Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How to See What Your Most Popular Blog Posts Are

This little trick is another one of my favorites.  When I think about what option to add to the Technology Tuesday poll, I also try to think about what my most popular blog posts are - ones are benefit teachers in different grade levels.  For new bloggers, this can also help you to write more relevant posts... ones that your current followers are loving.  Plus, it's nice to see that all of that hard work writing fabulous blog posts is paying off!



This option just barely snuck into the lead on the poll!


Now, for the quick and easy tutorial!


You can download this tutorial as a PDF by clicking this picture!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4WPihx63tTnMnRQNVU4VlFxUWs/edit?usp=sharing
Note: This tutorial is hosted on Google Drive.  To save it from there, just open the file and click File > Download to save onto your computer!

For next week's poll, I'll add another Blogger tutorial... how to see how many people follow you by email!


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

How to See What's Been Pinned Recently From Your Blog!

I don't use this tip too frequently, but I remember when I first started blogging I would check this almost daily!  I was so curious to see what people were liking from my blog so I could be sure to offer them more of what they wanted to better build an audience.


It was no surprise to me that this took more than half of the votes on the poll!


Now for the simple, one step tutorial!


 You can download this tutorial as a PDF by clicking this picture!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4WPihx63tTnRkRsQ08yV0tORkU/edit?usp=sharing
Note: This tutorial is hosted on Google Drive.  To save it from there, just open the file and click File > Download to save onto your computer!

Don't forget to check out the Technology Tuesday request form at the top of the page.  You can request exactly what you want me to add to the poll!  I try to choose options that a few people have requested, so be sure to put in your request when you get a chance!

That being said, for next week's poll, I'll be adding how to see which blog posts are your most popular!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

How to Figure out the Name of a Font that You Just Fell In Love With!

It wasn't until this year that I realized how much I rely on this little tip!  How many times do you look at a document, perhaps an item you've found on TPT, and think to yourself, "I need that font!"  Well, if you find yourself saying that often and having an impossible time finding the font, this is the tutorial for you!


This option took up more than half of the votes on the poll!


Before I start the tutorial, a quick shout out.  I was most recently inspired to write this tutorial by a fabulous Birthday Posters freebie I found by That's So Second Grade:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Birthday-Posters-775924

I printed out these posters and wanted my students' names and birthdays to match the font in the titles.  Once I found the name of the font, I printed all of the birthdays onto labels.  If you've found yourself in the same situation, but couldn't figure out the name of the font, now's your chance to go back and download it!



 
 You can download this tutorial as a PDF by clicking this picture!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4WPihx63tTnMmN3YzlPMVhzZmM/edit?usp=sharing
Note: This tutorial is hosted on Google Drive.  To save it from there, just open the file and click File > Download to save onto your computer!

As for next week's tutorial, I'll add how to make a PowerPoint print on a piece of legal paper.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

How to Figure Out What Font Is Missing From Your Editable Document

Blogging friends, it has been too long!  Sometimes life happens and it's impossible to juggle so many things at once... but I made a promise to myself that I would finally get around to this technology Tuesday post so here goes!

The winner of this forever long poll is how to figure out which font is missing from your editable document.  I've started to download a lot of e-books in PowerPoint, and the fonts always look funny!  If you've run into the same problem, now is time to fix it!


The results of the poll were very close!


Now for the tutorial!






If you're not sure how to install the fonts, be sure to check out this tutorial:

 You can download this tutorial as a PDF by clicking this picture!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4WPihx63tTncnhOSDcyOE92dHM/edit?usp=sharing
Note: This tutorial is hosted on Google Drive.  To save it from there, just open the file and click File > Download to save onto your computer!

As for next week's tutorial I'm going to add another font inspired tutorial: how to figure out what that font is that you love!