Convert PDFs t Word Documents

I thought you might be interested in hearing about PDF to Word, a state of the art smartphone converter

The most praised PDF to Word converter on the market. Easily and quickly convert PDFs from anywhere on your device, Dropbox, Google Drive, Gmail, Box and OneDrive, into editable Microsoft Word documents. Easy-to-use app and powerful converting engines.

• No limits on file size or number of converted files. 
• Excellent conversion quality.
• Scanned and complex PDFs can be converted as well.
• You can convert Gmail attachments and files from Dropbox, Box, and OneDrive directly from our app.
• You can also convert PDFs and Google documents from your Google Drive right within our app.
• Word documents are optimized for fast viewing and reuse. 
• The converted document is in the .docx format and immediately ready for further reuse. 
• Layout, formatting, tables, images and text look exactly like the original.
• No need to further fix the converted document.
• Your file is deleted from servers, right after the conversion ends.

Reuse and edit your PDF documents. Fast application and cutting-edge converting technology allows you to turn your PDF texts, forms and tables into editable Word documents. Find your PDF document and open it in PDF to Word. Once the PDF is imported, it is automatically sent to our servers for conversion. The file is downloaded once the conversion is done. Because the conversion is not being performed on your device, the app will not burden your device’s resources or drain its battery.You can find out more about PDF to Word on iTunes by following this link:

Hope you’ll find it helpful.

Free Teacher Resource of the Day App by Simple K-12

The school year has ended and many of you are enjoying your summer and many I assume are teaching summer school like I am. I have an online class this summer with 63 students, Yikes!  

I have been a member of Simple K-12 for years, and have even presented for them.  Recently, they came out with an App to share one resource a Day.  Thought you might be interested, even if it is summer. It’s free so you have nothing to loose by checking it out.
Looking for free teacher resources? This is the App for you! Receive free access to top-rated, award winning classroom resources for teachers.  

These educator-created and approved resources are sent to you daily, exclusively through this App.

Sign into SimpleK12’s Teacher Resource of the Day iPad App and discover a new free teacher resource every day. Receive daily inspirations to spark a new idea, refresh a lesson plan, or engage your students in new and exciting ways.  

•Instructional Videos
•Lesson Plans
•Educator Interviews
•And much, Much, MORE!

•iPads and Mobile Learning
•Digital Storytelling 
•Common Core State Standards
•Special Education
•School Safety
•And much, Much, MORE!

To access your Resource of the Day, sign in to your FREE SimpleK12 account. Don’t have one? You can create a free membership quickly and easily once you have downloaded the App. Just click the “Sign Up for” button of the App welcome screen.

Think Different: Turn Webpages into PDF with InstaWeb - Free for a short time

Have you ever needed to turn content from a website into a PDF? Maybe you just want to get rid of the rubbish for an easier read or possibly you need to print and not waste a ton of paper with all the rubbish?  

Try the InstaWeb, an iPad/iPhone app to turn a website into a PDF and holy moly, is it easy. It is a simple app hat does only one thing!

For example, I need a page from my website for a Professional Development Workshop like this one, The app allows me to turn that page into a PDF and use as a Handout.  Open InstaWeb and paste in the URL of the website or you can even search for the site.  

Tap the button in the lower right and you make your PDF. Give it a name and save it to iBooks, or Notability, or Dropbox or Google Drive your favorite reader app. Email it to your self and you can even print the PDF.

The InstaWeb app is normally $2.99, but is available for FREE for a short time right now. If you need to make a PDF out of a website, this app is an excellent solution. Grab it now while it is free.


A while back, I told you about an awesome graphic design site and app, CANVA, recently, I discovered another one and it just might be even better.  It certainly has more FREE features, templates, images, icons and more.  Desygner has an app and also works from your browser on your computer.  Seems to have more FREE options and works similar to Canva.  Give it a try, I know you will be pleased.

Want to design something beautiful but don’t have the time for expensive and complicated software like Photoshop or Illustrator? 

Desygner offers hundreds of ready-made templates to help you to design your own graphics. Simply drag & drop images, edit text and customize with stickers & backgrounds. 


  • Edit from a computer, tablet or even a phone!
  • Import images and text from Adobe PDFs, PSDs and Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Millions of free to use public images to drag and drop in to place
  • Thousands of free backgrounds, stickers and text with one click
  • Share online or download as a PDF, JPG or PNG for free.
  • MILLIONS OF  FREE TO USE IMAGES: Simply search and drop in a publicly available image from Google or Flickr or add yourown from anywhere.
  • THOUSANDS OF FREE TO USE VECTOR ART, STICKERS AND BACKGROUNDS. Easily customise any design with thousands of stickers, backgrounds and fonts.
  • Tutorial:  

Forget typing, use Dictation

Siri is a pretty awesome tool on your devices. I use the the Alex voice, but there are other voices. So choose one you like.

Have you tried using dictation on the Mac yet? Dictation has come a long way and if your are on Mavericks, Yosemite or El Capitan, Apple’s enhanced dictation works magnificently.

Although, Dictation will be a frustrating experience if you are in a noisy room, (people talking, music, etc), but in a quiet place, it can be an awesome tool for dictating in nearly any program including mail. 

Setting up Enhanced Dictation

  • Open System Preferences, select Dictation & Speech. Turn on Dictation and set up your options.
  • Check the Use Enhanced Dictation box. This will download a file so you can dictate without an internet connection.
  • Choose the keyboard shortcut you will use to signal that you’re ready to start dictating. The default is pressing the function Fn key twice, which I find convenient and I can remember it. You will find the Fn key on the lower left of the keyboard.
  • Choose your preferred microphone from the pop-up menu below the microphone icon. Normally, you use the internal microphone but it works very well to use earbuds that came with your phone, that little bar on the cord is a mic and does a nice job of filtering out background noise.

Using Dictation

  • Open mail, or a word processor or any place you normally type 
  • Press the keyboard shortcut (Fn Fn twice) for starting dictation.  Or choose Edit > Start Dictation. 
  • When your Mac is listening, it displays a microphone.
  • Speak the words that you want your Mac to type. Use dictation commands to add punctuation, formatting, and more.  In other words say comma, person, new paragraph, etc. 
  • To stop dictating, click Done below the microphone icon, or press Fn.

The more you use Dictation, the better it understands you and the more accurate. Dictation learns the characteristics of your voice and adapts.

Give Dictation a try!

Make up to 100 QR Codes at the same time

  • I follow Tony Vincent on Instagram and learn something from Tony every single day.    His amazing website is and is full of useful resources and thing to learn. 

    Recently, Tony had a post about a tool to make multiple QR Codes at one time, up to 100!!. Frequently I have the need to make a bunch of QR codes, it is not difficult, but it takes time, I generally use QR Stuff to make QR codes, one at a time. So QRExplore is super handy for making them all at once. Anything to save me time, I am up for using.

    HINT: If you haven’t embraced Instagram yet, follow Tony and learn from him, I suspect you will discover the power of Instagram for yourself.

    Tony says……

    ( Thanks Tony for sharing your amazing knowledge educators everywhere)

    "Want to generate a whole batch of different QR codes? Then the Bulk QR Code Generator at is for you! Enter the URL or text for each code on its own line. I like that you can choose to have each code’s URL stamped onto the bottom of the code. After generated, you see a web page with all your codes. You could simply print this page and use scissors to cut out the codes. If you want to use the codes in a document, QRExplore gives you the option to download a .zip file. That file will contain a PNG image for each of your codes. 

    Why would you want to generate so many different codes at once? Well, maybe you’re planning a “scanvenger” hunt. Or maybe you want students to jigsaw content and each code opens a web link to a different topic, article, or video. Maybe each code has a different adjective that students will incorporate into the narratives they are writing. Or, use multiple QR codes to give students random compliments or reflection questions. How about giving students surprise numbers to use in a math problem? There are lots of possibilities when it’s so easy to make loads of QR codes at once! 

    HINT: Be sure to include the http:// in front of each web link you enter into QRExplore.

    So give it a try and follow Tony on Instagram for a new tip each day. 

5 Minute Snapchat 101 Tutorial by Wes Fryer and his son Alex.

The kids are using it. So you’ve probably heard about Snapchat. It's the popular mobile app that allows you to send videos and pictures, both of which will self destruct after a few seconds of a person viewing them.

Snapchat is also a fun messaging app. You can take a photo or a video with it, then add a caption or doodle or lens graphic over top, and send it to a friend. Alternatively, you can add it to your "story", a 24-hour collection of your photos and videos, which you broadcast to the world or just your followers.

 So for this weeks resources, here ya go, everything you need to know about using snapchat. My friend Wes Fryer made a tutorial with his Son Alex.  Everything you need to know about snapchat!!  I’ll admit it, I have not used it many times yet, but I am interested and plan to learn more and give it a good try.

WHAT IS SNAPCHAT: Snapchat is a mobile app that allows users to send and receive "self-destructing" photos and videos. Photos and videos taken with the app are called Snaps. Snapchat uses the device's camera to capture Snaps and Wi-fi technology to send them. 

15 Minute Snapchat 101 Tutorial by Wes Fryer and his son Alex.


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Genius Web Annotator

Genius Web Annotator: Genius lets you add line-by-line annotations to any page on the Internet

Annotate every web page: You can install our Chrome Extension, so Genius is with you everywhere you go. If you don’t use Chrome, try our Bookmarklet.

Share annotated pages with everyone, no extension needed: Put in front of any URL to annotate and read other Genius annotations on any page on the Internet. You don’t need to download anything!

Here is an EdTechTalk Podcast about the tool, it is over an hour, but if you fast forward to about 21 minutes you will see the demo and discussion about using Genius Web Annotator in the classroom and how it works: 

Check it out, install the tool and give it a try, thy website has good instructions and includes a video.  

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Think Different: Adult Coloring Books for Stress Relief

Since Spring Break is upon us, maybe little fun and stress relief is in order.  

I got into the paper versions of the Adult Coloring books last year, but I have to remember to bring a book along and my colored pencils, lots to carry.  Recently, I tried a couple apps on my iPad.  Oh my, now I am really hooked.  

Resources to prove my point……

Ok enough about that, my favorite app is Pigment Pigment - The only true adult coloring book experience
If you do a search in the App store for Adult Coloring you will find hundreds of options.  My favorite so far is Pigment, there are 33 books included so far and they seem to add news ones frequently , each having at least 3 free pictures.  Thats nearly 100 pictures to color right now before spending any money.

Color like you would on paper with actual colored pencils! Unlike tap-to-fill coloring apps, Pigment is the ONLY true coloring book experience on the iPhone and iPad. Choose from 350+ hand curated, professionally drawn illustrations, 8 different kinds of pencils, markers and brushes, and an unlimited number of colors to choose from. Once you're done, easily share them with your friends and family, and even print them out using AirPrint. There's no better way to color!
  • Pigment is the only coloring book app that simulates pencil and brush strokes for a realistic coloring experience
  • Pigment also offers the common "tap-to-fill" option of coloring
  • 8 kinds of coloring tools — colored pencil, marker, paint brush, fill, airbrush, circle brush, linear gradient, and radial gradient
  • Fully supports finger, Apple Pencil, and third-party stylus input
  • 350+ professionally illustrated works to color
  • Unlimited number of colors using the professionally curated palettes and the innovative shade control
  • Share your work by email, SMS, Facebook, Instagram, and other social networks
  • AirPrint the art that you create
  • Subscribe to Premium Access for a new coloring books every month

Give it a try, you will be hooked shortly, a ton of fun for FREE (mostly)!

Scribble Press Deluxe-Creative Book Maker for Kids- Free until March 18

Scribble Press Deluxe-Create Book Maker for Kids App has been completely redesigned and is

FREE  until March 18 for iPads. 

Scribble Press YouTube Channel: 

TELL YOUR STORY with Scribble Press Deluxe, the ALL-NEW, creative bookmaking App for kids!

Designed for the classroom and at home, Scribble Press Deluxe is a creativity platform for children to imagine, write, illustrate, and share their own stories. NEW, Powerhouse features include video export, audio recording, music, 300 new drawing tools, backgrounds, and stickers to inspire creativity and 30 fill-in-the-blank story starters ranging from the silly to the sublime.  

This fun and family friendly creativity platform has been called “hands down the best story creation App” and has won numerous awards from educational and parenting media. Originally launched for the iPad in 2011, Scribble has since been adopted in thousands of classrooms and been used to create over 100,000 books