Weekly post #20 – Google Earth, Anki flashcards and the end of Flash.

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Four things to check out. Adobe Flash Player is dead! Adobe stopped supporting Flash Player beginning December 31, 2020, as they previously announced in July 2017. In addition, to help secure users’ systems, Adobe blocked Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021. Adobe strongly recommends all users immediately uninstall Flash Player … Read more

Weekly post #19 – additional languages for Meet live captions, multiple page orientations in Google Docs and ‘common systematic misconceptions’

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Four things to check out EDU in 90: The Latest, January 2021 A couple of useful Google Meet updates in this latest video from the Google for Education team. Additional language support for live captions in Google Meet Live captions are the automatically generated subtitles as everyone speaks during a video call. Google have expanding … Read more

Weekly post #16 – Read&Write, converting PDFs to Google Docs and what’s new in Docs and Chat

Four things to check out Read&Write for Google Chrome quick reference guide EDU in 90: What’s New in Docs Converting PDFs to Google Docs You can convert image and PDF files to text with Google Drive! On your computer, go to Google Drive. Right-click on the desired file. Click Open with → Google Docs. The image file will be … Read more

Weekly post #13 – accepting ‘knocks’, Office editing mode, the Kahoot app and linking to a text fragment

Accept 'knocks' in bulk

Four things to check out Accept ‘knocks’ in bulk You can now accept all pending ‘knocks’ in bulk into your Google Meet. Admitting students all at once helps limit interruptions during the video call. Read more here → Accept knocks in bulk in Google Meet Editing Office files from your Drive Google have changing the … Read more

Top 10 digital tips to make you better at being a student

Top 10 digital tips to make you better at being a student

Created to support a presentation being given as part of the Y12/DP1 Core session at International School of Geneva – Campus des Nations. A notebook works but there is also a huge range of digital tools to organise what you need to get done. Most of these platforms are based upon the need to ‘capture’ … Read more

Weekly post #9 – Kahoot, ‘Date + Big + Small’ and citations in Google Docs

Kahoot teams

Four things to check out Our Kahoot ‘team’ The Campus des Nations team subscription is now all set up with Kahoot. We have access to the Premium+ features for the coming 365 days. One of the reasons for the subscription is the collaborative focus it gives us as a ‘team’. The team element allows for … Read more

Forcing students to make a copy of a Google Document, Sheet or Slide

Google Drive

You have produced a Google Document, Sheet or Slide and you want the students to make a copy of it so that they work upon their own copy. You can share the document with the students – with the students only having the right to view the document and then ask them to go to … Read more