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

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What is Sketchnoting?

According to Sketchnote Army, “Sketchnotes are purposeful doodling while listening to something interesting. Sketchnotes don’t require high drawing skills, but do require a skill to visually synthesize and summarize via shapes, connectors, and text. Sketchnotes are as much a method of note taking as they are a form of creative expression.

For more information, you can visit resources such as Kathy Schrock’s website.

Smarter Scheduling, Calendar Sharing, & 5am Daily Agenda with Google

To aid in our organization and our inner peace I’ve gathered a few materials that might help keep everything under control.
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Smarter Scheduling with Calendar

Did you know the average professional spends over an hour finding a time for a meeting each week?
 
 
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Calendar Sharing



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5am Daily Agenda from Google Calendar

Receive an email with your agenda every day at 5am in your current time zone.

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Want to take full advantage of the existing The G Suite Show video library? Check out the following resources:

  • Check out our searchable library: https://goo.gl/SK6ENo
  • Ask access to our Google Drive: https://goo.gl/MGJ2Dv. You’ll have access to all scripts and videos in mp4 format so you can create your own training resources!

How can I change my email display name in Gmail?

To change the way your name appears when you send email from Gmail follow the instructions below.

  1. Log on to your Gmail account
  2. Click the Gear icon and select Settings from the menu list
  3. Click the Accounts link.
  4. In the Send mail as section click the Edit Info link located on the right
  5. In the Name section, click the radio button with the blank text box next to it
  6. Type your new display name in the text box and then click Save Changes

IPEVO Document Camera – Software

I have used many different types and brands of document cameras in the classroom. Some larger, some more compact, some with higher pixel compression, and others with lower pixel compression. One brand that I have enjoyed has been IPEVO. As I was updating one of their programs I noticed that IPEVO has released a number of other programs/apps. I invite you to take a look and see what you think.
IPEVO Visualizer [ go to website ]

Enhance your USB camera experience with IPEVO newly developed IPEVO Visualizer software! IPEVO Visualizer features an intuitive UI that makes it simple to use. Plus, with its compatibility across different operating systems and handy tools such as Rotate, Mirror, Resolution selection, Exposure adjustment, Video Filters, Snapshot, Video Recording, and many more, you’re sure to enjoy the full benefit of your USB camera!watch video ]

IPEVO Presenter [ go to website ]
* NOTE:  this should already be installed on your teacher computer
IPEVO Presenter is designed for use with USB cameras, and it’s packed full of features to help you get the very most out of them. Some of the helpful tools include Live View; Video Recording; Review Mode; Resolution and Exposure adjustments; Mirror; Rotation; and automated Time-lapse photography. IPEVO Presenter is also available for *different operating systems, and it is absolutely free to download and use. From science experiments to art class and from math problems to history presentations, IPEVO Presenter and your USB camera have the power to bring materials to life and engage your students.
IPEVO Whiteboard [ go to website ]
Connect your wireless camera via WiFi to an iPad or Android Tablet using IPEVO Whiteboard. You can then display, customize, draw or annotate on the live image. You can also take snapshots or record videos, complete with annotations and audio. In addition, you can even transform your iPad or Android Tablet into a large interactive whiteboard by projecting the live image to a projection screen using your existing projector and Apple TV or Chromecast – all without wires getting into your way! The best part? IPEVO Whiteboard is absolutely free to download and use!
IPEVO Annotator go to website ]
Enjoy greater interactivity on your interactive whiteboard system by using IPEVO Annotator. It’s packed full of annotation tools that allow you to draw and annotate freely on images projected onto the screen. You can even further enhance your experience by using a screenshot, screen recording or other useful features that are available. The best part? IPEVO Annotator is available for free! So what are you waiting for?! Maximize your creativity and fully utilize the potential of your interactive whiteboard with IPEVO Annotator
Some awesome things you can do with your IPEVO
Photogrammetry with Ziggi-HD Plus
Text to Speech (multi-language)
Visit [ IPEVO video library ] to see more
Note:
Some of these products contain a “Photosensitive seizure warning”. [ click here to learn more ]

 

Location sharing via Google Maps

While traveling for the holidays it’s a great idea to share your real-time location with the people you choose.

Give your friends and families a real time ETA .

It’s simple you pick the people you want to share your location with and the duration that you want to share the location with them.

For more info visit https://support.google.com/maps/answer/7326816?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en

Quick add event from email (Google)

Did you know that you can add information to your calendar directly from your email?
Gmail has an awesome smart feature built in that will notice if an email that you have received has a date or time within the email itself.
When this happens, you will notice a dotted line under the date(s) and/or the time(s):

When you hover over the date/time you will notice the following pop-up:

Finally, when you click on the date/time, a quick add will appear and allow you to add an event to your calendar:

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