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#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

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#469 Merge & split table cells

Another “it’s only easy if you know it” tip for today. An academic asked me today how to do this and so it seems likely that this is something other people are also unsure how to merge and split cells in a table. This can really make your table much easier to read, and is… Continue reading #469 Merge & split table cells

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#468 Padlet back chat

The back channel board in Padlet is a really easy way to facilitate group working. It enables you to quickly set up a shared space where people can share ideas, links, documents, photos and a whole heap of things.  It’s super easy to set up, you’ll get going in a jiffy! Once your board has… Continue reading #468 Padlet back chat

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#467 Flipgrid: a video discussion platform

Flipgrid is a tool that allows you to create a video wall for your students to contribute to. Once you set up your “grid”, you will be able to add topics, to which students can submit a short video. This video will show you how to create your first topic and share it with students. Featured… Continue reading #467 Flipgrid: a video discussion platform

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#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

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#465 Gurushots: The Photography Game – Swaps, Autofills and Keys [3/3]

In this final instalment of three posts about GuruShots (catch the first one by clicking here and the second one here) we introduce you to Swaps, Autofills and keys. Swaps allows you to replace an existing picture (that might only receive a few votes) with another picture. Autofills work in the same way as voting, except… Continue reading #465 Gurushots: The Photography Game – Swaps, Autofills and Keys [3/3]

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#464 Create a Calendar Group in Outlook

Creating a calendar group in Outlook is a top time saving tip that I recently discovered through talking to a colleague. If you share a lot of calendars, you can organise them by group instead of having them listed alphabetically. This is great if you have a massive long list of shared calendars, but even… Continue reading #464 Create a Calendar Group in Outlook