Google just announced the capability to add columns to your document in Google Docs! The video below demonstrates this feature in less than 60 seconds.
Gift format is a text-based code that you can write with a regular text editor to create question banks in Moodle much more quickly than using the editor in the site. The tutorial below shows how to import these questions into your course after the question bank has been completed.
Guest poster Abby Fitzgerald from Bennington Elementary shows you how to set up contact groups in Gmail. This is quick and easy for email lists, just remember to keep it up to date!
The best way to get parent email addresses is to pull them in from SIMS, but first you need to set Gmail as your default handler for mailto: links (if you don't know what that means, don't worry - the video will explain!). From SIMS, you'll want to select the Apple Mail link, not the Outlook link from before.
Labels in Gmail allow you to organize and tag your message based on predefined criteria. This quick tutorial will show you how to apply and create labels for your Gmail messages.
Google defaults your Gmail to have conversation view on. If you prefer to have all your messages show up in chronological order, you can change the default view in the settings. The video below shows you how to do this.
This quick tutorial will show you how to create and share a public calendar. This is specifically geared towards Middle School teachers in the district, but would apply to anyone.
In this brief demonstration, you will see how to upload files and folders into your Google Drive for summer backup. If you use the Google Drive Sync app, your files should already be backed up.
I frequently get emails asking whether or not a message is ok to open. As a general rule of thumb, don't open links or attachments unless you are expecting them or you recognize the tone of the message. You can also try to identify potentially harmful emails by looking for a few key things:
Scammers are getting better and better at creating deceptive messages like this. By exercising a little bit of caution and common sense, you can avoid causing yourself a whole bunch of trouble!
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