Tuesday, August 27, 2019

#TechTipTuesday - Google Drive Workspaces

It's a brand new year and it is time to clean house a bit and bring back my very favorite writing topic: 
Technology Tips.

My first one of the new school year is about a newish feature to your very own Google Drive called: 


The idea behind workspaces is to create an area inside your drive (much like a folder) where you can quickly access a set of documents, spreadsheets, drawings, etc. Anything you can create under the "create" button can be added to a single workspace and then you can quickly access those files from your main Drive page.

The idea is to help you create a space that let's you "find what you need faster" 
To access this space simply click on the "priority" section under the "new" formerly "create" button

Then click the "create workspace" button, give it a title and begin adding files to the workspace. You can choose up to 25 total files to have in a single workspace and you can add and remove them form the work space at anytime after.

The use cases for this function are entirely dependent on your working style and needs. I find it very useful to have a single work space for a set of files I access on a regular basis but may get lost amongst the "most recent" files floating at the top.

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Check it out today in your Google Drive, and send me a tweet letting me know if you'll be using this feature and if so how it helps.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Sunday Post - Short and Sweet

Thought provoking tweets, the perspective of the state education from a kindergarten teacher and other great articles are only a scroll away. Enjoy listening to Tech on the side - Season 2, ep. 55: Short and sweet while checking out all the great stories, and of course a brand new Under Caffeinated Humor Comic.

George Couros on Twitter

A couple of thoughts: 1. Traditional practice does not equal bad practice. We can't use the terms interchangeably. 2. Innovation is ONLY innovation if it leads to something better. "New" is not enough. #InnovatorsMindset https://t.co/2VcFbuFcVp

Kindergarten teacher: My job is now about tests and data - not children. I quit.

Susan Sluyter is a veteran teacher of young children in the Cambridge Public Schools who has been connected to the district for nearly 20 years and teaching for more than 25 years.

Dude autotunes his cat miaowing and the results will make you shake with laughter

Madonna and Cher are no strangers to the odd bit of autotune. But, cats - yep, cats! - are admittedly a new one on us. Joaquin Baldwin - a feature animation layout artist at Disney - tweeted that he autotuned his cat Elton because "he won't shut up in the morning."
March Joke

Sunday, March 3, 2019

SundayPost - Technology Tip Roundup

Listen in on some of my picks for my first ever technology Tip Round Up and scroll through the tips for more information, walk throughs and step by step guides.

#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.

#TechTipTuesday - Cleaning out Digital Clutter Gmail edition

Look, digital hoarding is just too easy these days, however, eventually we all run out of space in the digital void so with out further ado let's dive head first into the mess that can be (and is my) Gmail Inbox.

Tony Vincent on Twitter

🔖 Add more of the webpages you frequently access to Chrome's bookmarks bar by deleting the bookmarks' names (leaving just the icons). #GoogleEdu

#TechTipTuesday - Your Camera can do more than just take pictures

Did you know... That the camera app built right into your iPhone can also be used to scan QR codes? Give it a try today. Find a QR code, open up your camera app and point the lens at it.

Setting up Scheduled Do not Disturb function iOS 12

Quickly learn how to setup a schedule for the do not disturb function on your iPhone or iPad within iOS 12 Not sure why there is no sound. Looking into issue presently.
Knock Knock Joke