Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital participation · ICT proficiency · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Media literacy · MMU: ISS Themes · Social Media

#478 AnswerGarden: Easy word clouds

AnswerGarden is a very simple tool that quickly and easily allows you to create an audience response wall online. Your audience can respond to questions and it generates a word cloud based on responses with the size of words increasing with the frequency the audience responds with that word. Really simple and easy to use… Continue reading #478 AnswerGarden: Easy word clouds

#ios · Apple · Classroom technologies · ICT proficiency · iPad · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Mobile · Timesavers · Top tip

#475 Measure app for iOS12

In iOS 12 for iPhone and iPads there’s a great new app called Measure. It’s an AR (Augmented Reality) measuring app that’s so useful and handy. You can measure objects and get their sizes – no need to go looking for measuring tapes anymore! Image can be found here under a CC-BY-SA 3.0 licence

Data literacy · Digital communication · ICT proficiency · Word

#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

Communication / Collaboration · Data literacy · ICT proficiency · Information literacy · Outlook · Timesavers · Top tip

#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

Accessibility · Digital creation · ICT proficiency · Timesavers · Top tip · Word

#446 Define Styles in Word: Ctrl + Shift + S shortcut

A really quick and easy way to define your styles in Word is to use the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + S. For example, if you want to change the style of a title, place your mouse on the title and click Ctrl + Shift + S. Click Modify to modify the style. You can… Continue reading #446 Define Styles in Word: Ctrl + Shift + S shortcut

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