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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

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

How to force Google to automatically delete information it saves about you online

Google has recently rolled out a feature that will automatically delete data it can save from all of your Google services on your account after either 18 months or 3 months (the default is manually delete).

Below are the steps necessary to change your preferences.

  • Log on to myaccount.google.com
  • Choose data and presonalization
  • Web and App activity (select the arrow or "carrot")
  • Choose Manage Activity
  • Select Choose to delete automatically
  • Choose 18 or 3 months
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 54 second YouTube tutorial.






Take care,
Brad



Monday, July 8, 2019

Wakelet - New bookmarks areas with 3 different layouts and ability to add a bookmark to a collection!

Wakelet continues to update their site. This update is one that will help you easily see your bookmarks as well as add a bookmark to a collection as well as share!

Embedded below is a 34 second YouTube tutorial.



Take care,
Brad

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Kahoot - faster & easier to create games + new question bank, autosave + drag and drop + extended timer

Kahoot has some new features to check out. (Also available by clicking here)

  • New Kahoot creator - faster and easier to create games
  • 25% higher character limit
  • Autosave feature
  • Drag and drop + duplication
  • All new community-powered question bank
    • auto-suggest questions, answers, and images from over 600 million questions
  • True or false questions type
  • Extended timer to 4 minutes (twice what it was before)
Embedded below is a 59 second YouTube tutorial created by Kahoot!



Take care,
Brad


Saturday, July 6, 2019

Great new feature in Google Sheets - Remove duplicates

That's right! No more searching to see if you have duplicates in your Google Sheets!!

Embedded below is a GIF as well as a 29 second YouTube tutorial.





Take care,
Brad

Friday, July 5, 2019

Want to clean-up your Google Sheet? Try Data > Trim Whitespace

I think we have all had some data in a spreadsheet that is off and there is too much whitespace. Well, Google has made it so simple to correct that situation. 

  • Select your row or column of data
  • Data
  • Trim Whitespace
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 33 second YouTube tutorial.




Take care,
Brad

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Google Site that has all Google Expeditions in an easy searchable format. Includes both AR and VR

Below you will see a GIF that shows how to search Google Expeditions (by Jon Neale). The GIF shows results when typing in American Revolution. What is awesome is that it allows you to search for both AR or VR.



Bitmoji Image
Brad

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Flipgrid - all videos now available in Augmented Reality

Awesome update in Flipgrid! You can now print out response QR codes, scan them using the app, and see the video in augmented reality! This works with all response QR codes as long as you use the app and a supported device.

So, place them on a poster, a desk, a wall, you name it!

So, go ahead and scan the QR code (using Flipgrid's app) below for a 25 second YouTube tutorial showing you what it looks like, or you could  watch the YouTube video below that.




Take care,
Brad

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Google has added augmented reality to search (with many more coming)

Google has added 3D augmented reality to its search results if you have an AR-enabled phone. You can bring animals right into your living room, office, backyard, etc with a simple search. I even placed an augmented bear with real bears in the zoo in Hershey, PA (see pic below).

The future will be fascinating!


Embedded below is a 1 minute and 34 second YouTube tutorial.



Take care,
Brad


Monday, July 1, 2019

Bookcreator Update: Autodraw and emojis are now available!!

Awesome update in Bookcreator (especially for those of use who are not as talented as others with drawing) - the addition of Autodraw!

Once you select the plus and pen you will then see the option of multiple tools, the last one is autodraw. Once selected you can then draw what you would like and you will see options as to what is thought you are drawing.

Once finished select the x in the upper right and then you will see more options. The one to point out is the ability to add emojis!

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



Take care,
Brad

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Froggipedia - AR app that allows you to see life cycle, AR anatomy, and Dissect

Froggipedia is an AR app that allows the user to see the life cycle of a frog, see the anatomy in an AR format, as well as dissect the frog.

This is worth checking out. I can remember the smell or formaldehyde from 7th grade science class.

Embedded below is a 1 minute and 53 second YouTube tutorial.



Take care,
Brad

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Type in "Roll a Die" in Google to have dice rolled for you as well as other Games and Tools

Google has updated their "Roll a Die" feature which allows you to have a 6-sided die rolled for you instantly as well as options to add other dice as well.

What is also nice is the ability to see other Games and Tools below the dice (games and tools such as Pac-Man, Solitaire, Calculator,etc.)

Embedded below is a Gif followed by a 57 second YouTube tutorial.



Take care,
Brad


Friday, June 28, 2019

Want to create your own GIF? Try using Giphy and YouTube.

If you would like to create your GIF (like the Phillies winning the World Series) in just a couple of minutes (or less) - try using Giphy and YouTube.


Below are the steps:

  • Find your video on YouTube
  • Copy the web address (URL)
  • Open Giphy.com and select create
    • Paste (ctrl v) in the box where it says paste video, GIF, or image url
  • Choose duration and start time
  • Continue to decorate
    • Add text and decorate as needed
  • Continue to Upload
  • Upload to GIPHY
  • Choose how you would like to share the GIF
    • If sharing on social media the under 10MB is important to take note of and use
Embedded below is a 2 minute and 1 second YouTube tutorial. Go Birds!



Take care,
Brad

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Google Photos - how to find when picture was taken and with what device

Google Photos is an amazing storage device for all your photos and videos.

If you want to find when a specific image/video was taken and with what device, simply select the three dots (upper right) on any device.

Embedded below is a 22 second YouTube tutorial showing what it looks like on an iPhone.


Take care,
Brad

Screencast-O-Matic's new iOS Screen Recorder!

Screencast-O-Matic just announce their iOS app that allows you to screen record for free. This is awesome for app demos, tutorials, video feedback, etc. Click here for more information from Screencast-O-Matic.

When you launch the app:

  • you will see the option to record and where to place the recording (camera roll, Screencast-o-matic, etc.) as well as the same option you saw before with turning the microphone on or off. 
  • select Start Broadcast
  • you will then see a screen that tells you that once you close the app they will trim this part out

  • you can then start to record your tutorial
  • when completed make sure to select the red line and stop the recording
  • feel free to trim and then save

  • once saved you can then re-enter and select edit
    • you will then see options to trim, crop, facecam, speed, and rotate
  • the Facecam is awesome as you can add your face as well as recapture audio to your video
    • this is awesome if the app itself (like Expeditions) shuts off your audio
Embedded below is a 1 minute and 8 second YouTube tutorial.




Take care,
Brad



Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Google Expeditions is now available on "some"Chromebooks

Expeditions is an amazing (and free) virtual and augmented reality app with the ability to take your classes to far away places and look into what organs look like. If you do not access to tablets or phones, Expeditions is one thing that falls by the wayside.


Google announced at the ISTE conference in Philadelphia, they will be adding support for use of Google Expeditions on Chromebooks and Chrome OS tablets.

Unfortunately, not all Chromebooks and OS tablets will be compatible - click here for the technical requirements.

The Chromebook Tab 10 and the ASUS Chromebook Tablet CT100 are the only two devices that fully support AR and VR Expeditions at the moment.

Later in the summer the list of supported devices will expand, so check back!

Take care,
Brad


Monday, June 24, 2019

Chromebook App Hub, an online resource to help learn about apps and activity ideas for schools

On Google's Edu blog they recently wrote about the Chromebook App Hub.

The Chromebook App Hub (also available here - https://chromebookapphub.withgoogle.com/about) is an online resource to help educators, administrators and developers work together to learn about Chromebook apps and activity ideas for schools.

The site is very easy to navigate, just be sure to select either Ideas or Apps at the top (left).
Once you make your choice you will then see options to filter your search.


Embedded below is a 1 minute and 12 second YouTube tutorial.


Take care,
Brad

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Adobe Spark - now has collaboration feature

Awesome news! Adobe Spark's web version (mobile later in the year) lets you add people to edit and comment on your project. Also of note is the fact that only one collaborator can work on the project at a time (real-time co-editing will be available later this year). Click here for Adobe Spark's blog post about this awesome new feature.

To invite others to be collaborators, simply enter their email addresses and they will be able to edit or comment on your project.



The "shared with you" tab in your dashboard will appear for projects that you have been invited to join.



Take care,
Brad


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Save links/sites for a later viewing convenience. Use Wakelet's extension and app!

How many times have you...

  • Had a whole bunch of tabs open and wished you open up the same exact ones the next time you open your computer?
  • Found a website that you think looks pretty awesome; however, you just don't have the time to truly look into it right now?
  • Found an awesome site on your mobile device that you want to save to look at later on when you have the time?
This has happened to us all and it can be so frustrating! Well, Wakelet is remove those frustrations. If you use Wakelet's extension (for Chrome and Firefox) you can not only save an individual link to a collection in seconds, you can also save all those open tabs for the next time you open your computer.

Embedded below is a GIF showing you the above.


Wakelet's app (available in Google Play as well as Apple Store) has helped me so many times when I find an interesting Tweet, site, etc. The ability to instantly add something of interest to refer back to at a later date in time is awesome. There have also been times when I want to add to a collection I shared with others, I can do it in just seconds with the app.

Embedded below is a GIF showing how to save something awesome (like The Philly Special)!




Go Birds!
Brad


Friday, June 21, 2019

How to easily search within your Outlook emails

If you are interested in searching within Outlook to find specific emails from senders, it can sometimes prove to be time consuming.

A little trick is to select the icon you see below and type in from and choose sender. You will then be able to type in their name and search for emails from that particular sender.


You can also use:
From: — Search sender names and addresses.
To: — Search recipient names and addresses.
Subject: — Search subject lines and display emails that contain the specified words.
OR — Search messages with subjects that contain one word or another.

Take care,
Brad

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego - The Keys to the Kremlin Caper

Google Earth has launched the third "Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego" - The Keys to the Kremlin Caper. VILE has stolen one of the world’s great treasures. Help Carmen Sandiego track them around the globe and recover the loot.

In order to find this (and other games) you can easily access them by selecting Voyager (left side second option under the three lines) and then games in Google Earth.



Embedded below is a GIF showing the beginning of the game.

Take care,
Brad

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Classroomscreen.com - new images and GIFs

Classroomscreen has added some new awesome images and GIFs. I have to say "Proud Patrick" is my favorite while my family loves "Little Louis".

Embedded below are the new images in a GIF format.



Take care,
Brad

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

How to have someone browse as a guest when you are logged into Chrome

If you are logged on to your Google Chrome account and would like someone to browse on the computer; however, you do not want them to browse while you are logged on - try Open Guest Window.

Simply select your icon and then Open Guest Window.

Users will then see this screen come up.


Embedded below is a 31 second YouTube tutorial.


Take care,
Brad



Monday, June 17, 2019

Create green screen videos using iMovie!

The recent update to iMovie includes the ability to create green screen videos! This will make it very simple for users of all ages to videos with awesome backgrounds.

  • Make sure to create your video using a green screen
  • Have a background photo to add to your Movie
  • Then tap the + (upper right) and select your video with a green background
  • Tap the three dots and select Green/Blue Screen
  • Your video now has the background you chose!
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 55 second YouTube tutorial.



Take care,
Brad

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Google is ending integration between Google Photos and Drive in July

According to Google's blog post, written by Dan Schlosser Product Manager.

Starting in July, new photos and videos from Drive won’t automatically show in Photos. Similarly, new photos and videos in Photos will not be added to the Photos folder in Drive. Photos and videos you delete in Drive will not be removed from Photos. Similarly, items you delete in Photos will not be removed from Drive. This change is designed to help prevent accidental deletion of items across products.

There will also be an "Upload from Drive" feature available in Photos where you choose photos and videos from Drive, including “Shared with Me” items, to import into Photos.

It is important to note that existing photos and videos will stay in Google Drive and Google Photos.

For some this may disrupt the fact that you will not have a backup of your photos in Drive. Just something to be aware of. Maybe uploading to Shutterfly could spell you for a bit.

Brad

Friday, June 14, 2019

Twitter - Manage up to 5 accounts in the "new" Twitter

Twitter has allowed you to manage up to 5 accounts easily within the app. Unfortunately the web version did not allow for this. Now with the "new Twitter" you can manage up to 5 accounts.

Make sure you try out the new Twitter (see video) but also look on right side of "Legacy Twitter" and then select your account (upper right) and then the three dots. You can then add existing accounts!

Embedded below is a 29 second YouTube tutorial.



Take care,
Brad

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Grammar checker built into Google Docs

Woke up this morning to a nice surprise in my Google Docs (personal and school). It is very similar to spelling (however it is blue). You can access the suggestions by selecting 
  • Tools
  • Grammar and Spelling
    • or Ctrl + Alt + X 

I will say, it is not perfect as I typed numerous sentences with grammatical errors and it did not pick them up.

However, it is a step in the right direction.

Embedded below is a picture, a GIF, as well as a 48 second YouTube tutorial.





Take care,
Brad


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Need to transfer files from school Google account? Try Google Transfer - Google Takeout

If you need to transfer files easily from your school account (due to leaving a district for whatever reason - graduate / switch districts / etc) - make sure to use Google Transfer - Google Takeout. This service allows you to you can copy and transfer your files to another Google Account.

To read more about this click on this link

Take care,
Brad

Monday, June 10, 2019

Play Oregon Trail, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, and 2,300 other MS-DOS games for free in your browser

The Internet Archive allows you to play games such as The Oregon Trail, Donkey Kong, Prince of Persia, plus 2,300 other MS-DOS games in your browser.


I had a great time checking out these games and if you were a child of the 80s (or enjoyed these early games), I am sure you will as well.

Embedded below is a GIF followed by a second YouTube tutorial followed by a Wakelet collection sharing some of my favorites.




Brad

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Gimkit game show for the classroom that uses knowledge and strategy.

Want your students to learn using a game show type format plus a little strategy? Try Gimkit!

Gimkit is similar in nature to a Quizizz, Kahoot!, Quizalize, etc - but what separates it from the others is the strategy. Participants use earned cash to purchase upgrades to use throughout the game.

Gimkit has an awesome help center - https://gimkit.crisp.help/en/ that can answer your questions, and if you do not see your question answered, you can chat with them (bottom of the help section site).

Embedded below is a 3 minute and 31 second YouTube tutorial showing the basics of the site, how to get started, what it looks like from a student point of view, etc.



More tutorials will be shared in the future. FYI - Gimkit was started by a 10th grader - Josh Feinsilber who I believe graduated in June of 2019.

Take care,
Brad

Saturday, June 8, 2019

What's the difference between AR, VR, and MR?

Mike Quindazzi's tweet below states that the World will download 6+ billion Augmented Reality mobile apps by 2022, I thought it would be good to share what the difference between AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), and MR (mixed reality).

To find out the differences click on this helpful article by The Franklin Institute.
 https://www.fi.edu/difference-between-ar-vr-and-mr

 It includes:
All About Augmented Reality (AR)

What is Augmented Reality?

The Science of AR

What's the Difference Between AR, VR, and MR?

Take care,
Brad

Friday, June 7, 2019

Remember to restart your computer

Why restart your computer? Think of it as you going to sleep, have great dreams, wake up after 8 hours, refreshed and ready to go.

A shutdown is simply that a power down. Does not make you feel refreshed and ready to go - you just shut down.

Basically, when you restart your computer, you remove the random, unimportant, and temporary data that may be causing issues with your device. Any bad code that is causing issues will be removed When you restart, the computer or device will bring the system up from scratch, restarting all the software so it will work just as well as it was working before.

So, while there is no answer to "how often should I restart my computer?" - I tend to restart my computer every other week.

Click here for an article revolving around Why Does Rebooting a Computer Fix So Many Problems?


Take care,
Brad


Thursday, June 6, 2019

Use this extension to control Google Slides on any device, remotely, without any extra hardware.

Use the extension Remote for Slides to control Google Slides on any device, remotely, without any extra hardware.

Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 1 minute and 37 second YouTube tutorial.



Take care,
Brad

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Copyright Laws - $9.2 million federal court ruling against Houston ISD for violation of copyright

Teachers in Houston ISD (Independent School District) photocopied and redistributed copyrighted study guides without permission of DynaStudy and kept doing so even after the company brought up these concerns to the school district.

Click here for an article written by Jacob Carpenter in the Houston Chronicle.

Richard Byrne has a nice blog post entitled Three Lessons to Learn from the $9.2M Copyright Ruling Against Houston ISD

Brad

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Flipgrid - How to make the created QR codes smaller to print out

Yesterday I shared the awesome new update to Flipgrid that allows you to easily download all created videos in a topic with one click.
I started thinking back to the teachers I worked with (especially the art teachers) who attached the QR code to the top of art piece. Families would walk by and scan the QR code with their mobile device and hear their child discuss their piece.

So... the size of the QR codes that are generated with this new update were too big. After some thinking and toying around with other sites and programs, I think I came up with the simplest of all solutions (just an FYI I am using a Dell notebook).

When the QR codes are generated and ready to print out make sure you change pages per sheet to a larger number (in my example 12 pages were to be printed so I changed it from 1 page per sheet to 16). Embedded below is a screenshot followed by a GIF and 54 second YouTube tutorial.


Take care,
Brad


Monday, June 3, 2019

Flipgrid - Quickly print QR codes of all videos in a topic

So this is a pretty awesome update (not sure exactly when this update occurred) - but you can now instantly print all QR codes to videos in a particular topic!

This is pretty awesome (and a time saver) as you now do not have to select each video you want to share in QR code format - you can select download them all.

Simply enter into your topic and look above the first video (to the right). You will see the embedded picture below.

Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 31 second YouTube tutorial.




Take care,
Brad

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Play Connect 4 using Google Drawings

Matt Gomez created a template to play Connect 4 in Google Drive (click here).
 https://twitter.com/mattBgomez?lang=en - Twitter

Once you make a copy of the document, go ahead and share with another player.

Once the player opens the shared document, they can open the chat box up (if you want to point that out) and chat until they are both ready.

Once decided who goes first the player will simply need to drag the drawing into the proper spot on the Connect 4 board. Then the game continues as it typically would until the player who connects 4 in a row wins.

One item to point out is that if an issue arises, remember version history under File. This will enable the players to see who last went and altered the doc.

Embedded below is a 1 minute and 43 second YouTube tutorial.


Take care,
Brad

Friday, May 31, 2019

Play Battleship online

Last week I created a blog post revolving around Eric Curts' "Battlesheets". It is awesome how kids can learn to use spreadsheets in a fun and unique way.

I had a few teachers this week let me know that for some students it was a bit advanced, while others cheated.

So, I found this website which is perfect for Battleship - http://en.battleship-game.org/

In the game you will notice that you can play a random opponent, or choose a friend. In the example below I show how to play with a friend.

Embedded below is a 1 minute and 51 second YouTube tutorial.



Take care,
Brad

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Families - 35,000+ books available for 3 months for $3 (EPIC!)

Epic is offering the amazing deal for families! The deal is $3 for 3 months to have access to over 35,000 books.

Offer ends June 11, 2019.


Take care,
Brad


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

How to close all other tabs in Google Chrome quickly

Ever have a whole bunch of tabs open in Google Chrome and want them all to close, just not the one you are working on?

Try right clicking on the tab and you will see options (see embedded pic below). I chose to close other tabs; however, you can close just the tabs to the right.
Embedded below is a GIF followed by an 18 second YouTube tutorial.




Take care,
Brad

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Grammar suggestions in Docs coming soon to G-Suite users

Google announced today that there will be grammar suggestions in Docs. Users will see inline grammar suggestions in their doc as they type (just like spellcheck). If a mistake in grammar is made, a blue squiggly line will appear under the phrase. You can choose to accept the suggestion by right-clicking on it.

Below is an example Google created to show how the above will look.

Grammar Suggestions with Device GIF
Have a good day!
Brad

Monday, May 27, 2019

The meaning of Memorial Day (video) plus Facts about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington plus see ritual in Virtual Reality

Happy Memorial Day to all today. While the day is one to be with family and begins the unofficial start to summer, it is important to remember why we celebrate this day.

The embedded 2 minute and 19 second YouTube video below explains the meaning of Memorial Day.



Below is an embedded YouTube Virtual Reality tour of the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington, Virginia.



Enjoy the day and thank you to all veterans and their families.

Brad

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Where in Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego? The Tutankhamun’s Mask Caper

Google Earth has launched the 2nd of three games revolving around Carmen Sandiego. This game is entitled, "The Tutankhamun’s Mask Caper" and is available by selecting on this link or by selecting Voyager in Google Earth, games, and then choosing the game.


In this game, VILE has stolen one of the world’s great treasures (King Tut's Mask). Your job is to help Carmen Sandiego track the thief around the globe and  recover the loot.

Just like in the 1st game in this series, users are to select the magnifying glass to go to different landmarks in the city and interview witnesses. These witnesses give clues as to where the thief is. Once the user believes they know where the thief is, they can select the airplane and choose the next city.

To see my previous post about the first Carmen Sandiego game - please click here.

Embedded below is a 2 minute and 10 second YouTube tutorial as well as a few images from the game.





As always any questions please let me know!

Take care,
Brad