2016 Schedule

Class 1 (2016-01-13)

Topics: Introductions & Setup
Tools: Slack, WordPress, Google Slides & Twitter
Project 1: Search and Intro (Who are you?)
Project 2: Account setup (Slack, Twitter)

Before the next class:
Read: NTEN 9th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Report
Watch: Using 2-step verification
Watch: Using password managers to stay safe online

Class 2 (2016-01-20)

Topics: Nonprofit basics: Internet, Devices, Applications, Data; Personal Learning Flow
Tools: Paper by 53; LucidChart
Project 1: Draw your I.T. tools  and setup
Project 2: Document your news workflow

Class 3 (2016-01-27)

Topics: Security; Presentations & Outlines
Tools: Password managers and two-factor authentication; Markdown, Swipe.to, Google Slides (Presentation tips)
Project 1: Topic description & outline; Slides setup
Project 2: Password manager & two-factor authentication

Class 4 (2016-02-03)

Topics: Social media, Notifications/alerts
Tools: Quip, Periscope, Google Alerts, RSS
Project 1: Topic Tweet

Class 5 (2016-02-10)

Topics: Websites, Social platforms
Tools: WordPress, Medium
Note: Draft of 20-slide presentation due

Class 6 (2016-02-17)

Topics: Images, Copyright, Video
Tools: Slides, CreativeCommons.org, YouTube
Project 1: Individual technology use video interview of a classmate

Class 7 (2016-02-24)

Topics: Measurement/Metrics
Tools: WordPress, Twitter, Google Analytics
Note: Obtain approval of the organization you’ll visit to do a technology profile
Note: Individual technology use video due

Class 8 (2016-03-02)

Topics: From organizations to networked people; Task management
Tools: Google Reminders/Keep, GTD systems
Note: Finalized 20-slide presentation due
Optional: First two extra credit projects due

Class 9 (2016-03-16)

Topics: Mobile device management, Data Backup
Tools: Remote lock/locate/erase tools, Google Photos

Class 10 (2016-03-23)

Topics: Databases, Mindmapping
Tools: Salesforce, Mindmeister
Group into pairs or teams, then:
a. Have your classmate give their presentation
b. Create a MindMap (with either MindMeister, Mindomo, or another Mindmapping tool) of the presentation.
c. Capture all of the key ideas. You’ll need a minimum of 19 nodes — a topic node, plus one for each idea covered on the slides. (You’ll need more if there’s more than 1 idea presented from each slide.)
d. Post the link to your Mindmap in Slack.

Class 11 (2016-03-30)

Topics: Meetings; student presentations
Tools: Hangouts
Presenters: JB, TB

Class 12 (2016-04-06)

Topics: Location & mappings; student presentations
Tools: Mapping tools
Note: Organizational technology profile due
Presenters: RL, JJ, PT, EG

Class 13 (2016-04-13)

Topics: Collaborative coding; Distributed systems; student presentations
Tools: GitHub, Blockchain/Bitcoin
Optional: Final two extra credit projects due
In class: Penflip edits
Presenters: KL, AL

Class 14 (2016-04-20)

Topic: Recap of ideas explored; 10 Tips
Presenter: LM
In class: Your ten tips

Class 15 (2016-04-27)

No class
PLEASE complete the GVSU evaluation for this class
(No projects accepted after this date)
Enjoy the summer!