How to Have Students Type on a Pdf

 How to Have Students Type on a Pdf
 THE GIVER Verbals (Infinitives, Participles, Gerunds) Activity and PowerPointSo you've got a .pdf resource like our Phrases and Clauses activity for THE GIVER novel, and you want to distribute it in Google Classroom. You likely want your learners type or draw on top of it. You'll want them to submit it back to you with all their work on it.

The question is: How do we do that?

In this tech landscape, you've got a number of options.

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1. You can screenshot each of the pdf pages as jpg files and make them backgrounds in Google Slides or PowerPoints. Then your learners can type or draw on top of them. This is a lot of leg work on your end ... like we did for you in our OUTSIDERS Quickwrites activity.

2. You can type all the questions into a Google Forms. This allows easy grading but also involves a lot of front end leg work on your end ... like we did for you in our Esperanza Rising Figurative Language activity.

Teacher Taran says, "Most worksheet/question style things are easily translated to Forms. Using Forms will then let you easily collect all student responses, put them all in a spreadsheet for you to review, and you can even upload an answer key to automatically grade responses (only recommended for MC, checkbox, drop down, etc.). Plus, it’s meant to integrate with Classroom."

3. You can use a software app like Kami. Kami allows you to upload a .pdf for your students to interact with. It connects with your Google Drive, so you'll need to give it permissions to access your Google account (don't worry, it's secure). Your learners can type on top of the pdf. They can draw, changing colors as they wish. And it allows you to split a .pdf up and only use what pages you want. Then you can combine those separate pages into your own new .pdf just for your learners. Here's a link to a YouTube tutorial.
 THE GIVER Verbals (Infinitives, Participles, Gerunds) Activity and PowerPoint

4. You can use other apps like:
  • GoFormative. Julie says, "You can pop a pdf in as an assignment and students can type or draw on it and you can see all students work in real time." 
  • Or DocHub"My students can use an extension called DocHub and type onto a pdf that I post in Google Classroom." - Teacher Sydney ... "Have students add the DocHub extension. They can open in dochub, type or draw on it, and submit it in classroom back to you or share to you directly from Dochub." - Teacher Becky ... "DocHub allows students to type on documents." - Teacher Jennifer 
  • Or Notability"My favorite paid app for marking up PDFs is hands down Notability." - Teacher Jodi
The important thing is that it is possible and you can do it. We know this can take a lot of time, so we've converted our traditional print resources into digital formats that will save you time and work in your Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, and other platforms >>> Browse our Created for Learning digital distance learning library.

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Travel w Kids - Packing version (Episode 70)

      Today, we’re gonna talk about travel with kids and how to pack so your backs aren’t dying and you have more fun.
       Watch the YouTube video here >>> https://youtu.be/-yZG7ufZBuE
Travel w Kids - Packing version (Episode 70). Today, we’re gonna talk about travel with kids and how to pack so your backs aren’t dying and you have more fun.       Years ago, when we took our first overseas trip, we had suitcases. Then by our second trip, we’d decided we didn’t want to do suitcases again. So we borrowed rucksacks, or travel backpacks, from some friends. And we loved them so much we bought our own for our next trip. Sure, there are a couple of downsides, like a sweaty back and shoulders and the constant body workout, more likely to roll an ankle. But there are so many things that become waaaay easier:

  1. Getting on and off transportation.
  2. Going up and down stairs
  3. Watching people with rolly suitcases on cobblestone is quite funny
  4. Walking across grass, dirt, puddles, or anything not paved
  5. You get stronger
  6. Your luggage doesn’t keep hitting your heals
  7. Tall people don’t have to wreck their backs bending over for the wee little rolly suitcase handle
  8. You don’t have to worry about always keeping a hand on your luggage to prevent theft or the suitcase falling and whacking people
  9. If your children bring little rolly suitcases, you can then roll or carry theirs when they get exhausted. 
  10. Hurrying between flights, trains, or subways is so much quicker going up and down stairs/escalators and easier weaving between crowds.
 Travel w Kids - Packing version (Episode 70). Today, we’re gonna talk about travel with kids and how to pack so your backs aren’t dying and you have more fun.
 Travel w Kids - Packing version (Episode 70). Today, we’re gonna talk about travel with kids and how to pack so your backs aren’t dying and you have more fun.
      So we tend to use backpacks when traveling and as we started procreating, people were telling us we wouldn’t be able to travel the same way. We sort of took it as a challenge and tried to figure out how to travel with kids. We recently took an international trip with our three kids, yes, we were out-numbered. They range in age from 3 to 8-years-old.
 Travel w Kids - Packing version (Episode 70). Today, we’re gonna talk about travel with kids and how to pack so your backs aren’t dying and you have more fun. Travel w Kids - Packing version (Episode 70). Today, we’re gonna talk about travel with kids and how to pack so your backs aren’t dying and you have more fun.      So we had to decide how to pack our kids stuff for the trip. We figured expecting our 3-year-old to have a backpack that she needed to always wear, wouldn’t be the best. So we got two kid’s size day packs for our two older daughters and had them use two carry-on size rolling bags. Our oldest decided to use her rolling school backpack. She said it rolled easier than her other larger suitcase.
      So I had a backpack and daypack. Jonathan did also. Our oldest had a rolling backpack and daypack. Our middle daughter had a carry-on rolling suitcase and a daypack. Our youngest’s stuff was stored in the extra space of all our bags.
 Travel w Kids - Packing version (Episode 70). Today, we’re gonna talk about travel with kids and how to pack so your backs aren’t dying and you have more fun.      Packing for the girls was interesting because we don’t completely do it for them, we try to guide. No matter how I explained the weight of some of their choices, they were disregarding my advice. An example was a small glass jar of hair bands and I tried to tell her even though it didn’t seem to weigh a lot it would all combine to be heavier.
 Travel w Kids - Packing version (Episode 70). Today, we’re gonna talk about travel with kids and how to pack so your backs aren’t dying and you have more fun.      We loaded up and headed to the airport. The girls weren’t even in the airport and they were complaining of the weight of their bags. To our dismay our flight got cancelled. Thankfully it allowed our girls to physically understand what Lisa had been explaining about the weight of their choices and they eliminated items from their bags.
      So the dress rehearsal was very helpful for us. We recommend going for a walk with everything on before heading to the airport so the kids experience what it will be like.
 Travel w Kids - Packing version (Episode 70). Today, we’re gonna talk about travel with kids and how to pack so your backs aren’t dying and you have more fun.      Another trick we’ve learned for packing is using zipping style gallon bags, like Zip-Loc brand, to pack your items in before putting them in your backpack. This helps suck out air and decrease the space used in the bag. It also helps protect the items from water or, say, tomato juice that gets spilled by someone sitting in front of you on the airplane and they don’t tell you.
      That has happened to me before. It was gross but I just needed to clean my backpack. If anyone has a more environmentally friendly waterproof, air suction  idea, we’d love to hear it.

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Conversation of the Day: What trick do you have for packing to save space and weight?
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 Travel w Kids - Packing version (Episode 70). Today, we’re gonna talk about travel with kids and how to pack so your backs aren’t dying and you have more fun.

International Travel w Kids - Communication version (Episode 69)

      Today, we’re gonna talk about international travel with kids and how to stay connected with people back home.
       Watch the YouTube video here >>> https://youtu.be/8NY3emaZNvA
  International Travel w Kids - Communication version (Episode 69) Today, we’re gonna talk about international travel with kids and how to stay connected with people back home.
       If you’re the kind of family who wants to go on vacation overseas to completely disconnect from people while you’re gone, then this conversation might not be for you. Just share it with a friend. But if you’ve got grandparents back home who would love to talk with the kiddos about the fun they’re having while it’s fresh on their minds, then let’s talk about how we tried.
      The Internet. As much as it seems like you can get it everywhere these days, it can still be tough sometimes. Places you’d like to have Internet connection:
  • The place you’re sleeping: hotel, apartment, condo, AirBnB, hostel
  • On transportation: plane, train, subway, bus, boat
  • While eating: restaurant, coffee shop, pub
  • While planning: cafes, government buildings, tourist spots
  • Out in the country, around the city
      These are the places you’re going to want to use the Internet connection to possibly chat on video with family. The hotel is usually the most solid wifi signal, so you’ll need to plan for the time difference back home and see when you need to be at the hotel.
      For phone calls, you have a bunch of options.
      When you’re on wifi, you can call FREE via WhatsApp, but those people have to also be on WhatsApp … if you’re both on it, though, it’s awesome.
      You can call via Skype if you pay to put money on your account.
 International Travel w Kids - Communication version (Episode 69) Today, we’re gonna talk about international travel with kids and how to stay connected with people back home.
 http://createdforlearning.blogspot.com/2017/05/international-travel-w-kids.html      You can purchase an international phone and SIM card. We bought ours from a vending machine, seriously. Phone and SIM card. It took some figuring out and asking a local how to do it, but we got it working. This is great for calling local locations in the area you are traveling. Ours also came with 700 international minutes, which we could use from anywhere when we weren’t on wifi. Having the local phone number was helpful to have for a few situations when people needed to call us back. And the beauty of now having the international phone is that I think we can use it anywhere else in the world as long as we buy a SIM card in that country.
 http://createdforlearning.blogspot.com/2017/05/international-travel-w-kids.html      Now, let’s get to the secret weapon that makes all this communication even possible. Electricity. This is where it can get tricky. If you’re like us, we’ve never thought about what kinds of power chargers we have. Well, if you want to have the electricity to communicate via phones, laptops, tablets, iPads or anything, you’ll have to figure it out. In the USA, the standard voltage of a power charger or power strip is 120V. In Europe and lots of the world, it’s 240V. So you have to check each of your adapters and see if they can handle up to at least 240V. It’s always super small print on the adapter, but it’s there. On this last trip, the one thing we didn’t was a power strip, and as soon as we plugged it in, it exploded inside, smelled bad, and tripped the apartment breaker box.
 http://createdforlearning.blogspot.com/2017/05/international-travel-w-kids.html      Next thing you need to figure out is what the plug adapter code is for the region of the world you’re going. The USA is region A&B. The United Kingdom is region G. So for every electronic device you want to charge, you need an adapter so it can plug in.
      So to recap, you need the proper voltage range and the right region adapter.
      And they look like this … I got this complete set on Amazon, and the work great for all regions of the world. They even plug into each other if you ever need just the right combo. We also got this pretty slick power strip we’re excited to try next time (since I blew up our last one). It has the right voltage for worldwide, multiple plugs and USB charging ports.
 International Travel w Kids - Communication version (Episode 69) Today, we’re gonna talk about international travel with kids and how to stay connected with people back home.      The last way we tried communicating to back home is through postcards. The girls wrote and drew their own postcards, put their own stamps on them, learned how to address them, and we mailed out. The postage costs a little more than domestic, but they were worth it.
      So there you have all our ideas for your kids communicating back home while traveling overseas.

>>>>> Watch International Travel w Kids - Safety version (Episode 68)
>>>>> Watch International Travel w Kids - Communication version (Episode 69)>>>>> Watch Travel w Kids - Packing version (Episode 70)

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Conversation of the Day: If you were traveling overseas with kids, are you the kind of person who would want to connect with people back at home or the kind who would love to disconnect?
       Hop on over to watch the video and share your thoughts in the conversation.
 International Travel w Kids - Communication version (Episode 69) Today, we’re gonna talk about international travel with kids and how to stay connected with people back home.
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