Date of Publication: November 24, 2015
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TIPS AND TRICKS
Technology Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts Boot Camp (Handout)
This is the continually developing handout for the workshop by the same title.
The New autoCrat: Document Merge in Google Drive (Video)
Flexible, easy to use document merge tool that creates PDF or shared Documents from spreadsheet data. This app also has a feature that allows it to email you when a form is submitted!
Get the Google Addon directly here.
Learn New Things: How to Insert Watermark in MS Word (Picture & Text)
Interactive online Google tutorial and References – Google Guide
Google Guide is an online interactive tutorial and reference for experienced users, novices, and everyone in between.
A Snapchat Explainer for Non-Millennials | Re/code
Also see http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-use-snapchat-2015-2
Google Drive: Create New Files Quickly Using Keyboard Shortcuts
Document Shift + t
Presentation Shift + p
Spreadsheet Shift + s
Drawing Shift + d
Folder Shift + f
Form Shift + o
BlueStacks App Player lets you run mobile apps fast and fullscreen on Windows and Mac.
How to Convert PowerPoint 2010 Presentations Into Videos
Google Sheets: 3 Add-Ons to Try | Teacher Tech
If you use Google Forms your data goes into a spreadsheet. Whether you are using Google Forms or are starting straight from a spreadsheet there are some great spreadsheet Add-Ons that can increase your productivity.
Free Online Readability Calculator – Flesch Kincaid, Gunning Fog and more …
Is it Real Training (Technology Security)
This one from James Madison University only takes a few minutes and does a very nice job of helping you to understand spoofing and phishing scams.
10 Minute Mail
The website you are registering with may sell your personal information; you never know where your e-mail will be published. At this time, a 10 minute mail is the best solution to solve your problems. All mailboxes are really disposable, once your mailbox has been deleted no one will ever be able to access it again.
8 Great Tools to Make You an Excel Expert
The Best Homework Apps – Sunshine and Hurricanes
Are you, as a parent, struggling to help your child with homework? The Best Homework Apps will help students in several subject areas and provide teacher help in some areas. If Algebra and Geometry are foreign languages to you, these apps will become your translator! Students from middle school to grad school will appreciate the help these apps give and how easily transportable they are on a smartphone or tablet!
The Time Elapsed Analysis & Reporting System (T.E.A.R.S.) is a Microsoft Excel add-in that automatically calculates the total amount of time that you have spent in different aspects of your work. After exporting your calendar data from Microsoft Outlook to Excel, this add-in extracts elapsed time, sums up the number of hours in each category, and then produces both a table and a chart. If you ever wondered where your time goes, you will want to use T.E.A.R.S. to learn more.
dupeGuru – Duplicate file scanner
dupeGuru is a tool to find duplicate files on your computer. It can scan either filenames or contents. The filename scan features a fuzzy matching algorithm that can find duplicate filenames even when they are not exactly the same. dupeGuru runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Essential free software you can’t afford to miss | PCWorld
Free doesn’t have to mean cheesy, especially when it comes to freeware. A developer’s passion project can become something you can’t imagine being without, and the fact that you don’t have to lay out any cash to acquire it is a major bonus. Some developers accept donations to further development, so consider giving what you can if you find value in their efforts.
Safe Browsing Site Status – Transparency Report – Google
You can search to see whether a website is currently dangerous to visit.
With the free Movie Rotator software you can quickly and easily rotate digital camera videos easily and reliably, with the click of a button.
Shorten multiple urls into one .
PDF Split and Merge
Split and merge pdf documents, free and open source. This one is terrific for putting together online submissions (e.g., think, RAMP).
JUST FOR FUN
Free Printable Cards, Printable Invitations, Birthday Cards
Easy to use and lots of options.
Happy : TED Radio Hour : NPR
In this hour, finding happiness may be simpler than you think.
101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com http://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/101-of-the-smartest-things-ever-said-about-success-and-how-to-achieve-it.html
How Well Do You Delegate?
Take this short quiz to explore how well you currently delegate. Your answers will show you if you need to improve. If you do, we’ll direct you to some great resources that will help you.
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Family Echo – Free Online Family Tree Maker
Eleven-Year-Old Alex Jordan Shows Off Famtastic
Famtastic is an app that lets all the caregivers coordinate in one big family tracking where kids are when, which caregiver has which task covered, as well as going back and tracking what happened – for things like shared custody agreements and taking turns.
Direct link to app: http://devpost.com/software/famtastic
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