Embed Google Photos Album into a website

Embed Google Photos Album into a website

Google Photos is my favorite favorite photo and video sharing and storage service but I have been frustrated by their lack of options to embed my Google photo albums. I’ve finally found a solution to embed my Google Photos albums as a slideshow.

Finding Hidden Book Treasures

Finding Hidden Book Treasures

One of my passions is reading books. I’ve discovered charity shops like the Salvos and Good Sammy are great sources of finding hidden book treasures. 

Check out this post to see some of the books I’ve found in charity shops and what I have learnt from the books.

Raising Awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND / ALS)

Raising Awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND / ALS)

I care for my mother who has motor neurone disease (MND), also known as ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) which is a progressive, terminal neurological disease that can strike anyone. There is no cure and it kills over 50 % within 2 years of diagnosis.

My aim is to help raise a better awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (ALS).

How Personal Can My Professional Blog Be?

How Personal Can My Professional Blog Be?

Should educational bloggers stick to blogging about educational content on their professional educator blogs? Or is it okay to include the occasional random post that shares your personal interests and passions?

As a dilemma I’ve faced myself on this blog I thought others might find my thoughts helpful. Would love to know your thoughts on the topic!

Trials and Tribulations of Digitizing a Publication From 1929

Trials and Tribulations of Digitizing a Publication From 1929

What is the best way to digitize an old publication so that others can easily read? It isn’t as simple as it sounds! If the text is small you need to include the ability for readers to easily zoom to enlarge text and photos. This post compares sharing using Flickr Slideshows, photos uploaded to my blog and a shared Google Album using the “The Western Mail” Centenary Number publication.

It’s packed full of content that could be used with students and will be helpful for those interested in history.

Google’s PhotoScan App: An Easy Way To Digitize Glossy Photos

Google’s PhotoScan App: An Easy Way To Digitize Glossy Photos

Want to digitize old glossy photos? It isn’t a simple as taking a picture of the photo using a digital camera due to glare issues. Google solves this with their Photoscan app! Works the same as an image scanner but as an app on your smartphone.

Check out this post to compare pictures of glossy photos taken with a digital camera compare to the Photoscan app and learn how to use the Google Photoscan app.

3 Ideas For Making Your Blog More Engaging

3 Ideas For Making Your Blog More Engaging

Blogging isn’t publishing text! It’s about sharing your learning and engaging with readers. It should include a media rich environment to engage readers, create opportunities for interaction, and if you are blogging with students it should encourage students to express their creativity. Check out my 3 ideas for making your blog more engaging to readers.

Digitizing My Family History

Digitizing My Family History

I have 100’s of old family photos and documents – including many from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. With no one left to remember all their stories I’ve been digitizing them and writing their stories to share with future generations.

Check out this post to learn how I’m digitizing my family history.

Dealing with Change

Dealing with Change

We each respond differently to change! While we can’t control how others will respond to being asked to change we can control how we react to their responses.

This is my tips that have helped me over the year when implementing change.

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