New internet tools introduced this month by Ian, again focusing on the freely available, included using a general search title in Youtube such as 'Classical Music' to stream playlists of music throughout the day; the Rainlendar desktop calendar; the Gadwin screen capture tool; Paypal (which is preferred by eBay); and Picasa3 for storage and organisation of photograph collections using the cloud.
Class member Margaret Jenkin, from Investment Group 2, gave us a most informative presentation on the use of the internet when investing in the stock market. Margaret began by reflecting on the benefits on-line banking and the ways in which the banking system works to ensure online security, then described her practice of using a separate bank for her online purchases. Using the ComSec website, Margaret introduced tools available for analysing trading possibilities such as indexes, charts; price; volumes; stock announcements; peer guides; comparative trading ranges; watchlists; tools for managing orders and more. Margaret explained that each of the major banks has a similar website; and Ian added that the ASX site also provides similar information.
Class member Bev Lee then provided an introduction to developing a free website using www.weebly.com, the platform chosen for this website. Neville was happy to throw his hat into the ring in setting up a website address - after which a theme was selected; pages were added and moved around; a title and some text were added using the 'drag' feature in the build page, and the tool bar was used to change font colours and sizes. We finished with a demonstration of how easy it is to delete - in this case the dummy - website! The class handout; information on the 'Website' page under 'Newsroom'; the two blog entries below and the resources and videos in the support section on Weebly.com will hopefully be useful to clss members keen to 'have a go'. Bev is happy to provide support and mentoring.