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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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Edcamp is an educator-driven and educator-led free conference. The session topics will be created on the day of the event; by YOU, the participant! Participants “build” the conference schedule by posting topics on session boards. read more

Saving Bookmarks to the Bookmarks Bar

The term “bookmark this page” is a Chrome browser feature that allows you to create a shortcut link to a favorite website or one that you frequent often. When you click on the saved link, you will be directed to the site without having to enter the web address. What a timesaver!

The area directly below Chrome’s Omnibox (surrounded by red outline) is known as the Bookmark Bar. If you don’t see the Bookmark Bar, hit Control-Shift-B (Command-Shift-B on a Mac) to make it visible. 

Bookmarks Bar

You can save bookmarks to the bar. I don’t know about you, but if I don’t see the bookmark, there’s a good chance I’ll forget about it. To return to a site, you can just click on the bookmark link and instantly be directed to that site. read more

Using Google Slides Pear Deck Add-on

You may have experimented with the web-based application, Pear Deck, that allows teachers to create interactive slide shows that are displayed on student devices. With the new Pear Deck Google Slides Add-on, you can incorporate formative assessments and interactive questions without leaving the Google Slides app. The Pear Deck add-on makes it easy to add lesson warm-ups, reflections and exit tickets, text response prompts, drawings, and many more!

While working in Google Slides, you will now notice the Add-ons menu option. To add the Pear Deck add-on, click on Add-ons ⇒ Get Add-ons ⇒ Search for Pear Deck read more

Cue a YouTube Video to Begin at a Specific Time

When sharing a Youtube video, you may want your students to begin watching the clip at a specific starting point. This will save your students from having to watch irrelevant content like advertisements and it saves precious time!

To accomplish this, follow the below steps:

While viewing a Youtube video, pause clip to where you want students to begin watching

YouTube Screenshot

Click on the SHARE button below video

YouTube Share Button

The SHARE screen appears

YouTube URL

Click on START AT. You will notice that the video URL changes. Then, click on COPY to copy the link to your clipboard read more

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