Audience response system · Classroom technology

#445 Google Slides: Ask your audience for questions

Google Slides, which is part of Google Drive, has a great feature for obtaining questions from your audience, whilst delivering a presentation. The audience uses their mobile devices to pose questions, which appear on the presenter’s screen. The audience can then vote for their favourite question, giving the presenter a ranked view of responses. This can… Continue reading #445 Google Slides: Ask your audience for questions

Digital collaboration · Google

#246 View your revision history in Google Docs

Google Docs, a part of Google Drive, has a great revision history feature. The revision history show the changes that have been made to your document and make it really easy to roll back to an earlier version (no more cold sweats when you realise you’ve accidently deleted a section of your document!). It’s also… Continue reading #246 View your revision history in Google Docs

Communication / Collaboration · Digital creation · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · Distance Learning · Google · ICT proficiency

#146: Slow at typing? Try dictating to Google Docs

If typing is not your forte, why not try using the new voice typing feature of Google docs (part of Google Drive). Although it’s not 100% accurate, it can be a quick and easy way to get a rough draft together. If you’d like to learn more about the commands you can use with voice typing,… Continue reading #146: Slow at typing? Try dictating to Google Docs

Digital collaboration · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Digital creation · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · Digital research and scholarship · Google · ICT proficiency · Working with Data

#114 Allow editing only in certain cells using Google Sheets

Google Sheets (Google’s answer to Excel), is a really useful online spreadsheet. You’ll need a free Google Drive account to use it, but it has lots of great features – check out these other 1MinuteCPD videos to see what I mean: 1MinuteCPD posts on Google In this post I’ll show you how to set up a… Continue reading #114 Allow editing only in certain cells using Google Sheets

Digital creation · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · Distance Learning · Recording your screen

#62 Screencastify: Easily record your screen using Google Chrome

I recently stumbled across Screencastify when I was considering whether or not to buy a Chromebook. And even though I’m still not sure about my purchase, I couldn’t be happier that I have found this nifty little extension that I can use in my Google Chrome browser to record my screen. I can save directly… Continue reading #62 Screencastify: Easily record your screen using Google Chrome

Classroom technology · Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Digital creation · Digital research and scholarship · Distance Learning · Google · Google Chrome · Working with Data

#23 Creating surveys with Google Forms

If you’ve signed up for a free Google Drive account you can use Google forms, and Google forms are brilliant! They are free to use, have lots of useful features, can be embedded*,  and the results come out in a handy separate spreadsheet – what’s not to like? Top Tip: You can share your survey in your… Continue reading #23 Creating surveys with Google Forms

#5MinuteReflection · Copyright · Creative Commons · Information, data and media literacy (critical use)

#5MinuteReflection 3: Open Education Resources (OERs)

In the third instalment of our monthly #5minutereflection, we will look at Open Educational Resources (OERs). Open educational resources (OERs) are ‘free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes‘. They can be in any format, and they can range from individual items to full courses. #1minuteCPD… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 3: Open Education Resources (OERs)

Firefox · Google Chrome · ICT proficiency · Timesavers

#436 Simple Gmail Notes

Simple Gmail Notes is a free and easy to use Chrome extension that allows you to better organise your Google Mail. You can add notes to individual Gmail conversations, store notes in your own Google Drive and add notes to your Google Calendar. This is useful to if you want to digitally stick a post-it… Continue reading #436 Simple Gmail Notes

Digital creation · Distance Learning

#241 Mind mapping with MindMup: Getting started

MindMup is a mind mapping app that you can easily integrate with your Google Drive. This means that all your changes are saved to Google Drive and you can easily share and collaborate. This video shows you how to connect MindMup to Google Drive… Featured image: “How to Mind Map” by zipckr is licenced under CC… Continue reading #241 Mind mapping with MindMup: Getting started