Do you use Google Slides for lessons, but don’t have time for fancy formatting? Use the new Explore feature to easily add images and format slides
Add your text to the slide
Click the Explore icon in the lower righthand corner:
Search for images related to your content; click to add them to the slide
Click the back arrow to explore recommended layouts; click to change the layout
More information and tips at FreeTech4Teachers
via tumblr published on November 21, 2016 at 08:00AM
Using Google for a Countdown Timer
Need to quickly set a timer for yourself or for your students?
Just google “set a timer for ____” and put in whatever time you want, and Google will start a countdown for you and beep when completed
via tumblr published on April 04, 2016 at 04:01PM
Have a student struggling with handwriting, and even typing is laborious?
If using a Mac, you can have students dictate their writing to any program (Word, Google Docs, etc.)
Turn on the dictation feature by going to System Preferences: Dictation & Speech
Then when ready to dictate, hit the Function (fn) key twice, and start speaking.
Students can dictate their essay or story or journal entry, and then do edits and revisions on the computer.
More details are available from Apple’s Support Page on dictation.
via tumblr published on November 24, 2015 at 04:01PM
Ever want to type that copyright symbol or a check box into a document but can’t figure out how?
Visit CopyPasteCharacter.com, search for the symbol you want, click it to copy, and then paste it into your Word document or PowerPoint presentation
via tumblr published on November 19, 2015 at 08:00AM
VLC is a free media player for any type of computer that can play almost any video file
Great to have for playing videos downloaded from YouTube or when transferring videos from your home computer to work
via tumblr published on January 17, 2015 at 07:00PM