Xtramath is a great website for practicing basic facts. I created a blog post last year about it - click here for a review of the site.
What I am pointing out in today's blog is how easy it is to adjust the level of the user using the site. Anywhere from going from Advanced 1.5 seconds (gives user 1.5 seconds to answer +, -, x, & /) to working on adding up to 10 within 6 seconds (example 5+4 = 9 to be answered within 6 seconds).
This is very helpful to adjust to the user's ability.
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 1 minute and 4 second YouTube tutorial I created.
The other day a friend shared with me the fact that you can convert an image of text into a Google Doc that could be edited (video here).
If you upload a PDF or JPEG that has text on it - you know that it is a picture and you can not edit it. However, there is a little trick that allows you to take that file and Google finds the text and creates it into an editable Google Doc.
Here is a quick way to do it.
Upload file > right click on file (or select three dots) > select Open with > select Google Docs
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 58 second YouTube tutorial.
If you post an assignment in Google Classroom and would like to quickly include video directions in your assignment, try using the Google Classroom App (I am using an iPhone) and then follow the following directions on your phone or tablet. This could help get across something that is easier said in words than in written form.
In the assignment select the paperclip
Scroll down to Use camera
Scroll to Video and switch the camera around to include your face
Record your directions
Select Use Video and you will see the video included in your post
Send the assignment using the arrow
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 46 second YouTube tutorial.
If you need a break - or simply just want to learn something new simply type in "Fun Facts" or"I'm feeling curious" and some very informative information will be presented to you. If you would like to learn more just click on the blue Ask Another Question.
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 26 second YouTube tutorial.
Yesterday's post I showed you how to apply a name to a face in Google Photos for easy searching. Today's post I will show you a cool feature in Photos where all you need to do is type in the name of the person you are searching for and a place.
Example - we went to Florida a few weeks ago - so I typed in my daughter's name (Sydney) and then Florida.
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 30 second YouTube tutorial I created.
Understanding The Google Guitar Doodle’s Musical Notes The Google Guitar has ten notes that go from a low G, and that goes as high as a high B. If you are familiar with the musical notes, keep in mind that each number has its note. The strings on the left side of the doodle are the C, E, and G notes. The strings in the middle are the B, G, B notes and the strings on the right side are the A, D, F# and A notes. Don’t forget that if you want to use your keyboard to play, each key will play a different note. For example, Q, 1, A, Z will play the same string that is the G note in the center of the Google Guitar Doodle. The number on your keyboard play the following notes: 1 is G 2 is A 3 is B 4 is C 5 is D 6 is E 7 is F# 8 is G 9 is A 0 is B If you hit various keys at the same time to play some basic chords. For example, G major would be 1, 3 and 5. C Major would be 4, 6, and 8. Finally, D7 Major would be 4, 5, 7, 9.
Here are a few other songs to try:
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – 1155665 4433221 5544 332 5544332 1155665 4433221
Harry Potter – 36 876 09 7 36 876 73
Star Wars – 1543 2854 3285 4342
The God Father – 368768676453
Imperial Darth Vader March – 333 1 53 1 53 7 7 7 8 531 53
Titanic – 4444 344 3456 54 4443 441
Happy Birthday – 112143 112154 1186432 443121
Can’t Get No Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones – 22 234 44332 22 234
If you have ever been asked the question, "Is that a big number?" - you now have a website at your disposal. Isthatabignumber.com provides the user with more or less than type statements as well as equivalent to.
Thank you to Tony Vincent for posting this the other day (great follow on Twitter).
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 52 second YouTube tutorial.
Richard Byrne the other day shared this amazing resource on the Declaration of Independence. The site provides you with a high resolution scan of an 1823 facsimile of the text, annotated version of John Trumball's 1819 painting of the signing, and an interactive map that shows the signers' hometown.
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 1 minute and 37 second YouTube video I created.
GIPHY has created a simple to use extension to spruce up that email with a GIF. Simply add the extension, select the insert from GIPHY to the right of the blue send button, and find the GIF to add on that GIF!
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 51 second YouTube tutorial I created.