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Google Sheets Pixel Art

Many people use Google Sheets to add numbers, create a budget, keep track of items, etc. However, there is a creative way to use Google Sheets that even preschools can take advantage of…Pixel Art!

This idea was found from the Google Apps for Littles book by Christine Pinto and Alice Keeler, and can be applied to any grade level.  The idea is that you use conditional formatting to change the colors of the cells. When a certain number is entered into a cell, that cell turns the color that you designate. For example, based on the picture below, if the number 4 is entered in any cell, once you hit your return key, that cell will turn green. read more

New Features added to Google Sites!

The New Google Sites is so slick and easy to use, but some features have been missing.  This tech tip will discuss two new features of the new Google Sites.

Feature #1 – Links in Page Navigation

You can now add links to web pages, photo galleries, drive files, etc and have it show in the page navigation. See picture below – Daily School Schedule looks like a page, but it goes to a Google Doc, and District Calendar looks like a page, but it goes to a calendar page on the District website. read more

Travel to Disney…Without Leaving your Seat!

Have you ever wished you could take a virtual stroll through the happiest place on Earth? Now you can with Google Street View! You can explore 11 Disney Parks in both Florida and California virtually. Parks such as Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and more allow you to roam the paths of the park without leaving your seat.

Use this to plan your next Disney trip…or just take a break from our Ohio weather and pretend you are there.

Link to picture below in Google Street View

Picture of Disney castle

Find some neat locations within the parks and share them with others. Click on the traffic light (3 dots) in the corner of the picture and select Share or Embed Image. Use that link to share your favorite Disney locations with your friends.   read more

Where is that File??!!

Do you save everything in Google Drive, but when trying to locate it, you can’t find it?  You probably use the search feature of Drive, but you may not be familiar with the Advanced Search in Drive.

To find a file in your Google Drive, click on the search bar at the top of your page.

Search Google Drive

You can type in any keyword here and even specify the file type.

If this gives you too much to search through, you can do a more advanced search. Click on the drop down arrow on the side of Search Drive and the advanced search will open up. read more

Create a Quick Meme with Google

Are you and your students obsessed with making memes? Here is another one of Google’s voice experiments that allows you to create a quick meme using your voice.

You can do this through the Google Assistant App on your phone or through the website below. If you are using the Google Assistant App on your phone, say “Talk to Meme Buddy. If you are using your computer, visit the website below and click on Preview it Here.

https://memebuddy.chat/

Hold down the mic and tell Google what you want your meme to look like and say. read more

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