Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Art and Literacy Combine for Pre-K Fun

My daughter brought these little crafts home from preschool today. I was impressed (and yes, I'm biased). They now occupy a place of honor on the fridge. What really impressed about this activity is the way it forces the kids to slow down and think about the shape of the letter. Way to go Maestra Alba!

Monday, October 1, 2012

How to print MANY pages of a PDF file on one sheet of paper.

As teachers, we often need to push our printers to the max to get the most bang for our buck. Inkjet printer ink is expensive, and paper can be hard to come by, too. Here is a trick that will let you print as up to sixteen pages per sheet of paper - useful for things like printing notes or making word wall cards come out just the right size for our bulletin boards.

Adobe Reader makes it easy to print more than one page per sheet. Open the PDF file you want to print. Then go to File > Print or click the Print button. In the dialog that appears, look for these options.

Click on the "Multiple" button. Then you can experiment endlessly with the custom settings to get the results you want.