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 #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 #46 – Cursive, Focus time and teaching with Google Arts & Culture

Focus time

Chromebook users – it’s time to have another look at Cursive Those teachers who are luckily enough to have a C13 Chromebook should take a moment to explore Cursive again. To launch Cursive go to → https://cursive.apps.chrome The initial pen input lag issues that we present at launch seem to have been fixed. Read more … Read more

Weekly post #37 – Google Workspace age related changes, Todoist and managing your Chrome tabs

Todoist

Google makes some age related changes Google recently launched a new age-based access setting to make it easier for domain admins to tailor experiences for their students and educators based on age when using Google services like YouTube, Photos and Maps. Since September 1, 2021, students who are under 18 are seeing changes in their … Read more

Weekly post #30 – New types of citations, edit history, Google Sheets keyboard shortcuts and searching for public Google Workspace files

Add Citation Source in Google Docs

Four things to check out this week. Richer information on the edit history of a Document You can now view richer information on the edit history of a particular range of content in Google Docs. Simply highlight and right-click on a range of text and select “Show Editors” from the dropdown menu. Here, you can … Read more

Weekly post #14 – Read&Write, Google Chat, Kahoot and Google Sheets

Schedule Google Calendar events from Google Chat

Four things to check out Read&Write for Google Chrome All staff and students at Campus des Nations has access to Read&Write for Google Chrome. For the extension to appear and be available – you need to be logged into Chrome using your school account and have sync turned on. Check out the video below 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