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#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

Accessibility · Classroom Technologies · Classroom technology · Curation · Digital participation · Padlet · Top tip

#549 Create an interactive world map with Padlet

Padlet is a firm favourite at 1minuteCPD HQ. Padlet is constantly reinventing itself and introducing new features. I discovered the Map wall the other day when I was looking for a way for students on an open-access course to post where they’re from. It is really simple to create and use and I am sure… Continue reading #549 Create an interactive world map with Padlet

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#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

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#545 Nearpod Add-on for Google Slides

Did you know that Google Slides now has an Add-on for Nearpod? The Nearpod Add-on for Google Slides allows you to add in Nearpod’s interactive activities and features, directly within your Google Slides presentations. To enable this feature, go to Google Slides – Add-ons – Get add-ons – and install Nearpod from there. Once you… Continue reading #545 Nearpod Add-on for Google Slides

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#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

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#540 Work with Office files using Office editing in Google Drive

Did you know that you can now directly edit, comment, and collaborate on Office files using Office editing in Google Drive? The great thing is that you can view version history and collaborate in real-time with others and all changes you make will be saved to the original Microsoft Office file. This is a good… Continue reading #540 Work with Office files using Office editing in Google Drive

#1minuteCPD · Information literacy · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Moodle · Moodle use, organisation and content · Top tip

#538 OneTopic format in Moodle

Another method of reducing the amount of scrolling in Moodle on an area is to use the OneTopic format. This places tabs at the top of the page which represents topics or weeks. Instead of showing everything at once, it’s broken down in to topics. There’s less scrolling for your users. Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from… Continue reading #538 OneTopic format in Moodle