Have you ever come to a webpage and not been able to find the thing that you're looking for on the particular page? You know the thing you're looking for is there, but you just can't locate it. Well, here's a quick tip for finding things on webpages: Control-F. For any particular webpage, you can press down the Control key, then F, to open up a search box for that … [Read more...] about How to Find Stuff Fast on Webpages
There are often multiple ways to accomplish a single task while working on a computer. Over time, users build up habits of doing particular tasks without realizing that there are more efficient ways of executing that same task. Copying and pasting text is a common place where I'll see this happen. When working with teachers in a tech setting, I'll see them repeatedly go up to … [Read more...] about Keyboard Shortcut ABCs
Using this keyboard shortcut (shift+z) in Google Drive allows you to add the same document/folder into multiple locations. This is helpful if you have shared folders with different groups of people and some (but not all) documents are commonly used across groups. NOTE: If you remove the document from any of the locations, the document is removed from all locations. … [Read more...] about Google Drive: Add Documents to Multiple Folders
Adding quotation marks around search terms is a powerful way to refine your searches and save time. It's also a fast way to check for student plagiarism. To learn more, watch this quick video: … [Read more...] about Google Searching: Quote Power!
Have you ever tried adding an image to a Word or Google doc and found yourself absolutely tortured, trying to put it where you want it on the page? How about having text and images side by side? In Word/Docs it is extraordinarily difficult to design good looking paper handouts. Here is a great solution, shared by Mark Garrison. In Google Slides, create a Blank Presentation. … [Read more...] about Making Better Handouts With Google Slides