Work Smarter: Productivity and Automation
Don't work hard, work smart! Why spend hours doing things that could be done in seconds? This workshop will show you a range of amazing productivity ideas and ways to automate common tasks so that you spend less time doing repetitive work and more time on the things that really matter. Putting these ideas to work will save you hours of time!
Basic Computer Use techniques
- 2 finger Trackpad technique
- Two finger scrolling
- Two finger right click
Teachers, please learn these basic skills and explicitly teach them to your students!
Tab Management in Chrome
- Moving tabs
- Separating and Joining tabs
- Pinning tabs
- Duplicating tabs
- Reopen closed tab
Common (and really useful!) Keyboard Shortcuts
Ctrl-X, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V - Cut, Copy Paste
Ctrl-B, Ctrl-I, Ctrl-U - Bold, Italic, Underline
Ctrl-Z - Undo the last action
Ctrl-F - Find on this page
Ctrl-K - Insert a link
Ctrl-T - Open new tab
Ctrl-Shift-T - ReOpen Closed tab
Ctrl-N - Open new window
Shift-Ctrl-N - Open new Incognito Window
Ctrl-W - Close this window
Ctrl-P - Print this page
Spacebar and Shift-Spacebar - Scroll up and down a webpage
Ctrl-Shift-> and Ctrl-Shift-< - Bump font size up or down (in Docs)
Yeah, yeah, I know you don’t like keyboard shortcuts because you can’t remember them. Learn them anyway, you’ll thank me later. You’re welcome.
Pivot Tables and Filters in Sheets
Working with data in a Sheet can powerful if you know a few tricks.
Automating common processes with AddOns
Addons increase the productivity of your Google drive tools by giving you extra features that are not standard. By taking advantage of these add-ons you can greatly increase your productivity.