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Feb
13
2014

Recovering the Acer C710

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Tweet Recently we ordered roughly 75 C710’s for our high school. All but one of the devices came pre-enrolled and every time we tried to enroll it we got an error that it could not be completed. We tried power washing the Chromebook and still had no luck. The only option we had was to restore the device and re-install the Chrome OS. Here is how we did it!

Jan
6
2014

Quick Timer For The Classroom With Google

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Tweet I was just browsing the Google Apps For Education Google + Community and I saw this quick tip. If you enter the word timer and then how much time you need, hit enter you will have an instant timer!  

Jul
25
2013

90 Chrome Apps in 120 Minutes #GCCC13

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Tweet I am presenting at the Greater Clark Connected Conference in Jeffersonville, IN this morning and Brett asked me to do a 2 hour session on chrome apps. So similar to my previous preso 60 chrome apps in 60 minutes,  here is 90 Chrome Apps in 120 Minutes.   https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rWwo78NKdFaweq-9_u9OSMiqzn0nIrHP8gMGzj_1Bcc

May
23
2013

Guest Post: Use @edshelf to Sift Through the Overwhelming Number of Technology for Teachers

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Tweet Have you ever looked through the education category of the iTunes App Store and felt both overwhelmed with all the choices and underwhelmed with those same choices? That’s how I’ve felt. Many teachers have told us the same thing too. That is one of the main frustrations we at edshelf set out to solve.

Apr
30
2013

OSX Tip 5: Annotating PDF’s With Preview

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Tweet There are several great tools out there for editing PDF’s and annotating them. Many Mac users don’t know that a lot of that functionality is already built into OSX.

Apr
23
2013

Share your lunch menu with a QR Code!

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Tweet Recently my food service director went to a meeting and they started discussing QR Codes as an easy way to share  the lunch menu. We are having small magnets printed with the QR code so students can have them in their lockers so they can instantly see what is for lunch. 

Apr
10
2013

Free Autism Apps For The Month Of April From @kindergartencom

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Tweet This month is Autism awareness month. Kindergarten.com is giving away all of their updated apps for free. You can view the apps on your computer here or on your mobile device search the appstore for Kindergarten.com.   iPhone Apps:     iPad Apps:  

Apr
8
2013

Contest: Win Free e-copies of my new book on Apple Configurator!

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Tweet I have teamed up with Packt Publishing to organize a giveaway of the Instant Apple Configurator How-to book. And 3 lucky winners stand a chance to win e-copies of their new book. Keep reading to find out how you can be one of the Lucky Winners.

Apr
4
2013

Goals: 2013

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Tweet Our Superintendant asked us to create goals and last week we had a follow up meeting. I figured I would share the memo that sums up what we are doing. 

Mar
21
2013

Add RSS Feed to @feedly

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Tweet I have had a few readers ask how they can add an RSS feed directly in Feedly. Hopefully soon we will have a plugin that will let us do this directly. Until then here are the steps.

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My name is TJ Houston.
I am the Director of Technology at Huron City Schools. I love integrating technology into the classroom and helping teachers find the way on the information super highway. Things I love: My family, My awesome Girlfriend, Technology, Education, and Photography.

I run PD sessions twice a week and run community training the first Saturday of the month. I love teaching people new things.

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