Did you know that Google has a handy dictionary feature built in to its search bar? That's right! No need to have students go hunting around the classroom for big old paper dictionaries. Just use the search bar to accomplish the same result. To learn the details, watch this 1-minute video: Want to learn more about Google Searches, earn CEU Credit, and meet … [Read more...] about Google Dictionary
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If you've been using Twitter for a little while, you might be interested in making Twitter work a bit more easily for you. The regular Twitter site, if you access Twitter on a laptop or desktop, is quite limited, and there are a number of free programs available that can make using Twitter easier and more efficient. In this tech tip, I take a look at TweetDeck, which is a … [Read more...] about Twitter & TweetDeck
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: Want to learn more about Google Searches, earn CEU Credit, and meet the Minnesota technology relicensure requirement? Take our Google Mojo course! … [Read more...] about Google Searching: Quote Power!
Students and teachers are often using Google to find images for projects. However, many people don't know some of the more advanced features of image searches that can make it faster and easier to find just the right image. Watch this 4-minute video to learn a handful of advanced image searching techniques that you can share with your students. Want to learn … [Read more...] about Advanced Google: Finding the Right Image
Here is a quick look into how you can segment your inbox into priorities, so that you don't have to keep all those e-mails "unread" just to keep them looking important! We will just briefly look at how we can reformat your inbox to visually "categorize" e-mails as they come in. Many people like the idea of 'seeing' their e-mails in front of them yet struggle with a good … [Read more...] about Priority Inbox in Gmail – Declutter your inbox!