Thursday, April 16, 2015

How to edit your images on Google+

Sometimes you just need to brighten up an image or add a tiny bit of saturation to make it really pop. Google+ has everything you need to make that happen.

Google produced this overview to give you an idea of what is possible.

Not a fan of watching videos? Check out the edit photos on a computer Google+ help page.

LiNC created this video to show you these top four photo editing tools.
  • Filters
  • Brightness
  • Saturation
  • Cropping (best tool to make any image better)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Backing up my pictures is hard. There has got to be an easier way.

Backing Up - Set It and Forget It

photo by GotCredit

The last post showed you a way of manually backing up your photos. We live in the age of automation and this post won't let you down. Follow these steps to have Google+ automatically backup your images and videos. Just set it and forget it.

Open Google+ on your iPad.
If this is your first time opening the app you will see the above screen. Click Turn on Auto Backup.
Already using the app? Skip to the third image.

If you see this screen click OK.

1. Click the hamburger icon (three lines) in the upper left corner of the Google+ app.
2. Click the small gear icon in the screen that pops out.

Click Camera and Photos.

Click Auto Backup.

Make sure you have Auto Backup selected. This will automatically backup all photos, videos and screenshots you take with your iPad.

Click Back up all photos and videos to start the backup process. This will backup all the media listed above right away.

Do you want to know how to edit and download you images from Google+? Let us know in the comment section on the blog, facebook or Google+.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Help! I have all these pictures I need backed up from my iPad! How might I do that?

No fear the LiNC Team is here!

Superman by Andrew Becraft

This process will outline how to get your images off the iPad into a folder on Google Drive.

You can use this process with your personal or district Google account.

Open Google Drive on your iPad.
1. Click the plus (+) symbol in the upper right corner.
2. Click New Folder.

Name your new folder.
I called it iPad Photo Backup so it was easily recognizable and super clear on what is inside the folder.

Open the folder you just created.

1. Click the plus (+) symbol in the upper right corner.
2. Click Upload Photos or Videos.

Did this message pop?
Click OK.
Don't see this message? Proceed to the next step.

Click Camera Roll.

1. Click the pictures you want to upload.
2. Click the blue check mark in the upper right corner.

The photos will begin to upload.
This process will take some time if you select more than a handful of images.

Monday, April 13, 2015

I know how boring Saturdays can be...

Why not join us for an interesting few hours? I have never been to an edcamp express but I have been to a few edcamps and they never disappoint.

What might you experience at an edcamp event?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Am I late to the game?

I know some of you use Newsela for curating fascinating articles for your class to read but have you checked out TweenTribune?

TweenTribune shares K-12 materials gathered by the Smithsonian each week. While Newsela is mostly text-based this site offers text, audio and video, graphics and images to help draw your readers in.

I found a number of the articles interesting and timely.

I am sure some of you are already using this and I am just late to the game!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Smartbox by Google

An interesting new product Google created to help with with your traditional mail. I hate cold mail and this will solve my problem!

Seesaw - Summer 2018

This post was created to help guide our Seesaw session. Seesaw is a student-driven online portfolio which can also be used for parent c...