Monday, November 24, 2014

Gmail (Pirate Email) Labels

Google email is focussed around searching and filtering. Understanding this will help you have a better email experience. Gmail uses labels to help categorize things in searching.
In today's post I'll start with some background on Gmail (Part 1) and do a how-to on Labels (Part 2).

Part 1 - Some background on Gmail

All of the labels in google are listed right under the compose button on the left side of the Gmail window. By default, Google shows you only a few of the labels the system created.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Adding a Plug-in to Chrome

Chrome is a powerful tool for teaching and learning. You can take it further by adding some plug-ins to customize your experience.

In this post I will show you "three parts" -  how to add an "extension" or "plug-in" to Chrome, how to manage the extensions, and then link to some suggested extensions and plugins you might like.

Part 1 - Adding an extension

Here's one example of how to add a dictionary...

Monday, November 10, 2014

Google Calendar Appointment Slots

In this Tip of the Week we focus on Google Calendars, specifically on how to create Appointment Slots. This only works in a Google Apps domain, so you would not be able to use this feature on a personal Google account. Let's get to it!

Open the Chrome web browser, login to your Google Calendar, and select the Week view

Monday, November 3, 2014

Google Research Tools

If you use Google Docs, Spreadsheets, or Presentation, this is an AWESOME tool for you!
Let's dive right in. Open your browser (I prefer Chrome) and go to Google Drive.