Two Ways To Beautify Your G Suite System

After binge listening to Google Teacher Tribe Podcast I thought it might be good for me to clean up all the tips and tutorials I have created to help teachers and students in the school I work at along with anyone who checks them out online.

I was pumped to see that I now have over 50+ tips and tried to organize them a bit better. It is not perfect, but something I working to make even nicer for the user(I need more time in my day!)

I thought I would share two tips I have to help beautify your Google Drive and Gmail. One is a new one and another is one I have shared before.

Enjoy!

If you have other tips and ideas please share so we can all learn together.

  1. Gmail Sender – this little tool adds icons to your email to help you visually find the emails you need faster!
  2. Add Emojis to Google Drive Folder – Want a better way to enhance the look of your Google Drive?Using http://www.copypastecharacter.com you can now copy an image and paste it into the name of a Google Folder to add emojis and symbols to your folder names. 
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Google Drive: Insert Gradient Backgrounds

In this tip we will be focusing on colors for Google Drive. You are now able to add gradient backgrounds to your slides and docs along with shapes.

Super easy to do. Check out the video to learn how.

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Google Classroom Open To EVERYONE! Gamechanger!!!!!!

Holy cowabunga all my ninja turtle friends! Have you heard the latest and greatest?

Google Classroom is open to everyone. You are now allowed to have Classroom on your personal gmail accounts making PD, global collaboration, online learning, and more so much easier.

Check out the video and leave me a comment on what this means for you. I have big plans and cannot wait to roll them out this summer. I hope you are ready. Grab your coffee because this changes everything!

 

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Gmail Sender Icon Extension

Do you want a better visual display of people who are sending you emails? Ever wish you could distinguish emails quickly and easily?

This extension is for you! Gmail Sender Icon

Once installed it will add icons of each email you receive so you can glance for the icons that matter most to you.

Less reading. Less confusion.

Find what you need in quick and easy visual layout.

As always, if you like this tip please give my video a thumbs up on YouTube and subscribe to the channel.

 

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Google Chrome: Hide Extensions in Menu Bar

Another Coffeechug Tip

In this episode I will teach you how to hide Chrome extensions from the menu bar.

Doesn’t it drive you nuts when you have all those icons and less space for the search bar?

This quick tip will help you declutter!

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Google Chrome: Access Multiple Tabs from Other Devices

This tip covers how to access your tabs that you have left on other computers using Google Chrome.

This tip will save you from the dreaded frustration when you leave something at work and wish you had access to it from home.

No downloads or software, just a few easy clicks.

How have you used it? Leave a comment.

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Google Calendar: Using Appointment Slots to be Productive

This tip covers how to use the appointment slot feature in Google Calendar. It is time we start to use tools that help automate the communication and planning process.

This tutorial will help you create a calendar, develop the slots, share the calendar, and how to use it in various ways to be productive.

This is great for conferences, tutor sessions, making appointments with other teachers, etc.

How have you used it? Leave a comment.

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Google Chrome Tip: Picture in Picture

Netflix and Work at the Same Time!

This tip will make your life so much easier. Don’t you hate it when you only have one screen, but really need two? Have you ever needed to have two things going on at once to get a job done? Do you need to work on a document while watching a tutorial or movie? Do you need a screen in the corner while you are working?

This tip will walk you through how to set it all up quickly and easily so you can watch Netflix while working…..I mean have two vital pieces of work information up and going at once to be more productive.

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UPDATE – This tip works only works on Chrome OS(Chromebooks). The new Chrome updated 54 has disabled panel enabling. If you are Windows 10 machine or other platform this may not work anymore.

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How to Split screen on Mac, PC, and Chromebook

I have been asked several times how to split screen on multiple devices. There are several extensions, apps, and more that can help with this. However, I wanted to share how to easily do this task on all platforms with no extra tools.

I cover how to do so on a Mac, Chromebook, and PC.

What other shortcuts, tools, tips, etc. do you use to split screen or to make your productivity flow smoother and easier when you work?

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