Tip #1 - Language learningFree beginning and advanced lessons are available in French, German, Irish, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and other languages at DuoLingo.com (also available for Android and iPhones).
Tip #1 - Boomerang for GmailSchedule emails, pause your inbox, or send reminders to yourself with this useful Gmail app!Tip #2 - Tame your Google Drive!Can't find something in your Google Drive? Try different ways of filtering your searches, such as by file type or the name of the person who sent it to you, or try sorting it differently to see your files alphabetically or by date modified.
Tip #1 - Google Photos in Google DriveTrying to insert images from Google Photos into another Google app? Make it easier by creating a dedicated Google Photos folder in your drive so you can work with them like other Drive files - find out how here!Tip #2 - Chromebook Keyboard ShortcutsDo you find yourself trying to remember those helpful Chromebook keyboard shortcuts? Try pressing control-alt-? on your Chromebook to get an easy-to-see menu of all of the available shortcuts!
Tip #1 - BVSD Service Desk UpdatesDid you know? The IT Service Desk has:
Extended service hours: Now available from 7:00-4:30, M-F
3 ways to submit IT requests- Submit a Ticket, use Live chat, or call xHELP (4357)
Self help articles available when you are submitting a ticket- just start typing your problem and watch the help articles appear
A searchable knowledge base in Google Drive
Click the video above for more on basic troubleshooting, filter issues, and more!
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Tip #1 - Creative and fun ways to use Google Slides, from Control Alt Achieve— Build a Jack-O-Lantern with Google Slides— Build a Snowman with Google SlidesTip #2 - High Quality Science InfographicsTabletop Whale offers beautiful, detailed science infographics that could nicely complement upper level science classes.
Tip #1 - Online timersSet the alarm to go off after a certain number of seconds, minutes or longer intervals. Help students take ownership of their learning by pacing themselves with focus times & short breaks!
Tip #1 - Google Public Data ExplorerGoogle Public Data Explorer graphs a variety of public information that you can tweak for greater detail.
Tip #1 - Does your inbox often seem overwhelming?Google allows you to choose which inbox will work most effectively. In addition, unroll.me identifies subscription emails, then neatly lists them for users, and also gives the option to unsubscribe.
Tip #2 - Google Docs Version History (formerly Revision History) - Thanks to Jack Ganse
Tip #1 - PaperCut is now available to you
This new feature allows you to print from any device to any large Ricoh printer in the district. All you need to do is walk up to the printer, after adding your document to the PaperCut print queue, enter your employee ID and click print. For more information, watch this helpful video or view these instructions.
Tip #2 - VizLab for Educators online training courseThe VizLab for Educators online training course is now available! This course provides an overview of data literacy, using data in your work, and basic navigation in VizLab. Upon successful completion of the course you will be granted access to VizLab to see your students' data. Get more information and instructions to sign up for the course at vizlab.bvsd.org!