I’ve often added in an image to Google Docs, only to realize that it needed to be cropped. It’s been a source of annoyance to me that I had to crop the image in another program and re-import it to Google Docs. This problem no longer exists!
To crop an image that you’ve inserted in a Google document, select the image and select Crop from the Format menu.
I think that this is a great enhancement to Google Docs. How much will you use this new feature?
Perhaps you got a new computer from a generous spouse or parent for Christmas. Or you may have, like me, purchased a new computer for yourself to replace an old computer. Here are a few tips (on one method) for moving to a new computer.
When you are done, you will have
It is a good idea to enable security settings in iDevices before giving them to (especially younger) children. These security settings are called restrictions. They allow you to set up a variety of options including what kind of content a child can access on the device, whether they can delete and install apps, whether they can modify accounts, and whether they can make purchases without passwords. To set up restrictions, follow these instructions.
Diigo is a social bookmarking tool. You may be familiar with bookmarking using Firefox or Internet Explorer. These tools are great if you’re going to always use the same computer. But nowadays, we use a variety of tools for accessing stored information. In my case, I use a desktop at work, my Macbook and my iPhone. I wanted to find a tool that would let me bookmark from any device and access it from all my devices. I previously used delicious to do this. Some of you may use google bookmarks. For me, the master of them all is diigo. I think that diigo leads the pack in terms of features. It allows lists, groups, annotations and highlighting, networks, and of course tags.
Delicious is a good bookmarking tool. I used it for several years before discovering diigo. My main reason for moving to diigo was to be able to create and participate in groups.
Sharing ~ Part II of Diigo V4 tutorial series
Diigo — making Researching, Sharing, and Collaborating faster, easier and more effective!
More diigo help – http://help.diigo.com/home/get-started
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Can you think of how this can be useful to you or your students? Please leave any ideas in the comments or email them to me.
Google apps has a host of features that can be used for communication and collaboration. Today, we will explore some of these features and consider their uses in our classrooms.
Create a word processing document in Google doc, share it with someone else in the workshop and work on it with him/her. Can you both edit at the same time? How can you structure your collaborate to reduce the risk of accidental overwriting/incorrect text ordering?