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#406 Medium [4/4]: Some more cool stuff you can do with Medium

Just before you think Medium is just another blogging platform, here are a few cool things that you can do in Medium that makes it an interesting platform to consider for your next teaching, learning and assessment project: Claps – instead of showing your appreciation for a post with a single like, you can ‘clap’… Continue reading #406 Medium [4/4]: Some more cool stuff you can do with Medium

Digital collaboration · Digital communication · Digital creation · ICT proficiency · Images · Internet Explorer · Top tip · Working with Data

#401 Greenshot [1/3]: Free and open source tool for making screenshots on your PC or Mac

If you liked #1 Snip it! you are going to love Greenshot. Greenshot is like Snip it but has loads more features to create that perfect screenshot. Whether you are a PC or Mac user, Greenshot is completely free and open source. Some of the key features for Greenshot includes (taken from the Greenshot website): Quickly create… Continue reading #401 Greenshot [1/3]: Free and open source tool for making screenshots on your PC or Mac

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#398 No track changes in Word? No problem! Compare documents

Have you ever received a document with changes, where the person hasn’t used track changes? Felt like banging your head on the desk (like me the other day)? Well don’t despair! Word has a function where you can combine revisions from multiple authors into a single document. You will find this handy function under the… Continue reading #398 No track changes in Word? No problem! Compare documents

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#396 Medium [3/4]: Publish your story on Medium

In the previous post in this series on Medium (see #391 Medium [2/4]: Create your first story with Medium) we showed you how to create your first story. This short video shows you how to publish your first story. I like how you get to add a Creative Commons licence to your posts easily… Featured image: Photo… Continue reading #396 Medium [3/4]: Publish your story on Medium

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#395 Boomerang: Mini video creation

Boomerang is a nifty little app produced by the same people as Instagram. With one simple press it takes 10 pictures and loops them together to create a mini video. This can be shared on popular social media networks or saved to the camera roll and used in other applications. It’s free and it’s available… Continue reading #395 Boomerang: Mini video creation

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#391 Medium [2/4]: Create your first story with Medium

Medium is an online publishing platform that is a hybrid of blogging and paid for content (for an introduction please see #380 Medium [1/4]: The Medium is the message). This short video will show you how to create your first story on Medium: Featured image: Photo by Picsea on Unsplash

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#386 Unpaywall: Read research papers for free

I discovered Unpaywall in a session on open knowledge in HE. Unpaywall is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to skip the paywall on millions of peer-reviewed journal articles. It’s fast, free and legal. You will need Google Chrome to install the Unpaywall extension in your browser. The extension works by automatically looking for a copy in… Continue reading #386 Unpaywall: Read research papers for free