Donny Khalaf

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Free 2013 Fun Cards from SeaWorld San Antonio….

In Website on February 26, 2013 at 8:13 am

SeaWorld San Antonio is offering Texas certified teachers and teacher aides a free 2013 Fun Card.

Required credentials:

Copy of Texas Teacher certification

Copy of paystub within the last 30 days

Valid Texas I.D.

eVoucher (if you have it)

For more information and to register, click on eVoucher.


Donny 🙂



iPad apps for special needs kids….

In Tablet, Technology on February 25, 2013 at 12:52 pm

The iPad can be an effective tool to help many kids with learning differences or special needs.

Here are some of the top special needs apps that help build skills — from identifying emotions to communicating to practicing social and perceptual skills to recognizing word reversals and more.

Touch and Learn – Emotions

From Innovative Mobile Apps, best for ages 3-up, Free, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

This is a great free app to use with kids who need practice deciphering emotions.

Kids play by looking at four photos and then touching the photo of a person showing a specific emotion. You can customize the app by selecting which emotions are shown, adding your own photos and determining whether the requested emotion is spoken as well as displayed in writing.

Check out for more information on the iPad apps for Special Needs kids:


Donny 🙂

Animating with FluxTime…

In Technology, Website on February 25, 2013 at 11:37 am

Welcome to FluxTime Studio where animation‘s biggest fans take the director’s seat!

Check the url:

Explore the hottest animation community on the internet and create your own animation online. It’s fun, and as easy to handle as a tape recorder!

FluxTime Studio is free – you can create, edit and play your own animation clips, and send them as e-cards to friends and family. If you like the free service you can get an account and enjoy the following advanced features:

Save and organise your work. FluxTime clipart and animation can be reused as
components, you can build collections of clipart in your own style to quickly
animate and tell a story.

Share clipart and animation with other animators, use the graphical mail system
to collaborate. E-mail animation clips as e-cards to people who have no FluxTime
Studio account.

Show animation clips in the FluxTime Animation Gallery
where they can be seen by a global audience, and embed them in your own website
or blog.

School membership includes a teacher account and administration panel to manage
student accounts.

Teacher: Check it out and see if this will benefit for your class.


Donny 🙂

Experiencing low battery life on your iPhone? Read below…

In SmartPhone, Technology on February 20, 2013 at 9:16 am

Apple releases iOS 6.1.2; fixes Exchange bug, lock screen bug still open.

Apple today released iOS 6.1.2, the latest iteration of the mobile operating system for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices, following widespread reports of errors caused by calendars connected to Exchange servers.

Both Apple and Microsoft began investigating reports that those running iOS 6.1 update caused overloading on corporate Exchange email servers. Some enterprises complained that their newly updated iPhone or iPad were “causing excessive logging” on the server. As soon as the iOS 6.1-powered device was switched off, the problem mysteriously went away.

But the affects of the bug also caused the battery life on the iPhone or iPad to suffer significantly.

Microsoft came up with a few ideas to prevent the overloading, such as switching off the calendar function altogether or simply banning all iOS 6.1 users from accessing the network.

iOS 6.1.2 arrives on shiny rectangles of multiple sizes just over week after iOS 6.1.1 was released, which fixed cellular performance and reliability problems for iPhone 4S users.

But Apple then said it would fix yet another issue—this time a security bug that allows anyone to bypass the security lock screen on the device with a few steps.

After this update, we tried to bypass the lock screen using the same method as described last week and were unable to, suggesting that it had been fixed. However Ars Technica reports that they were able to bypass the lock screen even after the update, suggesting that it has yet to be fixed.

To update your iPhone, iPad, and Touch: Go to “Settings” then “General” then “Software Update” and follow the instruction about updating. Be sure to plug your power adapter. It will take approx. up to 45 minutes depending on if you have not yet update your device in a while.

I strongly encourage you to update to the latest version from iPhone 3GS to iPhone 5 if you can. It makes difference on battery life.


Donny 🙂

Want to post digital flyer? Look no further..

In Technology, Website on February 12, 2013 at 7:37 am

Design beautiful online flyers and publish instantly.

The days of posting a flyer around the neighborhood (Actually, around school) are over. Smore helps you create amazing pages that you’d be proud to share. Good tool to use to show parents and students about what you have to offer in your classroom.

Check it out at


Donny 🙂

The Destiny Quest Mobile App brings your school library to the devices that students use most.

In SmartPhone, Tablet, Technology on February 5, 2013 at 11:28 am

With the new Destiny Quest mobile app, students can search and access library resources in a way like never before–from their iOS or Android mobile devices.  Which means they can now find learning resources they need anytime, even after the school day ends.  Plus it gives media specialists and teachers access to navigate the library and plan lessons, assignments and activities.  Students can even view books they have checked out and outstanding fines.  Best of all, this easy-to-use, intuitive learning application is free to download and available with your current Destiny subscription.

Search for resources in your library.

Checkout Follett ebooks to phone.

Discover the Top 10 Most Popular titles and New Books at your library.

Note: Destiny Quest will continue to allow connectivity to Destiny version 10.0 and 10.1.

View Account information including checkouts, holds and outstanding fines.

Use Resource Lists posted by teachers and media specialists to find materials on topics discussed in class.

Submit and read ratings and review from other students.

Place holds on books and add items to My List.

Students can easily maintain lists of books they are Now Reading, Want to Read, and Have Read.


Donny 🙂