April 30, 2014 TJ Houston

I have had a lot of users come to me because the IOS 7 update caused issues with not all of their Google Calendars not showing up on their mobile devices. If for some reason no calendars or contacts are showing then you should delete your account and re-add. To get started on your mobile device head to https://www.google.com/calendar/syncselect  You will have a list of your available calendars. Simply select the calendars that you want on your mobile device. Close the calendar app. Re-open the calendar and refresh the app by dragging down on the screen. It will take a few…

February 13, 2014 TJ Houston 2Comment

Recently we ordered roughly 75 C710’s for our high school. All but one of the devices came pre-enrolled and every time we tried to enroll it we got an error that it could not be completed. We tried power washing the Chromebook and still had no luck. The only option we had was to restore the device and re-install the Chrome OS. Here is how we did it! (more…)

January 6, 2014 TJ Houston

I was just browsing the Google Apps For Education Google + Community and I saw this quick tip. If you enter the word timer and then how much time you need, hit enter you will have an instant timer!  

July 25, 2013 TJ Houston 2Comment

I am presenting at the Greater Clark Connected Conference in Jeffersonville, IN this morning and Brett asked me to do a 2 hour session on chrome apps. So similar to my previous preso 60 chrome apps in 60 minutes,  here is 90 Chrome Apps in 120 Minutes.   https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rWwo78NKdFaweq-9_u9OSMiqzn0nIrHP8gMGzj_1Bcc

June 25, 2013 TJ Houston 4Comment

Todays post came from a comment from a reader who asked about inserting QR codes into Google Spreadsheets. There are a few things that this can be used for such as ticketing for an event, etc. Its not exactly what the reader asked for but its a step in the right direction.  Below you will see the end result of what we are doing: So after some time playing with the URL and encoding (reference here: http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_urlencode.asp) I found that I could bring in values from different columns and insert them into a QR code.   All we are doing in…

March 20, 2013 TJ Houston 2Comment

Today Google announced its new service named Google Keep. Google Keep is a notetaking app that rivals Evernote. There are a few things that I like and disklike about the service but for version one I think it is a pretty solid tool. (more…)