JISC: 6 elements of digital capability

#366 Congratulations! 6 hours and 6 minutes of CPD…

“It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.” Ernie Harwell So as we come to the end of our 1minuteCPD journey, we’d like to say an enormous THANK YOU to all who have been involved in our 1minuteCPD community. If you’ve… Continue reading #366 Congratulations! 6 hours and 6 minutes of CPD…

Digital research and scholarship · ICT proficiency · Word

#362 Cutting sections from Word? Spike them instead!

The spike feature is a little known function in Word, but enables you to keep all your cut items together (on an imaginary spike!) and then to be able to paste them all in one place. This is useful for when you are editing a document and want to do all your cutting at once,… Continue reading #362 Cutting sections from Word? Spike them instead!

Digital creation

#360 Merry Christmas! Elf Yourself

HO HO HO Merry Christmas from your 1minuteCPD team! Fancy something fun to play with whilst you wait for your dinner? Have a look at the most wonderful elf yourself… If you own a smartphone, you can also download the Elf Yourself app for free, and spend all day creating elfish videos. Fancy a giggle?… Continue reading #360 Merry Christmas! Elf Yourself

Digital creation · PowerPoint

#357 Add a moving GIF image to your PowerPoint

In this post (inspired by a question by Kate Cuthbert), we explore how you can add moving images (known as GIFs) to your PowerPoint presentations. For example, this is a GIF: //giphy.com/embed/8snTnjI1qRApa via GIPHY GIFs can be a fun way to liven up your presentations. You can find lots of free ones on the internet,… Continue reading #357 Add a moving GIF image to your PowerPoint

Data literacy · Digital research and scholarship · Excel · Timesavers · Working with Data

#350 Use SumIF in Excel to add conditions to your additions!

As we’re seen in previous posts on Excel, Excel is full of nifty little tricks to help make our lives much easier. In this post we take a look at the SumIF function. This function enables you to set conditions on what you want to add together. These conditions can come from another cell, for… Continue reading #350 Use SumIF in Excel to add conditions to your additions!

Audience response system · Classroom technology · Digital communication · Digital participation

#346 Create a Wordcloud with your students using Mentimeter

We first introduced Mentimeter many posts ago and covered how to use it with a slide based question. In this video we show how Mentimeter can be used to create a slick looking word cloud with your students. This is really easy to set up and use and produces a great visual to share with… Continue reading #346 Create a Wordcloud with your students using Mentimeter