Data literacy · Excel · Timesavers · Top tip · Working with Data

#496 Add up more than 24 hours in Excel

This top tip helped me recently when adding up the duration of a number of videos for a project. The duration of the videos were in the 24 hour clock format and when I added the duration together the result was not as I expected. The answer was to change the format of the cells… Continue reading #496 Add up more than 24 hours in Excel

Digital creation · Digital innovation · Distance Learning · Video

#491 Virtual Reality on YouTube

Virtual Reality (VR) seems to be everywhere at the moment. Last week I spent an hour at a VR demo and to say I was blown away was an understatement. I took a trip to Mars, visited a battlefield and saw a Nigel deGrasse Tyson lecture brought to life all from the comfort of a… Continue reading #491 Virtual Reality on YouTube

Information literacy · Top tip

#481 Wunderlist: To-do lists made simple

Wunderlist is a seriously good to-do list app that has really helped get my life in order!  Once you have created an account you can download Wunderlist to all your devices and it works seamlessly across all platforms. I can create a list on my phone and view it on my laptop and vice versa. I… Continue reading #481 Wunderlist: To-do lists made simple

Audience response system · Classroom technology · Digital communication · Digital identity management · Digital innovation · Top tip

#477 Kahoot: New nickname generator

Kahoot is a classroom favourite where you can add fun interactive elements into your lessons (for more information on Kahoot see #14 In class quizzes? Get Kahoot!). Often one of the reasons cited by academics for not wanting to use Kahoot is that students have the freedom to choose their own nicknames. This isn’t an issue… Continue reading #477 Kahoot: New nickname generator

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

#471 Zoom: Video conferencing

Zoom is an easy to use video conferencing tool that comes with an impressive basic plan (you can upgrade and their full pricing details are on the website): Unlimited number of meetings (one meeting at a time) No expiration date No time limit for 1-on-1 meetings 40 minute limit on meetings with 3-100 people I… Continue reading #471 Zoom: Video conferencing

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#466 Google Keep

Google Keep is an amazing little app to organise your thoughts. It has all the features of a notes app but it also has some interesting tools to make note keeping even easier: Record a voice memo and Keep will transcribe it Add drawings to annotate images Create a to-do list with tasks to tick… Continue reading #466 Google Keep

Communication / Collaboration · Data literacy · ICT proficiency · Information literacy · Outlook · Timesavers · Top tip

#464 Create a Calendar Group in Outlook

Creating a calendar group in Outlook is a top time saving tip that I recently discovered through talking to a colleague. If you share a lot of calendars, you can organise them by group instead of having them listed alphabetically. This is great if you have a massive long list of shared calendars, but even… Continue reading #464 Create a Calendar Group in Outlook