Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Tech Talks: Organize & Digitize

We receive information via email, invitations, docs, posts, links, blogs and tweets and we share information with our students and peers using all those tools. There are add-ons, extensions and apps. We can end up with quite a mess and a bit of confusion. Do we share our information with our students using Drive? A Google site? Throughout the month of October, we will offer several different tech talks to assist you on the road to organizing and digitizing!

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Week of September 29: Google Drive
We’ve been using Google Drive for several years now. How many docs do you have? Spreadsheets? Presentations? Where are they? How can I find them? What’s the right way to share them? Google Drive looks different! What happened?

Week of October 6: Google Add-Ons
Google Add-Ons are tools to provide more features in your documents and spreadsheets. There are great new features such as mailing labels, mail merge in email or docs, templates and clip art!

Week of October 13: Google Email and Calendar
  • Learn how to keep your gmail inbox clean by using labels, filters and categories. Mail filters allow automatic actions of certain messages and Archiving keeps your inbox clean.
  • Utilize the calendar to keep your schedule, receive notifications via text or email, and share your calendar.

Week of October 20: Google Forms
Create Surveys, Quizzes and forms to collect data. Responses are all collected into a spreadsheet. Summaries with graphs and charts are available, along with graded quizzes.

Week of October 27: Chrome Apps & Extensions

Web apps, according to Google are "applications you can run inside your browser with a dedicated user interface and, typically, rich user interaction". Extensions are mini-applications that extend the functionality of larger applications. If this seems confusing and would like to learn about Chrome Apps & Extensions, this is the Tech Talk for you!

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