FastCustomer Demo Slam

FastCustomer is an app that will dial a company for you. It will go through all the steps of dialing and once it has reached an available agent, it will call your phone. It’s great for when you have limited minutes on your phone plan, hate listening to elevator music/the constant ringing of a phone or hate it when there’s an automated message telling you how much your patronage means to the company while keeping you on the line for hours.

Steps to use FastCustomer:
1) Download FastCustomer from the app store
2) Click on FastCustomer
3) Go to “Settings” and then change the number to your phone number
4) Go back to the list of companies and select the company you would like to call
5) Let FastCustomer do its work and wait for a call from the company

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myHomework Demo Slam

What is it?

myHomework is a homework organization app that acts as a student planner. It is available for all types of devices: Android or Apple. This app allows you to personalize your school planner to your schedule and helps you manage the homework that you have in any form that you want it.

First, this app allows you to set up your school timetable in any way you want it. Since our school works on a Day 1, Day 2 basis, I was able to use the period the block based timetable setup.

You can also add in homework with different information that you can provide. You can assign the type of homework it is: test, project, study, etc. Then, you can set the date and time of the deadline. There are different types of priorities that you can set for your homework, so that you are able to organize the importance of each task.  Lastly, you can set a reminder or multiple to help you remember that you have a task due.

myHomework also allows you to personalize the app to your liking. You are able to change the theme to either one of the three free versions or pay for an elaborate theme.

You can track the progress of all the homework you complete. This function helps you see which tasks you have finished, which are late, and which are still left to do.

If you have signed up for a free account, you can also sync the information between your devices to ensure that you are constantly updated with your to-do list.

How do you use it?

1. Download the application “myHomework”

2. Use a gmail, Facebook, or any other email account to sign up for the account

3. Setup your timetable

4. Set your theme

5. Set your preferred default settings

6. Start adding homework!

7. Sync each time you login to your devices to get the updated done and to-do lists.

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Streamus – Demo Slam

What is Streamus? 

Streamus is a Google chrome extension that turns one of the main music platforms; YouTube and SoundCloud into a small music player at the side of your chrome tab. This extension allows the user to play music through this You can also make your own playlists or import pre-made playlists by adding in the URLs from either of the sites.

How do you use it? 

Download the extension through the chrome webstore, there you search in Streamus. Once you’ve opened the app you can start playing songs by simply searching what you want to hear, the search results will show both from YouTube and SoundCloud. There’s no need to make an account or pay it’s a completely free and efficient extension.

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The Groovly Moovly Demo Slam

(A small ‘music video’ that shows off Moovly’s animation capabilities.)

What is Moovly?

Moovly is a versatile website that can help its user create everything from e-cards to documentaries. At its foundation, Moovly is an online video-making website with built-in transitions between images for a fun and engaging presentation. By combining images, sounds, and animations from the site’s library and your own (that you can upload), you can make an amazing video that is 100% you.

How to use:

  1. Go to Moovly.com and create an account.
  2. At the top of the page there should be a bar with links. Click ‘My Moovs’.
  3. Near the bottom of the page there should be a ‘New Moov’ button! Click it.
  4. The ‘Create new Moov’ page should pop up. From there, you can set the video’s title, description, and its category.
  5. The next page will lead you to a bunch of Moovly templates. Choose one and get started! A new window should pop up.
  6. The interface will let you drag and drop images, sounds, and animations from the library (left) to the stage (center). Every time an object is placed on the stage, it will pop up in the timeline (bottom).
  7. You can add little transitions onto objects by clicking the small grey arrow beside the object in the timeline.

A more in-depth walkthrough is offered when you open a Moovly project, and is recommended viewing for beginners.

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DEMO SLAM: RunPee (Clara & Eric)

 

The RunPee app will give you a list of boring moments in a movie when you can go run and pee.

RunPee is very simple to use. Once you click on the app, it brings you to a list of current movies. You click on the movie that you are watching and enable the timer at the start of the movie. By setting up this timer, you will be given vibration notifications throughout the movie as to when you can go run and pee. RunPee also gives you detailed explanations as to why the scene is boring and worth missing. The RunPee app has another feature letting you know if there’s anything to see during or after the end credits.

– Clara Chang and Eric Wong

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Flash Demo Slam

What is Flash?

Flash is a computer animation program created by Adobe Systems. Users can create graphics, browser games and many other formats of audio and video. This program enables users to develop their creativity and strengthen their ability to focus, while still being a fun technological tool. It can also be used as a tool to assist in presentations to keep viewers engaged. It simply requires the program, a computer, a mouse and a keyboard to be used at its full potential.

How do you use it?

Download the Flash program from the Adobe site. Once you have this, you can begin creating a variety of videos whether its a short animation, a gif, or even a music video. Create a new file and start adding your own photos or create elements by using the tools available on the tool bar.

Explore all the features and tools available in Flash and create fun, eye catching media.

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Google Goggles Demo Slam

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_uYdA2RwdWGNTdKMkp5R192cXM/view?usp=sharing

Google Goggles is a very useful tool to keep on your phone. It works by opening the app and once the camera is in focus, taking a photo. After scanning the photo, it will try to identify what it is, and either give you the option to search it on Google or show you similar photos if it could not identify.

Works best with books, famous landmarks/logos, art, business/products, barcodes and text. It doesn’t work well with people or objects.

Steps:

  1. Open app
  2. Take Photo
  3. Browse similar images or search results
  4. Translate/copy text

Additional Features:

  • Crop (only scan part of a photo)
  • Flashlight (to take brighter photos)
  • Upload Photos (for Goggles to scan)
  • Save images to phone
  • Help menu

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Demo Slam: Google Guitar

Google Guitar is one of the many great doodles Google created. In honour of Les Paul’s, a popular guitarist and songwriter, 96th birthday, this tool was created to allow users to play melodies on a virtual guitar. Use this tool to serenade that special someone, compose background music to your vocals, de-stress after a busy day, or just to simply entertain yourself.

To access this tool: search “Google Guitar” on your Google search engine and choose the first result (This result should have the url: http://elgoog.im/guitar/).  This will redirect you to a new Google search engine. This new Google search engine has its Google logo rearranged to form a guitar shape. Typing various characters on your keyword will enable you to play different tunes on this virtual guitar. In addition to typing, you can strum over the guitar with your mouse to produce different sounds.

The Google guitar plays ten notes. The following picture demonstrates the different chords and its corresponding numerical value on your keyboard. It also shows the chords location on the guitar if you are strumming with your mouse.

For this specific demo slam, Justin Bieber’s hit song “Baby” was played using Google Guitar. The correct sequence of keyboard characters to play this song is the following:

Baby – Justin Bieber

Starting from: “You know you love me” 

G L J H J

G L J H

G L J H J

G L J H G

L L J H G

L L J H

GG H HJ HJ HJ HJH

G L J H J

L J H G

L H J GGHHG

G H J K K J J H G G H H G H H HHHHH J H G G H G

Chorus 

JH JH JH L

JJH JH JH ;

JJH JH JH L

HJHJ JJJ H H G

 

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Moovly Demo Slam

Visit Moovly!

 

What is it?

Moovly is an online software used to create videos, animations, and presentations using the given tools and library images stored on the website database. With options enabling users to import their own drawings, animations, and sounds, Moovly can be used to share and continuously edit projects for visual display.

How do you use it?

  1. Create an account
  2. Create a “New Moov”
  3. Title, describe, and categorize the video
  4. Choose a template
  5. Drag in elements from the library on the left onto the screen and adjust colour, size, and animation length
  6. Add in your own images, sounds, and animations
  7. On the bottom toolbar, choose different transitions and animations to apply to the element
  8. Save and watch!

(For more detail, Moovly offers a tutorial of their editing screen for new users)

By: Kim Le

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Snipping Tool Demo Slam

Getting Started

The Snipping Tool is a simplistic tool that you can use to snap and save a picture of any area on your screen, with many customizing options. You can find it either under your task bar (located at the bottom right of your screen) or in the start menu by searching “Snipping Tool”.

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The Menu

After opening the Snipping tool, you will have 3 options: New, Cancel or Option.

By clicking “New”, you can pick what type of screenshot you want. You can choose freeform, which allows you to drag your cursor around what you would like to snip, rectangular, window, or full-screen snip.  

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Under options, you can choose to activate up to six check boxes that include preferences for an outline, prompt to save snips, and screen overlay, to name a few. There are also various colors that you can choose from for your snip outline.

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Cancel allows you to continue to interact with your screen, while having the menu bar open at the bottom.


 

The Customizing Toolbar

Immediately after capturing your snip, the customizing bar will open. There are many options to pick from including; taking a new snip, saving your image, copying it, sending it as an email or drawing over top with a pen or highlighter. Additionally, if you want to delete your drawings you could use the eraser to erase the ink.

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There are many different pen styles that you can choose from. To change the pen style, simply click on the arrow beside the pen and select “Customize…”. Here, you can choose your preferred color, thickness (fine/medium/thick), and tip (chisel/round). If you draw something and want to delete it, use the eraser.

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After taking your snip and customizing it, you can either save it, send it as an email, or paste it (onto a document or an online chat). To send it as an email, you will need to validate your email address.

Have fun using the Snipping Tool 🙂

 

 

 

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