Author: Kristie Hughes (page 1 of 5)

Randomize your Slides presentations!

Are there times when you want your Google Slides to be in a random order? How about if your slides are vocabulary terms and you are studying for a test… or how about if it is a class collaboration slide deck where each student has their own slide?  Sometimes it is fun to have slides come up in random order. Here is how you can do this with the Slides add-on called Slides Randomizer. 

To install this, open up a Slides presentation that you already have (or you can create a new one, too.) Go to your Add-ons menu and select Get add-ons.  read more

Schedule Your Gmail Messages!

We’ve done a number of tips about Gmail… but here’s a new one that is super helpful for busy people.

Is there a certain time of the day when you actually have time to sit down and email? Maybe this is a time when you think others might not be reading their email. A well known one is Friday afternoon…when you think “If I send this now, it might get lost in the other person’s inbox….” Maybe it would be better to send the email out Monday morning, or a week from now. Well, now you can schedule your emails in Gmail!
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FREE Summer Technology Training at the Northern Buckeye Road Show

Looking for some great summer PD opportunities? Northern Buckeye is putting on FOUR separate events that will be great learning days, and they are totally FREE!

These events (called Road Shows) feature “pick-your-own-PD” style learning. You’ll be able to choose from over 30 learning sessions throughout the day. Topics include G Suite for Education, MakerSpaces, STEAM, as well as other subjects that teachers will find beneficial.

We are also looking for presenters to share ideas and experiences in combining education and technology into daily lessons and the school environment. Call for Presenters closes May 3rd and presenters will be notified by May 10th. read more

Get Google Certified This Summer!

Our popular Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2 cohorts are now available as self-paced courses over the summer months! These courses will take an educator through all the necessary skills needed to pass the Google exams, and are at NO COST to our Northern Buckeye member districts.

The online courses will include the same information and work as our cohorts that run during the school year, however, they will be self-paced modules. You can complete the course at your convenience! The courses will be open from Monday, May 20th through Friday, August 2nd.   read more

Google Preview Mode

Do you have Microsoft Office files in your Google Drive account? When you click on them to open, it always opens as a preview. Did you ever wonder if you could do anything else with this preview? Well, you can!

Of course, you can print and download the file, but if you are collaborating with other people, you can also comment on the file.

Highlight what text you want to comment on, and then the comment icon will appear off to the side. Comment on the file just like you would do in an actual Google file. read more

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