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using New and Emerging Technologies to enhance Learning Provider's "current Practice" - John is a retired eLearning Adviser, but keeping up to date, and all views are his own
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Typing Speed Monitor

Typing Speed Monitor | technologies | Scoop.it
Gives you statistics on how fast you type, what you type, and how often you type.
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Typing Speed Monitor Shows Your Typing Speed During Routine Web Tasks
Typing Speed Monitor is a Google Chrome extension that evaluates a user's typing skills while they're going about their daily web browsing or word processing activities. Ideal for Google Drive users.
If learners do a lot of writing on-line and/or are engaged with on-line courses, Typing Speed Monitor is one way for them to get accurate feedback on their typing proficiency in real-world settings.

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Download to Dropbox

Download to Dropbox | technologies | Scoop.it
Conveniently download straight into your Dropbox account
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This extension allows users to Skip the downloading step completely.
How? – just upload files, images etc., directly to their Dropbox from within Chrome.
With Download to Dropbox installed all users need to do is right-click any download link, then click “Upload to Dropbox” – and they’re done.
File are sent directly to Dropbox, meaning it will quickly sync to all of the user's computers and other devices.
Even better if users are downloading a file on one computer that they intend to use on another one.
Note: Users will find all files they upload to Dropbox in a specific folder: /Dropbox/Apps/Downloads From Chrome/

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Docs Quickly

Docs Quickly | technologies | Scoop.it
Quickly create a new Google Doc. It's just a single click from your menu bar.
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This Chrome extension allows users,practitioners and learners alike, to create a Google Doc, Spreadsheet, Presentation, or Drawing directly from their Chrome bar. 

There is noneed to launch docs.google.com; just a single click, and they have a new document.

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Black Menu - Chrome Extension

Black Menu - Chrome Extension | technologies | Scoop.it
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It’s time to face it – Google provides some awesome tools. Practitioners, and learners, are beginning to use it for everything – emailing, scheduling, file storage, navigation, apps, their browser (Chrome), etc.
This post looks at the one major problem – how do you easily access those apps and services?
If you are anything like me, you’re going to love what Black Menu has to offer.

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Chrome Extensions For Designers & Developers

Chrome Extensions For Designers & Developers | technologies | Scoop.it

This post targets Google Chrome's extensions for web designers, web developers as well as bloggers.

 

Checkout these Google chrome extensions for designers and developers; they include...

- Live CSS Editor;

- Screen Capture;

- Stylish (has accessibility uses);

- Speed Tracer;

- Window Resizer;

- Check My Links;

- Eye Dropper;

- Comps;

- The Grids;

- Neo Vision;

- SEO site tools and

- Pendule.

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Explain and Send Screenshots

Explain and Send Screenshots | technologies | Scoop.it
Capture a webpage, write text, arrows and circles on it and share it with a direct link to the screenshot without a frame!
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Explain and Send is a free Chrome extension that, because I've got synchronization enabled, I have installed on all my browsers.

 

The extension allows me to quickly select all or a portion of my screen, draw on it, type on it, and share it.


After a screen capture has been created, users can share it via email, Twitter, or Facebook.

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john Larmour's comment, September 15, 2013 5:15 PM
handy tool Thx
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WatchDoc

WatchDoc | technologies | Scoop.it
Notifies you if your Google Docs change
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If practitioners and/or learners have shared some documents with others on Google Docs, this Chrome extension will list their shared documents that have been updated since the last time they viewed them.
An essential extension for those engaged in collaborative work andor for practitioners who are using Google Drive with learners.

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Video Resumer

Video Resumer | technologies | Scoop.it
Automatically resumes YouTube videos from where you played them last.
John Dalziel's insight:

If learners are watching an educational video on YouTube, for a flipped learning environment task perhaps, there will times when they need to leave their computer to do something else.
When they turn the computer back on, they locate the YouTube clip, and then try to find where they'd stopped watching. This can be difficult, in particular for long videos.
In steps Video Resumer.
Video Resumer is a free to use browser extension made for the Google Chrome web browser.
This extension is an absolute must for learners accessing course video clips hosted on YouTube; it improves their experience on the video streaming website.
Video Resumer remembers where users stop watching a YouTube video.
Whether learners close the tab or browser window, revisiting the same YouTube video they were watching earlier will begin its playing from the same point that they left off.

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Webpage & WebCam Screenshot

Webpage & WebCam Screenshot | technologies | Scoop.it

A Fast & Simple solution to Save screenshots of any webpage. 


Webpage & Webcam Screenshot is a free to use browser extension for Google Chrome.

 

This browser extension lets practitioners and/or learners take screenshots of the webpages they visit.

 

They can capture screenshots of only the visible webpage area or the entire webpage.

 

Users have the option to save the screenshots in either PNG or JPG file formats.

 

The extension lets users modify the text on the webpage too; the text fields are detected and made editable before users take the screenshot.

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