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Overview
Saving a Screenshot
Inserting Images into mathies Tools
Sharing Work
Upload a Picture to Google Drive
Download a Picture from Google Drive

Overview

A simple way to share your work is to create a screenshot - an image file of all or part of your screen.
Another way to share your work, is to save a file and share the saved file (more details) in mathies tools that support this feature.
Note: the steps on this page reflect particular operating systems. As operating systems evolve, the steps may change.

Saving a Screenshot

Each device/operating system has different mechanisms to take and save a screenshot.

Windows

  1. Open Snipping Tool.
  2. Click New.
  3. Draw a rectangle over the portion of the screen you wish to capture.
  4. Press the Save Button.
Snipping Tool toolbar

If you do not have Snipping Tool installed, the PrtScn button can be used in conjunction with a program like Adobe Photoshop Elements or Paint.

Mac

  1. Use the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + 4
  2. Draw a rectangle over the portion of the screen you wish to capture.
  3. Your image will be saved on the desktop.

Chromebook

  1. Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift +Chromebook's Screenshot key or Ctrl + Shift + F5 for non-Chrome OS keyboards.
  2. Draw a rectangle over the portion of the screen you wish to capture.
  3. Your image will be saved in your downloads folder.

iOS

  1. Press the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons simultaneously. (On iPhone X, press the Side Button + Volume Up buttons simultaneously)
  2. The screen flashes white.
  3. Your image can be found using the Photos app or Camera Roll.

Android

  1. Press the Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously for 1-2 seconds. On some devices the Home and Power buttons are pressed simultaneously.
  2. The screen flashes white.
  3. Your image can be found using the Gallery or Photos app.
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Inserting Images into mathies Tools

Once you have a screenshot saved (or a photograph taken or an image file stored on your device) you can insert it into a mathies tool that supports this (more details).
  1. Look for the Insert Picture button. Image Import Icon
  2. Select the image file.
  3. Move the image to the desired position and size it as needed.

If you have done some work in an older tool that does not support annotation (like Pouring Containers), you can take a screenshot of your work, insert it into the Notepad Tool, and annotate it there.
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Sharing work

If you want to see many people's work at once, consider using
  1. Mindomo
  2. Knowledge Hook
  3. Padlet
  4. Google Slides
  5. Twitter (e.g., #ONmathies)
  6. Google Drive (see below)
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Upload a Picture to Google Drive

Desktop

  1. Open Google Drive.
  2. Open the folder where you wish to save the image.
  3. Either
    • a) Drag a file to the folder, or
    • b) Press the New button, then File Upload.

iOS

  1. Open Photos App or Camera Roll.
  2. Select the image you wish to upload.
  3. Press the Share icon. iOS Share icon
  4. Select Google Drive from the list of sharing options that appears.

    If Google Drive does not appear, press the More button
    iOS More button
    and click the slider to turn on sharing for Drive
    iOS Drive slider
  5. Select the Account and a Folder in My Drive. (You may need to refresh the folder list by flicking down.)
  6. Press Save Here.
  7. Press Upload.

Android

  1. Select Gallery or Photo App.
  2. Select the image you wish to upload. You may need to open your Screenshots album.
  3. Press the Share icon, Android Share icon.png
  4. Select Save to Drive from the list of sharing options that appears.
  5. Select the Account and Folder where you want to save the image.
  6. You may also wish to change the Document Title.
  7. Press Save.
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Download a Picture from Google Drive

Desktop

  1. Open Google Drive.
  2. Navigate to folder that contains the image.
  3. Double-click on the file.
  4. Click the download button.
    Google Drive Download icon

iOS

  1. Open Google Drive.
  2. Navigate to folder that contains the image.
  3. Tap on the file to open it in the viewer.
  4. Long-press on image and select Save to Camera Roll.
    iOS Save to Camera Roll prompt

Android

  1. Open Google Drive.
  2. Navigate to folder that contains the image.
  3. Tap on the file to open it in the viewer.
  4. Click the menu icon at the top right.
    Android Menu icon.png
  5. Choose Send a copy.

    Andoid Google Drive menu

  6. Choose Send File with Photos.
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