Inserting special characters and emoji into Google Docs

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Google Docs has offered the ability to insert special characters, such as arrows and emoji, for awhile now. Under the Insert menu, select Special Characters. Google Docs opens the special characters palette. Mousing over the characters brings up a magnification of the characters the mouse pointer is hovering over. The listing of characters is broken up into […]

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Three hot posts for the week of March 6, 2016

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The implications of Lee Sedol’s defeat by Google’s AlphaGo Lee Sedol has won game 4, so humanity is safe… For now.  Sharing videos without Youtube by using Google Drive Google Drive is pretty amazing.  Two big updates for Google Docs – epub export and outline mode ePub publishing is something I’ve been wanting for years! […]

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Group chats with Gitter

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I’ve talked about group chatting with IRC, Slack, and Bindle, and recently stumbled upon Gitter. The interface is a lot like Slack, but, unlike Slack, you can have public or private rooms (with the free plan private rooms are limited to 25 participants). Every user is required to have a Github account, and those accounts are […]

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3 quick timer options

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Everyone once in a while, you may need a timer for an activity in your classroom. I prefer to project a timer instead of setting a time because it’s more noticeable for the students. Here are three quick and dirty online timers. Google Timer In the Google search box or in the Chrome URL field […]

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