How many times have you been working on a project and needed a bit of training in order to effectively use the digital tool?
Really? Me too!
Almost every single time.
And down the rabbit hole of learning I go with lots of lost time.
The folks at Google must have realized that and created the G Suite Training Extension for our Chrome browser. It offers simple, interactive training where you can learn and take action all at the same time. Adding the extension makes the training available within whatever Google App you are using. So, leaving the application to learn how to use it is never necessary. Continue reading
URL shortening is a technique in which a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) can be made shorter and still direct users to the required page. It is especially helpful when posting a URL for people to enter because the web address is so much shorter, requiring less input, and provides for fewer mistakes. This is especially helpful when there are character limitations such as with Twitter. Shortening a URL helps students get logged on to the same page more quickly.
Take something long and unwieldy like this: https://www.lifewire.com/google-url-shortener-1616794
to this: https://goo.gl/CIXQ6X
One such URL shortener is Goo.gl (Goo.gl Chrome extension) This shortener provides analytics that will show you how many times the shortened URL has been used. It lets you create a QR code for any web link. Save time, save keystrokes, track interactions, use Goo.gl! Short! Sweet!
Diigo has a helpful Chrome extension which allows users to bookmark, then add digital highlights and interactive sticky notes to webpages and articles. Annotated items can be shared with other Diigo users and groups.
It allows users to collaborate and share what they are reading and notes users attach. The material can be accessed online, anywhere, using most any device. Both public and private groups can be created which allows for specificity in sharing. Items can also be tagged making it easy to search and find materials relating to a certain topic.
The Diigo Chrome extension is an exceptional tool for the classroom! Reading and research materials can be bookmarked, highlighted, annotated, and notes added. Web resources can be shared with the whole class or used for differentiating with small groups and individuals. Check out this video for an overview of its features.