12/14/2012

Managing Your Gmail Inbox

There are many ways you can personalize, manage, and interact with your Gmail Inbox.
While everyone will need to know how to send and receive email, many of you might want to setup your individual workflow with filters, labels, and more (Gmail calls folders "labels" because an email can have more than one "label" attached to it). 

Here is the How-To Manual for working in Gmail. This resource is put together by many teachers and Google employees to help staff and students get work done in Gmail. 

Shorten Those Long URL's

How do you get your entire class to a web address that is sevety-four letters, numbers, and symbols long? Use a URL Shortener to make the link something a normal person could handle typing in. There are a lot of different options for this, but I want to mention my latest favorite:

goo.gl is a service that comes with our Google Apps for Education. goo.gl takes the long web address and shortens it into something you can have your students type in on the fly to get them to a specific website.  




SMORE - Create online flyers

SMORE is one of the fastest and easiest ways to create and publish an online brochure or flyer. What project could you use an creative and smooth online published document for?

Check out SMORE to see more about what you can create online.