Weekly post #54 – Filter views, dropdown chips and pause before you share online!

May 2022 - Chips

How to use Google Sheets Filter Views If you get shared a Google Sheets spreadsheet with loads and loads of data on it and decide to filter the view – you are doing that for everybody who visits that spreadsheet. This situation is why ‘Filter views’ has been added to Google Sheets. Watch this video … Read more

Weekly post #52 – Email draft template, a Mote Essential PD byte session, screen time conversations and the Canopy magazine

Email draft Smart Chip

Canopy magazine – for teachers using Google Workspace for Education Canopy is a Google for Education partner based in the UK. They recently launched a magazine for teachers using Google Workspace for Education (like we do). You browse the magazine here and sign up for magazine updates and access to download individual articles. New email … Read more

Weekly post #50 – Remote for Slides, Pageless Documents, Mote for Forms and turning old computers into Chromebooks

Chrome OS Flex

Chrome Extension suggestion – Remote for Slides This is a really interesting find by a colleague of mine. Install the Chrome Extension, open a Google Slides deck, visit remoteforslides.com on your phone and then enter a 6 digit code. Now you have a remote for Google Slides. What I really like is that you can … Read more

Weekly post #49 – .new, using Padlet Mini and how font choice impacts reading accessibility

Create a new Google Calendar event

.new Not new but this could improve your ninja like Google Workspace skills. Type doc.new into the Chrome ‘Omnibox’ and a new Google Doc will open ready for you to start using. Type sheet.new and guess what… a new Google Sheet is created. cal.new or meeting.new opens a new Google Calendar event. Other terms that … Read more

Weekly post #48 – The four apps that everybody needs

The four apps that everybody needs

I am not sure where I came across this approach first → You should have four apps, one from each of the following areas: calendar, task manager, notes and read it later. This approach should help you be more (digitally) productive. You could use less than four as there are some really useful apps that … Read more

Weekly post #47 – Companion mode in Meet, text watermarks in Docs and changes coming to Gmail

Google Meet Companion Mode

Google Meet Companion mode Companion mode allows you to connect to a Google Meet without video and sound. Why might this be useful? You could connect a second device to a Google Meet – giving you more options in terms of presenting from one device and see all the participants on another. Using Companion mode … Read more

Weekly post #43 – 2021 in Search, copying pages in Google Sites, document approvals and new ways to work with tables in Google Docs

Google Documents Table

Google – Year In Search 2021 Google produces one of these videos every year. You can explore more trends from the year at https://yearinsearch.google. Copy a single page or subset of pages in Google Sites Google have added the ability for editors to copy a single page or subset of pages into a new site. … Read more

Weekly post #41 – All Google Docs focused

Google Docs

Google has been busy with a a slew of updates to Google Documents therefore I felt it important to highlight them here – plus the fact that Google Docs in 15 years old! Google Docs has been around for 15 years Starting as a service called Writely in 2005, Google Docs was officially launched a … Read more

Weekly post #39 – Co-hosts, watermarks, and leveling up your Soundtrap skills

Google Meet Co-host

Add a co-host to a Google Meet You can now assign co-hosts in a Google Meet. Why would you want to do that? Maybe you are presenting to parents or a large group of students and you want somebody else to take the lead in admitting participants, muting etc. so that you can focus on … Read more

Weekly post #35 – Chromebooks, lucid.app, digital notes and the Social Dilemma

Staff familiarisation C13 Chromebooks

Staff familiarisation with C13 Chromebooks Forty teachers at International School of Geneva – Campus des Nations Secondary are starting the academic year using Lenovo C13 Chromebooks as their personal devices. The slides below are what was used at the familiarisation session → Use lucid.app for all your Lucidpress and Lucidchart needs Lucid have brought all … Read more