Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Utilizing Incognito Mode

ghost-156969_640Private browsing with Firefox or using “incognito” mode in Google Chrome is not just for people who have something they want to try to hide. I use incognito mode quite often when I’m demonstrating how to use a web app or website that requires my username and password. I also use it when I want to show people what a shared or published Google Document looks like when you’re not signed into a Google Account. In both cases opening a new browser in incognito mode saves me the hassle of signing out of an account when I know that I’m going to be back into it in a few minutes. Incognito mode thinks that I’m a new user and doesn’t have my saved usernames and passwords so I’m able to show sites and documents as they appear when I’m not signed into them.

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