Can you recommend a new computer software program that I could give a teaching session on?

Lisa Smith March 25, 2012
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I have recently started a university computer course and need to do a one hour teaching session on a new software programme. Unfortunately, I am on last and all the cool programs have been covered.

Can anyone recommend a new piece of software I can deliver a session on? Prezi; Xtranormal; cloud computing; Xerte; etc. have all been done. Ideas please!

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  1. James Bruce
    March 26, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    If hardware/software combo is also an option, how about Arduino?

  2. Karkala Nayak
    March 25, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Hi Lisa,

    Is Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) covered?  If not then check out http://www.w3.org/Math/
    "MathML is a low-level specification for describing mathematics as a basis for machine to machine communication which provides a much needed foundation for the inclusion of mathematical expressions in Web pages. It is also important in publishing workflows for science and technology and wherever mathematics has to be handled by software"

    A variety of implementations of MathML are available check them out here http://www.w3.org/Math/implementations.html

    check Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) Version 3.0

    For more info you can refer to their website..
    :)

    • Lisa Smith134
      March 25, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      Hi Karkala thank you fr your reply but again too complex for me. I need something I can be comfortable with in case I get questions after!

  3. Murray A
    March 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    How about The Cloud?   Where does all that stuff go?  How does it work?  How safe is all of your material?   Should you still backup?  

    • Lisa Smith134
      March 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      Thank you Murray A but that was the first topic covered and very interesting too!

  4. Lee
    March 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    You said cloud computing was taken, but did they specifically cover Dropbox? 

    • Lisa Smith134
      March 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      No the cloud was covered but not Dropbox. That's an idea to consider !

  5. Leegilesuk
    March 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Doing a presentation using Prezi showing how Prezi works is not a bad idea. The first time some people are shown Prezi in action they are very impressed.
     

    • Lisa Smith134
      March 25, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      Been done this week I'm afraid!

  6. Johan Klos
    March 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    How about which browser to use? Not Explorer 9, obviously ;D
    Aside from that, what Tina said: Gmail, along with Google docs, very handy as a student, use it to collaborate, share documents and more. There's enough functionality to easily fill an hour.

  7. ha14
    March 25, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Dual booting Windows with Other OS? like linux then how to access windows files from linux and linux files from windows?

    • Lisa Smith134
      March 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      Gosh that sounds quite complicated! I'm just a novice hence the course. But thanks for that

      • ha14
        March 25, 2012 at 4:52 pm

        okay how about microsoft paint alternatives? conversion of image format easily to other.

        Adobe pdf reader alternatives

        Microsoft word alternatives

        Bookmark software and sync to online?

  8. Tina
    March 25, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Is Gmail something you could present? There are a lot of options and features in Gmail that most people don't know about. Apart from native functions, you can also enable Gmail Labs features and install browser plugins to drastically enhance Gmail. Just browse MakeUseOf articles for some ideas.

    • Lisa Smith134
      March 25, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      Hi I have been having a play with sliderocket which looks good! Can anybody think of something special I could do with it? Thanks

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