Higher Education

A Guided Tour of Hot Technologies, 3rd Edition

  • Corinne Hoisington Central Virginia Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1111825084  |  ISBN-13: 9781111825089
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2010
  • © 2012 | Published

About

Overview

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 and Benefits

  • 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.

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.

What's New

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

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Microsoft® Office 2010: Illustrated Introductory, First Course + SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Printed Access Card + Microsoft® Office 2010 180-day Subscription + A Guided Tour of Hot Technologies, 3rd

ISBN-10: 1428385428  | ISBN-13: 9781428385429


ePack: SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Instant Access Code + A Guided Tour of Hot Technologies, 3rd

ISBN-10:  1133640850  | ISBN-13:  9781133640851


Bundle: Microsoft® Office 2010: Illustrated Introductory, First Course + Microsoft Office 2010 Illustrated Introductory Video Companion DVD + SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Printed Access Card + Microsoft® Office 2010 180-day Subscription + A Guided Tour of Hot Technologies, 3rd

ISBN-10:  1133538614  | ISBN-13:  9781133538615


Bundle: Microsoft® Office 2010: Introductory + SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Printed Access Card + A Guided Tour of Hot Technologies

ISBN-10:  1133430260  | ISBN-13:  9781133430261


ePack: A Guided Tour of Hot Technologies, 3rd + SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305592816  | ISBN-13:  9781305592810


ePack: CMPTR (with Computers & Technology CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card) + SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Instant Access Code + A Guided Tour of Hot Technologies, 3rd

ISBN-10:  1133640869  | ISBN-13:  9781133640868


ISBN-10:  1133161154  | ISBN-13:  9781133161158


ePack: Microsoft® Office 2010: Introductory + A Guided Tour of Hot Technologies, 3rd + SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1285931823 | ISBN-13:  9781285931821


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

A Guided Tour of Microsoft® Office 2010  (ISBN-10: 0538750464 | ISBN-13: 9780538750462)

These engaging movie tutorials will help get your students up and running on Microsoft Office 2010! Dynamic and engaging author Corrine Hoisington presents the highlights of Office 2010, the coolest new features, and how to transition smoothly from Office 2007 to Office 2010.

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

A Guided Tour of Microsoft® Office 2010  (ISBN-10: 0538750464 | ISBN-13: 9780538750462)

These engaging movie tutorials will help get you up and running on Microsoft Office 2010! Dynamic and engaging author Corrine Hoisington presents the highlights of Office 2010, the coolest new features, and how to transition smoothly from Office 2007 to Office 2010.

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.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Corinne Hoisington

Corinne Hoisington is a professor at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, Virginia. With more than 25 years of teaching experience, Professor Hoisington has been honored with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Computer Programming award. A dynamic speaker, she regularly presents on new technology and education trends to instructors across North America. She is the author of several best-selling Shelly Cashman Series texts on Windows, Visual Basic, and Adobe Dreamweaver, as well as Android app development.