Donny Khalaf

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Great Tool for Teachers for use in the classroom…

In Computer, Smartboard, Tablet, Technology, Website on August 29, 2013 at 7:38 am

Here is the blog I found from Teacher Technology site:

Take a look at Graphite service from Common Sense Media.  Its a free tool for teachers designed to make it easy to discover the best apps, games, and websites for use in the classroom. All products are rated for learning and reviewed by expert educators with tips on how to best use them with students. Your teachers can add their own teacher reviews called “Field Notes,” and curate their favorite apps and websites onto their own “Boards” which I believe can then be shared.

Also, there is a most interactive app yet, delivering an immersive 3D jungle-world and a cast of cute gorrillas who learn to play instruments and brillant band. You get a dazzling sensory story that is packed with educational benefits for 2-7 year olds. 2 original sound tracks and a bonus educational studio included. You can request for a gift code to get it for free Gorilla Band by providing your itune email address at


Donny 🙂


Stage App for iPad….

In Tablet, Technology on August 27, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Stage™ combines the convenience of a document camera with the power of an interactive whiteboard to bring your lessons to life and make you the star of your classroom.

Stage is an exciting teaching and demonstration tool that students and educators can use to share ideas and interact with curriculum. Use the iPad camera to display live video of objects, textbooks, student work, and other projects, and sketch, write, label, or laser point in real-time. With options like storing labels, recording, and wireless connection to a projector via Airplay, Stage makes lessons fully interactive, collaborative, and engaging.

Check out the free app: Stage: Interactive Whiteboard and Document Camera

You can test it out and see what you think if this going to benefit you.


Donny 🙂


In Sale on August 23, 2013 at 10:15 pm

As teacher and staff are gearing up for last minute back to school supply, several has request which size and brand to buy. Here is my recommendation to purchase at remarkable low price:

USB Flash Drive from BestBuy

Try to get at least 16GB flash drive!

Enjoy your final 2013 Summer Break!
Donny 🙂

Tech Support begins tomorrow!

In Technology on August 21, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Dear Faculty of BBECC, CES, and HIS:

I will be back to my main campuses full-time starting August 22 doing Technology Work Order. Be sure to log in your computer when you arrive to school which will help me to speed up work order quicker.


Donny 🙂

Press “Windows Flag key + Tab key” created a nice Switching feature…

In Computer, Technology on August 21, 2013 at 7:33 pm

I have been using the Windows Flip 3D for over several years and fail to mention on my blog how convenience it is to use this feature. It helps me to toggle between variety of applications by viewing which application you want back easily. Go ahead and try it for yourself. You will be surprise how useful it is. Here is a simple step to follow below:

1. Open several programs like Words, IE Browser, Excel, etc…

2. Press Windows Flag Key first then Tab Key to activate the Switching View of all of your programs in Aero (3D view) of all your existing programs being open.

When you see the “open” program you want to use then let go the Windows Flag Key/Tab Key which will bring up to your screen.

Give yourself a try and hope you take advantage of it.

Two more free days to enjoy before the school begin!

Donny 🙂

Windows Flip 3D feature being used in Windows 7.

Interactive Alphabet app

In SmartPhone, Tablet on August 17, 2013 at 10:43 pm

The Interactive Alphabet app is a great tool for 1 to 5 years old child. This is a great app for pre-K class using iPad.

Interactive ABC app

What great about this app is free!

Also, I’m posting this blog on my iPhone so hopefully I’m doing it right!

Donny 🙂

Summer Update for West Campuses:

In Summer Update on August 16, 2013 at 7:41 am

Dear Faculty –

BBECC Campuses: All computers are ready for staff except RM 501 LAB.

CES Campuses: All computers are ready for staff.

HIS Campuses: All computers are ready for staff including new LAB.

I will be available on your campuses starting today (August 16) after lunch to begin technology work orders.

Looking forward to see you at your campus.


Donny 🙂

Microsoft Family Safety Features…

In Technology, Website on August 7, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Hi everyone – I bet most of you are looking forward to be back to school. I am looking forward for school to begin.

I want to share something important about Microsoft Family Safety which is a neat utility that will allow parent to control Internet filtering on their home computer. It is important to understand that the software will only work under Windows 7 and 8. I have been testing out the Family Safety software and it been a great tool to help protect my kiddo from accessing to the wrong website and controlling his time on the computer. Here is the URL link: which will explain more about the Family Safety and what it can do. Before you begin, you will need to download the software from the URL Link: and install it on your home computer(s) that you want to monitor your child. Once you install it, you will need to register using your Hotmail (now Outlook). If you don’t have Hotmail (now Outlook) account, you can register for free. Once you register, you can log in to the URL link: which you can set up control the way you want like curfew, blocking specific website, etc.

I hope you will take benefit of this free Family Safety to protect your child and to monitor it.

I hope you are enjoying your remaining of your summer break!


Donny 🙂