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#420 Google Photo: Backup and sync device Photos and Video

The Google Photo app, available on Android and iOS is one of my must have apps on both my iPad and iPhone. It back-ups all of my device photos and videos to my own Google Photo storage area which I can access through the app, or through my Google account. There’s unlimited storage and I’m… Continue reading #420 Google Photo: Backup and sync device Photos and Video

Curation · Digital research and scholarship · Google

#419 Keep on top of new research with Google Alerts

One of the really cool things you can do with Google and Google Scholar is to set up alerts. You can do this by using an existing Google search or by setting on up from scratch. Google will then email you with with new journal articles or news reports that match your search, pretty nifty… Continue reading #419 Keep on top of new research with Google Alerts

Digital creation · Microsoft Office · Timesavers · Top tip · Word

#418 Auto text generation in Word

Need to quickly generate a document to test something. Word has some in-built formulas that will randomly generate text for you to work with. =rand(5,5) – generates auto text with number of sentences and paragraphs specified =lorem(10,10) – generates the classic latin =rand.old(9,9) – generates the “quick brown fox….”   Photo by Charisse Kenion on Unsplash

Curation · Digital research and scholarship · Google · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · Timesavers · Top tip

#417 Easy citations with Google Scholar

If you have not come across the cite option in Google Scholar yet, then you are in for a treat! This nifty feature takes all the pain away from building your bibliography, and if you are using an external reference library like EndNote (and I highly recommend that you are!), then it makes citations and… Continue reading #417 Easy citations with Google Scholar

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#415 Layout App: Make a picture collage

The layout app from the people who develop Instagram, is a great app for creating layouts with 2 or more pictures. You can then share your picture on Instagram or just save it to your photostream and distribute it how ever you want. This 1minutecpd video will briefly demonstrate the app It’s available for free… Continue reading #415 Layout App: Make a picture collage

Assessment · Assessment · Moodle assignments

#414 Adding feedback to PDFs in Moodle Assignments

Have your students submitted PDF documents to your Moodle Assignments? Looking for a quick and easy way to add feedback comments onto your student’s scripts? Then look no further! Moodle Assignments contain a built in PDF editor that enables you to annotate directly onto the PDFs submitted by your students, so you can add feedback… Continue reading #414 Adding feedback to PDFs in Moodle Assignments