Thursday, 17 July 2014

Me as a techie student 2014 - Sharing IV - 04/07

Our class today started with some review about Gmail that I'd like to share with you. We were supposed to decide if these statements are TRUE or FALSE. Would you like to try it? (Answers below.) If not sure, just 'ask' Google.
  1. You can view recipients' contact information from the message you are writing.
  2. You can choose to give priority to some messages
  3. You cannot embed emoticons but you can embed pictures
  4. You need to save your "drafts" by clicking on "send later"
  5. Docs from your Drive can be attached directly
  6. Web addresses and email addresses can be inserted by clicking on the same icon
  7. You can add "labels" to your messages to organize them
  8. You can customize your Gmail from any browser
  9. There's a "priority box" to help you find most important messages
  10. Previous emails can be sent as attachments
  11. You can send photos taken by any device via Gmail
(1) T – (2) T – (3) F – (4) F – (5) T – (6) T – (7) T – (8) T – (9) T – (10) T [HELP] – (11) T

Then, we plunged in today's class: 

First: Gmail (or part of it)
Google Labs.
- Is there sth more awesome than being able to unsend e-mails? YES, it can be done!! Of course, thanks to Google and Gmail. How? Follow this link.

- You can even custom your keyboard shortcuts!!!

- Why don't you use the calendar gadget in your Gmail account?

Gmail offline:
Poor Internet service? Write what you need -before forgetting or leaving- and as soon as you have service again, Gmail will send your e-mail. More Info

Second: Movenote.
Remember my problem with giving online feedback? New solution (besides YouTube videos and google Docs) Make a presentation and record your voice (even include your image) for anyone to listen and watch:
I've created mine. The idea was to give a simple explanation of how to create a Google Doc for my Online Elementary students, here it is.

Third: Words Fight
Make students work with a data base in a more modern way: or

Fourth: Thing Link

Combine pictures, videos, text and whatever you find on the web with this amazing tool! I've created mine thinking in my forthcoming classes.

Lots of things to do, aren't there? 


  1. If I didn't know anything about these topics I'd readily become interested in learning more, Tati... ;-)