Weekly post #7 – Blurring your background and opening what you want

Google Meet help sheet

Three things to check out Blur your background in Google Meet To help limit distractions during lessons (and meetings), you can now blur the background of your video in Google Meet. When it’s turned on, Meet will intelligently separate you from the background, blurring your surroundings while keeping you clear and in focus. I feel … Read more

Weekly post #5 – Google Sites, Lucid for Education and Google Arts & Culture

Two things to check out Transition your classic sites to new Google Sites If you have a ‘classic’ Google Site you need to take steps to move it to ‘new’ Google Sites before November 2020. If you have ‘classic’ Google Sites associated with your G Suite account you should have received an email from Google … Read more

Weekly post #3

Campus des Nations Weather Station

The school weather station The school weather station has been running smoothly since early in the academic year. You should have seen the ‘live’ display on the corridor screens. The data is being recorded and stored should any department want to explore it and it’s possabilities. Audience questions via Google Slides Google Slides has the … Read more

Finding your Chrome extensions, deleting one and adding another

There are a few ways to find which extensions you have installed on Google Chrome: Type chrome://extensions into the omnibar (the search/URL bar at the top of Chrome) and press enter. or Click on the three dots in the top right hand corner of Chrome, then More Tools, then Extensions. The Extension page lists all … Read more

Weekly post #2

Padlet

The idea is a weekly post – aimed at the needs of the educators at the International School of Geneva – Campus des Nations – linked to from the ‘Week at a Glance’. Each post will highlight four things of interest with some kind of increasing complexity or involvement. All International School of Geneva – … Read more

[2020 version] So you are leaving us…

Goodbye

Your @ecolint.ch, @learning.ecolint.ch or @pgce.ecolint.ch account is a ‘G Suite for Education’ account. Depending on whether you are a staff member, a PGCE student or an Ecolint student dictates how much time you have to get any content out of your account before it is deactivated and then deleted. Ecolint students – you have five … Read more

[2019 version] So you are leaving us…

Goodbye

Your @ecolint.ch, @learning.ecolint.ch or @pgce.ecolint.ch account is a ‘G Suite for Education’ account. Depending on whether you are a staff member, a PGCE student or an Ecolint student dictates how much time you have to get any content out of your account before it is deactivated and then deleted. My advice is to decide upon … Read more

Focus on… Passwords

Focus on... Passwords

123456, Password, 12345678, qwerty, 12345, 123456789, letmein, 1234567, football and iloveyou. If you have just read your password – congratulations you are using one of the top ten most commonly used passwords – according to SplashData. Passwords and user credentials in general are an important and regularly overlooked element of somebodies online activities. If a … Read more

[2018 version] So you are leaving us…

Goodbye

  Your @ecolint.ch, @learning.ecolint.ch or @pgce.ecolint.ch account is a ‘G Suite for Education’ account. Depending on whether you are a staff member, a PGCE student or an Ecolint student dictates how much time you have to get any content out of your account before it is deactivated and then deleted. My advice is to decide … Read more