Tweet Recently we needed to display all of our different athletics calendars into one calendar to display on our website. You may want to merge your different building calendars into one calendar or you may have several different clubs or groups that you want to make a “Social” calendar for. Google makes this very easy with their configuration tool.
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.
Tweet So as always I am trying to use Google Apps / Docs to automate things. I was building our bullying site today and we need to show our bullying numbers on the website according to a new house bill that was passed. I simply created a Google Spreadsheet and embeded it on the site. Here is the walkthrough on how I did it.
Tweet About 3 weeks ago I did a post about using Apple’s new tool called “Apple Configurator” and I received a lot of questions reguarding how I mirrored my ipad screen onto my computer screen. I thought this tool was well known but I guess not so I figured I would writeup a quick how to on how I accomplished the mirroring.
Tweet So its 7:19 and I am sitting at the airport bar with my girlfriend Ashley Clark (@aclark126). We are looking at the pictures I took the other night testing out my new camera (Canon G12) I show her this picture: I explained how there was a gazebo on the beach and a hall right behind the church. She responded ” Well you haven’t asked me yet?” So I said “Will you marry me?” […]
Tweet With services such as foursquare, Facebook Location, and Google Places a gaining traction, social checkin’s have become more popular than ever before. One thing I noticed about my area is I only had to create one location, all of the other locations (schools) have already been added by someone else. This was a good feeling as well as a terrifying one. The purpose of this post is to alert administrators that they are responsible […]
Tweet Many times people ask a question on social media services like “What are your favorite apps for history?” or “What is the best service for saving your bookmarks online ?” and you get either a ton of responses of the same thing because people don’t see what others say or you are overrun with responses and you can’t keep up. List.ly is a tool that you can create a question and people can collaborate […]
Tweet Today we needed a way to easily take information submitted from Google Form and create a form letter so administrators can sign and send it home with a student. I went through several mail merge scripts but nothing fit exactly what I needed so I took some of the best ideas from all of them (especially the employee of the month script) and created a system that works for us. This method of utilizing […]
Tweet So every Monday I meet with my elementary teachers 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.
Tweet Apple is really good at just putting stuff out there and not telling anyone about it. Earlier this week Apple released the Apple Configurator. This is the tool we have been waiting for since the iPad was released. This tool seems very intuitive and I cannot wait to play with it this weekend. Unfortuneatly right now the tool is Mac only.
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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.