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.

Jan
18
2013

Cyber Monday Oct 8th 2012

Cyber-Monday

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.

Dec
16
2012

ET Tip #2 Have Face Time

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Tweet As you have read before I am a firm believer in customer service and more importantly teacher service. The next few posts will outline what tactics have worked for me to support my teachers and build a successful ET (Educational Technology) department.

Dec
7
2012

Carcast Episode 2: Textbooks

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Tweet Episode 2: Textbooks In this episode I talk about textbooks and seek input from listeners about what they are doing in their districts in regards to online and digital textbooks.  

Dec
6
2012

OSX Tip: 3 Export Files as Images

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Tweet Similar my previous posts I talked about how powerful Preview can be for manipulating files. In this tip we talk about converting between different file types. Sometimes you may have an image that you want to convert to a PDF or vise versa.

Dec
5
2012

Announcing Connected Coords!

Tweet I have been tossing the idea around of putting together a site for people like myself to come together and talk about what they are doing in their districts and pick everyones brain. Recently at #learningcloud (Ohio Technology Leadership Symposium) George Couros shared his site which I have visited many times, http://connectedprincipals.com/. That was the push I needed to follow through and set up this site. The idea behind Connected Coordinators is to bring the […]

Dec
3
2012

ET Tip #1 Open Cell Policy

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Tweet As you have read before I am a firm believer in customer service and more importantly teacher service. The next few posts will outline what tactics have worked for me to support my teachers and build a successful ET (Educational Technology) department.

Dec
3
2012

Carcast Episode 1:Tech Czar

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Tweet 3 weeks ago I moved about a half hour away from Huron where I work. I now have a half hour drive which I use for thought and reflection. Today I reflected on last nights #21stedchat and how other tech directors block access to needed tools. #concords

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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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