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Friday, July 19, 2019

Google Lens for translating, copying text, quick search in text - plus a tip calculator

On Tuesday I Tweeted about using Google Lens as a tip calculator:
Today I show how you can use the Google Lens for translating, copying text, plus searching directly within text.

Embedded below is a 1 minute and 9 second YouTube tutorial.



Take care,
Brad

Thursday, July 18, 2019

In Twitter - new followers show up as a notification and is easy to re-follow

In Twitter - new followers show up as a notification. This is great as there is also a place for re-following.

Make sure to keep your profile up-to-date as this will show up.

Embedded below is a 16 second YouTube tutorial.



Take care,
Brad

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Use Google Lens in Google's app for a tip calculator

If you would like access to a tip calculator
  • Open your Google app
  • select the Google Lens - upper right
  • scan your receipt
  • once the circle appears on the total - tap the circle
    • a tip calculator will come up where you can
      • see the bill total
      • change % for tip
      • Check to include or not include taxes
      • Split the bill among the number on the party
      • See total tip as well as the split
      • See total amount plus how much each person pays
Embedded below is a GIF as well as a 21 second YouTube tutorial.





Take care,
Brad

Gnotes.io creates a transcript of a YouTube video in a Google doc complete with a screenshot.

Tony Vincent tweeted the other day about Gnotes.io


As Tony stated,

  • you simply enter in the URL
  • choose Chrome Tab and Google script when prompted
  • Play the video
  • press M
  • enter number of second of transcript
  • Google Doc is created complete with a screenshot
  • You can continue adding to the doc as needed
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 2 minute and 26 second YouTube tutorial.





Take care,
Brad

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Floating for YouTube - App that allows you to watch a YouTube video while taking notes or anything else!

Ever wish you could watch a YouTube video while surfing the web - or taking notes at the same time? Well with the Chrome app Floating for YouTube, you can!

All you need to do is

  • add the app 
  • open the app
  • copy and paste the url from YouTube
  • the video will autoplay and you can mute the video, make it smaller or larger, as well as pause
What a great app for assigning videos for students to watch and take notes at the same time! Of course there are many other uses as well!

Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 1 minute and 8 second YouTube tutorial.





Take care,
Brad

Saturday, July 13, 2019

See tweets in a wordcloud with the app Tweetroot

If you would like to see Tweets represented in a Wordcloud, try using the iOS app Tweetroot. Tweetroot pulls in recent tweets and analyzes what words are used most frequently.

You see what a @user tweets about as well as what reactions a #hashtag generates.

Tweetroot lets you analyze 3 types of Twitter feeds:

- User tweets: A user's 1,000 most recent tweets.

- Hashtags:Recent tweets using a certain #hashtag.

Embedded below is a GIF showing Flipgrid's wordcloud followed by a 1 minute and 37 second YouTube tutorial.

via GIPHY





Take care,
Brad


Friday, July 12, 2019

Wakelet is now more accessible and inclusive for everyone with the integration of Microsoft's Immersive Reader.

Wakelet 's latest update is one of the biggest - the integration of Microsoft's Immersive Reader. If you do not know much about Immersive Reader - watch Microsoft's 1 minute video below.


In Wakelet, when you add text in your collection this text can now be read-a-loud as well as change
  • text preferences
    • text size
    • spacing
    • font
    • themes
  • grammar preferences
    • syllables
    • parts of speech
  • reading preferences
    • line focus
    • picture dictionary
    • TRANSLATE
      • By word
      • Whole document
To see Immersive Reader in action, watch the GIF as well as the 1 minute and 38 second YouTube tutorial below.





Take care,
Brad




Thursday, July 11, 2019

TweetReality - Enjoy Twitter in Augmented Reality

TweetReality allows you to see Twitter in a whole way - Augmented Reality.

Once you login with your Twitter account you will need to simply scan the floor for AR and once the AR is ready - you will see your Twitter feed appear right in front of you. You can do everything you do in Twitter (retweet, favorite, comment, etc.) as you would in regular Twitter.

This is a fun way to show Augmented Reality (AR) to people as it has that WOW factor as well as a familiarity. It isn't an app that one would use everyday, but it is one that will grab other's attention.

Embedded below is a 1 minute and 44 second YouTube tutorial.


Take care,
Brad


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

In need of Royalty Free Music for a project? Try Bensound.com

If you, or your students, are in need of royalty free music for a project at school, be sure to check out Bensound.com. After searching through a number of sites (Google search) Bensound offers the music with a Free Creative Commons License (see pic below).

Once downloaded (MP3) be sure to grab the information needed to attribute it to the creator by selecting the i. Of course you can copy the URL as well.

Embedded below is a 1 minute and 7 second YouTube tutorial.



Take care,
Brad