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#442 Introduction to Instagram [1/3]

Instagram is a picture sharing social media platform where you can post images and short videos of your interests, hobbies and general day to day life. It’s widely popular and can reach a worldwide audience but you need to know the best way to maximise visibility of your posts. In the first of three posts… Continue reading #442 Introduction to Instagram [1/3]

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

Curation · Digital research and scholarship · Google Chrome · Searching Skills

#427 Google Scholar “cited by” search to find relevant recent research

Google Scholar has lots of useful tips and tricks to help with your research. In this video we have a look at the “cited by” search option and the “related article” search. The cited by search shows you all the articles Google Scholar can find that have cited your original paper. This is a great… Continue reading #427 Google Scholar “cited by” search to find relevant recent research

#ios · Apple · Browsers · Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Firefox · Google Chrome · ICT proficiency · Internet Explorer · iPad · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Mobile · OS X · Top tip · Windows

#405 iCloud Drive and Files: Portable, accessible cloud storage

If you have an iCloud account you can access files and folders from ANY internet enabled device – you don’t need an iPad, iPhone or Mac computer. Using an Internet browser you can access your iCloud account and then upload and download any files. This short video will show you how to access your account,… Continue reading #405 iCloud Drive and Files: Portable, accessible cloud storage

#ios · Apple · Browsers · Classroom technologies · Classroom technology · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · Firefox · Google Chrome · ICT proficiency · Internet Explorer · iPad · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Mobile · OS X · Top tip

#400 iCloud Website: Powerful and easy access to apps and files

Did you know that if you have an iPad, iPhone or Mac computer you can gain access to files, documents, photos and reminders from any computer – be it Mac or Windows? Going to the iCloud website, http://www.icloud.com and entering your Apple ID and password will give you secure access to lots of information that… Continue reading #400 iCloud Website: Powerful and easy access to apps and files

Copyright · Data literacy · Digital research and scholarship · Distance Learning · Google Chrome · Information literacy · Searching Skills · Top tip

#386 Unpaywall: Read research papers for free

I discovered Unpaywall in a session on open knowledge in HE. Unpaywall is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to skip the paywall on millions of peer-reviewed journal articles. It’s fast, free and legal. You will need Google Chrome to install the Unpaywall extension in your browser. The extension works by automatically looking for a copy in… Continue reading #386 Unpaywall: Read research papers for free

Firefox · Google Chrome · Internet Explorer · Top tip · Writing

#376 Hemingway Editor: Make your writing bold and clear

The Hemingway Editor is a nifty little web based app (there is also a desktop version too) that can help you or your students with any text-based assignment. You simply copy and paste a passage of text into the web page and the app gives you a score based on the readability of your passage.… Continue reading #376 Hemingway Editor: Make your writing bold and clear