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Google Extension: Sir Links-a-Lot

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Did you know that there are more ways to share files than those listed by Google? 
View Only Editing Rights Force Copy (change the end of the URL from edit to copy) Template (change the end of the URL to template/preview)
That's a lot to remember.
The Chrome Extension Sir Links-a-Lot makes sharing Google files easy. Just click the extension, and choose how you want to share the link. 

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Gmail: Enable Undo Send

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Have you ever sent an email and wish you could take it back? Did you know Gmail has a function to unsend an email?

Enabling the undo send function in Gmail will let you undo a sent email for up to 30 seconds. 

To enable undo send:


1. Click on the settings in the inbox (the gear icon)




2. Click settings.



In the Settings menu under the General tab, Undo Send is the fifth option down. Select how long you want to have befor your emails are sent.

Convert PDFs Easily with PDF Candy

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Ever have a document in PDF format but wanted it in some other form but there wasn't anything you could do?

Now you can!



PDF Candy is a website that allows you to convert PDFs to almost any other format. It also gives you the option to edit PDfs.

Share Videos Safely With PureView

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Have you ever wanted to share a YouTube video with your students? Have you ever hesitated because you were unsure of what would show up?

PureView is a website that will strip videos down to just a video that is free from distracting, and sometimes, inappropriate videos.







To Get Started Go to the ViewPure website.
At the top, paste in the URL to the video you want to share.
You will then get a webpage with just the video on the ViewPure site.
From here, you can share this link to the purified video.




Alternatively, you can drag the applet into your bookmarks bar so you can quickly purify videos to share.

ViewPure has many more features, but this will get you started.


Add a Teacher in Seesaw

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I was recently asked by a teacher to add her to my class. Although I am a SEESAW AMBASSADOR, I had never done this before.

I opened Seesaw and read the screen. The wrench in the upper-right side is where you can edit the settings.



When you click the wrench, it opens the Class Settings. The third option is to Manage Teachers



After you click Manage Students, you are presented with an option to invite a teacher.







Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides

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One teacher came to me the other day asking about a way to open a Word Doc on her computer Windows 10 computer that did not have Microsoft Office installed. 
I thought the best solution was installing Open Office or LibreOffice, but it might be faster to install a Chrome Extension made by Google called Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides.

I haven't installed this extension or used it yet, but it sounds like a good option.