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Create QR Codes Right in Google Sheets

You know what QR codes are, right? They are those funky square images that you can scan and be instantly transported to a website. But QR codes are so much more than that.

You can create QR codes that provide directions, prompt the user to make a phone call, share contact information and more. QR codes are very useful, especially to educators. But how can we easily create them? Sites such as QRStuff.com are helpful, and the Goo.gl URL shortener had them built in (but Goo.gl is going away in a few weeks). read more

Get Google Certified This Summer!

Our popular Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2 cohorts are now available as self-paced courses over the summer months! These courses will take an educator through all the necessary skills needed to pass the Google exams, and are at NO COST to our Northern Buckeye member districts.

The online courses will include the same information and work as our cohorts that run during the school year, however, they will be self-paced modules. You can complete the course at your convenience! The courses will be open from Monday, May 20th through Friday, August 2nd.   read more

Google Preview Mode

Do you have Microsoft Office files in your Google Drive account? When you click on them to open, it always opens as a preview. Did you ever wonder if you could do anything else with this preview? Well, you can!

Of course, you can print and download the file, but if you are collaborating with other people, you can also comment on the file.

Highlight what text you want to comment on, and then the comment icon will appear off to the side. Comment on the file just like you would do in an actual Google file. read more

Adding Weather to the new Google Calendar

This was a quick tip that came in handy with all the bad weather in January. Hopefully, it will help some of you with your planning of events in these winter months when the weather plays a major role, in when to schedule an event.

The old Google Calendar had a setting you could enable to turn on weather for your location.

The new calendar does not have that feature but someone (Asim Akath) posted in Google Groups a workaround.

Go to Google Calendar (Web) and click on + Add Calendar > From URL

Paste the following code into the URL Field
https://ical.wunderground.com/auto/ical/43502.ics 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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