Nov
1
2012

NJED Disaster Relief: Educators Helping other Educators

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Tweet From Jeff Bradbury of teachercast.net: Dear Friends, The last few days have seen some of the most heartbreaking photos and videos coming out of the state of New Jersey. Even days after the tragedy of Hurricane Sandy, over 1 million New Jersey residents are still without running water or power. Today, I am announcing, along with other great educators across the state the #NJED Hurricane Sandy Supply Relief program. This program demonstrates the positive […]

Oct
23
2012

A recap of todays Apple announcement in 5 minutes or less

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Tweet Today Apple announced several new additions to their lineup of devices and software. Up until this point we have been limited to 2 tablet devices for the classroom from Apple. The iPod touch and iPad are no longer alone! Lets take a look at what was announced today from Apple today. Please leave your feedback in the comments section!

Oct
9
2012

Staying Connected with @TeacherCast

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Tweet With the month of August in the rear view mirror, so too is Connected Educator Month.  Over the past several weeks, countless educators have expressed great appreciation and enthusiasm for the new teaching connections they have made as well as the new learning resources they have acquired.  With the new school year now upon us, the goal is to incorporate those innovative pedagogical ideas into our current teaching practice.To continue to grow as an […]

Oct
5
2012

Cyber Monday! Oct 1 2012

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Tweet So now that school is back in session we have gotten back into the swing of things! 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 […]

Sep
14
2012

Infographic II: Graduating with Technology

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Tweet I have been trying to catch up with some of the cool infographics that have been sent my way. Here is another one titled Graduating with Technology:   http://www.learnstuff.com/graduating-with-technology/

Sep
14
2012

Psychology of Social networking

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Tweet Interesting infographic reguarding the Psychology of Social Networking. Great stats that make you think about the students that we are educating. http://www.psychologydegree.net/psychology-of-social-networking

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 […]

Aug
4
2012

OSX Tip: 2 Using preview to resize images

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Tweet Like the previous post (link) we discussed how powerful Preview is in OSX. In todays tip we will resize images using Preview. Preview has become a very powerful tool it allows you to resize images, crop, annotate, remove backgrounds etc. As you find more and more of these useful features of Preview you will find yourself opening tools like Photoshop less and less. Lets take a look at resizing images in Preview.

Aug
1
2012

OSX Tip: 1 Using preview to remove backgrounds

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Tweet As OSX progresses I have noticed the built in functionality is getting better and better. For the next few posts I will be highlighting built in features of OSX that not may people know about. This little tips and tricks will help you  simplify your workflows and make you more productive! For years I have used Photoshop to remove backgrounds on images so they are translucent / clear. Instead of opening up Photoshop, here is […]

Jul
26
2012

Setting up Triggers in Google Apps for Debugging

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Tweet In my previous article I wrote about setting up a workflow for users to enter data into a Google form and the information is merged into a document and a PDF is created. You can read that article here. When you are trying to diagnose issues triggers with notifications can really help your debugging problems. Lets take a look at setting up triggers in Google Apps scripting.

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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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