Sharing Contacts via Google Contacts

 

1. Go to:  https://contacts.google.com/ Screen Shot 2018-06-02 at 12.09.51 PM
2. locate the contact you would like to share & click on the ‘kabob’ menu Screen Shot 2018-06-11 at 9.53.50 AM
3. click ‘Export’ Screen Shot 2018-06-11 at 9.55.09 AM
4. Select ‘vCard (for iOS Contacts)’
* note: I have tried this with Android and it works as well
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Google Earth comes to the classroom with new educational tours and lesson plans – TechCrunch

How awesome is this?

https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/26/google-earth-comes-to-the-classroom-with-new-educational-tours-and-lesson-plans/

Backing Up Your Google Files

For those you who are either not returning to the school district next year or those who wish to back-up your files you may want to take a look at Google Takeout!

Google offers a service called Google Takeout. Google simply put it as “Your account, your data. Export a copy. Create an archive with your data from Google products

To download your files, please visit: https://takeout.google.com/

Choose the Google products to include in your archive and configure the settings for each product. This archive will only be accessible to you.

For more information visit: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3024190?hl=en

Here’s are a couple short how-to videos:
https://youtu.be/JQqcOLozgoU

Google Calendar – Required vs Optional Participants

As you know, when creating a calendar event you can add required guests but did you know that you can define each guest as either being required or optional?
Step 1: Add your guests to an event
Step 2: Click on the silhouette of the person icon next to their name. The figure will turn white to indicate that their participation in this event is optional. You can also use this to keep someone in the loop of a meeting as an FYI.
calendar-invite-guests

How to install fonts in Google Drive/Doc

Google Drive

As some of you may already know, I really like Google. I enjoy most of the apps that Google have put out and I use some of them daily. As a high school teacher I have noticed that more and more students either no not own the Microsoft Office Software and/or they have a hard time keeping up with a portable drive such as a jump drive. I have found that Google Drive/Doc has really become a life saver to some of those students. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Microsoft products as well but I admit I like the ability to collaborate with other teachers and/or students via Google Drive/Docs.

As a Graphic Designer I love my fonts! I was disappointed to see so few fonts in Google Drive/Docs. A few months ago I heard another designer talk about “Google Fonts”. I started to think about it and I wanted to figure out how to install more fonts into my Google Drive/Docs. Once I found out how to accomplish this, I admit, I felt a silly. It is so simple and if I would have just read the screen, like my dad always told me, I would have known the answer to this question a long time ago.

Here are some simple and easy steps to install more fonts into your Google Drive/Doc.

 

What did I tell you… it is really that easy! Happy Googling!

iGoogle Homepage

If you are like me you love to learn new things. I feel as if I always have to get my learn on and my setting up an iGoogle homepage it allows me to do that. My iGoogle page is full of blog postings from others as well as my Google Reader as well as picture of the day from National Geographic. I use my iGoogle page to help organize my life, to learn and to get inspired. My iGoogle homepage helps me with not only my professional teaching career but my personal life as well.  Take a look and I encourage you to set up your own if you haven’t already.