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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Find photos from a friend quickly on your iPhone

How many times have you wanted to find a photo/video that you know a friend shared with you, but you can't find it quickly because you are scrolling through your texts?

Well there is an easy way to find them:

  • Tap their name
  •  the i
  •  then you can look through photos from your conversations
Embedded below is a 23 second YouTube tutorial.

Take care,
Brad

Friday, May 17, 2019

Wakelet Update - You can now upload multiple images to your collection.

Wakelet's newest enhancement allows the user to add multiple images at once. This is such an important addition as this will be a huge time saver.

Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 27 second YouTube tutorial as well as a Wakelet collection showing the ins and outs of the site.






Thursday, May 16, 2019

Missing the menu in your Google Docs? Try Ctrl + Shift + F

In this past week there have been a number of teachers who have contacted me regarding missing their menu in their Google Docs.

There are 2 ways to solve this issue:
  1. Try Ctrl + Shift + F
  2. Select the symbol in the upper right (see embedded pic)
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 14 second YouTube tutorial.




Take care,
Brad

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Where are extensions in Google Chrome and how can I remove one easily?

In the school district where I work there have been a few pop-ups and advertisements that have been coming up on teacher's computers. What appears to be the issue is that an extension was added. To remove the extension look to the right of your address bar and right click on one that you believe to be the issue.

The one that was causing issues was one entitled "Ads by PDF viewer".

Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 42 second YouTube tutorial.





Take care,
Brad

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Use Google Translate to translate an entire website into the language of your choice.

Google Translate is an amazing site and app. One simple use of the site is the ability to paste the url of the website you would like to be translated and simply select the language you would like it translated to.

In the example below you will see a GIF followed by a 45 second YouTube tutorial.




Take care,
Brad

Monday, May 13, 2019

You can place callers on Hold using your iPhone then Merge the calls (if you like)

So, I was goofing around the other day and found out that if you hold down the Mute button for 5 seconds while on a call, this will place the caller on Hold.

You are then free to add a call and merge the calls, or to work on whatever else you need to do!

To merge a call:

  • add call
  • call them
  • select Merge Call


Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 20 second YouTube tutorial.





Take care,
Brad

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Use Google Photos to easily create a Mother's Day Movie (or dog, cat, Father's Day, etc)

If you use Google Photos, remember you can easily create a movie by choosing from among the options you see below.



Once you choose the category your movie falls in, follow the directions (for Mother's Day choose the mom, and then the children, grandchildren, etc.)

Embedded below is a 1 minute and 2 second YouTube tutorial.


Take care,
Brad

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Control Center Settings Plus 3D Touch Options

If you have an iOS device make sure to take advantage of your control center and the 3D touch options that come with it.

Your control center can be found when you scroll up from the bottom of the screen. Some of the options include the ability to instantly send what is on your device to an Apple TV, record your screen, have a flashlight, timer, calculator, etc. The options can all be seen below. Plus - make sure to press on the icon for the 3D touch options.

                                                                                  
Embedded below is a 2 minute and 7 second YouTube tutorial.



Take care,
Brad

Friday, May 10, 2019

Ride a rocket through an interactive view of the Solar System

If you (or your students/children) want to ride a rocket through an interactive view of the Solar System, check out BBC's How Big is Space?

As you use your arrow key  (or drag the page view) your rocket will travel through the Solar System. You will see information regarding space travel and the distance (in km) that objects are from Earth. Example - Legonaut 24km Lego man launched by two Canadian teenagers in January 2012



 Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 1 minute and 55 second YouTube tutorial.





Take care,
Brad

Thursday, May 9, 2019

New word cloud tool - Wordwanderer

The other day TCEA shared a blog post about Word Wanderer. What separates Word wanderer from other cloud tools is you can see how terms are related to each other, see different forms of speech in the text, etc.

This is a great site to check your won writing, show students how text is related, see words of speech, etc.

Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 1 minute and 33 second YouTube tutorial.





Take care,
Brad