Tip #1 - New Google search optionsNow, when you click in the search box you’ll see a range of options, including:
Suggested search queries: Click on a term to search for it.
Your top collaborators: Click on a person to search for files that you’ve collaborated with them on.
File types, edit history, priority items, and more: Click to show files that match the highlighted criteria.
These filters will help you find and filter content more quickly and efficiently in Drive.
Tip #1 - Clone on in Wixie! Follow these 3 simple steps to create counting and base ten activities for your students. Tips to create your OWN learning activities in Wixie
Tip #2 - Enable 'Undo Send' and breathe a sigh of reliefGmail's potentially life-saving "Undo Send" feature was introduced in 2015 so you've probably heard of it, but if you're not sure how to enable it unfortunately, it will be useless to you.
To do so, simply click on the settings gear in the upper right-hand corner of your Gmail account. Select "Settings" from the drop-down menu and check the box labeled "Enable Undo Send." You're then given the option to set a "send cancellation period" of either 5, 10, 20 or 30 seconds.
Tip #1 - Learn about Global Holiday Traditions with Google EarthFeeling festive? Google Earth launched a fun and quick quiz that will test your knowledge of how holidays are celebrated around the world. Other quizzes cover ocean marine life, global soccer stadiums, haunted places, and of course, natural wonders.
Tip #2 - Learn those sweet sweet keyboard shortcutsHotkeys have the potential to change your Gmail life, but before you master them make sure they're all turned on by going to Settings > Keyboard Shortcuts > On.
Once that's done you'll have access to dozens of helpful key combinations that will make formatting text, chatting, navigating your account, participating in Hangouts, and much more seem like a breeze.Google has a complete list of keyboard shortcuts, but you can also type a "?"when Gmail is open to make another list appear
Tip #1 - Schedule emails like a magicianBoomerang for Gmail is another service that lets you schedule emails to send ahead of time, and is especially great if you want to get a jump-start on work or simply want to ensure you don't forget to send something. You can also set reminders for yourself to follow up on messages, which is something everyone could benefit from.
Tip #2 - Wixie Trading cards
Did you know your students can create their own trading cards to share their love & learning with friends and/or family members?
Tip #1 - Updated K-5 digital citizenship resourcesOur K-5 digital citizenship resource bundles have been updated with new lessons from Common Sense Media, Digizen, and more! Be sure to check out these as well as the digital citizenship scope and sequence for more ideas on integrating this into your instruction.
Tip #1 - Wixie Graphic Organizer TemplatesHelp students organize information, research, thinking, and writing with Wixie's graphic organizer templates. students can also create their own organizers from scratch.
Tip #1 - Reply or Reply All (shout out to Heather Trujillo for this tip!)You may have been noticing that you are getting a lot of reply all messages. It has been discovered, that with the email upgrade you need to go into your email settings, and on the 6th item down called Default reply behavior make sure you select Reply. If you don't' do this, every time you answer an email that has gone to multiple people it is automatically replying all since nothing is selected.
Tip #1 - Why you shouldn’t just close your ChromebookThe Chrome operating system that powers chromebooks was built from the ground up with security in mind. Straight out of the box, chromebooks are one of the most secure devices you can buy.There is one thing the user has to do to keep their chromebook secure, however. It’s simple and easy, yet a lot of people don’t do it. What is it? Don’t let your chromebook sleep when you’re finished using it. Shut it down. Click here to read more.
Tip #1 - Elementary Searching ResourcesInformation Literacy has some great resources for elementary students to use to search the web. Click here for more information.
Tip #2 - Gmail ThemesYou can pick a theme or use one of your own photos to change your Gmail background.
Tip #1 - Turn Off the Lights for YouTubeTurn Off the Lights Chrome Extension- blacks out all the extra and usually unwanted youtube suggestions in the margins of the selected youtube video. Only the selected video will show!