Ditch That Textbook: Choice stories in Google Slides: How to + ideas for class. “Choice stories let students make choices and decisions. Plus, they show what they know by creating!”
Search Engine Journal: A Complete Guide to Google Maps Marketing. “Google Maps marketing is simply the optimization of your business presence on Google Maps. The goal is simple: by ranking higher in search, you have an opportunity to significantly increase your business. The better your profile optimization, the better your chances are for showing up in a Google Maps search for your business type in your area.” A good outline for the major steps you need to take.
Popular Science: Your smartphone is gross. Learn how to clean it properly . “With most phones now at least water resistant—if not waterproof—and designed to take a few knocks, cleaning your phone won’t be difficult, so you won’t accidentally end up with an overpriced paperweight. But it is a good idea to keep most of your normal cleaning products and any abrasive materials in the cupboards.” I find having a case really helps a lot, too…
BetaNews: How to watch the Made By Google stream and Pixel 4 launch. “Tomorrow in New York, the company is holding its Made By Google ’19 event, and at it we can expect to see not only the launch of the Pixel 4 and Pixel XL, but also — in all likelihood — the Pixelbook Go. There may be a few other surprises, and you can tune into the live stream to get the news as soon as it happens — and find out how many of the rumors are true.”
Popular Science: Make your own Instagram filter. “For years, Instagram filters were only made by the platform itself or by a handful of studios and creators with access to Spark AR Studio, a tool Facebook designed specifically to create filters for their platforms. But that changed in early August, when Spark AR’s closed beta version ended and the software became available to anyone dreaming of making their own filters. So, as the Instagram addict I am, I volunteered as tribute and set about learning how to make my own filters—and then write about it so you can do it, too.”
The Next Web: RIP: How to stop Facebook from stealing your data after you die. “Inevitably, one day you’re going to die. While you may think your online identity will go to the grave with you, that’s not always how it works out. Without setting your account to self-implode or handing your login details to a trusted person, companies like Facebook and Google will carry on storing your data and everything else they’ve got on you.”