Thursday, July 13, 2017

Google Forms Updates

I so love Google forms and use them all the time! 
The new features in Google forms that have been released lately are AWESOME!

Below are two of my favorites: 

Preferences: 
Do you create Google forms often and get tired of having to set the always collect email addresses, always make each question required, etc? Now you don't have to! The new Preference section (found under the three dots on the far right side in a form) allows you to set some default settings. Way to go Google! 



Multiple Choice Grid: 
Sometimes a question is more complicated than multiple choice or checkbox answers alone and you need to be able to select multiple options from multiple categories. Now you can use the new “Checkbox grid” question type to get the answers you need, like dates and times that work for an event. Love this so much! 






Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Did You Know......Wheel on Your Mouse

I love Chrome.
And I absolutely love finding a new trick in Chrome that I didn't already know. 
I've come across quite a few lately and thought I'd start sharing them. 

Did you know if you click a link in Chrome using the wheel on your mouse, 
it opens in a new tab automatically?
It DOES!

No more right clicking and choosing open in new tab. 
One click and it's open in a new tab automatically. 
Woo hoo!



 #chromeisthecoolest

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

I Didn't Know Google could do THAT: Paint Format

If you use Google Docs you've probably noticed that little paint roller icon next 
to the undo and redo arrow in the top right corner. 
If you are like me, you probably didn't know what they were for though.  
But y'all- I'm here to tell you about it and to tell you- you are going to LOVE it! 

So that icon is called the Format paint icon, and it allows you to set one area of text to the format you want (font style, size, type, color, bold, italics etc) and copy that format to other areas of text.


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So how does it work? 
  1. Open a Google file.
  2. Select the text, range of cells, or object you want to copy the format of.
  3. In the toolbar, click Paint format paint format.
  4. Select what you want to paste the formatting onto.
  5. The formatting will change to be the same as the formatting you copied.


I love this because rather than trying to remember what font and size I used for something,
 I can just highlight a section and then apply it to the rest of my text. 
It's awesome on when formatting a table too! 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

I Didn't Know Google could do THAT: Web Clipboard

Did you know that you have a web clipboard in Google Docs?
You do!

What is the Web clipboard?
So the Web clipboard is a place where you can store copied text or images for use in Google docs. It's like your computer's clipboard, where all your control+C or command+C text and images go, except it lives on the Web and the best part? It can hold LOTS of things, not just one at a time!


Here are a couple of things I LOVE about the Web clipboard:
  • You can copy between computers. If you put something on the Web clipboard at work you can then access it on your desktop computer at home or anywhere in the world- since it's web based.
  • You can store images on the Web clipboard! ImageS- not just one image! Your computer's clipboard can only store your most recent copied or cut text or image. The Web clipboard lets you store several and choose the one you need when you need it. So if you regularly want to use an image, just save it to the web clipboard for easy access.
  • Inserting a symbol in Google Docs is multi-step. You have to go to the Insert Drop Down and choose Special Character.
    Then you have to search for the character you want, select it and close the pop-up menu.
    Using the web clipboard you can just save those often used characters and insert super quickly!

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  • Things stay on the Web clipboard for 30 days. 30 days is awesome! Anything you use regularly- just store it on the web clipboard!

Using the Web clipboard is super easy!
Here's how:
  • Highlight text or an image that you want to copy.
  • Go to the Edit menu and select Web clipboard.
  • Select Copy to web clipboard. If you have created a Drawing, go to the Actions menu and choose Web clipboard and then Copy entire drawing to web clipboard.

In the document where you want to place your copied item, just place your cursor where the copied item belongs. Go to the Edit menu and select Web clipboard. Then hover over the Drawings that are copied until you find the one you want. Click on it and it will be pasted in your document!


You can find more Web Clipboard Details HERE.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

I Didn't Know Google could do THAT: Capitalization in Google Docs

It used to be the capitalization of text using a menu option in Google Docs 
was only available through an add on, but not anymore! Hooray! 
A recent update makes it super easy to change the case of selected 
text just like you can in PowerPoint or Word.

To do so, simply highlight the text you want to change the case of and
then choose Capitalization from the Format drop-down menu. 

You’ll see three options:
  • lowercase, to make all the letters in your selection lowercase.
  • UPPERCASE, to capitalize all the letters in your selection.
  • Title Case, to capitalize the first letter of each word in your selection.

Easy peasy and such a time saver!  



Treat Tags: Stress Relief (Bubble Wrap)

One of my favorite things to do is send happy mail to folks in our school district. 
This year I actually put items on my calendar to remind me to 
do so and I've made an effort to do it for any meetings I hold as well.

It may seem silly to send folks little bags of snacks or treat with a cute note, 
but it's funny how something little bitty with a note reminding someone 
that they are loved and appreciated- can make a HUGE impact. 

This is one of my favorites. 
Bubble Wrap is known to decrease stress.  
Seriously. 
How can you be stressed when popping bubble wrap? 
Found this idea on Pinterest and made my own. 

I created it as a PDF and printed four per page. 

Who do you know that could use a little stress relief this last week of school? 

You can print out your own copy HERE
It's a PDF files with 4 pages per file.
If you aren't sure how to print four per page from a PDF, 
you can find directions for doing so HERE

Friday, April 28, 2017

Treat Tags: Donut, Popcorn, Gummy Bears, Bundt Cakes, & Highlighters

One of my favorite things to do is send happy mail to folks in our school district. 
This year I actually put items on my calendar to remind me to 
do so and I've made an effort to do it for any meetings I hold as well.

It may seem silly to send folks little bags of snacks with a cute note, 
but it's funny how something little bitty with a note reminding someone 
that they are loved and appreciated- can make a HUGE impact. 

Here are some past treats that I've done but not yet posted. 

Donut ever forget how much we appreciate you! 
Attach to small package of powdered donuts or a single donut. 

There is absolutely, positively NO way to HIGLIGHT all the amazing things you do!
Attach to a highlighter. 

______ would be UN-BEARABLE without you! 
Write in the location and attach to gummy bears. 

Just POPPING in to say no one is BUTTER than you!
Attach to popcorn package. 

You are nothing BUNDT fabulous! 
Attach to a mini bundt cake. 

You can print out your own copy HERE
Some files are a PDF with four per page on it,
some are PDF files with 4 or 6 pages per file, 
and some are JPG files that you can print in any size.
(That's how I printed these- wallet sized)
If you aren't sure how to print four per page from a PDF, 
you can find directions for doing so HERE





Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Treat Tags: We would go NUTS without you!

One of my favorite things to do is send happy mail to folks in our school district. 
This year I actually put items on my calendar to remind me to 
do so and I've made an effort to do it for any meetings I hold as well.

It may seem silly to send folks little bags of snacks with a cute note, 
but it's funny how something little bitty with a note reminding someone 
that they are loved and appreciated- can make a HUGE impact. 

As I complete my little thank you treats I'll post the printables 
so you can make your own.

This week I picked up some peanut M&M's and created a tag that said:
Thanks so much for all that you do! 
We would seriously go NUTS without you! 

You can print out your own copy HERE
This tag is on a PDF with 10 per page on it. 
I just printed mine on white cardstock and tied with a ribbon!

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