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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Locate your Google Site within your Google Drive

After some updates to Google Drive, there is a new way to locate your Google Site.

Check out these step-by-step instructions to see what's new:


Check out this video on locating your Google Site within your Google Drive:

Monday, December 2, 2013

Techie Tuesday: How to Create and Share Photo Albums in Picasa Web and Google +



Step-by-step directions on how to create and share a photo album using Picasa Web and Google +:




Here is a video to walk you through creating a Picasa Web / Google + photo album:



**Please take a minute to fill out an anonymous 5-question Techie Tuesday survey about today's session!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How to set up a blog in Blogger



This is a document I have used and collaborated on with 6th grade teachers at WVR as we have used Blogger with students as a way to share their learning and connect with others.



Here are the student blogging guidelines we follow at Weaver Lake Elementary:

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Can I use this picture?




Check out this video for more on using Google Search to find copyright free images:


Check out this video for more on using the Google Drive Research Tool to find copyright free images:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

How to create a graph or chart in Google Spreadsheets

Here are some step-by-step directions to help you create a bar graph in Google Spreadsheets:





Here are some step-by-step directions for creating a line graph using Google Spreadsheets:



See this doc in Google Drive

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Getting Started with Committee Meeting Minutes Templates and Folders


See this doc in Google Drive

Embedding Hopes & Dreams Video onto Google Site

Here are the step-by-step instructions on how you can embed your Hope & Dream video on your staff webpage to share your thoughts for this school year:

You can watch my screencast video for a step-by-step view of how to embed your video onto your site:
http://screencast.com/t/9tL8kXav81vL


Or, here are the steps written out:

  1. Log in to Osseo Apps
  2. Go to your Google Site
  3. Decide which page within your Google Site will host your hope and dream video.  Click on that page.
  4. Click the edit (pencil) tool on that page,
    then click where your want your video within the page.  You can type in a caption for your video at this point, if you'd like.
  5. In a separate tab, open up our staff hopes & dreams on Flipgrid: flipgrid.com/#4ea87f2c
  6. On Flipgrid, look for your video.  Click on your video and then click on the picture that looks like a less than / greater than symbol.   
  7. A code will come up.  Click on Copy to Clipboard to copy this code.   
  8. Go back to your Google Site.
  9. Click on HTML.  
  10. Scroll to the bottom of the coding and paste the code from Flipgrid.
  11. Click Save.
  12. You're done!