Tuesday, May 17, 2016

If This Then That Recipe for Photo Blogging with David Theriault

We loved this share because it actually worked well with an app that our students use all the time. We used the Instagram"New photo by anyone with specific hashtag", but were super worried about posts that might sneak into the blog that we do not want. Not everyone who uses hashtags has good intentions and the automation of this actually makes bad posts harder to catch, so we STRONGLY recommend that all posts are vetted by the teacher.  Unfortunately IFTTT does not offer a draft feature in connection to Blogger. We NEED that  because so many schools have GAFE.  Wordpress offered some choices such as "Save as draft" or "publish as private" that blogger did not have. We feel Wordpress in this instance is the better choice for an educational setting. Thank you Dave, you definitely gave us good ideas for using instagram, wordpress and IFTTT.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Introducing Slides Q&A: A new way to talk with your audience—not at them

We are thrilled to use the new presentation features available with Google Slides. It works like a dream! The ability to turn the feature on and off is perfect for when presenters want to protect certain moments and not be distracted. More importantly, the choice to share a question or not protects the presenter from audience members who may ask off topic questions. Find out more about all the wonderful features Google Apps has in store for you onWednesday June 15th, 2016 at our Google Apps for Beginners Workshop.