May 01, 2017

How to Use "Explore" to Add Images to Your Google Doc


I think our ninth graders doing research on African masks are going to love using the new "Explore" option in Google Docs. Adding images will be such a breeze!

The pluses of using Explore to find images?
  • No need to open another window.
  • All images in Explore are copyright-friendly.
  • Attribution is automatically added to the image. 
Check out this short slide tutorial to start exploring right now.




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April 29, 2017

"Library Extension" Lets you Borrow Books from Your Local Library While You're in Amazon or Goodreads!



Save yourself a few steps, and some money!

That book you want to purchase on Amazon or Goodreads? It might be available to borrow from your local library!

Chrome's "Library Extension" lets you check your local library immediately, while you're in Amazon or Goodreads. [Note: As of this publication date, also available at Barnes and Noble, AR BookFinder, and Google Books! ]

How cool is that?!

I made this mini slide tutorial to demonstrate how the extension works.



You can find out more at libraryextension.comFAQ, and Free, but you can support.

Enjoy!

#librariesrock

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April 19, 2017

How to Schedule and Start Google Hangouts on Air (And where are the links to share?)


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Hangouts on Air are now only possible using YouTube.

Here's a 5-step guide, no extras needed. The location of the 3 links to share (for panelists, for YouTube viewers, and for embedding on a website) are on Slide 6 (and above).



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April 14, 2017

Google PD at your Fingertips! How to Find the EdTech Team's Past Google Summit Resources



I love the EdTech Team!

The amount of professional development the Team continually provides throughout the year to educators around the world is staggering, as evidenced by the interactive map on the EdTechTeam Events page.

And there's something for everyone at these events: from newbie to geek.

Because I can't make all of the Google Summits due to time, budget, and travel issues (and other priorities such as family), I love that the EdTech Team makes Summit presentations available publicly, long after the event!

Here's a 4-minute YouTube demo for finding past Google Summit presentations, both on the Web and on your mobile device:



Thanks to the EdTech Team for sharing resources for all of us to enjoy, long after the Summit is over.


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March 30, 2017

🎉 "Make a Copy" in Google Keep!

Just discovered "Make a Copy" in Google Keep!



So now I don't have to make a choice between keeping a note in Keep and copying it to Google Docs.

Thank you, Google! 🎉 #winneradd


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