Author: Chris Malanga (page 1 of 12)

Sneaky students? There’s a keyboard shortcut for that.

We’ve got a super quick, but very helpful tip for you today. This tip comes from Linda Hummer at Patrick Henry Local Schools.

Do you have issues with students being where they shouldn’t be when using their Chomebooks? Ever go over to a student and they quickly close whatever they are doing? This keyboard shortcut is for you.

Simply hit those keys together and the previously closed window is instantly opened. You can even press this key combination repeatedly to open even more previously closed tabs. read more

Fight Identity Theft with Informed Delivery

Like many of you, I’m concerned about having my identity stolen. I’ve signed up for free credit monitoring through Credit Karma, I shred anything with my address on it, use a password manager to use strong, unique passwords, and take other steps to protect my identity. One of the tools in my arsenal is an awesome free service from the US Postal Service called Informed Delivery.

Informed Delivery allows you to digitally preview letter-sized mail and manage package delivery. The USPS has gone to automated sorting of mail, and digitally images the front of letter-sized mailpieces that run through their equipment. USPS uses these images to provide digital notifications before the mail is physically delivered.  read more

New Google Classroom Features

When I opened up my Google Classroom to create a new assignment today, I noticed a couple of changes that I wanted to share with you.

First, the Assignment screen has a new layout. The title and directions are where they used to be, but now all of the options for the assignment are gathered in a sidebar on the right. 

I love how all these options are in one place so that you don’t miss any of them!

You can still assign to multiple classes and students, set a point value, due date and topic. There are a couple of new options there as well. You can now create and use Rubrics within Google Classroom. Rubrics can be scored or unscored. If a rubric is scored, students see their scores when you return their assignments. A future Tech Tip will showcase this feature. read more

Shared with Me in Google Drive

Have you wondered what the “Shared with me” item is in Google Drive? This is a repository of all folders and files that have been shared with you by others, as well as files shared with a link that you have opened.

Files in Shared with me are organized with the most recent one first. You can see the following information for each file:

  • When the file was shared with you.
  • The owner of the file.
  • The document type.

You aren’t able to organize your files in Shared with Me, so if you want to put files into folders and move them around, you need to add files to your Drive instead. To add a file, right-click on it, and then choose “Add to My Drive” read more

Check out the new creation tools in Google Earth! 🌎

Google added some new creation tools to Google Earth in late 2019. This new Projects feature allows you to create and share virtual tours that incorporate videos, photos, and text. This looks like it will replace the Tour Builder beta.

The video trailer below shows how these new features can be used.

Start by creating your project and adding locations.

Now add photos and videos.
You can add photos and videos for students to view when they visit that location. You can also add a summary about this location (or just use the information that Google provides). Then change the icon to describe your location, if you so choose. read more

Older posts

© 2020 Tech Tuesday Tips

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑