That's tech tip 1 - right there. That text. It comes from Text Giraffe - an easy to use website that is compatible with all Google products. Simply copy the text you want to use, and paste it into slides, docs, forms, etc. Or, save it as an .jpeg or .png and put it in a blog post. There are TONS of different styles to choose from, too.
I have been on the Struggle. BUS. when it comes to digital grading. Then, I found MOTE. Mote is a Chrome extension that allows you to use voice comments on all Google products. The voice comment also will be transcribed. It's been a game changer. It turns tedious typing into quick, quick work.
Did you know you can view data on your Google Slides? Say you need students to read through a presentation before they come to class the next day. Did you know you can check to see who did? Check out my two images below -
See that trending upwards arrow? Click that sucker. And then? A world of information pops up in front of you. You can check out who viewed, commented, or shared. It's amazing - especially if you're all virtual this year.
I feel like I'm legitimately the LAST to know this tip, but you can do picture-in-picture for all of your YouTube videos. The other day, we were taking notes over a video, and I had to continuously switch back and forth. Pause the video, flip to my Google doc, type the notes in, and then flip back. Girl, no more of that.
Here's what you do: right click within the video somewhere. Sometimes you have to do it twice. Up will pop a menu, and one of the options is picture-in-picture. Click it, and enjoy that video in the corner of your screen. You can also resize it, too.
This isn't really a "tip", per se. It's more of a "this is the crap I've been using this year and maybe you might like it, too" ... ya know? :)
Okay. Here's the list:
- Actively Learn
- Pear Deck
- Control + Shift + Enter = Adds a new question in Google Forms
- I also created a "morning tabs" folder on my bookmark bar. I simply right click the folder, and click "open all tabs", and boom. Gradebook, email, drive, and my daily plans are all opened at once.
If you have any amazing tips - drop them in the comments! I love learning new things! :)
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I love, love, love flannel sheets and I am really passionate about lists on post it notes and most of the time I'm sad that no one else is as excited as I am about Diet Mountain Dew. I also adore run-on sentences. And if you need an awesome virtual assistant, who is full of personality and really good jokes? Email me. I'm your girl.
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