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:

Apr
16
2013

60 Chrome Apps in 60 Minutes

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Tweet Here is the presentation that I did at #TLC13. I split this up from the earlier post so it was easier for people to find.   A lot of people have been asking for it so here it is: 60 Chrome Apps in 60 Minutes:

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.

Mar
20
2013

Google Keep: Google’s Evernote Competitor Released

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Tweet Today Google announced its new service named Google Keep. Google Keep is a notetaking app that rivals Evernote. There are a few things that I like and disklike about the service but for version one I think it is a pretty solid tool.

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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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