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.

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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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Google Tip: Making the Most of Action Item Feature

Google recently announced some pretty cool updates on the horizon with Google G Suites.

One of these new features is the Action Item. While it is already working I think this is just going to be the tip of the iceberg of what is coming down the pipeline.

This video will showcase how it works and how educators and students can use this feature to be more productive in the classroom.

Let me know what you think and how you think it can help streamline the classroom.

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Google Sheets: Import Range Function To Share Data

In education there are times when we gather data into a sheet and need to share parts of the form out to others. How does one do that so that it populates automatically over time without copying and pasting time and time again?

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Warning: My goal is to take the questions people have about technology and provide solutions. This is just one solution. If you have other ideas or methods to solving the same issue, then please leave a comment or reach out so we can showcase the method. This is not the only method, but simply one that I use.

 

 

Steps

For those who don’t want to watch a video, here is a quick guide. To do this tutorial you need to have open

  1. Existing spreadsheet with the data you want to move to another Sheet
  2. The new Sheet you want to create

Step 1

Grab the key from the URL of the Google Doc you want to import.

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Step 2

Write down or take a mental note of the columns or range you want to import. You can import entire columns by entering something like Tab Title!A:F. Or, for a specific range, something like Tab Title!A6:F100.

Step 3

Go to your new Sheet that you are creating. Enter the following data in the Sheet where you want it to appear.

=IMPORTRANGE("1Nr7KSaqpkq52zRlPD0PybQ_AqKxh55jsY_LB-QWj-Mw","responses!D:F")

Make sure you swap out my key with your own as well as the range of data you want to copy over.

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Step 4

Format your data. You can do it by hand or use the Explore option to make it look nice. This is why choosing where to add the function is important.

 

Learn More

Check out the resources on my Google page on this website as well as my YouTube playlist of tips

Please be sure to leave a comment with other ways you sort data and any questions, tips, tricks, and ideas that you have.

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