September 2015   9-1-2015 Submitted by:  Rhonda Norris This is about google mail.  you can add a couple of widgets to the mail, one for calendar to show in bottom left and the other for the tab at the top to show how many unread messages you have. David found them the other day. To add to your mail you do: click the gear at the top left side of mail screen. click settings. you get a lot of stuff here.  one place you can add a signature, you can create labels (folders) you can add themes (background in your inbox) you can add your picture... be careful... you can be at lunch and someone know you just by your google picture. lol and if you go to labs you can get some neat widgets. the calendar and unread message icon.  to get them just click the button from disable to enable and click save. that's it. hope you are enjoying your new mail system.  I know we still have  few bugs but we will work through those soon I hope. 9-8-2015 Submitted by:  Rhonda Norris Creating and sharing files has never been more convenient then it is in today’s tech rich landscape. I have found myself sharing a file and instructing others to go to file>make a copy, but this never seems to work without someone typing away and making it their own. This quick tip should save you from running into this issue from now on. Here’s how it works. Copy the link of the doc, sheet, or slide (you will see the word “edit” at the end). Replace the word EDIT with the word COPY. Once the end user clicks on the link, they will be prompted to make a copy of the file. Clicking on the “Make a Copy” button will make a copy of the file and add it to their Google Drive. Share settings will still apply so, end users will still have to have viewing rights to the file in order for this to work. This quick tip will work with the following keywords added to the end of the link. Copy = prompt to make a copy Preview = view only Edit = editable file 9-15-2015 Submitted by:  Rhonda Norris I have become a Google Evangelist I think.  The more I "play" with Google the more I learn and the more I learn about all that Google Apps for Education offers us the more I love it. The following is a little cheat sheet on common Google Chrome keyboard shortcut keys. I'm a biggie on shortcut keys so I thought I'd share this with you .  Perhaps someone else is a shortcut key person. Also... side note....if you email a group that you are a member of (such as your school or location mailing list) you don't get an email sent to you.  google thinks you should know what it says since you sent it.  I, like many of you, prefer to get a copy in my inbox so I know it sent. You will have to add you to the mail message as a separate email address to get a copy in the inbox.  Otherwise you have to go to your sent mail folder to see what you sent.  I know some of the rest of you have great tips/ tricks out there.  Please feel free to share and share often! 9-21-15 Submitted by: Rhonda Norris                                                                                                                                                                                    This is for any iphone users out there.  did you know you can setup emergency info on your iphone so that if you are unconscious or injured that someone with your iphone can get access to emergency contact any other related info that YOU put in? Go to the app that is on your iphone by default called health.  looks like a heart.  in it you can edit the settings under the tab for emergency. go to the lock screen on your iphone. press the emergency word at bottom left It then pulls up emergency number to call  but there is something that is listed as medical id at bottom left press it, it pulls up what you type in as emergency info.  Mine I have three emergency contacts listed, with type of blood and any type of medical issues/alerts or allergies that I may have along with my picture so they can positively identify me if necessary. : ( 9-23-2015 Submitted by: David Smith I had a teacher ask me the other day about Citing a source using MLA and APA. While working on my Master Degree I often needed to cite sources.  I found the following website to be very helpful.  You answer the questions and it will create the cite information.  Then you just copy and paste.  Hope this helps. 9-23-2015 Submitted by: Michael Edwards Another site for citing a source. 9-30-2015 Submitted By:  David Smith                                                                                                                                                                                      We have moved to using Google and the challenge now is to learn just what is available.  In looking around I found Panoramio.  This is a site based on google maps that ties photos to the map.  Simply go to and in the search box type the name of the place you want to see photos from.  You can also just browse the map and check out photos.  If you click on the thumbnail a small view of the photo will open then clicking on the small photo will open the large photo with information about the photo.  Check it out. Enjoy,
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