#1minuteCPD · Browsers · Firefox · Google Chrome · ICT proficiency · Images · Internet Explorer · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Media literacy · Timesavers · Top tip · Video

#548 ZamZar: Online File Conversion

Zamzar is a browser based file conversion software – it provides the ability to convert to a whole range of file formats. It is free (up to a few conversions per day) or there’s a paid version providing unlimited conversions. Image is CC0 which has been taken from here

#1minuteCPD · ICT proficiency · Microsoft Office · Word · Writing

#547 Listen to your writing with Word

A great way to proof read work is to hear the words out loud. Word has an awesome feature that allows you to listen to your words being spoken, straight from the desktop application. Watch the video to find out how:   Featured image: CCO from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/illustrations/communication-head-balloons-man-1991850/

#1minuteCPD · #iOS · Apple · Digital identity and wellbeing (self-actualising) · ICT proficiency · Images · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Mobile · Top tip

#543 What the HEIC !? Convert HEIC to JPG

Some of the newer iPhones have started saving pictures that you take as a HEIC format. There’s a few ways of converting these to jpg and here’s one that I tend to use. Visit ZamZar.com This video will show you one of the ways in which you can convert the HEIC format to JPG Image… Continue reading #543 What the HEIC !? Convert HEIC to JPG

ICT proficiency · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Media literacy · Microsoft Office · PowerPoint · Timesavers · Top tip

#528 Re-arranging PowerPoint Layers for Object Transitions

I actually stumbled across this one accidentally and now it makes life (when using PowerPoint) easier! If you need to re-arrange the order of objects on a slide this is a very straight forward method. image is by Creative Sustainability and is CC BY-SA 2.0

#5MinuteReflection · Digital collaboration · Digital communication · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · Digital learning and personal/ professional development (learning) · Digital participation · ICT proficiency · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · Moodle · Office 365

#5MinuteReflection 7: Escape rooms for professional development

Last week some of the @1minuteCPD Colin, Kate and I delivered an immersive escape room style professional development workshop as part of the Manchester Metropolitan University’s Festival of Learning. It aimed to enable participants to experience using the technology we advocate, as they would be used by students. Participants worked in small teams to complete… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 7: Escape rooms for professional development

ICT proficiency · Windows · Working with Data

#519 Too many distractions on your PC? Create a Virtual Desktop on Windows 10

If you work with lots of applications open (email, Word, PowerPoint, browser, Slack, etc. etc) you may sometimes feel quite distracted, especially if you don’t have a second monitor to block out the noise. Luckily, you can create a virtual desktop on Windows 10 that looks like your computer did when you first opened it… Continue reading #519 Too many distractions on your PC? Create a Virtual Desktop on Windows 10