Category Archives: Googley Stuff

Image Template for Google Forms Header

I always have the hardest time getting a custom image header the right size in Google Forms (the “new” Google Forms, of course). I made this Google Drawing template for my use but am making it available to anyone else needing it.

Get your own copy by going to Instructions are on the sides of the drawing but here is how it works.

The image canvas is set to be 1600 x 400 pixels. There is a rectangular area that represents the center top above the form. If you put your design elements there, you will be a-ok. When you have that area the way you want it, you can delete the rectangle (unless you want to keep it visible on the form). Then, download the image as a PNG. When you upload the image into the color palette on the Google Form, set the cropping markers to match the layout of the canvas on the template.

Here is a quick video – no audio – showing the process.

Fake Facebook Page

Fake Facebook Page

There are a number of services out these that allow students to simulate what historical figures or literary characters might post on social media. A popular one is Fakebook. However, we wanted to manage this assignment using Google Classroom. While we did come across some Google Slide templates using the simulated Facebook layout, I just couldn’t…

Five Faves: Chrome Extensions

Always on the lookout for handy lists? Here are five of my current favorite Chrome extensions. Google Similar Pages – Discover webpages similar to the page you’re currently browsing. Enjoying the page you’re looking at and interested in other similar pages? Trying to find more pages about a topic you’re researching, but having a hard time coming…