Teacher Tech blog with Alice Keeler

Paperless Is Not a Pedagogy

Alice Keeler

Google Insert Image by Snapshot

Google Insert Image by Snapshot

A new feature of Google Docs I’ve been utilizing this week is the ability to insert an image by snapshot.   When editing a text document under the insert menu, insert image.  Instead of choosing to upload an image on your computer you can choose the next option to “Take a snapshot.”  This will engage your webcam and take a picture to insert into the document.

At first I was wondering why I would want to do that, but I am at a week long training this week where we are building projects.  My team has a collaborative Google Doc to document our thoughts and progress through the project.  As we are building the projects we have been using the isight camera on the computer to take pictures of the project building.

It occurred to me that this would be a great tool for students to use when completing a project. Encourage students to keep a document where they record all of their thoughts, what they are doing, successes, failures, reflections, etc…  As a teacher I will be able to see how they completed their project and not just try to decode it through the end product.  Students will be able to look back over their work and reflect on their learning.  The pictures greatly enhance the journaling.

 Link to our project notes this week

5 Easy Steps for Teaching with Digital Tools

Introducing digital tools into your teaching can seem challenging at first. There are many tools out there, and it might feel like there’s a lot to learn. But with easy steps for teaching with digital tools, you can start simply and gradually. There’s no need to dive in all at once – just take it one step at a time. Taking easy steps for teaching with digital tools starts with trying something!

Read More »
Students Prepare to Present

Help Your Students Prepare to Present

Maximize student success in presentations with ‘Speaker Notes by AliceKeeler,’ the ideal Google Slides add-on. Enhance how students prepare to present with easy transfer of speaker notes to Google Docs, promoting effective communication skills. Dive into the world of engaging, technology-aided presentations and empower students to shine in their academic endeavors. Discover the key to transforming student presentations into interactive, skill-building experiences.

Read More »

Infographic 7 Basic Steps for a Google Form

New to using Google Forms? This tool is essential for teachers to not only save time but to be adaptive to student needs. Use Forms to survey students, play games, personalize instruction, and assessment. This infographic on the 7 basic steps for a Google Form will help you get started.

Read More »

Online Workshop: Get Your Add-on Published

How can you make Google Workspace (Docs/Sheets/Slides) even better? You can create custom Add-ons with Google Apps Script. Wondering How to Get Your Google Workspace Add-on Published? Join Alice Keeler, Google Developer Expert, to learn the steps to get your Add-on officially published.

Read More »

2 thoughts on “Google Insert Image by Snapshot

  1. Hi Alice,

    I just discovered this “insert a snapshot” feature today, and I’m wondering if you know of a way to then save those snapshots as picture files? I have a science class taking pictures of their plants each day and I’d like to use all those pictures to create a time lapse video at the end. Any suggestions?


    1. No, not from the Google Doc. Instead try using Google SLIDES. You can insert an image from snapshot there also, but then you have a slideshow of the images and thus… timelapse 🙂

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.