Sunday, 17 March 2019

Embedding Google Slides in an eTwinning page


To embed your google slide presentation on a twinspace page, click on the edit button (the pencil icon) and click on the iframe icon (globe). You need to have published your google presentation to the web by clicking on File. Click on ‘embed’ to get the code. Copy from https till embed?, like in the example below, and paste it in the iframe section on the twinspace page:

<iframe src="https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vT9KjiTYs_dx39C1DTuSpkCFRSbNsuR8KlmQI7v-HPqjN4Lb4bDCgcbES1iQQqkFgrBc8-IA3ApnvOc/embed?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000" frameborder="0" width="1122" height="823" allowfullscreen="true" mozallowfullscreen="true" webkitallowfullscreen="true"></iframe>

Make the following adjustments →Width: 550, height: 420
When you finish, click on submit

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Creating a comic strip

You can create a comic strip at http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/games/comic-strip-maker.
Click on START, provide a title, type in your name. Edit each of the six frames provided for you by adding backgrounds, characters, word balloons, objects and text. You can edit these features by increasing or decreasing their size, moving them around and so on. When you finish your comic strip you can download it, print it or send it to a frienf via email. There's no need to register. It's ideal for kids to practise writing in a fun way. (You need to enable flash.)
Here's a finished comic strip:

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Happy New Year 2019

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year 2019 full of health, inspiration and lots of creativity!

Let's hope all of us blossom like beautiful flowers!!!


Sunday, 18 November 2018

Sketchnoting with Sylvia Duckworth

I enjoyed my #sketchnotefever experience with Sylvia Duckworth, the famous sketchnoter. She provided 21 free lessons on sketchnoting, which I completed. You can even now catch all her lessons, each with a video and a google slide with the icons she drew for each lesson, here. I was so excited about what I learned that I preordered the paperback version of her new book How to Sketchnote: A step-by-step manual for Teachers and Students. As I ordered earlier than 13th November, I received two bonus posters with sketchnotes by Sylvia. I'm also looking forward to attending a free webinar she will deliver for the same reason.
Here are the sketchnotes I made and shared on twitter, curated using wakelet. 

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Youtube videos clean

To get a clean version of a youtube video, you can

  • replace watch?v= with embed/  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sgCUnWwves
https://www.youtube.com/embed/-sgCUnWwves
or
  • Eliminate everything before the word youtube and type in quiet

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Make checkboxes in googlesheets

Below you can see my screen recording on how to create checkboxes in google sheets. I learned about this new google sheets feature from Alice Keeler's tweet.

Creating Checkboxes in google sheets