GRE Preparation

posted Apr 26, 2015, 9:19 AM by Geof Duncan   [ updated Apr 26, 2015, 9:30 AM ]

ShortenMe Google Chrome Extension

posted Apr 22, 2015, 6:07 AM by Geof Duncan _ Staff - KnightdaleHS   [ updated Apr 22, 2015, 6:08 AM ]

While prepping materials for my recent presentation at Spring 2015 Convergence, I remembered a Google Chrome extension called ShortenMe that Pete Caggia had shared at the last Convergence I attended. I realized that I could use it both for prepping my presentation and during it. Unfortunately, this extension was no longer listed in the Chrome Web Store

Fortunately, I found a workaround by downloading and manually installing the extension from Crx4Chrome. If you're looking for ShortenMe, look no further than the link below! Enjoy!

Syncing Google Calendars

posted Mar 17, 2013, 5:46 PM by Geof Duncan   [ updated Nov 18, 2014, 5:20 PM by Geof Duncan ]

Trying to work out how to fix colors and calendars in IOS 8 - updated with new info:

Since I use multiple calendars, the link fixed my Google Calendar issues. 

Modifying colors of these calendars was a little more challenging, but, a quick Google brought me to this forum post:

Web 2.0 Tools for Students and Teachers

posted Jul 25, 2012, 10:13 AM by Geof Duncan   [ updated Jul 25, 2012, 10:16 AM by Geof Duncan ]

I just saw this site at CTE Summer Conference - see

Google Sites for Teachers

posted Jul 10, 2012, 7:36 AM by Geof Duncan   [ updated Jun 19, 2014, 8:25 AM ]

Google Sites for Teachers... (and just about anyone else in need of a primer on Google Sites). A guide from Richard Byrne and Free Technology for Teachers. ( What teachers need to know to get started using Google Sites in their Classrooms.

Google Gadgets Editor

posted Jul 5, 2012, 9:55 PM by Geof Duncan

The Google Gadget Editor has been invaluable in adding certain content to my Google Site. It sounds complicated, but you only have to use the Editor to create the "Gadget" which embeds content in your site. I used this tool to create my Twitter Feed on the front page and the Contact Me form from JotForm. 

There are some pre-made gadgets and some really useful instructions at 

Google Site Themes

posted Jul 4, 2012, 10:23 AM by Geof Duncan   [ updated Jul 9, 2012, 10:24 AM ]

So, I've been playing around with Google Sites a lot - I love that I can edit directly from the iPad and I do like how flexible the platform is.

One of the drawbacks to this endeavor has been trying to beautify the site. I've made several themes to play with. This site, for example, is based on CSS3_Four found at

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