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
When planning and preparing a lesson or professional development workshop, sometimes I find that there are multiple tabs open. I rely heavily on Google Drive when creating and curating these lessons. So, I like to keep Google Drive open in a tab and don’t want to lose track of it or accidentally close it. An easy way to help me keep track of this tab is to pin it. That way I know my Drive tab is open and where it is located without a search.
Pinning a tab will minimize it so that only an icon will show. This also leaves more space for multitasking and I can have even more tabs open while working. Win! Win!
Did you know that you have access to a timer when you are using Google Chrome as your browser? Just use the Omnibar to set up a timer for a classroom activity and here is how:
Is your Bookmark Bar a little bit crowded? Do your bookmarks stretch out across your screen? Do you feel like the top of your screen is cluttered? Well, maybe you need to condense that Bookmark Bar a bit!
Right-click on the icon of your chosen Bookmark to get a pop-up box and select: Edit
Did you ever realize you had 27 tabs open in your Chrome browser and decide it was time to clean up a bit? Have you ever shut a tab and immediately realize that you needed to see something on that webpage? Did you close out a tab and realize you forgot to update something on that Google Document?
Haven’t we all closed a tab only to realize that we really did need to have it open for one reason or another? Don’t you feel frustrated when you closed out of that tab and suddenly realize you should have left it open? Well, I think we have all been there! This Google Tip has the answer to alleviate that frustration:
When you press Control+Shift+T, the browser tab you just closed will open like magic!