#ios · Apple · Digital wellbeing

#379 Give yourself a Moment’s peace

Although smartphones have revolutionised how we work and socialise, there are times when we all need to unplug. Moment is an iOS app (not currently available for Android), which helps you to manage your screen time. It shows you how much time you are spending on your device, as well as providing tips and tools… Continue reading #379 Give yourself a Moment’s peace

Firefox · Google Chrome · Internet Explorer · Top tip · Writing

#376 Hemingway Editor: Make your writing bold and clear

The Hemingway Editor is a nifty little web based app (there is also a desktop version too) that can help you or your students with any text-based assignment. You simply copy and paste a passage of text into the web page and the app gives you a score based on the readability of your passage.… Continue reading #376 Hemingway Editor: Make your writing bold and clear

Communication / Collaboration · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · MMU: ISS Themes · Moodle · Moodle use, organisation and content · Top tip

#375 Tracking student Activity with Moodle Participation report

Sometimes you might want to know the engagement from students about resources and activities within Moodle. This video shows how to do that using the Course participation report. Featured image: “Minature Figures” by WiR_Freebies is licenced under CC0

Apple · Classroom technology · Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · ICT proficiency · iPad · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Timesavers · Top tip

#370 QRCode Scanning for iOS: Easy QR Code scanning

In iOS11 QR code scanning is built directly into the camera app – saving you the trouble of having to download another app. Not sure what QR codes are? Check out our earlier post:  #21 How to create your own QR codes This video shows how to ensure your apple device is ready to scan! Featured… Continue reading #370 QRCode Scanning for iOS: Easy QR Code scanning

Accessibility · PowerPoint · Top tip

#369 Worried your PowerPoints aren’t accessible? Get some help!

PowerPoint has an inbuilt tool to help make sure that your slides are optimised for people using screen readers. They also include a really helpful table which highlights some common mistakes that can make your slides inaccessible for people with disabilities.  If you’re also worried about your Word documents, the same feature can be found… Continue reading #369 Worried your PowerPoints aren’t accessible? Get some help!

Digital creation · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · ICT proficiency · Media literacy · Timesavers

#368 iLovePDF: Making things Smaller

  Ever need to quickly and easily squash a pdf? Then you realise you have Adobe Reader on your machine and not Acrobat…No sweat. iLovePDF has all the tools you need in one place on the web…accessible anywhere. And…..its free. Squash away……   Photo released without a need for license  by Joseph Albanese on Unsplash unsplash-logoJoseph Albanese

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#367 … and we’re back, but not quite as you know us!

Welcome to 2018 and another year of 1minuteCPD! What are your new year’s resolutions? If it’s to improve your digital literacy and get more tech into your teaching, stick with us. Our aspirations are slightly different this time around, so instead of a daily tip,  we are aiming to round off our posts to a… Continue reading #367 … and we’re back, but not quite as you know us!