Thursday, April 5, 2018

What Causes Body Odor? - A TED-Ed Lesson

What Causes Body Odor? is a new TED-Ed lesson that every middle school health teacher will want to bookmark. The lesson explains where body odor comes from, the processes that and contribute to body odor, and how antiperspirants work.

What Causes Body Odor? is part of TED-Ed playlist called Gross Science. Gross Science includes video lesson about bad breath, mucus, and urine.

Unsplash for iPad - Quickly Add Public Domain Pictures to Keynote & iMovie

Unsplash is one of my favorite places to find high quality pictures to use in presentations. This week Unsplash launched a new iOS app. The new Unsplash app lets you search through the entire Unsplash collection.

The best part of the Unsplash iPad app is that once you find a picture that you like you can drag it from Unsplash into just about any other app on your iPad including Keynote and iMovie. Or if you just want to download a picture to save on your camera roll, you can do that by just dragging and dropping to save it there. Watch Unsplash's video overview of the new app.

Eleven more good sources of public domain and Creative Commons licensed images are featured in this chart.

Google Drive is Not Going Away

In the last 18 hours three people have emailed me with a concern that Google Drive is going away. To be clear, Google Drive is not going away. But if you are using the Google Drive desktop app for Mac or Windows you may see a somewhat confusing pop-up message that reads, "Google Drive for Mac/PC is going away soon."  What this means is that the current version of the Google Drive desktop app for Mac and Windows is being phased out. It is being replaced by a new tool called Backup and Sync. Depending upon your account, you may also see a notification to use Drive File Stream.

Backup and Sync is intended for consumers using Gmail accounts to access Google Drive. G Suite for Education users will also have access to File Stream. You can read more about that here.

Just to be clear, you do not need to install Backup and Sync in order to use Google Drive. You can still just go to to access your files and to add new files to your Google Drive account.

5 More Alternatives to Padlet

Almost overnight 5 Alternatives to Padlet became one of my most popular posts of the year. Many of you Tweeted and emailed me to suggest some other alternatives. In no particular order, here are some more alternatives to Padlet. was suggested by Tiziana Angiolini. At first glance it looks like it has a lot of options for designing online spaces to share notes, links, and pictures. You can have private or public walls.

Mark Anderson wrote a post in which he suggested the Post-It Plus app for iOS.

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