Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Check out Classroom Screen

Need to set a timer for your next activity or randomly pick a name?  How about setting a sound level in your classroom or make a quick drawing?  Have you discovered https://www.classroomscreen.com/ yet?  Be sure to check it out for the following features.

  • Background image
  • Random name picker
  • Sound level
  • QR code creator
  • Drawing tool
  • Text Tool
  • Work Symbols
  • Timer
  • Clock

Monday, February 12, 2018

4 Google Drive Tips to Try

Here are 4 tips you should try the next time you are in your Google Drive.

  1. Toggle View- Select a file or folder and then click the letter V on your keyboard.  This will allow you to toggle the view back and forth.
  2. Toggle Details- Select a file or folder and click the letter I.  This will reveal the details and activity related to the file or folder.
  3. Star- Select a file or folder and click the letter S.  This will star the file.  Then click Starred on the right just to see those that are starred.
  4. Search by File Type- Search your Google Drive by file type.  Just click the drop-down menu and select the file type first.  Then conduct your search.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Just Ask Google Sheets

How many times have you discovered that your average teacher just uses a spreadsheet to keep data organized because of the boxes provided?  Too often the features in spreadsheets are greatly underutilized because they can be very intimidating with formulas, functions, charts, etc.  With the latest updates to Google Sheets you will find it's getting much easier to uncover insights and trends with the data you enter in the worksheets.

Specifically, the Explore feature helps users uncover the data they need to make better decisions.  In the Explore panel you can ask questions in natural language referencing the data in the columns and rows in your spreadsheet and it will return suggestions.  Those suggestions may vary from charts to pivot tables.  It also generates the formulas for you.

In this video, you will discover how it works.  Enjoy!