Monday, January 27, 2020

Join Us At Grow With Google In NYC For Safer Internet Day!

The week of February 11, 2020, we will celebrate Safer Internet Day.

I will be celebrating with our school in Van Meter, Iowa on Monday and also at the Grow With Google NYC Partner Hosted Workshop on February 12 in New York City.

We would LOVE to have you join us for....
....the Pear Deck Grow With Google Events, including my presentations and workshops on February 12, Be Internet Awesome and Pear Deck in two special events on that day. 

You can register for the FREE Safer Internet Day Event at Grow With Google NYC here
We can't wait to celebrate Safer Internet Day with all of you!  

Your Students Will LOVE Adding Their Voice To This #PebbleGo Flipgrid Disco Library Topic Too!

Here is a brand new Flipgrid Disco Library Topic for #PebbleGo to share with your students! 🎉

I created it to give our students a place to share their favorite PebbleGo Topics. You can use it with your students and have them share their favorite things to research, learn and share in PebbleGo too.
And remember, I wrote about the 32 amazing PebbleGo Topics found the Flipgrid Disco Library in this post, Flipgrid Disco Library Is Rocking With PebbleGo Grids Ready To Go, over the weekend.
You will find it here.

I know you will love all of these topics Capstone created for us...they are awesome!
In the new My Favorite PebbleGo Topic, you and your students will find a link to PebbleGo and ways to integrate it into your library and classroom too.  

Have fun, friends! 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Create A Polaroid Frame In PicMonkey!

When I create Google Presentations, Buncee's and other digital content, I LOVE smashing different apps together to make projects and presentations special and unique. 
One of my favorite app smash's is using the Polaroid Frame in PicMonkey.  

I always have lots of questions about this one so I thought I would share how I do this with all of you!
First, go to PicMonkey and upload the photos you would like to use.  
Click on the little Frame icon that is circled above. 
Then choose Polaroid Frame. 
You will have some choices now in Polaroid Frame.  
For mine, I move the Effect Fade to 0% so the photo is clear.
I then click on Transparent Background so I will be able to add or layer the image anywhere.

You can also Rotate the image or change the Background Color. 
 When the photo is complete, click on Export. 
 You can Export this masterpiece in several formats and to different places.
 Once exported, you can...
...add it wherever you want.  You can see the fun difference in the two photos of my three kids.  

I love the way they look and add just the right touch of fun to lots of different projects and presentations.  

I hope you give it a try...let me know if you have any questions.  I am always happy to help.