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

Paraphrasing tools: Why you can’t find the text that looks plagiarized

Have you had this experience? You’re reading a student’s paper, and your internal plagiarism detector starts setting off alarms. The prose sounds different than anything else the student has written. You start googling phrases – and nothing comes up. Using… Read moreParaphrasing tools: Why you can’t find the text that looks plagiarized

Emoji [Windows 10]

The fall 2017 Windows 10 update brings with it an emoji menu, and it’s only accessible via a keyboard shortcut. Windows key (WIN) + semicolon or WIN + period will call it up. Click on the emoji you want to… Read moreEmoji [Windows 10]

Convert images to text with OneNote

We have been talking a lot at my college about accessibility. Are our videos captioned? Do our webpages and document images have alt-text that can be read by screen readers? In that vein, I have been thinking about OCR –… Read moreConvert images to text with OneNote

Doodle: Make a Choice

If you’ve been around this blog for a while, you may be a long-time user of Doodle for helping you and others find a good meeting time. But did you know that you can also use Doodle to help make… Read moreDoodle: Make a Choice

Appear.in: Online Office Hours

It’s official. Our faculty contract permits us to hold some of our office hours virtually. This quarter I decided to do one office hour online (Tuesdays, 10am to 11:30am PT through March 22, 2016, if you want to stop by…. Read moreAppear.in: Online Office Hours

Up-Goer Five Text Editor: Can your students explain difficult concepts in simple language?

We want students to understand our course content, obviously. The better students know something, the better they can explain it using simple language. Send your students to the Up-Goer Five Text Editor, and ask students to type in their explanation… Read moreUp-Goer Five Text Editor: Can your students explain difficult concepts in simple language?

Plickers: Poll Your Students Using One Smartphone

When asking students during class to respond to multiple choice questions, you have a number of options. You can use a dedicated clicker system like iClicker where you can have students use a remote or a web-enabled device to respond…. Read morePlickers: Poll Your Students Using One Smartphone

Same.io: Share Your Screen… and Have a Video Conference Call

As readers of my blog know, I’ve been a big fan of Join.me for screen sharing. While Same.io doesn’t allow others to control your screen like Join.me does (yet?), Same.io does have video conferencing. Let’s take a look at how… Read moreSame.io: Share Your Screen… and Have a Video Conference Call

Speek: Conference Calling

I’ve written before about Join.Me for communicating with others while sharing your computer screen. (See the most recent post.) But let’s say that you don’t want to share your screen. You just want to have a conference call (maybe join… Read moreSpeek: Conference Calling