Classroom technology · Digital creation · Google

#194 Google My Maps [2/3]: Add in your routes

If you missed the last post on customised Google maps, catch up now (#190  Google My Maps: [1/3] Create customised Google maps). In this video we look at how you can add different routes onto your map, remember that My Maps using layers, so you can add lots of different routes that can be switched on… Continue reading #194 Google My Maps [2/3]: Add in your routes

Classroom technology · Curation · Digital creation · Google Chrome

#190 Google My Maps [1/3]: Create customised Google maps

You can create customised Google maps for all sorts of reasons. You might want to use them to simply stop people getting lost, however, you can also add additional text, images and YouTube videos to the various markers. This makes the potential for Google maps as a tool for learning even greater. You can also… Continue reading #190 Google My Maps [1/3]: Create customised Google maps

Google Chrome · ICT proficiency · Timesavers · Top tip

#177 Pin your favourite tabs in Google Chrome

If you need to keep the same tabs open every day, why not try pinning your tabs? This is a really easy way to keep your tabs organised. Additionally,you can’t accidentally delete a tab when you’re working on it as pinning it removes the ability to close the tab. You can unpin at anytime too.… Continue reading #177 Pin your favourite tabs in Google Chrome

Curation · Digital research and scholarship · Distance Learning · Google · Searching Skills

#148 Google Scholar alerts keep you up to date with latest research

If you are interested in keeping up to date with research on your favourite topics, set up a Google Scholar alert to have all the latest research emailed to your inbox. This is really easy to set up, all you need is a (free) Google account. Don’t want your Google Scholar alerts cluttering up your… Continue reading #148 Google Scholar alerts keep you up to date with latest research

Communication / Collaboration · Digital creation · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · Distance Learning · Google · ICT proficiency

#146: Slow at typing? Try dictating to Google Docs

If typing is not your forte, why not try using the new voice typing feature of Google docs (part of Google Drive). Although it’s not 100% accurate, it can be a quick and easy way to get a rough draft together. If you’d like to learn more about the commands you can use with voice typing,… Continue reading #146: Slow at typing? Try dictating to Google Docs

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#124 Using Google Advanced Search to narrow and refine your searches

You can use some of the more advanced features in Google to narrow and refine your searches. To make searches for a topic you’re researching more relevant you can restrict the search to a certain site domain, file type and date. This makes your search current, specific and targeted. In this example, I show you how to… Continue reading #124 Using Google Advanced Search to narrow and refine your searches

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#114 Allow editing only in certain cells using Google Sheets

Google Sheets (Google’s answer to Excel), is a really useful online spreadsheet. You’ll need a free Google Drive account to use it, but it has lots of great features – check out these other 1MinuteCPD videos to see what I mean: 1MinuteCPD posts on Google In this post I’ll show you how to set up a… Continue reading #114 Allow editing only in certain cells using Google Sheets