Have you seen the new apps you can use inside Messenger on your iPhone? If you have a recent model iPhone that is running iOS 10 then you have access to an ever-growing range of apps…Read More
Innovators and early adopters of technology can become frustrated when their colleagues aren’t enthusiastically embracing the new world of learning and teaching with technology. In some cases, this frustration leads to the negative labelling and stereotyping of these colleagues. In this post I share a few examples of what these labels and stereotypes might look like and the problems associated with them. Along the way I’ll also give a few suggestions for practical strategies that might be more effective in helping to achieve widespread change.Read More
If you have a business or school Google account (often called a G Suite account), then chances are you have a personal Google account as well. One of the most common things we see when training people who are beginning to use Google tools is the frustration that signing in and out of different accounts can cause.Read More
By utilising the wisdom and experience of staff and creating blended learning environments, students should be able to operate in their preferred modality of learning whilst controlling certain aspects of their learning pathway.
Some of our kids are stuck in a game of educational Monopoly, losing motivation and having nowhere to go as it is raining outside. It is our responsibility to maybe pack away the Monopoly board and introduce a new paradigm to them.
If you store non-Google files in your Google Drive (e.g. Microsoft Office files, PDFs, Photoshop files etc.), it can be really convenient to synchronise them to your computer. The Google Drive for Mac/PC tool allows you to synchronise either all the contents of your My Drive, or just selected folders. Synchronised files can be accessed offline and easily opened and edited in their native applications.Read More
I have been speaking with Blake Seufert from Naavi about the development of this add-on for a while now, and am glad it is now available to schools. If you are using Google Classroom, you will…Read More
The Google Calendar gadget lab gives you a preview of your Google Calendar from the Gmail interface. It can display upcoming events from multiple calendars, and also lets you add new events using the Quick Add feature. You can also choose to show a mini date-picker if desired. The great thing about this lab is that it gives you visibility of your calendar without needing to leave Gmail.Read More
Using keyboard shortcuts is an easy way to speed up administrative tasks. Google Calendar has several shortcuts that will have you navigating your calendar and creating events in a flash.Read More
The great thing about technology is that it enables us to be more mobile. However, if you have ever travelled long distances you may have found that some of the functions and conveniences of being connected can fall over.Read More
Google Slides have a good range of themes you can use to add some colour and fun to your presentations. However, sometimes the look and feel of the theme might not be quite what you’re after. The good news is that you can use the Edit master feature in Google Slides to make changes to colours, fonts and images in the theme. Editing the master will automatically implement the changes across all the slides in your presentation. The end result is your own customised theme.Read More