Pexels.com: Good quality CC licensed images you are free to use

Wood Frame Mini Chalk Board: CC0 licensed image by Pexels.com https://www.pexels.com/photo/wood-frame-mini-chalk-board-159622/
    Wood Frame Mini Chalk Board: CC0 licensed image by Pexels.com https://www.pexels.com/photo/wood-frame-mini-chalk-board-159622/ 

Making web site of Twitter posts attractive needs good images, and Pexels.com looks a good source of quality, free stock photos if you don’t have anything else available. 

They’re all free to use for personal or commercial purposes under a Creative Commons licence.

If you’re using the Featured Posts Grid or Slider in the Twenty Fourteen theme, this is an ideal way of quickly finding appropriate images to illustrate those posts which don’t include your own photograph.

NSPCC Sexting Guidance

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James White at Ineqe Group (www.ineqe.com) has drawn our attention to this NSPCC guidance on sexting.

NSPCC Research – 15% increase in counselling related to sexting.

NSPCC has produced a guide to assist parents talk with children about the dangers and legalities surrounding sexting, empowering them to say no to requests. Access to the guide can be found here http://buff.ly/2aXXSFJ

 

What’s New in Google Apps newsletter – May 2016

This newsletter provides a roundup of all the new features added to Google Apps from May 2016. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xw4be6Yw6E79jb6PC5XSx_I68dGAp56ChyRkfZ3cOGc/preview?pref=2&pli=1

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The new Google Slides Q&A feature is getting a lot of interest: jump into Presenter mode from any slide, and you can create a simple web page, with a short URL, that your audience can visit to:

  • see the questions others are asking
  • vote others’ questions up or down with simple thumbs up/down icons
  • ask their own questions – anonymously if they wish

Find out more here.

 

Get your head round Google Drive with this Cheat Sheet

Need to a jump start with Google Drive?

It started off as Docs, then became Drive as it became capable of storing any uploaded file, like a large “thumb drive” or memory stick. To avoid clutter, some of the options only appear when you select things, or appear when you right-click. And that means it’s sometimes underestimated.

This one-page Cheat Sheet provides a good overview of what’s there – and where it is.

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