

New to this edition

  • Adds excitement to the classroom with information on the hottest technologies available on the Web.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Discovering Computers, Complete: Your Interactive Guide to the Digital World  (ISBN-10: 1111530327 | ISBN-13: 9781111530327)

DISCOVERING COMPUTERS: COMPLETE provides students with a current and thorough introduction to computers. This Shelly Cashman Series® text offers a dynamic and engaging solution to successfully teach students the relevancy of computer concepts in their personal, professional and academic lives through exciting new exercises that focus on problem solving and critical thinking.

Microsoft® Office 2010 CourseNotes  (ISBN-10: 1111529507 | ISBN-13: 9781111529505)

Give your students the tools they need to succeed! Course Technology's CourseNotes are a six-panel quick reference card that reinforces the most important and widely used features of a software application in a visual and user-friendly format. Microsoft(R) Office 2010 CourseNotes will serve as a great reference tool during and after the student completes the course.

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2012: Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1111529078 | ISBN-13: 9781111529079)

Get Synched! Learning happens when students and instructors effectively connect and communicate. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012 makes it possible. Creating a fully integrated and interactive teaching and learning environment, NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012 combines a printed book with media-rich assets, enabling students and instructors work in sync to explore, understand, and apply computer technology in everyday life.

Student Supplements

Discovering Computers, Complete: Your Interactive Guide to the Digital World  (ISBN-10: 1111530327 | ISBN-13: 9781111530327)

DISCOVERING COMPUTERS: COMPLETE provides students with a current and thorough introduction to computers. This Shelly Cashman Series® text offers a dynamic and engaging solution to successfully illustrate the relevancy of computer concepts in your personal, professional and academic life, through exciting new exercises that focus on problem solving and critical thinking.

Microsoft® Office 2010 CourseNotes  (ISBN-10: 1111529507 | ISBN-13: 9781111529505)

Putting the skills you need at your finger tips. Course Technology's CourseNotes are a six-panel quick reference card that reinforces the most important and widely used features of the Office 2010 Suite in a visual and user-friendly format. CourseNotes will serve as a great reference tool during and after the you complete the course.

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2012: Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1111529078 | ISBN-13: 9781111529079)

Get Synched! Learning happens when students and instructors effectively connect and communicate. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012 makes it possible. Creating a fully integrated and interactive teaching and learning environment, NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012 combines a printed book with media-rich assets, enabling students and instructors work in sync to explore, understand, and apply computer technology in everyday life.