Spice up your Google Slides with animated gifs

While Google Slides can be viewed as limited in reference to animations, it seems to support one cool feature, animated gifs. Animated gifs are images that usually loop over a few frames, such as this volcano: It’s a pretty spiffy way to spruce up a presentation! To find animated gifs, you can go to Google […]

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Using styles in Google Docs

One underutilized feature of word processors is the ability to apply styles to text. I’ve mentioned styles in Google Docs before, but today I want to look into why you would use styles. In simplest terms, styles allow you to consistently format your document while also allowing you to change the look of an entire […]

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4 ideas for writing fiction in your classroom

Student’s today are no long limited to writing in a word processor, there are many other ways a student can express herself in the classroom. These ideas are closely related to digital publishing, so you can take the following ideas and integrate them with your own digital publishing plans in the classroom. Six word stories […]

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ⓔ 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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