ⓔ Create differentiated texts with OS X’s Summarize Service

Title: Create differentiated texts with OS X’s Summarize Service Author: mr.rcollins Date: 2015-07-15 17:47 Slug: create-differentiated-texts-with-os-x-s-summarize-service Category: Apps Tags: summarize,differentiation Although there are a few services that allow you to adjust the reading level of text, there is also a service built in to Apple’s OS X called Summarize. In OS X, a Service is […]

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ⓔ Using If This Then That (IFTTT.com)

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If this then that (IFTTT) is a web service that allows you to automate aspects of your life. As I mentioned in 4 ways to understand coding, IFTTT is a neat way to get started with coding. Sign up Head on over to the IFTTT website and click the Sign Up button to get started. […]

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ⓔ Fix printing troublesome PDFs

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Have you ever downloaded the perfect classroom supplement from Teachers Pay Teachers as a PDF only to not be able to print it correctly? Adobe Acrobat Reader does give you an option that should allow you to print that problem PDF. Open the PDF in Adobe Reader and select File -> Print: Click on the […]

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ⓔ Owning Google Docs with your own style

  If you’ve used Google Docs, you’ve probably notice that each and every document you create is in the Arial font at 11 points. Now, sometimes you may change the font, and marvel at how your Google Doc no longer looks like every other Google Doc. Unfortunately, this is tedious to do every time, so what if […]

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ⓔ 4 ways to understand coding

Programming is a brand new literacy that is quickly becoming a necessity to using technology. When the subject of learning how to code comes up, some people mistake that for teaching everyone how to become programmers. That is not the reason to learn to code. The main reason for coding is to understand why technology is behaving how it […]

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ⓔ Using Periscope at school

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The last couple of weeks I’ve been playing around with Periscope. Periscope is a live broadcast service that requires no set up (well, except for a Twitter account). After clicking on the broadcast button in the bottom toolbar, Periscope will ask What are you seeing now?. Enter a topic, then click the red Start Broadcast button and […]

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