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 phone – support.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 flipbooks – www.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 Slides – isimplify.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 Doctopus – plus.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
Here are five top trends in ed tech to keep on your radar screen in 2015 and beyond. h/t +Lee Webster