Category: Miscellaneous

Where did my View Image button go?!?

You might have noticed that Google Image Search has lost its “View Image” button. Before this change, you could search for an image and click the “View Image” button to download it directly without leaving Google or visiting the website. Now, that button has been removed.

Google Image Search

Now, the View Image button has been removed.

The change comes in response to a legal settlement between Google and Getty Images. Almost two years ago, Getty Images sued Google in Europe, saying that the company’s image scraping techniques to display image search results were illegal. Earlier this week, Google and Getty Images announced a partnership and Getty withdrew its charges against Google. It appears that the removal of direct image links was part of the agreement. read more

Why Why my WiFi?

You can see it in coffee shops, meeting rooms and yes even in the NWOCA offices! People trying to get on WiFi on phones, laptops, and tablets. Free WiFi has become part of our daily routine and we have a lot of problems if it is unavailable.

This tip will give you a quick and easy way to ensure that you get on an available WiFi network the first time every time.

OK, so to set the scene we are trying to get on the WiFi network. You will first select a network to join.

Mac Networking

Macintosh Network Selection

Chromebook Network Selection

Chromebook Network Selection

The ones with padlocks are encrypted networks (you will need a password) and also are encrypted (your data is protected). read more

Create a Quick Meme with Google

Are you and your students obsessed with making memes? Here is another one of Google’s voice experiments that allows you to create a quick meme using your voice.

You can do this through the Google Assistant App on your phone or through the website below. If you are using the Google Assistant App on your phone, say “Talk to Meme Buddy. If you are using your computer, visit the website below and click on Preview it Here.

https://memebuddy.chat/

Hold down the mic and tell Google what you want your meme to look like and say. read more

The Mystery Animal Game

No matter what your age is, everyone loves games! This new Mystery Animal Game is one of Google’s experiments with Artificial Intelligence. Google picks an animal, and you have to guess what it is by only asking 20 yes or no questions. This game will work on the website below, with Google Home, and with the Google Assistant on your phone.

Website: https://mysteryanimal.withgoogle.com/

Google Home and Assistant: Use the phrase “OK Google, talk to Mystery Animal.”

Here is what to expect from the website: read more

I want to Shoot My Screen!

OK so now I have your attention! If we re-arrange the words a bit “I want to take a shot of my screen” aah yes screen shots but what are they good for?

Many websites while allowing students to do drill and practice and take quizzes, they lack the ability to save or record scores or results. Have the students take a screenshot of their results and submit via google classroom as an attached image.

Screenshots are a way of capturing a picture of your screen, be it your chromebook, a desktop computer or even your cell phone. The secret to unlocking this feature is to know the magic key combinations or button presses for your particular device. read more

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