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

Digital creation · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · Images · Social Media · Timesavers

#408 Quick graphics using Adobe Spark

Not a power user with Photoshop? No idea what dimension a Facebook banner needs? No worries you can use Adobe Spark. It’s free and has loads of templates you can use or adapt without a huge learning curve. Just create an account, log in, make some quick choices…then you can adapt colours and content to… Continue reading #408 Quick graphics using Adobe Spark

Communication / Collaboration · Data literacy · Excel · Working with Data

#402 Muddled data in Excel? Sort it out!

If you are trying to move grades from one spreadsheet to another, or cross reference your data, then it can be a real pain if the data is not sorted in the same way. In this short video we cover how to sort your data alphabetically or by custom fields. Featured image: ” Sorting” by… Continue reading #402 Muddled data in Excel? Sort it out!

Digital collaboration · Digital communication · Digital creation · ICT proficiency · Images · Internet Explorer · Top tip · Working with Data

#401 Greenshot [1/3]: Free and open source tool for making screenshots on your PC or Mac

If you liked #1 Snip it! you are going to love Greenshot. Greenshot is like Snip it but has loads more features to create that perfect screenshot. Whether you are a PC or Mac user, Greenshot is completely free and open source. Some of the key features for Greenshot includes (taken from the Greenshot website): Quickly create… Continue reading #401 Greenshot [1/3]: Free and open source tool for making screenshots on your PC or Mac

Copyright · Data literacy · Digital research and scholarship · Distance Learning · Google Chrome · Information literacy · Searching Skills · Top tip

#386 Unpaywall: Read research papers for free

I discovered Unpaywall in a session on open knowledge in HE. Unpaywall is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to skip the paywall on millions of peer-reviewed journal articles. It’s fast, free and legal. You will need Google Chrome to install the Unpaywall extension in your browser. The extension works by automatically looking for a copy in… Continue reading #386 Unpaywall: Read research papers for free

Classroom technology · Digital creation · Media literacy · Microsoft Office · PowerPoint · Timesavers · Working with Data

#364 Sway [8/8]: Create outline from Sway or Powerpoint

This is the final post in our Sway series. Do you like Sway so far? Why not leave a comment below? In this video we look at generating an outline in Sway either from a PowerPoint file or by adding a topic and letting Sway generate an outline for us.  Once Sway creates the outline we… Continue reading #364 Sway [8/8]: Create outline from Sway or Powerpoint