Oh yea.... copying and pasting probably won't work if you're going from an external document or picture. BUT there is a way to make it work!
@AnnBruckerTIS do you know if there is a way to remove background from images in Google Draw? Doesn't appear to be. #gafe #gafechat
The answer is, "NO, not yet . . . ! "According to the Google Docs Help Forum, "Removing the background of an image is currently not supported within the Google Docs Editors." But just because you can't do it in Google doesn't mean it can't be done.
I have been in several classrooms and staff meetings lately where these 5 words have come up over and over again. "HOW ARE YOU DOING THAT?!"
First, in context, I'd like to address the particular question itself. What I'm doing is zooming in on a portion of my screen, using the accessibility features of my Mac. How I'm doing it is this:
To use this feature, all you need to do now is press and hold your modifier key, then scroll with two fingers to zoom in. You can move your mouse around to different parts of the screen, and if you remove your fingers, your screen will stay zoomed in. This is great when displaying a join code for Google Classroom or Nearpod, for example, or when displaying a URL for students or colleagues during a presentation. To zoom back out, simply hold the modifier key again while you use two fingers to scroll back out.
Now to think of this question on more of a meta level. I LOVE it when someone, whether student, colleague, or conference attendee, shouts out to me, "How are you DOING THAT?!" For one thing, it tells me they're engaged. For another, thing, it tells me that they want to use whatever I'm doing themselves and are just dying to know how. But mainly, it tells me that there are things I'm taking for granted... things I know, that seems super-obvious to me, that other people just don't know. It grounds me and helps me think, "What else am I not telling them?"
This has opened my mind to so many new ideas. From lessons I could teach to model Google tools in classrooms, to presentations I could share at conferences; from hardware demonstrations at staff meetings, to helping students create their own websites. Questions are what drive me to want to learn more myself, and I find myself looking around for people to whom I can shout, "How are you DOING THAT?!"
So here's the advice: do you have a question for someone? Ask them! How are you finding time to blog every day? How are you using your Osmo in your classroom? How are you using Google Forms to assess your students? How are zooming in on that part of your screen? How are you losing weight?! How are you DOING THAT?!