Tech Tip Tuesday: Use Emojis In Google Drive and Schoology

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Did you know you can add emojis to folders and documents in your Google Drive? You can insert them into the item title by control+clicking on your Mac ( or using the two-finger click on the pad) and selecting “Emojis and Symbols”! This will add it to the top of the list making it easier to find as well as add a visually appealing element.

You can use also use this website, Unicode characters (https://jrgraphix.net/r/Unicode/2600-26FF), to insert the emoji into Schoology item/folder titles as well! Emojis make it a fun way to draw attention to particular items.

Hope this helps!


 

Tech Tip Tuesday: Change Your Google Doc Default Text/Style

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Just like in word, you have the ability to change your default text and style in Google Docs. It won’t retroactively change older documents, but new ones will all be created with your NEW default setup. Here is how…

  1. Create a new document or go into a current document with the formatting you want.
  2. Click and Drag your cursor through a sentence or a couple of sentences that are set up the way you want them, with the font and line spacing you prefer.
  3. Click  Format –> Paragraph styles –> Normal text.
  4. Choose “Update ‘Normal text’ to match.”
  5. Next, go to Format –> Paragraph styles –> Options.
  6. And Select “Save as my default styles.”

Done! As you continue writing in this document OR when you open/create a NEW Google Doc, your new default format setting will take effect matching the specific line spacing, font style, etc that you had set up previously.

Hope this helps!

Tech Tip Tuesday: Make Your Own Apps with Google Sheets and Glide

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Ever want to create your app but didn’t know how or where to start? Glide makes it easy to do so. All you need is an account with them (free), your google drive for google sheets, and time to make your idea. Hopefully, you have some experience with google sheets, but if not, it is just like excel, but you can always ask me too!

Maybe you want to make an app that can house all of your club or team’s information. Or maybe you want to make an app to track which students you lent a book to. Or better yet, maybe you want your students to create an app with the information they compiled through research or a lab. Either way, Glide takes the information you put into a Google Sheet and walks you through creating the app you want.

Check out Glide here:

Hope this helps!