Weekly post #51 – Keyboard shortcuts, charts from Forms, moderating posts in Padlet and tags and hashtag literacy

Adding a keyboard shortcut or hotkey for a Chrome Extension I use a range of Chrome extensions to add links/articles/resources to services such as Trello, Pocket and Raindrop. Aiming your cursor at a tiny 16-by-16 pixel Chrome extension button amidst possibly 20 others in the extension tray can feel like trying to win a carnival … 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

Gridlines in Google Earth – lesson updated

Google Earth

With the announcement that gridlines are available in Google Earth for Chrome it would seem time to update a rather old geographyalltheway.com lesson to make use of this new feature. “You can turn gridlines on and off in the Map Style panel, and they’ll appear in either decimal degrees or degrees, minutes and seconds, depending … Read more

Updates to Google Forms that you may have missed

Google Forms

Quizzes in Google Forms   With Quizzes, it is possible to select correct answers for multiple choice and checkbox questions to speed up the process of feedback. You can enter explanations and review materials to help students learn.   You can then specify point values for each multiple choice question. In that same menu you … Read more