Introduction to Unit: Productivity Unit

Again this page is developed for my use. I found this unit to be useful in terms of learning new information about programs that I currently use. I currently use Microsoft Office 2007 and need to learn more about the applications involved in this program. I liked the autosummary but I am not sure how helpful it will be. I will have to work with that more.

Productivity Tools

http://www.centraldesktop.com/l?sr=yhoo&sy=prod_prod_blue

Camtasia Studio
http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp?CMP=KgoogleCShomeCT

Office Suite
Open office Suite
http://www.cdearth.com/openoffice-office-suite.htm?gclid=CPTqp9nPs5QCFQgfswodngbyTw

Spotmau Powersuite Professional: Low cost CD that includes the following resources: fix & install windows, optimize speed & protect your privacy, recover data & passwords, partition & format the hard drive, clone & back up your system, and desktop secretary.
http://www.spotmau.com/products/package/cd_key.htm?gclid=CJHulYXQs5QCFQcVswodfUHuTw
Microsoft help and how to home page
Good site to find answers to questions for those of us that struggle with Office 2007
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help

Presentation resources
Microsoft Office online provides free clip art, photos, animations, and sounds
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/clipart/FX101321031033.aspx?pid=CL100570201033


Universal File Format
A blog that provides good information about Intelligent File format
http://akaimbatman.blogspot.com/2006/02/intelligent-file-format-part-1.html
Article from Computing at Darmouth that provides good information about Universal File Formats
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~comp/support/library/software/utils/file-formats/universal.html
Rich Text Format definition from Whatis.com
http://searchexchange.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid43_gci214276,00.html
A great site that provides a lot of information about RTF that can help the novice understand what it is.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa140277.aspx
Free trial to use software that will allow you to convert PDF files to word documents and create PDF from word documents
http://www.docsmartz.net/?utm_source
This site converts files into PDF on line and you can download the software for free to use for a limited time.
http://www.pdfonline.com

Desktop Publishing
The following site is a great resource tool that will provide answers to what desktop publishing is in terms that most everyone can understand.
http://desktoppub.about.com/cs/beginners/f/what_dtp.htm
Check this site out-a central location that provides free open source desktop software.
http://www.desktoppublishing.com/open.html
This is another good site that provides information about Desktop Publishing in a how to format.
http://www.ehow.com/articles_2209-desktop-publishing.html?ref=fuel&utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=yssp_cat
This site is a good reference to use to find online tutorials about word processing.
http://www.quasar.ualberta.ca/edpy202/tutorial/wptut/wpweb.htm
This site discusses what a word processor is and provides answers to questions related to word processing. Just go to this link and type in word processor in tab.
http://www.answers.com/
This is a good place to look at word processing that discusses and provides how to for different tasks in processing such as creating brochures, editing and formatting pages, and many more.
http://www.dy-regional.k12.ma.us/wixon/Course_Work/wordproc.htm

Spreadsheets

A site that provides tutorials in Excel-a good place to start or go to with questions
http://spreadsheets.about.com/
Microsoft home page for Excel information
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/FX100487621033.aspx
Another tutorial site specifically for Microsoft Excel
http://www.usd.edu/trio/tut/excel/
Good site for Spreadsheet information that incorporate ideas to use in the classroom for educators of young children
http://www.amphi.com/~technology/amphionline/ss/ssindex6.htm
This site provides a spreadsheet diagram, vocabulary, names of the spreadsheet parts, and more
http://www.ncwiseowl.org/kscope/techknowpark/FreeFall/Resources.html
This site discusses using spreadsheets in the classroom.
http://www.technokids.com/technology_projects/think.shtml
Interactive Spreadsheet
This site is a lesson plan using interactive spreadsheets for elementary students.
http://volweb.utk.edu/school/tdalton/lesson2.html
Use to find out more information about interactive spreadsheets
http://www.framingham.edu/faculty/smabrouk/Maa/Joint_Meetings_2005
A site that provides ideas for teachers to use in their classrooms
http://www.ldisd.net/~ms_excel/
Good site for teachers to learn about Excel, Word Processing, andmore
http://www.oops.bizland.com/msofficelinks.htm
Interactive activities and lessons for teachers to use in the classroom
http://www.hayscisd.net/ElemWeb/Technology.htm
How to for creating interactive spreadsheets
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/dhtml/excel01.htm
An online site that allows the user to practice with Microsoft Excel
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line_excel.htm

Databases

A site for beginners needing information about databases and tutorials
http://databases.about.com/od/databasetraining/a/databasesbegin.htm
A site titled “What is a database?”
http://databases.about.com/od/specificproducts/a/whatisadatabase.htm
This site describes what computer database is and how to legally protect it.
http://www.uplink.com.au/lawlibrary/Documents/Docs/Doc32.html
Information on how to search databases
http://research.med.umkc.edu/teams/cml/SearchInstr.html
Good site that provides a lot of information about databases
http://library.thinkquest.org/C0115420/Cyber-club%20800x600/DatabaseS/Types%20of%20Databases.htm
A site that will help you troubleshoot problems with databases
http://www.nova.edu/library/help/techhelp/troubleshoot.html

Database Management System

This site describes what a database management system
http://www.answers.com/topic/database-management-system?cat=technology
Introduction to what a database management system is
http://philip.greenspun.com/sql/introduction.html
A site that that helps you choose a database system
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/ws-dbpick.html
A site that gives you an overview of database management system
http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/enterprise-solutions/an-overview-of-database-management-systems-15615
A guide to a database management system
http://dbms.ca/
Information on Relational Database Management Systems
http://www.iscid.org/encyclopedia/Relational_Database_Management_Systems

Presentations

Powerpoint layouts and background (free)
http://www.coolercode.com/webfetti/index.php?s=gwb1io1154&t=Free%20Download%20Powerpoint%20Templates
This is a great site for teachers to use. It has a variety of lesson plans that teachers can use in their classrooms.
http://www.pppst.com/index.html
Another site that elementary teachers can use in their classroom.
http://www.graves.k12.ky.us/powerpoints/elementary
This site will give you information about backgrounds, templates, etc.
http://www.awesomebackgrounds.com/powerpoint-demo.html
This site is a good place to find tips when creating powerpoints.
http://www.cheney268.com/Training/PowerPoint/PowerPointTips.htm
This site reviews powerpoint presentations that include 2D and 3D pictures.
http://www.openoffice.org/product/impress.html


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