Monday, July 22, 2019

How to Make an Interactive Worksheet or Timeline in Google Drawings?

Want to take your Google Drawings skills to the next level? Check out my brief video on how to create an interactive worksheet or timeline using Google Drawings.


Need a Review on Creating a Quiz in Google Forms?

Need a review in creating a quiz in Google Forms? Here is a quick tutorial to help you get started!



Friday, July 12, 2019

Get Rid of Distractions with the Just Read Extension!

It doesn't take too long to get distracted while reading on the Internet. You are browsing through Twitter and find an amazing blog post, only to get distracted by the Amazon advertisement for that product you have been looking at.

Perhaps you want students to read an article and avoid those distracting ads or links. You can now get rid of these distractions on your Chrome Browser using the Just Read Chrome Extension.

How Does It Work? 

First, install Just Read from the Chrome Store.

Source: Just Read (2019)
Then, open up any website of your choice and select the Just Read extension.


Next, Just Read will open a new window containing your webpage. Use the tools in the top-right corner of your screen to create a custom version of your website.


  • Use the trash can icon to delete advertisements, links, images, text, and any other distractions. 
  • Use the pencil icon to customize the appearance of text, font color, and text size. 
  • Use the printer icon to print out your customized page or save as a PDF on a Mac. 

Want More Information? 

Check out this helpful video created by Just Read. 




Conclusion

In a highly distracting online environment, Just Read is an excellent tool to help students (and adults) self regulate and focus on reading content online without the distractions.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Add a Logo to Your QR Codes with QR-Monkey

QR Codes are very useful in education - especially with the number of mobile devices in today's classrooms. Although QR Codes are helpful, they sometimes get lost in the shuffle because we don't know where they go.

Creating a custom QR Code - with a logo or image inside of it could be a good solution. You can easily upload any image or logo to help students (and even colleagues) to help your audience understand the purpose of the code.

QR-Monkey is a great tool to do so. Check out my brief tutorial on how it works!