July 24, 2015

Use this URL to Track Who's Pinning Your Content on Pinterest



You can keep track in real time of who's pinning your content on Pinterest. Nice!

This is a neat feature I didn't know about until +Nicole Nguyen of +BuzzFeed filled me in.

Here's the URL: 


http://www.pinterest.com/source/www.[yourfavoritesite].com

I traced my blog here. So cool!

Nicole gives us 20 other great Pinterest tips in 21 Tips to Make the Most of Pinterest.

Thanks, Nicole! 


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July 22, 2015

Bookmark This URL to Get Full-Screen Google Plus Notifications (And Don't Forget Shortcuts J and K!)




Here's the URL to get your Google+ Notifications Full Screen.




Be sure to bookmark it!

As far as I can tell, there is no other way to get the full screen version of Google+ notifications.

It used to be that Google Notifications at the top of the Notifications box was a live link to a full screen of notifications.



But no more ... (or am I missing something?)

I much prefer the full screen option for notifications when I'm browsing on my Chromebook, laptop, and desktop. And using J and K  to maneuver up and down from post to post, makes the Google+ experience even more luxurious.




You can use J and K to navigate through posts in the Notification box as well, which is nice for those who prefer the compact view.

And J and K works beautifully in other apps too, including:

       • GMail (enable keyboard shortcuts)
       • Twitter (click on tweet to start)
       • Facebook (click on a post to start)

Yes, I love the large screen experience and shortcuts J and K!

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July 13, 2015

ISTE 2015 and #NOTATISTE15 -- A Hangout, Shared Show Notes, and Slides


'Twas FUN to be a guest on EdTech Mixed Plate's ISTE 2015 Edition!



I learned a lot! Be sure to take a look at the Show Notes, with everything mentioned in the show and more, here

I represented the #NOTATISTE15 crowd and did a Google slide presentation (overkill, I know, but I wanted to make sure I put everything in there -- I tend to ramble).

The #NOTATISTE Google slide presentation I used on the show (view, starting at 24:44) is here, and I uploaded a slightly different version to Slideshare.net to take into account that clickable links aren't allowed on the first three slides of Slideshare. Feel free to share it far and wide! 




Who knows what the future will bring? If I'm not able to attend ISTE next year, I'll definitely be participating in #NOTATISTE16!

Mahalo to +Michael Fricano II+Michelle Carlson Colte+Peggy George, and +Shane Asselstine for a very informative show, and to +Jennifer Wagner for building a terrific #NOTATISTE G+ community!

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P. S. Check out my two other #NOTATISTE15 blog posts:

Accepting the Challenge! 5 #NOTATISTE Ignite Talks and 3 Reflections

22, no, 28 COOL (and FREE) Ways to Enjoy #ISTE2015 Without Being There [#NOTATISTE]