Showing posts with label tutorials. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tutorials. Show all posts

Friday, July 30, 2021

My Most Popular Tutorials in July

In July my YouTube my YouTube channel passed the 37,000 subscriber mark. In July I published twenty-three new tutorials including some in-depth guides to getting started with Google Workspace for Education. On my YouTube you'll also find tutorials on a wide variety of topics including making your own Android apps, video creation tips, Microsoft Forms tutorials, podcasting tips, and many other topics suggested by readers and viewers like you. Below are the ten videos on my YouTube channel that were watched the most in July. 

How to Create a Video With Canva

The Basics of Creating a Quiz in Google Forms

How to Add a Timer to Your PowerPoint Slides

Wheel of Names - A Random Name Picker and More

How to Draw on Your Screen in Google Meet

How to Create Your Own Online Board Game

How to print a Google Form or save it as PDF

How to Find and Use the Embed Code for YouTube Videos

How to Import and Copy Questions One Google Form to Another

How to Annotate PDFs in OneNote

Friday, December 23, 2016

More Than 300 Ed Tech Tutorial Videos

Throughout the year I offer webinars on a variety of educational technology topics. But I also publish a tutorial or two on my YouTube channel every week. That playlist now contains more than 300 tutorials on everything from graphics editing to podcasting to tips for new Chromebook users. The entire playlist can be found here or viewed as embedded below.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Help Me Choose My Next Video Topic

Every week I make new video tutorials that I publish on my YouTube channel. The topics of most of those tutorial videos comes from questions that people email to me or ask me on Twitter. I'd love to read more of your suggestions for video tutorials. If you have a tutorial request, please complete the form embedded below.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Teach Parents Tech - A Good Way to Send Tech Help

Almost all of us have people in our lives that need help navigating their computers and or the Internet. Teach Parents Tech is a free service from Google that can help you help those people in your life that need some tech guidance.

To send tech support through Teach Parents Tech simply specify a recipient, choose the type of help that your recipient needs, and enter your recipient's email address. Your recipient will receive a set of videos designed to help them with the tasks that are troubling them. As the sender, you can preview the videos before they are sent.

Applications for Education
Teach Parents Tech is obviously designed for children to help their parents, but it could be used to help your colleagues down the hall too. You can customize your message so that it isn't addressed to mom or dad and is instead addressed to a first name. Even if you don't use the email template provided by Teach Parents Tech, you may find the site to be helpful in finding tutorial videos to embed in your blog or website.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Coffee Time Edu - Good Ed Tech Tutorial Videos

Tim Childers is a middle school teacher in Tennessee that took a course with me and Angela Maiers last year. Since then Tim has been steadily creating ed tech tutorial videos. The videos are available on Tim's YouTube channel Coffee Time Edu. Tim has an easy-going style about his videos that I think a lot of people will like. Take a look at his video about Feedly embedded below.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tildee - Craft and Share Tech Tutorials

Tildee is a service for creating multimedia tutorials on anything you want to teach. I tried the service a couple of years ago. This evening I revisited it to see the new updates to Tildee. Tildee still publishes your tutorials as webpages with individual URLs. Tildee provides a template and platform for sharing tutorials with others. Your tutorials can include any combination of text, screen captures, Google Maps, and videos.

The best feature of the updated Tildee interface is the option to drag and drop sections of your tutorials into order. Let's say that just before publishing your tutorial you realize that you forgot to include a step. Just write out that step then drag it into the proper spot in your tutorial.

Applications for Education
One of my former colleagues used to have her students create short presentations about the software on their netbooks. That assignment was intended, in part, to help the students familiarize themselves with their new netbooks. The assignment was also designed to get students to think about writing clear directions. If you wanted to try this assignment, Tildee could be a good platform on which students could publish their completed projects.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

How to Create Your Own Search Engine

Yesterday, Google published a new visual explanation of how Google Search works. The Story of Search is part of the Inside Search website where you can find some good tips that will help you search better. Looking at Inside Search reminded me that I needed to update my tutorial on how to create a Google Custom Search Engine and how to put that search engine into your blog. My new guide to creating a Google Custom Search Engine is embedded below.

Applications for Education
One of the reasons that some teachers like to create their custom search engines is so that they can control which websites appear when their students search. You can also control how many sites appear in a search result by building a custom search engine. This can be useful with young students who are just learning to search and can be overwhelmed by the number of results or confused by content that is far above their reading levels. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

How to Create CK-12 Flexbooks

This morning Gladys Scott shared a Google+ message with me about a presentation that she is giving this weekend. The presentation she is running is about CK-12 Flexbooks. In advance of that presentation she has released a short video tutorial on how to create CK-12 Flexbooks for mathematics. The video is embedded below.

Applications for Education
Tools like CK-12 Flexbooks can be very useful for producing reference materials that are tailored specifically to your curriculum and your students' needs.