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Apr
30
2014

Sync Multiple Google Calendars to your IOS 7 Device.

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Tweet I have had a lot of users come to me because the IOS 7 update caused issues with not all of their Google Calendars not showing up on their mobile devices. If for some reason no calendars or contacts are showing then you should delete your account and re-add. To get started on your mobile device head to https://www.google.com/calendar/syncselect  You will have a list of your available calendars. Simply select the calendars that you want […]

Jul
18
2013

Presentation: iPad Basics

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Tweet Today I am doing a quick overview training with some teachers on iPad basics. Here is the presentation for all to share!

May
29
2013

Quick Review: Instant Apple iBooks How-to

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Tweet   There has been many times when a tool comes out and the only documentation on the subject is found on blogposts and Youtube videos. This is a great way to learn but sometimes its best to have a nice concise go to resource that will help step through everything with you. The book Instant Apple iBooks is just that.

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
17
2013

Tools to help you not suck at IOS Management

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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:  

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

Nov
27
2012

iPad Basics

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Tweet Today I am leading a training on iPad basics for my admin team. Figured I would share the presentation and resources:   Links: Evernote Drive Adobe Reader Dropbox iBooks   Resources: #Mlearning iPad User Guide Tips & Tricks iPad Academy

Sep
11
2012

Connecting your Apple TV to Your VGA Projector (With Sound)

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Tweet @llacrosse and I have been racking our brains on how to connect the Apple TV to the projector. Last year we used Apple’s HDMI to DVI cable but that did not provide sound. We also tried using some of the airplaying software that I have covered in the passed but it was very buggy. Last weekend she DM’d me with a possible solution and I am happy to report that it works pretty solid […]

Jun
12
2012

Apple Configurator Part II: Restoring Devices

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Tweet Previously I did a post as well as a video introducing the Apple Configurator. Today we are going to walkthrough setting up the devices for the first time in a cart situation in which you do not have to activate all of the individual devices. You can think of this like “imaging” the devices.

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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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