Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Google Tips and Tricks

Hi everyone,

Here are some links that will help you will various Google products. The first one has tips for Drive, Documents, Gmail, etc. The second one includes tips for Drive, Classroom, Keep, the Chrome browser, Chromebooks, Blogger, etc.

Have fun exploring.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Robotics, coding and the 21st Century Grant

Did last month's STEAM assembly give you some ideas for a 21st Century Grant? Do you want to learn more about coding or robotics? I've mentioned this site before - Edweb.net. They have a Community called just that - Coding & Robotics K-8 - with several archived webinars. They also have a new one coming up next week, January 11 at 5 pm, called "Creative Coding Rotation Stations for K-5 Classrooms". This community is sponsored by (although you don't have to use their products to find their webinars useful) Wonder Workshop, which created the Dash robot. However, if you do decide to try this robot, write up a 21st Century Grant to purchase one or more. 

Here's the Wonder Workshop website where you can find more information about their robot:

Also, here is a youtube video showing the robot in action in classrooms:

Friday, June 16, 2017

Leaving the district? Use Google Takeout

Last year I sent out directions for using Google Takeout, which allowed you to download your Drive files onto a zip-file. Since then, Takeout has been updated. Now you can download your files to a choice of areas, including getting an email that has a link to your zipped files, which you can then download onto your home computer.
Here's the link to the instructions, as well as a screenshot of that page.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Changing office copier print setting to single-sided

Do you get frustrated sending something wirelessly to the printer only to have it print double-sided automatically? Well you can fix that.

The next time you want to have your copies print single sided (report cards, for example), first choose "Print using system dialogue".

On that print window, select the drop-down menu that usually says "Layout", and change it to "Finishing". On the Finishing window, go to the Print Style drop-down menu and select "1-sided Printing".      

Stay in that window and in the Presets drop-down menu, select "Save current settings as Preset..." and give the settings a logical name, such as "one-sided". Then the next time you have to print one-sided, just select that choice from your Presets list.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Google Drive for permanent files

Do you have a file on your computer that you definitely don't want to lose? Back it up to Google Drive. Google Drive is the safest place to keep all your permanent files. You can either upload it to Drive online, or you can move it to Drive on your desktop.

If you don't have Drive already downloaded to your computer, check out either the Flipped Training "About" section in Classroom (how to install Drive to your desktop is in the lower half of the list), or this link: https://support.google.com/a/answer/2490101?hl=en

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Technology Fair - April 13

Come to the Technology Fair on April 13! 

There will be lots of tables to visit during the Share-a-Thon. 

Also - it's not too late to sign up for a table yourself (or with a friend). 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Team Drive

Having a Team Drive folder is different from a regular shared folder. With a shared folder, you stay the owner of the folder and, if you leave, the contents are lost unless the contents are individually owned by someone else. However, with a Team Drive, everyone you add to the Team is a joint owner, so contents are only lost if everyone on the Team leaves, since they will no longer have a SAU10 gmail address. For more information on Team Drives, check out this link: