Category: Apps, Extensions and Add-Ons (page 1 of 2)

Customizing Colors with ColorPick

Most applications provide a color palette to choose from when changing font/background colors. If you are seeking to match a specific color from a website or digital file, the ColorPick Eyedropper Chrome extension works perfectly.

To use the ColorPick Eyedropper, follow the below steps:

  • First, add the ColorPick Eyedropper from the Chrome WebStore
  • Find the color you want to copy on your screen. Click on the ColorPick Eyedropper extension.

  • Click on the color you want to copy. Then, copy the color code
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    Say it with a Word Cloud

    Google defines a word cloud as “an image composed of words used in a particular text or subject, in which the size of each word indicates its frequency or importance.”  The word cloud above is from a 1991 report where my sister interviewed my grandpa about his service in the United States Army during WWII. By looking at the image, you will notice certain words are larger and bolder because they appear more frequently in the report.  

    Word Clouds are a fun way to introduce a topic or lesson. It’s also a visual way to showcase students’ feelings or reactions to an activity or worldly event.  read more

    No more Remind texts for Verizon customers

    Remind – the secure text-messaging service used by thousands of teachers to communicate with students and parents has announced that they are going to discontinue text messaging for those who use Verizon Wireless.

    The reason for this change is that Verizon has increased the fee it charges Remind to deliver text messages to its customers. Even though parents and students opt-in to the messages, Verizon will now be classifying them as Spam and charging Remind an extra fee (making each text 11 times more expensive). read more

    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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    No more excuses for bad grammar – Grammarly is everywhere!

    I am an English guy – no, I’m not from the UK – I just really enjoy writing and grammar. I even taught ELA for two years before entering my current career. I am married to a math teacher, so in our house, if you need math you see my wife. If you need grammar help, you see me.

    Even though I love grammar, I’m not always 100% sure I’m following the rules. Enter Grammarly. John Mansel-Pleydell wrote a Tech Tips article about Grammarly back in March, but I wanted to follow up and add some more. read more

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