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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

Relax: You’re in Complete Control!

Well, you may not rule the world but you are in absolute control of the content in your Google account. You can copy the content in your account to use elsewhere or use the archive tool as a simple backup. This works great if you want to backup your YouTube videos or a specific folder in g Drive.

To accomplish this, follow the below instructions:

Visit https://myaccount.google.com/

From the Personal Info & Privacy area, click on CONTROL YOUR CONTENT

Personal info and privacy screen

Click on CREATE ARCHIVE

Create archive screen

The next screen allows you to select what data you want to include. By default, all options are selected. If you want to archive one specific folder in gDrive and/or YouTube files, it is easiest to click on the SELECT NONE button. read more

What the SHEETS?!?

When creating a new Google Sheet, by default, it will have one sheet tab at the bottom of the page. The program is designed so that you can have a maximum of 200 sheets.

To add additional sheets, you can click on the plus sign in the sheets toolbar.

One sheet will be added. To rename the sheet, click on the dropdown arrow next to the Sheet, read more

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