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PDF Writers: Share Anything You Can Print

Teachers, as well as others, collect materials from differing sources. PDF is the ideal format to consolidate all types of printable material on your computer: it gives an exact representation of a printed document on any system, integrates well with Google Drive, and can even be saved on iPhone and iPad. You may already be using a copier to scan physical papers to PDF. By using a PDF writer such as CutePDF, you can print to a PDF file without using any paper. This way, you can eliminate many technical issues and make sure people on different systems see the exact same document.

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Google Comments

Comments point to the text they comment on.

When using Google Classroom, a teacher can give students writing assignments online in the form of a Google Doc. Once the student turns it in, the teacher can then view and edit it.

This introduces the chance for the teacher to use Google Docs’ commenting function to comment on their students’ work, letting them know how they can improve their work. Returning the work to the students allows the students to reply to the comments and make changes, making the writing process more interactive.

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Saving Trees: Printing on Both Sides at School

While we are moving towards a paperless world, we still need to print things out. To save paper (without sacrificing the educational value), you can print on both sides of the paper using your HP LaserJet 1022. When you click Print (Chrome: press Ctrl+Shift+P), choose Preferences after selecting your ‘1022. Select the Finishing tab at the top, and check the “Print on Both Sides” box. It will print one side, then stop. Without changing the orientation, move the stack of paper back to the bottom tray, and press the green button on the printer. The other side will print, giving you both sides.

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Feed the World with Knowledge, Literally

Freerice.com is a website that allows users to answer multiple-choice questions on various topics and levels. Each correct answer donates 10 grains of rice to those who need it.

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The lack of focus of the questions is a downside, making it less useful for high schoolers, but some of the categories are ideal for elementary schoolers. The math subjects in particular make for good practice, and telling students that their work feeds the hungry can be a strong motivation for them to work harder.

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