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 · Digital collaboration · Digital communication · Digital creation · Digital research and scholarship · Top tip · Writing

#451 Dropbox Paper

Paper is a product by Dropbox that can help you work collaboratively with your team. If you have a Dropbox account, you can use Paper for free. If I had to describe it to someone then I would say it’s like a web based Word document that you can quickly and easily embed rich media… Continue reading #451 Dropbox Paper

Digital creation · Digital research and scholarship · Images

#441 PhotoScan app: Bring your old photos back to life

PhotoScan (https://www.google.com/photos/scan/) is an app from Google Photos that lets you scan and save your favourite printed photos using your phone’s camera. It’s simple, fast, effective and free. It could be useful for any research projects that involve collecting and organising old photographs, or just simply to bring back some old family photos back to life.… Continue reading #441 PhotoScan app: Bring your old photos back to life

Audience response system · Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Digital research and scholarship · Microsoft Office

#434 Personalise your Office 365 survey

Following on from our last tutorial on creating surveys using Forms in Office 365, this video explores how to personalise the look and feel of that form. Missed the first video in this series? Check out #435 Create easy surveys in Office 365 Featured image shared under CCO by Pixabay

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