Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gmail Instant Images

I was composing an email that required an attachment, and noticed a little tiny image insert option with the word "NEW" across the top. Out of curiosity, I clicked on it, only to discover that Gmail has made it so much easier, and friendly, to grab images and send them in an email. It links to your Google + photos, allows you to upload, or pull from the internet. At the same time you are offered to place the image inline with the text, or as an attachment. This minor tweak will change things dramatically.

Within education, I have students out at field sites often. I encourage them to keep a digital field journal that includes pictures. This new feature makes it that much more simplistic to share an image with the lab team or even with the teacher.

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