Monday, February 25, 2019

Find & Replace in Google Docs

I have a bunch of template documents that I keep in my Google Docs account. Whenever I have to use one I also use the find & replace function in Google Docs. Find and Replace is a simple and convenient Google Documents function that has a ton of utility when you're re-using a document and only need to make a few minor adjustments to it. In the following video I demonstrate how to find and how to use the find & replace function in Google Docs.



Applications for Education
Find & Replace can be helpful when you're re-using documents like field trip permission slips and similar forms from year to year. Rather than re-writing the whole thing, just change the few items that need to be updated.

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How to Use ClassHook's New Pause Prompts Feature

ClassHook recently added a great feature to their educational video service. That feature is called Pause Prompts. Pause Prompts are short questions or discussion prompts that you build into the video clips that you plan to display in your classroom. When you play a video in your classroom the video will automatically pause and display your discussion prompt or question to your students. Watch my short video to see ClassHook's Pause Prompts in action.



Applications for Education
Besides using Pause Prompts for displaying questions, you could use Pause Prompts to give students an opportunity to ask questions about what they have seen. Pause Prompts could simply be used to give students a moment to jot down a few notes about what they have seen in a video that you show to them in your classroom.

Join Me on Wednesday for a Live Q&A

I get a lot of emails from readers who ask all kinds of questions related to educational technology. I try to answer as many of them as I can. This Wednesday, I'm going to attempt to clear out the backlog of questions by hosting a live Q&A session. The live session will be broadcast on my YouTube channel and on my Practical Ed Tech Facebook page at 4pm Eastern Time. Subscribe to my YouTube channel and or like my Facebook page to get an alert when the live broadcast begins.

If you have a question that you would like me to answer, you can submit it during the live broadcast or submit it in advance through this Google Form