There is loads of discussion about protecting our information online. In the past, I’ve spoken about downloading your Facebook data. Now let’s get to what Google keeps on us. It is remarkable how much information Google has collected. Now you can take a look, and set Google to not save some of this personal information. … More Take Control of YOUR Google Data!
This time of year we are all trying to finish projects and have exams coming up. It is time to get focused. Use the Chrome Extension called Focus Mode to make sure you use your time wisely. This easy to use extension loads right into Chrome and then blocks sites you might be tempted to … More Get Focused for Exams.
This is BIG. Google now has taken their amazing search engine and applied it to the books that it currently holds and those it doesn’t yet. Talk to Books, is a simple search tool. You need only use natural language (example: How do I learn to speak Japanese?) and it will respond with a list … More Google: Talking to Books?
You should be concerned about the recent Facebook leak of data. It is big and it might impact you. Unfortunately, the only thing you can do is to look and see what Facebook has stored in their servers specifically about you. Take a few minutes and download your user data. Probably the most shocking thing … More Check Your Data on Facebook and Take a look at Dotstorming!
Sounds and music for presentations make HUGE improvements to the professionalism of the actual presentation. We all have the moment where we are trying to decide ‘do I just put the music in and ignore copyright or do I do the right thing?’. I suggest doing The Right Thing. Enter Dig CC Mixter as a source of sounds … More Get Sounds Legally for Projects
You may have heard of the recent data breach at Facebook. Over 50 million user’s data was accessed or sold to entities. This was done largely by accessing people’s Facebook account via legal means through apps that use Facebook accounts to login. Sometimes we forget how or why we used Facebook to login. It is … More Facebook Logged Me In! How do I get Logged OUT?
I was on away this weekend with students at Track Meet and I had loads of questions about using Google Docs and GMail Offline. This is an amazing feature if you’ve never used it. It allows you to work and check things while not connected to a network. Then when you do connect to a network again … More Google Offline
As you get signed in for free, you are immediately greeted by the calming sounds of the ocean, a breeze blowing and birds chirping. This is the result of my new Calm.com account. I’ve seen loads of seniors this week stressing over Mock Exams. Regardless of your exam anxiety, it would be nice to have a calm … More Chill Out with Calm
I wrote about this a while back and now the time is upon us. Google Drive app is going away in March. I’ve tried both alternatives, Backup and Sync, as well as, Drive File Stream. If you are in education, as I am, it turns out both are decent options, it really depends on how you … More Google Drive App is Changing – SOON!
THEY ARE OUT! Our 6th Annual Ted Talk event has been approved and are live for viewing! This is an amazing event where grade 11 students at my school are tasked with delivering a presentation that was both meaningful and research rich. The theme is ‘A Catalyst for Change’. 170 students delivered Ted Talk … More 6th Annual TedxYouth Event