Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Try Story Dice for improving storytelling.

 If you are looking for a fun and creative way to tell a story, or as an ice-breaker, try using Story Dice.

When the website launches you will see something that looks like the screenshot below. You will also have the option to choose 9 dice.

Please note if you are an elementary school teacher there are two icons that come up. One is of what appears to be a beer and the other is underwear. Just an FYI.

Embedded below is a 1 minute YouTube tutorial.

Take care,


Monday, December 12, 2022

Create a countdown timer to share and/or display with others quickly and easily.

 If you would like to create a countdown timer (or a count-up, clock, ticker, stopwatch, or timer) with the ability to change the background image, color, etc, give tickcounter a look.

You can share the timer in a link as well as embed it into a website (like the one you see below for New Year's).Countdown

Embedded below is a timer 2 minute and 11 second YouTube tutorial taking you through the steps.

Take care,


Sunday, December 11, 2022

How to quickly create a list that uses emojis for bullet points. 😀

 If you would like an easy way to create lists that include emojis, give emojibulletlist a try.

Simply enter into the site and enter in your list, choose Emojify, and then copy.

  • One thing I noticed is that you may need to move the main word you want to be an emoji by placing it at the front of your list.

Embedded below is a 37 second YouTube tutorial.

Take care,

Saturday, December 10, 2022

How to create a collage and be able to crop, adjust, add filters, etc. using Google Photos.

 If you would like to quickly and easily create a collage of up to 6 photos, try Google Photos app. Once you select the images you will see a collage created. If you tap on an individual photo you will then see the edit and replace options where you can enhance, crop, as well as adjust brightness and add filters. It is also nice to know that if do tap on an individual photo in the collage you can move the image up and down as well as left and right.

One last item to point out is that you have options available to you at the bottom of the screen. These options allow you to add some artistic options.

It is important to note that if you would like up to 9 images in your collage use the web version of Google Photos.

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

Friday, December 9, 2022

How to create a map of the countries or states you have visited. Plus a DID YOU KNOW fact about the Twitter bird.

 If you would like a simple way to create and share a map of visited states in the United States, or countries of the World give https://www.amcharts.com/visited_states/  a try.

It is very simple as you can either select the state on the map or scroll down and choose the states (they are in alphabetical order).

You can then download the map (look in the upper right for the download option), as well as share through social media, post in your website, or simply share the URL.

Embedded below is a 1 minute and 30 second video plus an image of the states I have visited.