Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Multiple Users in Chrome...

Many people have more than one Gmail/Google account. 
You may have discovered the struggles that can happen as you try to log in and log out of accounts. One can easily get confused about what file or document is connected to what account. And then there are blogs and sites, etc...
In this post we will tackle a VERY basic feature of Chrome that will make your digital life SO MUCH BETTER.
Here we go...
:-)

Monday, February 9, 2015

Twitter. Yep, it's still a thing...

Twitter is a great tool for teaching and learning. Many teachers have mastered it as a tool for expanding their personal learning network (PLN). If you are thinking, "Why should I care?" then you might want to take a few minutes to look over this article. It will help you get informed about what it is and how you might want to get started with it.

Fabulous overview - it's a chart, so it is a really quick way to get an idea about Twitter.
http://rossieronline.usc.edu/twitter-for-teachers/

Thorough discussion of Teachers Using Twitter - this is a great resource and even includes 100 ways to use Twitter.
http://www.edudemic.com/guides/guide-to-twitter/



Monday, February 2, 2015

Converting Files for Google Drive...

Many teachers have created documents and files in programs like Pages, Keynote, Word, Powerpoint, Excel, etc.  I was recently asked if there is a way to "convert" these files to use with Google.
YES!
In this post I will walk you through turning your non-google file into a Document, Presentation, or Spreadsheet. I'll also show you how to turn on (or off) the new Drive and set your uploads to convert automatically.

If you are working with Pages, Keynote, or Numbers '09 you will start by converting to Word, PowerPoint, or Excel.
If you are working with Word, PowerPoint, or Excel skip down to the Uploading Files & Automated Conversion section below.