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7 Geeky Tips and Tricks for Google Docs

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Want to know 7 Google Docs tips and tricks to make you look like a pro user, or maybe a little geeky? Check out this list!

Best Place to Start Your Google Docs

You might think this is obvious but this tip may make you rethink how you are accessing your Google Docs.  Opening your Google Docs from the location you want to be stored will help you keep your Drive and Docs nicely organized.

Advanced Sharing

This is often overlooked. Take a look at the bottom right-hand corner of the share box  (it will open after you click to share). Can you see it? Click advanced to open share settings that will give you more control.

Force a Copy or Preview of Your Google Docs

This is a handy feature to force a user to open your document as a copy (in case they didn’t know how to create a copy) or open in preview so they can only see it.  Take a look at the URL of your Google Docs document that you have open. Notice at the end of they URL “edit” is written, change edit to copy or preview and see what happens.

In Comments Assign Users and Individual Tasks

Do more with comments. After you select an area in your doc, click on comment.  Now simply assign a task from your document by typing a “+” followed by the user you want to assign the task. Notice you can assign to that person with a  click of the box.  The user will be notified.

The Fantastic Explore Feature!

I love this feature! Click on Explore in the bottom right-hand corner. Explore will search your the web or Drive based on what you have written in your document.  Quickly research other websites or scholarly documents with this feature.  Explore will also find pictures to match your document topic

Star and Move Shortcut Icon

I overlooked these shortcuts for the longest time. Right beside your document’s name (top left corner), you will see a star and a folder. Click to show importance or to move your doc to a new location in your Drive.

The Always Important Revision History

Revision History is a life saver! Go back through the history of your Google Doc and restore it to a previous version. You can also check on who did what in group work.

FlashAcademy – The Up and Coming Way to Learn a Language

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FlashAcademy is an up and coming language-learning app offering new and unique features for becoming more experienced with a variety of languages. It is available for download on iOS and Android devices and features French, Spanish, Italian and German along with others. Language courses are available in the form of interactive games and activities, and you are able to use an innovative new camera feature. Upon creating an account, a profile will be made for you where you can track your progress in lessons, as well as add friends to compete with. This is great as it acts as a method to stay accountable to your learning, as well as a way to have fun with others. There is fun and creative learning potential when you use FlashAcademy as your method of learning a language.

Interactive Features:

One of the most distinguishing features of FlashAcademy is its unique camera translation feature to assist with the learning process. When using it, you can snap a picture of an everyday object and it will translate the name of the object into the desired language. This provides a very immersive and interactive form of learning for the user.

The other interactive feature that sets FlashAcademy apart from other language apps is the “word games” activity. This is a series of timed consecutive games in which the user will match the word of their language to the word of the language they are learning. It is a fun activity that provides another method of retaining a broader variety of words.

Lesson Design:

The core curriculum of FlashAcademy is organized into multiple lessons where the user will learn words and phrases. This is done through the listening of audio and spelling of words along with other comprehensive activities. There will be a few free lessons provided where the user will learn the basics, but to unlock all lessons a subscription fee must be paid. Paid subscriptions are available for one month, three months, six months, or a full year with more economical advantages available with longer amounts of time.

Learning Potential:

FlashAcademy is a revolutionary language-learning mobile application that is sure to become mainstream in the near future. It is highly competitive compared to similar apps and offers many unique new features. Lessons are high quality and easily understandable so that anyone can easily utilize them. FlashAcademy is one of the best language-learning apps out there and should be used by anyone interested in taking up a foreign language.

Control your Android on PC or Mac with Vysor

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This short video tutorial will show you how to use Vysor. Connect your device through USB and Vysor allows you to display and control your Android device on your computer. Install this free app and give it a try.