Tuesday, May 30, 2017

#TechTipTuesday - Nuzzel

The absolute easiest and handiest way to keep track of links, news articles, medium posts, etc that your twitter friends are sharing. 

Nuzzel is a free app (Apple and Android) and website that allows you to see just the links that your twitter pals are sharing. Download the app, sign in with your twitter account and enjoy the streamlined view of just stories/articles/links your twitter world is sharing. Keep up to date on the info that is being shared minus all the tweets. 

I've been using this service for over a month now and love how easy it is to check out the articles and news that is being shared from all the people I follow on twitter. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

#TechTipTuesday - Google Takeout

 As the school year comes to an end you may find yourself moving to a new place, or perhaps you just want a nice clean backup of everything you created within Google this year. Lucky for us, Google has created a handy little tool called Take Out

Google Take Out allows you to quickly and easily archive/export all of your files, blogs, photos, etc from Google into zipped file.

If you are wanting to transfer your account to a new Google account then you can use the 
Take Out Transfer tool

Using the Transfer tool will allow you to move all of you Google created items directly to your new Google Account. Please note: this process will require you to have your new google account setup before you can transfer.

I would recommend you make the zipped backup before you do the transfer.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

#TechTipTuesday Adventuring into podcasting

I have been experimenting using Anchor.fm as a podcasting tool, much to my enjoyment I might add.

However in this generation of SnapChat like permanence Anchor.fm "anchorcasts"only last for 24 hours. Luckily they give you the option to archive and download your anchorcasts. Combining this with archive.org allows you to capture and share your recording at later dates like this one below.

Give it a listen, and check out Anchor.fm and Archive.org today.

Tech on the Side - Podcast ep. 1

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

Your regularly scheduled Sunday Post will return next week.

Taking time today to celebrate Mother's Day with my wife (@technokato) and mother (@samplermaker2)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

#TechTipTuesday - Google Keep

I have blogged about it before, and I must admit, Google Keep has only gotten even more amazing since then.

Google Keep (formerly Google's Best kept little secret) is an amazing tool for everyone.

Initially designed as a simple Note taking app, Google Keep has developed into quite the robust  utility app for note taking/to-do lists/reminders and more.

Since 2014 the web tool has added a plethora of new features including the ability to share notes with others. (Very useful when you need to help remind someone step by step what needs to be done) iOS and Android Apps. A direct web link (keep.google.com). Pinned notes, reminders...this list goes on and on.

How can I use this tool today?

  • Use it to keep notes about your day for later blog posts (you can also add pictures to notes)
  • Make and share to-do lists with learners/peers/colleagues to ensure that everyone is on the same page and knows when items have been completed. 
  • Create a Reminder which can notify you of when something needs to be done (set it to repeat when you need daily/weekly/or even monthly reminders) 
  • Document the learning each day in your learning space with pictures, text and even drawings.
The possibilities are endless and one of the best parts is that is accessible on your laptop/desktop/chromebook/tablet, and since it is all part of the Google Suite services it syncs across all platforms. Never leave home without your lists/reminders/notes/etc.

Stay tuned and stay connected