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Do you use 123456 or password? STOP!

What do “123456” and “password” have in common? Since 2012, these two words have topped SplashData’s list of Worst Passwords of the Year.

After evaluating more than 5 million passwords leaked on the Internet, the company found that computer users consistently use the same unsafe, easily guessable passwords.

Did your password make the list? Check out the full list here: https://www.teamsid.com/100-worst-passwords/

It is inevitable that sometime or another, you will be the victim of a breach. But you can take action to prevent it, or minimize the damage when you do. read more

Adding Lit Trips to Google Earth on a Chromebook

This Tech Tip came after working with some teachers at Patrick Henry schools at an inservice. They were trying to load a Lit Trip that had been emailed to them into Google Earth on their teacher Chromebooks and it was not working correctly.

If you are wondering, “What is a Lit Trip?” you might not be alone. Many teachers have not heard of this wonderful tech idea which is essentially a series of locations that you can load into Google Earth and have the students fly and visit virtually, the places described in a piece of literature. read more

Gmail Shortcuts Revisited

In my Tech Tips article series on Curation, the most recent installments talk about Gmail and how to organize your Gmail to be a Gmail Ninja. Looking back in the archives Chris Malanga wrote about Gmail shortcuts back in September 2017.

Let’s revisit the idea of shortcuts and look at some of the most useful ones that fit in with the ART of Gmail as outlined in my November 2018 tech tip. Remember you have to turn keyboard shortcuts on in your Gmail settings. See Chris’ tech tip linked here. read more

Screenshots as Assignments in Classroom

You can have students turn in screenshots as part of their Google Classroom assignments. Here are the steps:

  • Have the students use the screenshot feature on their Chromebooks to capture the screen of the website or quiz that they have completed. The screenshot is saved as an image file in the files area on their Chromebooks.
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