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UTB Newsletter – Issue 23 2019

How do labels work in Gmail?

Gmail’s label feature is very powerful and useful, however it can be quite confusing for people who have spent most of their working lives using ‘folders’ in other email applications. In this blog post, I’ll explain everything you need to know about how labels work in Gmail.

Extend your Google Sites skills to curate engaging activities for your students

Google Sites is an extremely powerful tool for curating resources for your students. If you are already familiar with Google Sites you might be wondering how to extend its use and curate even more engaging activities for your students.

3 ways Google Calendar makes it easy to work across multiple time zones

Here at Using Technology Better, we have team members located in three different countries and across four different time zones. We also work regularly with clients from across the globe. This can make scheduling meetings and working collaboratively challenging! However, Google Calendar has three really useful features that can help make this much easier.

See the view history of Google Docs, Sheets & Slides

The new Activity Dashboard feature in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides lets you see who has viewed your file, and when they last viewed it. In this blog post, I’ll show you how the feature works and how you can configure the related privacy settings.

Inserting images in Google Forms

There are numerous ways to work with images in Google Forms. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to insert images into the form header, into a question, as an answer option and into anywhere else in your form too!

Mixed Reality

Creating a Model and using Mixed Reality in Microsoft Paint 3D

Develop your students spatial awareness, perspective and design skills, while they create exciting objects and bring them into the real world with Microsoft Paint 3D. This tool provides endless opportunities to engage and excite your students in a range of curriculum area and experience mixed reality.

Paint 3D

Microsoft Paint 3D – Digital Postcards with Magic Select

This post will show you a fun and quick activity to help students develop ideas for creative writing and become familiar with the Microsoft Paint 3D workspace. We’re going to explore using the ‘Magic Select’ tool to turn one part of an image into a sticker and then put this on a background of your choosing.