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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!

May
6
2013

Create an MP3 with Garageband

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Tweet As we search for different ways for students to validate learning objectives via technology more and more teachers are searching for technology tools that can assist in the classroom. A great way to record auditory skills such as podcasts, foreign language, instrumental, and music is a free tool installed on OSX called Garageband. This is a quick tutorial on how to create a MP3 recording using Garageband.  

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
17
2013

Tools to help you not suck at IOS Management

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Tweet Tools to Help You Not Suck At IOS Management:

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.

Mar
15
2013

#TLC13 Presentations about Chrome Apps & Apple Configurator

Tweet 60 Chrome Apps in 60 Minutes: Tools to Help You Not Suck At IOS Management: If you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to let me know! Thanks TJ

Mar
14
2013

RIP Google Reader, Now What?

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Tweet Yesterday Google announced that it will be shutting down Google reader as of July 1st 2013. I used Google Reader to keep track and follow all of my favorite blogs online I also used it to archive my content via IFTTT and Diigo. Although I am a little upset about Google’s decision I realize that they were providing a free service and beggars cant be choosers. Below I walk you through how to export your Google Reader […]

Feb
19
2013

Navigating Print Options in Google Presentations

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Tweet Sometimes you want to create a handout from your presentations or you want to make the pages portrait instead of landscape. This is very easy to do in Google presentations. To get started click FILE and choose Print Settings and Preview      From here you can change your print options for your handout to several slides per page.         You also have several other options like hiding the background and changing from landscape to portrait. […]

Jan
27
2013

Exporting GPS Data from a folder of images & writing to a CSV

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Tweet While at #educon @alvintrusty was talking about fusion tables which is a tool from Google that allows you to map and plot data. The conversation came up about attaching GPS data from images into the map. There are several apps for IOS, Windows, and Mac that will allow you to see this data. I wanted to share a quick tip using one of my favorite tools, EXIFTool to pull out the GPS EXIF data […]

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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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