Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tab tips and tricks Use Ctrl Shift D to instantly bookmark them into a folder Open all instantly with Ctrl Right click on tabs for options (close)

Yesterday I shared how you can instantly bookmark all your open tabs instantly by select Ctrl Shift D (or select three dots in the upper right and choose bookmark all tabs).

A few additional tips that some teachers liked seeing today are:
  • to see all tabs in your folder just click on the folder and you will see them
  • to open them all instantly hold down Ctrl and select Folder
  • to close tabs check out options by right clicking on the tab
Embedded below is a 57 second YouTube tutorial.

Try saying "rise up lights" without sounding like an Australian saying "razor blades". G'Day mate!

Take care,

Sites to share with families who may be asking for additional resources for a topic(s) for remediation or challenge

Ever have a family ask you if there are resources they can use at home to help reinforce a topic (or to challenge the student)?

Earlier today I shared the resources you see below in a Wakelet collection. Reminder these are ones that can be used if you see a student needing them, or sharing the sites with families so they can do the same.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

End of the day and have a whole bunch of TABS open? Use Ctrl Shift D to instantly bookmark them into a folder.

If you have a whole bunch of open TABS at the end of the day and don't want to leave them? 
  • Try Ctrl Shift D
  • This will bookmark the open tabs into a folder in your bookmarks! ๐Ÿ˜€

Embedded below is a 33 second YouTube tutorial.

DAD JOKE! ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿ˜€

A slice of apple pie is $1.50 in Jamaica.

The same slice is $2.00 in the Bahamas.

These are the pie rates of the Caribbean! ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ–๐Ÿด‍☠️

Take care,

Sunday, January 19, 2020

"What tastes better than it smells? A tongue!" + 100 other Funny Riddles and Brain Teasers for Kids

If you are anything like me you enjoy trying to make people feel at ease and comfortable. One way I try to do this is through humor and/or riddles. Sure, some groan, but more often than not - jokes/riddles make people either laugh or work together to solve a problem. This "hook" is crucial especially for children and makes them wanting more. So... here are 101 Funny Riddles and Brain Teasers for Kids (and Adult kids) shared by "The Dad".

101 Funny Riddles and Brain Teasers for Kids.

Large Printable Chromebook Keyboard Bulletin Board and Activities for the Classroom

Erin Flanagan has created some amazing resources (free) for you to use in your classroom -

The site includes:

  • Full 9' x 4' keyboard
  • Games to play include:
    • keyboard fluency
    • sight & spelling words
    • coding
    • typing
    • usernames & passwords
    • letter recognition
    • following directions
Thanks for creating Erin!

Friday, January 17, 2020

Immersive Reader Magic in Office Lens

That's right - Immersive Reader is now available in the iOS Office Lens. Simply follow these directions:

  • Open Office Lens
  • Take a picture of the page
  • Select done (bottom right of screen)
  • Select Immersive Reader under Share to
  • You will then see all the options Immersive Reader provides! ๐Ÿ˜€
Embedded below is a 1 minute and 50 second YouTube tutorial.


Did you hear about the magician that went bald? He got so mad he pulled his hare out? ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿคฃ

Take care,

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Use FnF9 to quickly perform a web search

Every once-in-awhile a mouse may not work and you need to quickly search something. Try using the shortcut FnF9 and search away!

Embedded below is a 28 second YouTube tutorial.


A new type of broom came out!
It's sweeping the nation!

Take care,

Screencastify 2020 ✂️Trim Videos ๐Ÿ’ƒExport animated GIF's ๐ŸŽงExport mp3 ๐Ÿ“นExport mp4 Unlimited # of Recordings!!

That's right! All those options are available to you for free thanks to Screencastify!
You can enter into their Blog to read about it or you can instantly add the extension by clicking here.

Embedded below is a 2 minute and 54 second YouTube tutorial.


Q: What do you call a guy with a rubber toe?

A: Roberto

Take care,

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Use Google Calendar - remember there are shortcuts

If you use Google Calendar, just remember there are keyboard shortcuts that can save you some time. To see them - look below or select ?. Embedded below are the shortcuts, a 45 second YouTube tutorial, and a dad joke! ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿ˜€

Q: Did you know I can cut wood without touching it?

A: It's true! I saw it with my own eyes! ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜€

Monday, January 13, 2020

In Google Chrome and can't remember where you saved a file? Plus a dad joke.

Ever download a file/picture using Google Chrome and can't remember where you downloaded it? Try using Ctrl J on a Windows based device.

Embedded below is a 32 second YouTube tutorial.

Q: What do you call someone with no body and no nose?

A: Nobody knows! ⛔๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿ˜€