Feb
20
2013

My First Book Is Now Available!

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Tweet My first book is now available for pre-order! Huge props to Charles Edge ( @cedge318) for all of the help co-authoring the book. It was a great learning experience! Because I know you ALL want to buy a copy you can buy it here: http://www.packtpub.com/apple-ios-configuration-utility/book Here is an excerpt about the book from Packt’s Website The Apple Configurator is an incredible piece of software which grants full control in mobile device management, but on a larger scale. The […]

Feb
19
2013

Impromptu Throwdown! LMS’s In Schools

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Tweet Last evening during #ohedchat people were talking about blended learning and how an LMS is an integral part to a successful blended learning environment. Then Jeremy Brueck ( @brueckj23 ) shared           To which I responded “Then you are using it wrong” That started the great conversation that we then took to a quick Google Hangout. Sorry for the lack of production value For more information about Jeremy check out […]

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. […]

Feb
5
2013

Going #Chromando Project Update

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Tweet I wanted to update everyone on my going “Chromando”  project in which I will be using only the Chromebook for the next month or so.

Feb
1
2013

Chromebook Only Experiment Day 1

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Tweet I won’t try to lie and say that I am sold on the Chromebook nor do I think I could use it as my only machine. That being said the only way to know its strengths and weaknesses is to jump in all the way.

Jan
30
2013

5 #IFTTT Recipes that make my life easier.

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Tweet If you are not using #IFTTT  thank you are working harder than you have too. I wrote about IFTTT a while back and I have been finding more and more uses for it all the time. Here are 5 of my favorite #IFTTT recipes that make my life easier.

Jan
27
2013

Fun Project. #educon Reflection Tshirts.

Tweet So I created a quick Wordle of notes from #educon this year and tweeted it out. @rgallwitz tweeted me and said you should make a tshirt out of that. That made me think… What a better way to be reminded of the things that we learned at #educon by wearing a tshirt.

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 […]

Jan
22
2013

OSX Tip: 4 Resize Images in Batch with Preview

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Tweet My friend Jeff (@teachercast) needed a way to batch resize and shrink some images so I put this post together explaining how to do this with preview.

Jan
18
2013

Cyber Monday Jan 14th 2012

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Tweet So every Monday I meet with my  teachers and the various buildings and I share 5-10 resources with them that I have found or we talk about possible ideas they want to implement. I figured I would do a quick blog post recording these so they can go back and see what we went over in case they miss it.

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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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