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Add a Favicon to your Google Site

Update: Previously I had linked to a blog posting by Jonathan Wylie and his site educationtechnologyblog.com.  Unfortunately the posting has been taken down. In response I have posted on my blog the step by step directions for creating a favicon on your Google Site. Click Here to visit my step by step directions. When I create my favicons I use the site: http://www.favicon.cc/… Read More »Add a Favicon to your Google Site

Inserting Images into a Google Spreadsheet

If you want to insert an image into your Google Spreadsheet you will want to use the formula: =image(“url”) Type the formula right into the cell in the spreadsheet.  Make sure you start with an equals sign. You will also need quotations around your URL. My favorite trick is to use www.tinygrab.com and take a screenshot. The URL is automatically… Read More »Inserting Images into a Google Spreadsheet

Math Symbols in Google

If you want to put math symbols into your Google Presentations it can be a little tricky.  In Google Docs there is an equation editor that will allow you to directly insert equations.  (Note: If you know LaTeX you can use the LaTeX notation instead of using the toolbar to save yourself time). However, in Google Presentation there is not… Read More »Math Symbols in Google

QR Code

A QR code is the new barcode. You can use a QR reader on your smart phone (or just use the google search app. If you search by taking a picture of the code it works as a QR reader) and when you snap the image it loads a webpage. More and more companies are putting QR codes on their… Read More »QR Code

Super Hero Website

Today I am leading a workshop on how to be a super hero with Google Sites. What are some characteristics of a super hero website? Your Google Site is your secret identity/alter ego. It is who you are on the web. It is your super hero lair.  Just like Batman keeps all his cool stuff down in the batcave the… Read More »Super Hero Website

Google Teacher Academy

GTA Application Video Last week I was honored to be accepted into the Google Teacher Academy. It is extra exciting that several other people from the California Central Valley were also tagged to attend.  Goes to show how much talent there is in the Fresno Area. At the end of July the 48 educators from around the world will converge… Read More »Google Teacher Academy

Google Docs in the Classroom

The information on how to go Google in your classroom was better than I could do, I am copying what was listed: https://docs.google.com/View?docid=dcdn7mjg_72nh25vq Using Google Docs in the classroom: Simple as ABC What is Google Docs? Google Docs is a free, Web-based word processing, presentations and spreadsheets program. Unlike desktop software, Google Docs lets people create web-based documents, presentations and… Read More »Google Docs in the Classroom

Switch to Google Docs

I am becoming more and more convinced that most people do not need Microsoft Office. There are a few people who need advanced features in Office, but most people do not need it. Here is a link to a list I made in response to someone asking me a question about changing the lame defaults in Word. http://tinyurl.com/448c7le

Collaborating with Google Docs

I am a fan of collaboration, and I’m always trying to spread the google docs love, but today was just the ultimate for me.  I run the neighborhood association and was tardy on making the agenda for the meeting.  I duplicated the last months agenda and within a couple of minutes my communications officer, Barb, was adding to the agenda… Read More »Collaborating with Google Docs

Sharing a Google Doc

One of the powerful tools about Google Doc’s is the ability to share.  This enables collaboration and also to keep others in the loop on your project.  To share directly with another person click on the “SHARE” button in the upper right hand corner of your google doc.  If students put in your email you will not only get notification… Read More »Sharing a Google Doc

Google Forms Notifications

When using google docs you can create forms to allow parents/students or colleagues to send you information.  One thing you want to make sure you do is Go to docs.google.com Make your form Open your spreadsheet that is created when you make a form. Go to tools Choose notification rules Select for it to email you when a user submits… Read More »Google Forms Notifications