Count words in your web browser

Logs for Word Counter Plus and Word Count

For the discussions in my online courses, I have added an expected minimum word count to help students better gauge what is expected of them. Each initial post has three sections, and each has a different word count minimum. Same… Read moreCount words in your web browser

Group or pin your Chrome tabs

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For those of us who like to—or least tend to—have a lot of browser tabs open at once, Chrome’s new “tab groups” along with the previous ability to pin tabs can help bring order to the chaos. Below, you can… Read moreGroup or pin your Chrome tabs

Bulk delete/unpublish pages in Canvas

My college has been with the Canvas learning management system for a few years now. There are many things I like about it, but the cumbersome number of clicks it takes to delete a bunch of pages is not one… Read moreBulk delete/unpublish pages in Canvas

Slides for Students: A Book Review

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Several years ago, I moved away from using presentation slides in my courses. They just didn’t work with the interteaching model I had started using. Instead, I returned to where I started my career: writing on the board. My current… Read moreSlides for Students: A Book Review

Buzz in. Live!

Some instructors and students like to use a Jeopardy! format to review course content. I’ve learned that it’s not my thing, but I’m happy to support those of you who are into it. First, you need a Jeopardy! board. I… Read moreBuzz in. Live!

Choose your chart colors carefully

Each of us sees color differently. Download the free Color Blind Pal app to your phone or tablet. Open the app, tap “inspecting color” to change it to “filtering colors,” then tap the at the top of the screen. If… Read moreChoose your chart colors carefully

Show Desktop: Keyboard shortcut for Windows and Mac

When someone knocks on your office door, you may have a sensitive email or student work on your screen. Rather than figuring out if what is on your screen can be safely seen, use a keyboard shortcut to minimize everything… Read moreShow Desktop: Keyboard shortcut for Windows and Mac

Emoji menu built into Windows 10 and Macs

Windows 10 emoji menu

Windows 10* has a built-in emoji menu. Go into any program where you can type, like Word or a new email message. Press Windows key + semicolon. Choose an emoji from the menu. The first page (clock icon) shows your… Read moreEmoji menu built into Windows 10 and Macs

Save browser bookmarks in Windows folders

Select the entire web address Mouse fans: single click on the web address Keyboard shortcut fans: CTRL-L Click and drag into your Windows folder Double-click on the bookmark in your folder to launch the page in your web browser “Can… Read moreSave browser bookmarks in Windows folders

PhraseExpress: Are you typing the same thing over and over again?

I first wrote about PhraseExpress in 2009. My new policy: if I’m still using a particular technology 10 years later, it deserves a new blog post. PhraseExpress is a text expander (and more) for Windows, Mac, Android, and iPhone. The… Read morePhraseExpress: Are you typing the same thing over and over again?