Every wonder what font you were seeing on a website? Use the chrome extension WhatFont to discover the font being used.
After you install the extension. Just click the WhatFont extension and hover your cursor around a website.
Open Google Slides and select Background.
Select the color feature on the Background option.
Finding Chrome Extensions and using them can be tough. We tend to stick with our routine and forget sometimes that they are resting next to our address bar. Recently, I came across two new ones that I have been using.
While working in Chrome highlight a word you would like defined.
Next, tap the Google Dictionary Extension
My next favorite extension is Black Menu for Google
Black Menu for Google gives you quick access to your favorite Google services with a convenient drop-down menu that lets you use Search, Google+, Translate, and many others without leaving the page you're on. It will remind you of the good ol' Research that was located in Google Docs and Slides.
Along with the ability to add videos from your Google Drive into a Google Slide presentation you can now edit videos inside your Google Slides presentation.
First, follow the blog from last week on how to insert a video into a Google Slides presentation.
Next, right click on the video.
Select video options…
Now you have the ability to play the video automatically when the slide is opened.
You can mute the sound if you want to talk over the video.
And... you can set a stop and start time for your video.
Although this isn’t the most elaborate set of editing tools - this does make presenting with video a little easier.
Also, the possibilities are endless with creating slide presentations as learning centers.
No YouTube No Problem. Upload videos to your Google Drive and insert your video into a Google Slide Presentation.
Markup is an extension on your iPad or iPhone. It offers a lot of punch and doesn't require a large amount of effort to use. If you build a lot of step guides for students or if you want to manipulate a photo this is a great place to start.
Writing every day in every class is always something every student should be doing. Sometimes we tend to fall into a rut with writing ideas. Creating templates makes sure you are not having students do the same writing activities day in and day out.
How do I make a template?
I would recommend making a template in Google Draw. First, Google Draw ROCKS! It doesn’t seem to ever get the attention it deserves with all of the other bells and whistles in the G Suite.
Where do I find Google Draw?
Always begin in a Drive folder.
Then select New - More - Google Draw.
Design your Template.
When finished go to File - Downlaod As - Select either a .jpg or .png.
Now, open a Google Slide
Make sure to pick a blank Slide template.
Select Background on the toolbar.
Go to Image and Select Choose
Drag your downloaded graphic onto the board.
This sets the template and prevents students from erasing any parts of the Template.
This works really well for students on iPads.
Click here for my Twitter example.
Cathie Gillner is a middle school Mobile Device teacher.