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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.