Data literacy · Digital communication · ICT proficiency · Uncategorized · 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 · Digital collaboration · Digital communication · Digital participation · Padlet · Uncategorized

#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

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Digital creation · Uncategorized

#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

Classroom technology · PowerPoint · Timesavers · Uncategorized

#462 Liveslides: quickly embed websites into PowerPoint

  Liveslides is a PowerPoint add-on that will allow you to quickly embed a website into your presentation. This useful tool will mean that you will no longer need to switch between several windows whilst giving a presentation. To view the website, you must have the add-on installed, so if you plan on sharing the… Continue reading #462 Liveslides: quickly embed websites into PowerPoint

Moodle · Moodle use, organisation and content · Timesavers · Top tip · Uncategorized

#461 Don’t Panic! Recover deleted items in Moodle

The Recycle Bin in Moodle 3.3 enables you to recover recently deleted items in your Moodle area, phew! You can recover items you have deleted in the past 7 days, but after that time they are permanently deleted. Don’t panic if you can’t see your Recycle Bin in your Moodle area, it only appears once… Continue reading #461 Don’t Panic! Recover deleted items in Moodle

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Digital creation · Images · Uncategorized

#459 ThingLink to create interactive images for free

With a free ThingLink account you can create rich, interactive image resources to share with your students. With a paid account you can also create interactive videos and 360 Degree interactive videos. In this quick introduction, we cover creating an interactive image using a free account. This can be a great tool to bring your… Continue reading #459 ThingLink to create interactive images for free

Images · Media literacy · PowerPoint · Uncategorized

#457 Giphy: Animate your images

In #357 we showed you how to add a gif to a PowerPoint, but what if the perfect gif doesn’t already exist? Don’t worry, in just a few simple steps you can animate an image, creating a gif to suit your needs! In this video we will take you through creating and exporting an image,… Continue reading #457 Giphy: Animate your images