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t visit the gl tech coach web site www.tinyurl.com/glcstechcoach issue 1 his is the first of many tech tips to come my plan is to try to send one out each week or so with a quick tip trick site or app to help you integrate some fun and useful technology into your elementary classroom these will be archived i know you would never lose any of my wonderful tips but it could happen on the tech coach web site as well crowd control in addition for the first time teachers have a painless way to focus on developing positive behavior over time rather than just logging referrals once it is too late to intervene for students research suggests the shorter the time period between an action and feedback for that action the greater is the effect of the reinforcement specific positive reinforcement helps students develop a sense of purpose in the classroom enhancing intrinsic motivation over time by giving students visibility and data on their own behavior classdojo makes class less disruptive and creates a more positive learning environment http www.classdojo.com this is a great tool for classroom management i used it last year and have told many of you about it for parents classdojo makes it easy to engage parents in their child s development by allowing teachers to provide real data from the classroom to them with just one click instantly reinforce good behavior easily award feedback points for behavior in class in real-time with just one click of your smartphone or laptop this actually improves behavior visit classdojo to get started http www.classdojo.com please see me if you would like help setting up your own class dojo my rating up to 5 stars engage students in minutes classdojo provides instant notifications for your students well done josh +1 for teamwork all fully customizable for your classroom get hassle-free data and reports classdojo gives you behavior-tracking analytics and reports that can be shared with parents and administrators all with just one click no data entry needed ever as always if you have any questions or need help feel free to stop by call or email me i am here to help you more tech tips at www.tinyurl.com/glcstechtips jeremy badiner jbadiner@gulllakecs.org jbadiner@gl.k12.mi.us ryan int mon wed fri 269 488-5060 ext 2515 richland elem tues thurs 269 488-5080 ext 3130 after hours google voice 269 350-4875 what are the benefits of classdojo for teachers in some classrooms more than 50 of class time is spent managing behavior rather than delivering instruction classdojo aims to greatly reduce this so teachers can do more teaching and less

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t visit the gl tech coach web site www.tinyurl.com/glcstechcoach issue 2 his tech tip is a great app to find educational apps who would have thought there would be an app to find apps you will want this on your ipad to discover other apps you may want pushed to the student ipads when you do the search on the right you will see all the apps that fall under your filtering at the bottom there will often be more to tap on this will load more found apps download wewantapps from the app store to get started my rating up to 5 stars wewantapps this is a great tool for easily filtering through the app store to find the perfect app for what you need first go to the app store on your teacher ipad search for wewantapps in the store it will look like the image to the right install the app when you open it you will need to create an account i just used my gulllakecs.org account and created a password i have never been asked to log back in again but you need an account to run the app once it opens you can begin your search as always if you have any questions or need help feel free to stop by call or email me i am here to help you more tech tips at www.tinyurl.com/glcstechtips jeremy badiner jbadiner@gulllakecs.org jbadiner@gl.k12.mi.us ryan int mon wed fri 269 488-5060 ext 2515 richland elem tues thurs 269 488-5080 ext 3130 after hours google voice 269 350-4875 age select the age or more than one age that you are searching to use an app with category seeking choose the type of app you are language to be written in choose the language you want the app platform price you can use both ipad and iphone select free.

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t visit the gl tech coach web site www.tinyurl.com/glcstechcoach issue 3 his tech tip is one my all time favorite add-ons to any computer phone tablet or ipad dropbox is perhaps the most used application by many teachers including myself it replaces your documents on your computer and allows syncing to any device i have not used a flash/usb drive in over 2 years since i started using dropbox this is a great for working on files at school home and anywhere best of all it is free and easy to use that you work off of or are constantly emailing files from home to school to work on with dropbox here is how simple life is let s say you start a newsletter at school and realize there is no way to finish it you close out like normal and shut down your computer you drive home and turn on your home computer you open your dropbox folder and there is the newsletter you started you finish from where you left off and save it as normal the next day at school you open the dropbox folder on your school computer and ta-da there is the finished newsletter all ready to print in addition to the convenience of auto syncing and accessing files from anywhere dropbox acts as a web based back up location you can also set up shared grade level folders to work as teams with the free account you get 2 gb of free storage but you will get more if accepting referrals and giving referrals get a referral from me or another dropbox user and get an additional 500 mb of free space http www.dropbox.com works on your pc/mac or ipad all you have to do is download a program to your computer and any device you want to sync files with and log into or create an account you will then put all your documents that you usually store in your documents folder into your newly created dropbox folder located on your desktop this will now be your saving location for all files if you are interested in using dropbox let me know and i will help you with the set up/install my rating up to 5 stars as always if you have any questions or need help feel free to stop by call or email me i am here to help you instantly sync files when you install and log into dropbox on another computer all the files will automatically sync in other words whatever is in your dropbox folder at home will also be in your dropbox folder at school on your laptop or any other computer you have dropbox installed i sync 4 computers 1 phone 1 tablet and my ipad every change i make to a file at school will also be made on the documents on the other devices more tech tips at www.tinyurl.com/glcstechtips jeremy badiner jbadiner@gulllakecs.org jbadiner@gl.k12.mi.us ryan int mon wed fri 269 488-5060 ext 2515 richland elem tues thurs 269 488-5080 ext 3130 after hours google voice 269 350-4875 what does this mean for you as teachers we all work at school and home if you are like i was before dropbox you have a flash/usb drive

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t visit the gl tech coach web site www.tinyurl.com/glcstechcoach issue 4 his tech tip will look into a time saving assessment tool socrative is a great way to engage your students while assessing their learning it can be used in many ways formal assessments quick formative assessments or even voting for items this is available on the computer as well as the ipads or any device with internet access 4 students respond on their devices 5 students results are visible on the teacher s screen or sent in an email what are the benefits of socrative for teachers this is a very easy tool to assess learning the program grades students responses and gives the teacher an individualized score also if teachers work with other teachers they can share created quizzes as easy as sharing a number on the grade level google doc i shared with grades 1-5 and have access to many other quizzes through this collaboration many assessments can be used without having each teacher creating their own http www.socrative.com what is socrative socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones laptops and tablets for students students are often more engaged with technology they can see in real-time how they are doing and there is istant turn-around in grading create an account and get started http www.socrative.com please see me if you would like help setting up or using socrative my rating up to 5 stars engage students socrative is an alternative to paper pencil testing students are engaged while taking a student paced or teacher based assessment they are interacting with the ipad or computer and can see their progress if you turn on this setting as the assessment is taken as always if you have any questions or need help feel free to stop by call or email me i am here to help you quick overview teachers and students can use socrative on any device with a web browser tablets smartphones laptops ipod touches etc teachers login at t.socrative.com by entering their email and password 2 students login at m.socrative.com or the ipad app by entering the virtual room number provided by the teacher students will then see waiting for teacher to start an activity 3 teachers initiate an activity e.g multiple choice t/f quick quiz 1 more tech tips at www.tinyurl.com/glcstechtips jeremy badiner jbadiner@gulllakecs.org jbadiner@gl.k12.mi.us ryan int mon wed fri 269 488-5060 ext 2515 richland elem tues thurs 269 488-5080 ext 3130 after hours google voice 269 350-4875

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t visit the gl tech coach web site www.tinyurl.com/glcstechcoach issue 5 his tech tip will look at a great online resource teachers pay teachers this is a site to find teacher created resources for novel studies activities calendars workbooks and a million other useful documents for your classroom resources and shared with other teachers what a deal money maker for you teachers pay teachers is not just for you buying resources it also allows you to seel what you have already created here is your chance to make a little money for the work you ave already done all you need to do is upload created documents and price them if you have something good others will buy it sign up and give it a try http www.teacherspayteachers.com this is a great place to find useful documents for your classroom at very low prices best of all they are created by teachers just like you visit teachers pay teachers to get started http www.teacherspayteachers.com create your account today to start downloading and selling my rating up to 5 stars what is teachers pay teachers teachers pay teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original downloadable educational materials hard goods and used educational resources there are units of study for nearly anything novels sciece units common core assessments behavior and way more the site is searchable by grade level and subjetc to make it easy to find the perfect resource you need as always if you have any questions or need help feel free to stop by call or email me i am here to help you more tech tips at www.tinyurl.com/glcstechtips so what does all this cost as of the writing of this tech tip there are 59,692 free resources available for download most other resources are very resonalbley priced and very usefull i have purchased a few things from the site over the last couple years a few quizees units for novel studies and class management ideas also each week they send an email with a link to the 10 free downloads i have downloaded many of the free jeremy badiner jbadiner@gulllakecs.org jbadiner@gl.k12.mi.us ryan int mon wed fri 269 488-5060 ext 2515 richland elem tues thurs 269 488-5080 ext 3130 after hours google voice 269 350-4875

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t visit the gl tech coach web site www.tinyurl.com/glcstechcoach issue 6 his tech tip will look at an app that is worth much more than it costs free find great high quality paid apps for free each day go to the app store on your ipad to download there are dozens of apps that provide long tedious lists of every single app that ever goes free or short lists of apps that paid a lot of money to be included but only appsgonefree gives you authored handpicked recommendations from an appadvice.com app expert of apps that belong on your device introducing app bump being part of the very large appsgonefeee community has its perks collectively you have the power to convince apps to go free with appbump simply nominate great apps that are not getting the attention they deserve because the price tag is standing in the way we ll approach the developers of these apps and let them know we have a community of users who will all try their app if they go free for just a single day so it s your way to give back to the community by sharing great paid apps with each other and getting them free remember to nominate every paid app you love and when you see a bumped app give it a shot our community vouched for it and the developer did it just for us http tinyurl.com/czglld8 itunes store description find great apps without spending a dime get high quality paid apps for free each day unlike other apps we offer no paid listings these are expert-picked top-ranked apps for free every day hundreds of apps reduce their price to free for a limited time to try to stimulate excitement appsgonefree finds only the apps worth owning our appadvice.com app experts personally handpick only the best apps if it s on the list it s worth owning these same experts write a quick summary to tell you about the app and why you need it or if you don t not pr honest personal advice we filter out the junk don t waste your time looking at all the free apps generated by robots scouring through them to find something worth downloading let us do the work for you it s an honest to goodness human-curated list of the best free apps each day about 5-10 each day visit the app store to get started http tinyurl.com/czglld8 my rating up to 5 stars as always if you have any questions or need help feel free to stop by call or email me i am here to help you more tech tips at www.tinyurl.com/glcstechtips jeremy badiner jbadiner@gulllakecs.org jbadiner@gl.k12.mi.us ryan int mon wed fri 269 488-5060 ext 2515 richland elem tues thurs 269 488-5080 ext 3130 after hours google voice 269 350-4875

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t visit the gl tech coach web site www.tinyurl.com/glcstechcoach issue 7 his tech tip will look at www.tagxedo.com if you have ever used wordle you will love tagxedo it has all the same options as wordle but it offers even more tricks and ways to display text words and use word choice better below is my class policies handout in the form of the gl logo http www.tagxedo.com this is a great site to make wordle type pictures with an added twist you can make the words themselves form shapes if you have ever used wordle for this you know that the limitations were always that it made a rectangle shape image with tagxedo the text itself can create a picture below is this week s tech tips in the shape of a handprint tagxedo can be used any time you might have normally used wordle visit tagxedo to get started http www.tagxedo.com please see me if you would like help working with tagxedo my rating up to 5 stars as always if you have any questions or need help feel free to stop by call or email me i am here to help you more tech tips at www.tinyurl.com/glcstechtips there are many uses for tagxedo any time you create a wordle you could use tagxedo i used wordle each time i made student groups they would make one to illustrate what they have in common to create a cohesive group i also had students copy any google document they were working on just before they claimed they were done they would look to see if words like very good then and so on were used too much the larger the word the nore often it was in the writing this helped students to identify repetitive jeremy badiner jbadiner@gulllakecs.org jbadiner@gl.k12.mi.us ryan int mon wed fri 269 488-5060 ext 2515 richland elem tues thurs 269 488-5080 ext 3130 after hours google voice 269 350-4875

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t visit the gl tech coach web site www.tinyurl.com/glcstechcoach issue 8 his tech tip will look at a fantastic web site for basic math facts www.xtramath.org is similar to rocket math without all the copies and teacher scoring and it generates detailed reports for teachers students and parents best of all it is free this is a great tool for practicing and recording basic math facts in the classroom receive detailed reports in their email inbox if they choose or log in to the site to view their child s progress this is a great way to keep parents up to date with their child s basic math facts skills progress reports xtramath does all the work for teachers when students progress through basic facts the program generates detailed reports for staff there is no more need for teachers to grade all the practice sheets record student progress and progress students though a system of paperwork to proactice the needed facts xtramath does all this for you with easy to read graphs charts and fact grids that show student progress check out what the reports look like at http vimeo.com/19411733 http www.xtramath.org what are the benefits of xtramath visit xtramath to get started http www.xtramath.org see me if you would like help setting up your own xtramath class my rating up to 5 stars overview www.xtramath.org is a great site to practice basic math facts it is similar to roocket math but can be done on the classroom computers or ipads and manages student progress for teachers and parents this is a free service that coud easily replace rocket math in the classroom for daily/weekly math facts practice check out the overvew at http vimeo.com/19402897 as always if you have any questions or need help feel free to stop by call or email me i am here to help you student activities the way xtramath is set up is very student centered students can access the site on a classroom computer or ipad and practice basic math facts the program continues from where they left off or what facts a student may need to study it allows an easy classroom management proceedure for sharing limited classroom computers or ipads for more details check out the video at http vimeo.com/19411308 to see how xtramath does this more tech tips at www.tinyurl.com/glcstechtips jeremy badiner jbadiner@gulllakecs.org jbadiner@gl.k12.mi.us ryan int mon wed fri 269 488-5060 ext 2515 richland elem tues thurs 269 488-5080 ext 3130 after hours google voice 269 350-4875 for parents parents are even able to access their child s progress through xtramath they can

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t visit the gl tech coach web site www.tinyurl.com/glcstechcoach issue 9 his tech tip will look at one of my most used and favorite apps/websites evernote is a great resource that i use daily it is the tool that can help organize your entire life classroom school home personal family etc not only is evernote one of the greatest tools it is free and easy to use evernote helps you remember everything at any time it syncs across all the computers phones and tablets you use address but the actual viewable site this is great for keeping all those great sites organized and not lost in your bookmarks another great classroom use is student notes in a notebook you can create a note for each student in your room and keep notes observation and data for later use conferences phone calls etc this is like the notebooks most teachers already keep but it is accessible anywhere without having to lug around that binder evernote for you evernote can even help you keep organized you can create notebooks for your personal life as well you can create notebooks for holiday shopping recipes websites personal lists todo lists etc this is one of my most used apps/tools http www.evernote.com capture anything save your ideas tasks projects files research and more just clip or add a picture website audio file word/pdf document or just about anything to a notebook and have it stored for as long as you wish download the app on your device or visit evernote online to get started http www.evernote.com see me if you would like help setting up your own evernote notebooks my rating up to 5 stars access anywhere evernote makes all of your memories available anywhere you go you can access all your notes with the ipad/android app desktop version or any computer that has internet access by going to www.evernote.com and signing in as always if you have any questions or need help feel free to stop by call or email me i am here to help you more tech tips at www.tinyurl.com/glcstechtips find everything fast search by keyword tag and even find text inside images this way you don t lose all those notes you created jeremy badiner jbadiner@gulllakecs.org jbadiner@gl.k12.mi.us ryan int mon wed fri 269 488-5060 ext 2515 richland elem tues thurs 269 488-5080 ext 3130 after hours google voice 269 350-4875 evernote for the classroom evernote has a lot of uses in the classroom i use it for clipping websites that are helpful if you use google chrome there is an extension that you can install that allows you to save the entire website as a note not just the

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t visit the gl tech coach web site www.tinyurl.com/glcstechcoach issue 10 called freetech4teachers this is a great source for classroom teachers looking to integrate technology i visit it often and follow the author on twitter and facebook he posts tweets many times each day with great technology sources his tech tip will look at a fantastic web site devoted to sharing technology for teachers timely updates on twitter and facebook i find the best way to keep up to date with mr byrne s postings is to follow him on twitter if you have an account just follow him at @rmbyrne or go to https twitter.com/rmbyrne to see his page if you need help setting up an account i can help you out but you can not acces twitter from school so you are better off setting up your account at home here you will find a link each day to his postings mr byrne also logs the same information on his facebook page https www.facebook.com/freetech4teachers also only accessed from home professional development there are additional oppertunities to learn more from richard byrne through webinars and pd days these are the only part of his service that would cost funds http www.freetech4teachers.com visit richard byrne s site to get started http www.freetech4teachers.com please see me if you would like help with this site my rating up to 5 stars great resources many of the tech tools i have discovered have come from richard byrne s web site/blog there are multiple daily updates with a new tech tool or idea he invites others to comment and give input on all posts not only are these new and exciting tools shared they are archived for future visits every post is saved and viewable at any time from his archives right side of his site this is one of the most comprehensive collections of technology tools any classroom teacher could find there is no need to google search for ideas just visit www.freetech4teachers.com and search for what you need you are sure to find almost anything you need and many ideas/tools you never even considered as always if you have any questions or need help feel free to stop by call or email me i am here to help you more tech tips at www.tinyurl.com/glcstechtips jeremy badiner jbadiner@gulllakecs.org jbadiner@gl.k12.mi.us ryan int mon wed fri 269 488-5060 ext 2515 richland elem tues thurs 269 488-5080 ext 3130 after hours google voice 269 350-4875

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t visit the gl tech coach web site www.tinyurl.com/glcstechcoach issue 11 his tech tip will look at quizlet this is a fantastic site to make share and study flash cards there is so much that this site offers the only way to see it all is to set up a free account and try it out auto-create study cards each term card can be individually created as well after the terms are entered they can be shared by a web link with students to study for students http www.quizlet.com what is quizlet quizlet is an online tool designed to study key vocabulary terms and other concepts it allows teachers to create flash cards and have students practice online teachers can make their own or choose from millions of flash cards sets created by others but that s just the beginning once you ve got flashcards you can use several study modes including multiple choice tests and study games you can add images and listen to audio and even study on the go with quizlet-compatible mobile apps this is a great tool for classroom quiz/test preparation this is an easy tool to use quizlet will help students study terms with a few entertaining methods to help vocabulary retention best of all no student account is needed all a student needs is a link from the teacher and a computer with internet access perhaps the best part of quizlet and what sets it above many others is the options offered for studying there are 5 different study formats to work with speller learn test scatter and space race these offer different ways to practice and learn the same terms and best of all the teacher doesn t need to set them up they are part of quizlet visit http www.quizlet.com to get started please see me if you would like help setting up your own quizlet flash cards my rating up to 5 stars as always if you have any questions or need help feel free to stop by call or email me i am here to help you what are the benefits of quizlet for teachers this is a very easy site to upload terms and create study tools it is free and offers many great tools to make studying vocabulary fun there are millions of already made vocabulary flash card decks already made and ready to share often times the perfect card deck is already created and ready to go all a teacher needs to do is create a list of terms and definitions if these are already created in excel they can be copied right into the web site and more tech tips at www.tinyurl.com/glcstechtips jeremy badiner jbadiner@gulllakecs.org jbadiner@gl.k12.mi.us ryan int mon wed fri 269 488-5060 ext 2515 richland elem tues thurs 269 488-5080 ext 3130 after hours google voice 269 350-4875

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t visit the gl tech coach web site www.tinyurl.com/glcstechcoach issue 12 his tech tip will look at a great online teaching resource khan academy has thousands of videos and online learning activities for all ages these resources can be used at school or home for introduction review or reinforcement of math and science skills teachers become coaches in khan academy and have access to view all activities and progress of students below is a link to view videos to set up student accounts and have students add you as their coach http tinyurl.com/gltechcoachhowto for students students can revisit concepts they may have difficulty with or just need to review also they can learn upcoming concepts and to prepare for future class lessons khan academy engages students of all ages with rewards such as badges avatars and points earned these are un-lockable through completing activities and viewing relevant instructional videos http www.khanacademy.org what is khan academy the khan academy is a learn at your own pace math and science resource web site it started out when the founder sal khan was helping his cousins with math classes and posted some of the videos to youtube since then it has grow to thousands of videos and many self-paced online activities the videos and activities cover everything from one-plusone to calculus some teachers have even been using khan academy as homework and having the students practicing the concepts in class the next day flipping classrooms visit https www.khanacademy.org/about for a great overview for parents parents can see student progress the same as teachers can as well as view additional help in math and science concepts visit khan academy to get started www.khanacademy.org see me if you would like help setting up your own class in khan academy my rating up to 5 stars as always if you have any questions or need help feel free to stop by call or email me i am here to help you for teachers khan academy offers great introduction review and re-teaching videos and activities for all ages these are fantastic resources to see a lesson in a different way or have unlimited access to teaching resources khan academy can be used by the teacher to show instructional videos to the whole class or even have individualized instruction through student accounts once a teacher sets up an account it can be used to monitor student progress more tech tips at www.tinyurl.com/glcstechtips jeremy badiner jbadiner@gulllakecs.org jbadiner@gl.k12.mi.us ryan int mon wed fri 269 488-5060 ext 2515 richland elem tues thurs 269 488-5080 ext 3130 after hours google voice 269 350-4875

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t visit the gl tech coach web site www.tinyurl.com/glcstechcoach student performance ideas for new approaches etc can be stored here as well issue 13 teaching his tech tip will look into a great program for making and sharing your lesson plans there are many great lesson plan programs out there but my favorite is planbook.com this lesson plan book is easy to use has many features and has a low cost forwards and backwards bump didn t get to a lesson or maybe covered it earlier than expected lessons can be bumped into the future from one to ten days or into the past from one to ten days customize your lesson view week/day/month views are available as well as color coding and font sizes you can also choose to show or hide many parts of lessons standard ids standard descriptions materials homework notes etc http www.planbook.com share lesson plan lesson plans can be shared with other teachers administrators or parents if needed the teacher can select what portions are shared and what are kept private and much more create an account and get started http www.planbook.com please see me if you would like help setting up your plan book my rating up to 5 stars quick overview of great features attach files to lessons teachers can attach files word document powerpoint presentation pdf etc or web inks to lessons this makes it a one-stop storage for all your lesson materials standards reporting teachers can run reports on the standards they have covered in lessons they can view national state or local standards and report by specific subjects categories and date ranges the reports will also tell the number of times each standard was taught teacher notes teachers can have a running to do list make copies get supplies call parents etc available right form the plan book notes about as always if you have any questions or need help feel free to stop by call or email me i am here to help you more tech tips at www.tinyurl.com/glcstechtips jeremy badiner jbadiner@gulllakecs.org jbadiner@gl.k12.mi.us ryan int mon wed fri 269 488-5060 ext 2515 richland elem tues thurs 269 488-5080 ext 3130 after hours google voice 269 350-4875

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t visit the gl tech coach web site www.tinyurl.com/glcstechcoach issue 14 his tech tip will look into making current documents into a sharable format pdf pdfs are the universal means of emailing uploading and sharing documents that are intended to be read and not edited microsoft office older than 07 you will need a pdf writer installed if you are on a school computer one is already installed primopdf all you need to do is listed below finish your document and save click print choose printer primopdf a box will come up in pdf settings select screen 5 in save as choose a location to save the file i always choose desktop to move later 6 click ok 7 your pdf will open and it will be saved in the location you chose screencast link here www.screencast.com/t/gcvcpqmokmh 1 2 3 4 what is a pdf a pdf or portable document format is a file format that provides an image of text and graphics that looks like a printed document and can be viewed printed and electronically transmitted this is the best way to have parents students or others see files as you meant for them to look with the huge array of word processing programs out there word word perfect powerpoint excel publisher openoffice google docs etc files are being created every day the problem we run into is when you try to send one of these files to another person who does not have the same program not to mention same version that you created it in upon opening if their program allows this to occur fonts are changed pictures are moved/resized links are changed and information is lost nothing is more frustrating than getting files of importance that you cannot open/read in addition there is a huge amount of users who are now reading emails/attachments on mobile devices this is where a pdf comes into play if a file is converted to pdf it can be opened on any computer any mobile device in any language and it will look like you intended it to look need a pdf writer for home i use http www.cutepdf.com/products/cutepdf/writer.asp i know it sounds funny but it is free easy to use please see me if you would like help setting using a pdf writer my rating up to 5 stars as always if you have any questions or need help feel free to stop by call or email me i am here to help you more tech tips at www.tinyurl.com/glcstechtips jeremy badiner jbadiner@gulllakecs.org jbadiner@gl.k12.mi.us ryan int mon wed fri 269 488-5060 ext 2515 richland elem tues thurs 269 488-5080 ext 3130 after hours google voice 269 350-4875 so how do you make a pd there are a couple of ways this can be done in the newer versions of microsoft office 07 and up it is an option under save as if you are working in

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t visit the gl tech coach web site www.tinyurl.com/glcstechcoach classroom set up issue 15 his tech tip will look into discovery education this is one of the most complete resources available discovery education is an amazing collection of videos lesson plans activities resources teacher tools class assignments and much more this is my favorite feature teachers can build classrooms and allow students accounts to access assignments quizzes video links and projects this is the tool that makes discovery education the powerful tool it is after creating a classroom teachers can assign students work to progress through these can be videos writing prompts quizzes etc these are tracked and scored and easily turn your classroom into a virtual classroom become a star educator http www.discoveryeducation.com what is discovery education we have been fortunate at gull lake to have a subscription to discovery education for years but many teachers did not know what they were missing we have referred to it as united streaming for a while and many teachers use the videos often there is so much more available to staff and kids discovery education is here to help teachers make the best out of their teaching they offer a program called star educator that is easy to achieve and offers great rewards to be come a star educator go to http bit.ly/uy6axw once you are a star educator you will have access to even more resources and tools log in and get started http www.discoveryeducation.com of course videos the most common use is the thousands of videos available to stream in your classroom there are so many math science and social studies videos that any teacher can find just what they are looking for in addition teacher guides student resources and quizzes are available for these videos students can also view these videos at home if you set up a classroom and give students accounts please see me if you would like help using your account or have questions here is a great intro video http bit.ly/uy6jdb my rating up to 5 stars as always if you have any questions or need help feel free to stop by call or email me i am here to help you teacher resources there are so many teacher resources available i can t list them all here are just a few § teaching resources lesson plans black-line master teacher guides quizzes activities § student activities quizzes writing prompts virtual trips and games § ability to download videos and resources or save them in my content to be saved § connections with teachers thorough den discovery educator network more tech tips at www.tinyurl.com/glcstechtips jeremy badiner jbadiner@gulllakecs.org jbadiner@gl.k12.mi.us ryan int mon wed fri 269 488-5060 ext 2515 richland elem tues thurs 269 488-5080 ext 3130 after hours google voice 269 350-4875

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