Technology Leadership

CENTENNIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL

Author: Ellen (page 1 of 7)

How to Create Your Own VR Headset!!

Hello Centennial! Here is a great DIY VR headset tutorial by Suzy!

The Wonders of Online Shopping

How does access to the internet affect consumer behaviour? Let’s find out!

Converting Images to PDF Files

Learn how to convert images to PDF files using Adobe Scan! . Adobe Scan is a new free application for scanning your documents. It allows you to use the PDF scanner to quickly create a scanned photo or PDF document. This application works by text recognition!

How to Use Headspace

Here is a quick video on using the meditation app Headspace!

How to Use Headspace

How to Open Microsoft Whiteboard Via Teams

Hello Centennial! this is a quick tutorial on how to collaborate or present lessons via Microsoft Whiteboard! It is an excellent teaching tool for students and teachers alike!

Useful Google Chrome Extensions

1. LastPass

LastPass is a password manager that auto-fills in passwords for all of the accounts you save with this extension. You only have to remember one password: your LastPass password. This saves you time, headaches, and increases the security of your personal data.

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2. Pinterest

This extension allows you to easily save items onto your Pinterest boards without navigating away from what you’re doing. What’s neat about this tool is that it shows you multiple pinnable items available on each website so you can save more than one item to your board at a time. (Normally, you would have to click into each blog post or image in order to separately pin each to your boards individually.)

Pinterest Chrome extension

3. OneTab

When you conduct research for a piece of content, it’s easy to get swamped in multiple open tabs with great resources you want to cite. The trouble is, once it comes time to write and refer back to the sources, it’s hard to navigate between all of the tabs. Luckily, OneTab lets you put multiple different URLs into a single tab for easy reference.

4. Momentum

Momentum is a simple Chrome extension that replaces blank new tabs with beautiful photography, inspiring quotes, weather reports, and a space for you to write down a priority for the day when you open up your browser for the first time. 

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How Technology is Changing Education

How to Use Google Docs

The first thing you’ll need to do before you can use Google Docs is a sign up for a Google account (an @gmail account). If you already have an account, feel free to move on to the next section. If not, I’ll go over the simple way to create a Google account and get you set up with Docs.

Head over to accounts.google.com, click on “Create Account,” and then “For Myself.”

How to Create a Blank Document

Now that you have a Google account, it’s time to create your first document. Head on over to Google Docs and place the cursor on the multi-colored “+” icon in the bottom right corner.

Hover over the multicolored plus in the bottom corner

The + turns into a blue pencil icon; click on it.

Click on the blue pencil to create a new document

How to Import a Microsoft Word Document

Drag and drop a file from your computer to upload it to Google Drive

Even if you’re new to Google Docs, you might already have a collection of Microsoft Word files you’d like to be able to use. If that’s the case, then you’ll have to upload all your Word documents before you can view them. 

When you import a Word document, you can use either Google Docs or Drive to upload your files. Both methods let you drag and drop a file from your computer directly into the web browser for easy uploads. Google Drive stores all of your uploaded files when you head to the Docs homepage, it only shows you document-type files.

From the Google Docs homepage, click the folder icon in the top right, then click the “Upload” tab.

Once the Word file uploads, Docs opens it automatically, ready for you to start to edit, share, and collaborate.

To open a Word document that you want to edit, click the file with the blue ‘W’ next to the filename from your Google Docs homepage.

Click either view the Word file or edit it in Docs.

Choose to either View the Word file or edit it in Google Docs

When you finish with the document, you can download your document back into DOCX, or PDF, ODT, TXT, HTML, or EPUB format. Click File > Download As then click on the desired format, and it will download directly to where files save from your browser.

Click File, Download As, then choose a file type to download to your computer

How to Create a Digital Planner on Goodnotes

Hello Centennial, here is a quick guide to creating your own digital planner using an iPad!

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