Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Google Tip of the Day: EPUB Publications from Google Docs

Google just made the EPUB format available in Google Docs.  That means you can save your Google Docs in a format that will display nicely on a variety of devices.

As an example, once you save a file in EPUB format you can read it with iBooks on a Mac or iPad.  Here are the steps.
  1. Click File>Download as>EPUB Publication.
  2. Double-click to open the file that was downloaded.
  3. iBooks will open the file if the program is installed.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Student Project Showcase

We are happy to introduce a new feature on the Taylor ISD IT Blog called the Student Project Showcase.  Our hope is to post an entry each week of the great projects teachers are doing with students that integrate technology.  We hope this will encourage even more great lessons that incorporate technology. If you would like to make a submission, the form can be found here.  http://goo.gl/forms/fvxnOkkYDc .  Stories will be shared on the blog, Twitter, and Facebook.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Google Tips of the Day: Conduct a Privacy Checkup

Along with a regular security checkup in your Google account, it's a good idea to periodically conduct a privacy checkup.  Here are the steps.

  1. Click your profile picture or icon and then click My Account.

  2. In the Personal info & privacy section click Get Started.

  3. Decide on what you want available related to your Google+ Profile and click Next.

  4. Change your settings for Google Photos.  Consider if you want to share your location for each picture you add.  Then click Next.

  5. Select the visibility setting for a variety of activities.  Click Next.

  6. Manage your ads settings if needed.  Click Next.

  7. Click Back to My Account.