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!

Treat Tags: M&M {Marvelous & Magnificent}

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 M&M's and created a tag that said:
Thank you for being so Marvelous & Magnificent

You can print out your own copy HERE
This tag is on a PDF with 6 per page on it. 
I just printed mine on white cardstock and tied with a ribbon!







Monday, February 20, 2017

InstaGrok

I'd heard about InstaGrok before but was reminded of it again while at TCEA a few weeks 
ago and decided to check it out again to see what had 
been added & how it had changed. 
What I found was that it is a GREAT resource for students 
and bonus... it's totally free!
{Only downside is that it doesn't appear their iOS app is working anymore!}

What is InstaGrok
InstaGrok is a research tool that allows users to build a concept map
 that they can pin notes, websites, videos, and facts to- 
keeping all of their resources in one place.  
Users can then open a journal that cites all of the resources with active hyperlinks, 
creating a fully interactive journal that can be saved and shared.

A user starts by typing in a search term & clicking Grok after creating a free account. 

A visual concept map will appear with lots of different words connected. 

Clicking each item gives you a box with lots of different options to select from: 
Key Facts, Websites, Videos, Images, Concepts, and Notes. 
You can scroll through each tab and select those items you want to keep 
by clicking the pin button on the right side of each item. 

There is even a difficulty level at the top that you can slide to 
make the results easier or more challenging. 
There are also buttons at the top that allow you to customize the colors. 


On the Journal tab you can review the information and use it to help your write a paper. 
On the far right side it has both a list of pinned items and a bibliography of those items. 

An InstaGrok can be shared in a variety of ways or even embedded on a website!

You can check out a sample InstaGrok HERE
What a great tool for researching!







Thursday, February 16, 2017

American Democracy Collection

I blogged a few weeks ago about some Presidential Inauguration Resources that would 
be great for using next Monday on President's Day but came 
across another great resource recently that I just had to share. 

Google Arts and Culture is one of my favorite Google resources. 


Google Arts & Culture has collaborated with over 1,200 international museums, galleries and institutions from 70 countries to make their exhibits available for everyone online. Google Arts & Culture is a place you can meet the people, visit the places and learn about the events that shaped our world. Discover collections curated by experts from the most famous museums. Be moved by stories depicted in thousands of photos, videos, manuscripts and artworks on every type of screen and in virtual reality. Find your favorite artworks, create your own collections and share them with friends.

There's even a great app you can find HERE

For Presidents' Day they've partnered with 30 cultural institutions to bring
 us history from the United States presidency in a single collection: American Democracy. 

It includes over 2,000 new artifacts, photos, pictures and more and 158 exhibits 
that will help students remember and celebrate the history, 
lives, and legacies of the 44 US presidents. 

Students can learn about presidential pets, 




and view lots of other collections including viewing 25 presidential portraits 
captured using Google’s Art Camera. 
These gigapixel quality images allow you to zoom in and explore 
details of these portraits more thoroughly than you could with the naked eye.

Such a treasure of fabulous resources! 
Thank you Google!










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