Google Drive is a fantastic resource for those who need free (or cheap) online storage space. It synchronizes beautifully with Google’s own suite of products, as well as several third-party services such as desktop email client Mailbird, productivity and organization software Evernote, and online communication tool Slack.
Here we take a complete look at how to use of the service, as well as offering some hints and tips along the way.
Common wisdom says you just can't apply conditional formatting in a Google Apps spreadsheet using data from a different sheet. But here at THE Journal, we laugh in the face of wisdom, common or otherwise. But is such jocularity is justified? Read on.
Now that the dust of its rather bumpy launch has settled — third-party keyboards fully functional and Apple Pay up and running — we can finally explore the new mobile operating system’s cool new features. To remove yourself from a conversation, tap Details and then scroll down to Leave this Conversation.
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These are some useful tips that fix some of the more annoying features of texting.
"If you are using Google Classroom you may want to consider adding a permalink to a Google Hangout (GHO) onto the “About” section of Google Classroom. This creates a permanent video call that you can use for office hours, to schedule informal meetings with students or for having tutoring hours."
"Are you tired of reading texts ? Here are three great free Chrome extensions that you can use to have text read to you. All of these extensions are free and are easy to use. I started the list with Announcify which is my favourite among them all but the two other add-ons are pretty good as well. Try them out and share with us what you think of them."
"Looking for some powerful apps to help your kids and students type fast? The selection below features some of the most popular typing apps in Chrome app store. As usual I only picked what I think are relevant for an educational context such as the classroom. Have a look and share with your colleagues:"
In my district we used to have a keyboarding class for 6th graders, but it was cut out of our curriculum years ago. Now we are finding that students are lacking in this necessary skill as many of the devices they use are point and click or swiping motions.
"But in an increasingly connected and digital world, the things a student needs to know are indeed changing—fundamental human needs sometimes drastically redressed for an alien modern world. Just as salt allowed for the keeping of meats, the advent of antibiotics made deadly viruses and diseases simply inconvenient, and electricity completely altered when and where we slept and work and played, technology is again changing the kind of “stuff” a student needs to know."
"Below is a list I have been working on for awhile now. the list features some very useful Math websites specifically handpicked for teachers to use with their students. The initial list I compiled contained over 40 websites but as I reviewed it deeper I decided to take some out and keep the rest here. I invite you to have a loom and share with your colleagues. "
Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot! is an easy-to-use blended learning platform which works on any device, making the classroom interactive, encouraging both educators and learners to ask great questions.
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