Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Distance Learning · Top tip

#570 Making a video call with Slack

If you use the free version of Slack, you have the option to voice or video call an individual member of your Slack team. This is really useful if you need to make a quick call without setting up a video conference. In the top-right hand corner of the direct message with the team member,… Continue reading #570 Making a video call with Slack

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

#569 Video conferencing with Google Hangouts

If you have a Google account, a Google Hangout is a super quick and easy way to set up a video call. When you are logged in to your Google account, go to and simply click Video Call.     A new window will open in your browser and then you can invite people… Continue reading #569 Video conferencing with Google Hangouts

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Distance Learning · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · Top tip

#568 Zoom: 10 tips and tricks

I’m sure that the majority of you working remotely will by now have been in at least one or two (!) Zoom meetings over the last few weeks. Unless you have been living in a cave, Zoom is an easy to use video conferencing tool. Here are 10 tips and tricks that I have amassed… Continue reading #568 Zoom: 10 tips and tricks

Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Formative assessment · Google Docs · Top tip

#567 Collaborate quickly using Google Docs

Google Docs is a firm favourite at 1minuteCPD HQ. We have quite a few posts already on all the cool stuff that you can do with Docs. However, I thought it might be good to do a post on how you can quickly set up a Google Doc to collaborate with colleagues whilst we are… Continue reading #567 Collaborate quickly using Google Docs


#5MinuteReflection 9: Tools for remote working

Here are some 1 minute resources that might be useful over the coming weeks and months whilst the majority of us will be working from home. 1minuteCPD has 563 1 minute resources (and counting) that are fully categorised and searchable if you can’t find what you are looking for in this post.   Video conferencing… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 9: Tools for remote working

AI Technology · Digital creation · Images · Top tip

#560 Pixlr X: Resize images quickly online

Pixlr X is a free and intuitive online image editing tool. We posted about this tool back in 2016, but it’s now even easier to use. There’s no steep learning curve, you don’t need any design experience and it is a fantastic alternative to Photoshop. This video shows you how to quickly resize an image… Continue reading #560 Pixlr X: Resize images quickly online

Digital creation · Video

#559 Pixabay: Free stock video footage and clips

As well as free, high-quality stock photos available for download on Pixabay, you can also download high-quality video from Pixabay too. This was perfect for me when I was creating a video on Camtasia. I could search for the video clip I wanted (a forest in my case) and download an MP4 to put into… Continue reading #559 Pixabay: Free stock video footage and clips

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Information literacy · Timesavers · Top tip · Working with Data

#556 Dropbox Transfer

If you’ve used a service like WeTransfer before, you will be pleased to know that Dropbox now offers a similar service to send files you don’t need to collaborate on. The benefits of this service compared to sharing a file on Dropbox includes: You can see how many times file has been viewed / downloaded… Continue reading #556 Dropbox Transfer

Creative Commons · Digital creation · Images · Social Media · Social Media · Timesavers · Top tip

#553 Free pictures with Pexels

If you love Unsplash, then you are going to love Pexels too. Pexels is another stock photo website that provides high quality images for free! So what can you do with the photos on Pexles? All photos on Pexels are free to use. Attribution is not required. Giving credit to the photographer or Pexels is… Continue reading #553 Free pictures with Pexels