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Adding Images to Sheets Using a Function

In this article, we will explore how to insert an image found on the Internet into a Google Sheet by using a predefined calculation known as a function. One of my favorite functions to use with students is IMAGE.

Google Sheets lends itself to collaboration because of the rows and columns. It keeps information organized. As a teacher, you could share a Google Sheet with edit privileges and ask each student to enter their name and add an image. For example, students could add an image to describe their mood, research project idea… the options are endless. read more

Chrome: More Than A Browser Quick Tips

Google Chrome is the browser of choice when using all things Google. Here are some tips to help you become a Chrome power user!

  • What? Sign into Chrome using your Google credentials
    • Why? Bookmarks, Apps, & Extensions are saved to account rather than to the device
    • How? Click on the silhouette in the top right corner. Click on Sign in to Chrome. Enter Google email address and password to sync your Google account with the Chrome browser.
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  • Fabulous Five Chrome Extensions for Students and Teachers Alike

    Before exploring some useful Chrome extensions for students, what are extensions?  Extensions are software programs that extend the functionality of your browsing experience. Each user can install extensions to personalize their workspace. This customization allows for each user to create a browsing environment that works best for them.

    You can search and install Chrome extensions from the Web Store. To do this, follow the below steps:

    Click on the colorful APPS button

    Select Web Store
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    Tweet-Tweedilly-Tweet: What’s All The Tweet About?!

    Twitter is an online news, and social networking service where users share information by posting messages known as “tweets.” Because of the 280 character limit, some recognize Twitter as micro-blogging. It is a quick and effective way to send and receive real-time updates. A tweet can be just text, or it can include an image, video, GIF, poll/survey, and the precise location of where the tweet is posting.

    Many educators already use a variety of social media. With that being said, “Why use Twitter?” It is a fantastic tool to grow your Personal Learning Network (PLN) — your “flock”. Chris Malanga’s featured article last week discussed the importance of creating a PLN. He even shared some of his favorite like-minded educators and techies to follow. read more

    Google’s Optical Character Recognition

    Have you ever wanted to capture just the text from an image? Or, perhaps, do you want to copy the text from an image with the capability of editing to format the text? If so, Google Drive’s optical character recognition feature is here to assist.

    First, you will want to save the image with text to Google Drive. You can do this a couple of ways:

    1. Click and drag the image to Drive. Or,
    2. Right-click/Control-click on an image. Select either “Save Image As” and drag file to Drive or “Save to Google Drive…Save Image to Google Drive” an image will automatically be saved to Drive. Save to Google Drive is a Chrome extension. I highly recommend using this extension to save articles and images to Drive quickly.

    Once the image is in Drive, right-click/control-click on the image and select “Open with… Google Docs”.

    The picture will appear at the top of the Google Doc. Below the image, the text from the image will appear. You will be able to edit and format the text. read more

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