Unlock your Chromebook with your Android Phone, Turn Student Writing Into Stylish Flipbooks and More

Great resource links, tips, news, and updates shared by our Google+ community members from February 2 to February 8, 2015.

Unlock your Chromebook with your Android phonesupport.google.com

Smart Lock for Chrome automatically turns on Bluetooth for your compatible devices during setup. Bluetooth MAC addresses are stored by Google for devices that have Smart Lock for Chrome turned on. These are deleted when you turn Smart Lock for Chrome off. h/t +Jeremy Collins

Turn student writing into stylish flipbookswww.iste.org

Students love to write stories and illustrate their tales with original artwork. Whether you prefer your students to handwrite their stories and reports or type them up in Word or Google Docs, you can transform their work into a slick-looking flipbook using a free tool called FlipSnack. h/t +Cortney Steffens

How-To Customize themes in Google Slidesisimplify.com.au

Google Slides have a good range of themes you can use to add some colour and fun to your presentations. However, sometimes the look and feel of the theme might not be quite what you’re after. The good news is that you can use the Edit master feature in Google Slides to make changes to colours, fonts and images in the theme. Thanks to +Samantha Vardanega for this tip.

Co-teacher feature added to Doctopusplus.google.com

Google Classroom users can now quickly addco-teachers to assignments they “ingest” through Doctopus. Thank you +Andrew Stillman

Chrome browser offline access to Google Docs editors googleappsupdates.blogspot.com

Setting up offline access manually can be cumbersome, so in a couple of weeks you’ll be able to just sign into Chrome on the web and visit Drive, Docs, Sheets, or Slides―and offline will be enabled automatically. This is already the default behavior on Chrome OS, so nothing will change there. h/t +Brian Dittfeld

5 Top Trends in Education Technology 2015inc.com

Here are five top trends in ed tech to keep on your radar screen in 2015 and beyond. h/t +Lee Webster

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