Create and Edit PDF Files
Office has toyed around with PDF files in past versions, but this time around Microsoft got serious. In the past you could save as PDF, but now you can actually edit. The new Word 2013 allows you to open PDF files, edit them there, and then save them as either DocX files or PDFs.
To save a file as PDF simply click “Save” and then use the dropdown menu to choose the .PDF option. It is one of the many file types you can choose here.
Mrs. Abby Morse's 3rd grade students of Champ Cooper Elementary connected with the Discovery Center of Springfield through a video conference to learn about animal habits, adaptations of predators and prey, and population control through food webs. Students were able to examine different animal skulls and identify the three different types of teeth to determine the animals role in an ecosystem. Finally, students dissected owl pellets and used the bones found to determine the type of prey.
Ms. Philipson's 4th grade classes at Natalbany Middle School rock the hour of CODE. Students began using CODE at the start of the 3rd six weeks and really enjoy it. Here are some comments from our students: Jaron says CODE has taught him that it's not that easy to make a computer game, it actually takes a lot of work. Shaylia likes that there are different levels and you feel like you have accomplished something at the end of each one. Jack says sometimes he struggles, but he enjoys the challenge and knows it is helping him to learn how to process his thoughts. Roneitra calls it brain work, a fun way to learn. Sonia is just plain excited she is learning how to program a computer. Keno likes that he gets to work with images instead of a lot of words.
Sixth grade students of O.W. Dillon participating in Hour of Code using Code.org during their computer lab time with Ms. Richelle Votaw. The students in grades 3 - 6 started working on Code.org earlier this school year and have been enjoying it!
Fourth grade students in Mrs. Kirby and Mrs. Tullier's computer lab at DC Reeves began working on learning to code in school. The students first mapped out algorithms on paper before bringing the concept to the computer. Through the website www.code.org, students have the opportunity to learn basic coding skills that can be applied to future computer science concepts.
Christmas Magic at Woodland Park Magnet School
Ms. Galofaro’s third grade class at Woodland Park Magnet School worked as a team to solve the Christmas classic clues to unlock a very important message from Santa Clause. They participated in ultra-engaging learning game called Breakout EDU with a Christmas twist. Breakout EDU teaches teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve. This Breakout EDU implemented Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies Common Core Skills while the students had fun learning.
How do I .... access the ftp site?
The FTP site is an internal storage server where all TPSS employees can access files of all types and download to their computers. Click here for directions for accessing the FTP site.
iPad Signature Changes
Does everyone need to know you just sent that email from your iPad? Probably not. Use the following link to find out how to remove the “Sent from my iPad” signature and replace it with your own (or none): www.simplehelp.net/2010/04/03/how-to-remove-the-sent-from-my-ipad-signature-from-outgoing-email-on-your-ipad/