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ONLINE PLATFORMS AS TOOLS FOR ICT CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

1. Presentation/ visualization (Prezi, zoho, Slideshare, mindmeister)


2. Cloud computing (Google Drive, Evernote,Dropbox)
3. Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr)
4. Web Page Creation (Wix, Weebly)
5. File Management (zamzar, word2pdf)
6. Mapping (Google Maps, Wikimapia)

*PRESENTATION/ VISUALIZATION *

 Prezi is a presentation tool that can be used as an alternative to traditional slide making
programs such as PowerPoint. Instead of slides, Prezi makes use of one large canvas that
allows you to pan and zoom to various parts of the canvas and emphasize the ideas presented
there.
- Visit the Prezi website.
Public. This is the basic membership, and comes with a small amount of online storage. All
presentations made with this membership are public and can be viewed by anyone. This is the
perfect option for a classroom presentation.
 Zoho is a comprehensive suite of online productivity and collaboration applications. It includes
a variety of online tools including mail, office suite, project management and web conferencing
tools, among many others. Zoho Show is the presentation piece of this online office suite and
it allows users to create and present their content online.

PROS
Full presentation editor
Integrated chat
Share presentations
Import various formats

CONS
Only 1GB of storage space
Cannot add audio or video to presentations

 LinkedIn SlideShare is a hosting service for professional content including presentations,


infographics, documents, and videos. Users can upload files privately or publicly in PowerPoint,
Word, PDF, or OpenDocument format. Content can then be viewed on the site itself, on hand
held devices or embedded on other sites.

 MindMeister is an online mind mapping application that allows its users to visualize, share and
present their thoughts via the cloud.

*CLOUD COMPUTING*

is shared pools of configurable computer system resources and higher-level services that can
be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort, often over the Internet. Cloud computing
relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economies of scale, similar to a public
utility.

 Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. Launched on
April 24, 2012, Google Drive allows users to store files on their servers, synchronize files
across devices, and share files.
 Evernote is a mobile app designed for note taking, organizing, tasks lists, and archiving. It is
developed by the Evernote Corporation, headquartered in Redwood City, California, U.S.

 Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by American company Dropbox, Inc.,


headquartered in San Francisco, California, that offers cloud storage, file
synchronization, personal cloud, and client software.

How to use Dropbox shared folders?

 You can share a folder in Dropbox to give people view or edit access to that folder's
contents. When you invite people to a folder in your Dropbox, it becomes a shared folder. Shared
folders are added to the Dropbox accounts of each member and changes to the contents of a
shared folder sync to everyone who can access it.
 You can invite people as viewers or editors to shared folders. People with edit access to
shared folders can:
- View files
- Comment on files
- Edit files

On your computer, if you haven't already:


 Install the Dropbox desktop app:
 Open your Dropbox folder.
 Right-click the folder you want to share.
 Select Share…
 Enter the email addresses of the people you want to invite.
 Select Can edit from the pull-down menu. You can also select Can view to make them a
viewer.
 Add a message about the files and click Invite.
 You can tell shared folders apart from private folders on your computer by the icons:
Note: For Dropbox Business team members, all folders inside team folders, including shared
folders that have been added to the team folder, have a building icon on them instead.
*SOCIAL MEDIA*

is the collective of online communications channels dedicated to community-based input,


interaction, content-sharing and collaboration.

 FACEBOOK is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create
profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and
colleagues. According to statistics from the Nielsen Group, Internet users within the United
States spend more time on Facebook than any other website.

 TWITTER is a free microblogging service that allows registered members to broadcast short
posts called tweets. Twitter members can broadcast tweets and follow other users' tweets by
using multiple platforms and devices.

 Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007, and
owned by Oath Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a
short-form blog. Users can follow other users' blogs. Bloggers can also make their blogs
private.

*WEB PAGE CREATION*

 Wix.com Ltd. is an Israeli cloud-based web development platform that was first developed and
popularized by the Israeli company also called Wix. It allows users to create HTML5 web sites
and mobile sites through the use of online drag and drop tools.

 File management system is a type of software that manages data files in a computer system.
It has limited capabilities and is designed to manage individual or group files, such as special
office documents and records.

 Zamzar is an online file converter, created by brothers Mike and Chris Whyley in England. It
allows users to convert files without downloading a software tool, and supports over 1,000
different conversion types.

 Word2PDF is an online tool that creates PDF files from .doc and .docx formats. Click the
upload button and select a Word file from your computer.
*MAPPING*

 Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, street
maps, 360° panoramic views of streets, real-time traffic conditions, and route planning for
traveling by foot, car, bicycle, or public transportation.

 Wikimapia is a privately owned open-content collaborative mapping project, that utilizes an


interactive "clickable" web map with a geographically-referenced wiki system, with the aim to
mark and describe all geographical objects in the world.