Curation · Digital communication · Digital creation · Digital research and scholarship · Mobile · Padlet · Social Media

#470 Padlet Catscan: Digitise your sticky notes

The Padlet app has a funky new beta feature called Catscan. Catscan converts your sticky notes or paper notes into a digital format and posts them to a Padlet board. It’s a great way to share ideas gathered in hard-copy. Why not have a play? At present this feature is only available in the Padlet… Continue reading #470 Padlet Catscan: Digitise your sticky notes

#ios · android · Curation · Digital creation · Digital research and scholarship · Google · Google Chrome · Timesavers · Top tip

#466 Google Keep

Google Keep is an amazing little app to organise your thoughts. It has all the features of a notes app but it also has some interesting tools to make note keeping even easier: Record a voice memo and Keep will transcribe it Add drawings to annotate images Create a to-do list with tasks to tick… Continue reading #466 Google Keep

Communication / Collaboration · Curation · Digital creation · Digital identity management · Social Media · Uncategorized

#449 Beautiful story telling with Shorthand Social

Shorthand Social is a free to use storytelling tool, which integrates into your Twitter account. You can create beautifully, visual stories using text, images and video. Each section is translated into a tweet to help promote your story, and the whole thing can be turned into a visual link to embed into a blog.  Give… Continue reading #449 Beautiful story telling with Shorthand Social

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

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

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

Classroom technology · Curation · Data literacy · Information literacy

#412 Rebrandly to keep control over your trimmed URLS

Rebrandly is a link shortener with a difference! Shortened URLs can make unwieldy links much easier to share, especially in a live setting such as during a lecture. However, sometimes you want to change the destination of the shortened link. Perhaps you are linking through to different surveys at the end of each lecture, or… Continue reading #412 Rebrandly to keep control over your trimmed URLS