Google has continued their innovation in the education space with a new offering for teachers, students and adult learners that teaches computer literacy using the Google tools. The best news about this program is that it is free!

You start by going to g.co/applieddigitalskills. You will need to sign-in using your school Google account.

Applied Digital Skills

Choose if you are a Learner or an Instructor

Learner or instructor?

Once logged in you will find the interface is similar to Google Classroom. There are three sections My Classes, Curriculum and Help. read more

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Have you ever wished you could take a virtual stroll through the happiest place on Earth? Now you can with Google Street View! You can explore 11 Disney Parks in both Florida and California virtually. Parks such as Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and more allow you to roam the paths of the park without leaving your seat.

Use this to plan your next Disney trip…or just take a break from our Ohio weather and pretend you are there.

Link to picture below in Google Street View

Picture of Disney castle

Find some neat locations within the parks and share them with others. Click on the traffic light (3 dots) in the corner of the picture and select Share or Embed Image. Use that link to share your favorite Disney locations with your friends.   read more

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It’s March, and while basketball rules this month, I’m ready for baseball! I’ve been following my beloved Detroit Tigers throughout the spring. One way I keep track of when my Motor City Kitties are playing is through the Interesting Calendars feature in Google Calendar.

Here’s how it works:

From the left side menu, click the Plus sign next to Add a coworker’s calendar. Here’s where you can add other calendars.

Add other calendars

Next, choose Browse calendars of interest.

Browse calendars of interest

You’ll be taken to a list of calendars that are available for subscription. You can choose Holidays, Sports and Other. read more

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I wanted to share a cool Chrome extension that I have been using for some time now with the Tech Tips family. I use it mostly in Gmail but it has a lot of other features that you might find useful.

Grammarly is a Chrome extension that helps with both spelling and grammar in most applications that run in the Chrome browser. OK I say most because Grammarly does NOT work in the GSuite apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawing), but it DOES work well in Gmail.

To get the extension go to the chrome web store and search for Grammarly. read more

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