Donny Khalaf

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Stage Pro: Interactive Whiteboard and Document Camera app..

In Interactive Whiteboard, Tablet, Technology on May 28, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Free for limit time: As of May 28, 2014

Regular price: $4.99 on May 31st.

Stage Pro 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.

For more information or download the app, click below:

Stage Pro: Interactive Whiteboard and Document Camera


Donny 🙂


Want to print anywhere using Google Cloud Print?

In Printer, Technology on May 27, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Printing at home is dead simple, and most of us don’t think twice about it. But it sure is a heck of a lot easier when you can send a print job from any device, anywhere in the world to your printer at home.

A slew of cloud-connected printers let you do this, but even if you’re stuck with a printer that doesn’t talk to the web you can get in on the print-anywhere fun with the help of Google Cloud Print.

This free service from Google has been around since 2011, when it started as a way to print to any printer you owned from Gmail or other Google services. Since then Google has added a number of features, including greatly expanding its functionality and rolling out an Android app and Windows desktop integration.

Here’s how to get set up with Google Cloud Print using a non-Cloud Print capable printer.

Print anything from anywhere with Google Cloud Print

It was amazing how simple it was when setting up the Google Cloud Print. Nice feature!!!


Donny 🙂

Free “Kindle Books” for time being…

In Free apps, Technology on May 23, 2014 at 7:36 am

I subscribed to a great blog and want to share you with a great offer which is a free “Kindle” books that something you want to check for your class. This is for anyone who use Kindle or Kindle App. Click on the link below:

Free Kindle Books for children May 23

Enjoy the free children books!

Donny 🙂

Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources for Teacher..

In Smartboard, Technology, Training for Staff, Website on May 21, 2014 at 7:52 am

Thanks to Blogger Danny Nicholson to share the free 65 Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources. This is a great opportunity for teacher to review the free IWB Resources during the summer break.

Interactive whiteboards are a great way for teachers to engage classrooms in learning. While many teachers are spending hours a day creating their own activities for their interactive whiteboards, there are tons of free resources to help teachers learn about and use IWBs with students to further their use of technology in classroom.

Attached is a list of great IWB resources and activities to stimulate learning below:

65 Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources


Donny 🙂

Free Summer Online Math Program..

In Summer Update, Technology, Website on May 19, 2014 at 8:01 am

TenMarks is offering its summer online math program free to families.

Reverse Summer Learning Loss in Math

Click on the link: Summer Online Math Program

Free this Summer for Families

(previous $39.95/student)

The website personalized for every student from (Grade 1 to High School). It is based on Diagnostic Assessment (Standards Based). It is easy to sign up, access materials and distribute to families.

If the family are not sure how to register, be sure to speak with your student’s Math teacher regarding this website.


Donny 🙂

Free iBook for Education for limit time..

In SmartPhone, Summer Update, Tablet, Technology on May 16, 2014 at 9:33 am

Dear reader –

Here is a free iBook for K-12 that I use from the TCEA blog. There is a lot of free good books for children and adult to enjoy ready over the summer break.

Click the link below and it will open the form that list free iBook to choose.

Free iBooks for children and adult May 16


Donny 🙂

Which Internet Browser is better???

In Poll, Technology, Website on May 15, 2014 at 8:29 am

I have teachers and colleagues asking me about the best browser for home and educational use for several years and thought about testing out several popular browsers. I decided to post and give my thought about my favorite browsers based on my experience and ease of use.

If you wonder what is the best Internet browser out there that are being use at home and at educational institution. There are so many to choose like Firefox, Chrome (made by Google), Internet Explorer (made by Microsoft), and Safari (made by Apple). With my experience over several years testing out the browser(s), I rated Google Chrome as the most reliable browser for home and educational use. Due to popular demand by educational website, most website support Goggle Chrome due to Google interface apps for Chrome, speed, and less freezing when accessing to educational site like games as an example. Best part, you can use Google Chrome on PC, Android, and iOS systems. This is based on my research as Technology Support Specialist for the school district. Here is the link if you have not install Google Chrome:

If you are using browser to access bank, investment, shopping, etc., I use Safari (made by Apple) due to better encryption, better control of popup ad, and preventive from virus. The rest of the browsers; Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer is easily infected with virus even the computer has antivirus software installed. You can have several browsers install on your computer if you like and use specifically for purpose. For instance, I use Google Chrome for everything except banking and then use Apple Safari for any banking and shopping to make payment. Here is the link if you have not install Apple Safari:


Donny 🙂

Free iOS apps for Education for limit time..

In SmartPhone, Tablet, Technology on May 13, 2014 at 11:23 am

Dear reader –

Here is a bi-monthly free iOS apps for K-12 that I use from the TCEA blog. There is a lot of free good apps for each subject.

Check out the attachment below and if you find something you like, type the name of the app in the search within the App store to locate it or click on the link.

May 13, 2014 Free iOS Apps


Donny 🙂

Finding a better “Note Pad” Apps for your Tablet…

In SmartPhone, Tablet, Technology on May 8, 2014 at 9:33 am

NotabilityI have been struggling to find the best Note Pad app for my iPad mini. I realize that I use the Apple Note but was not able to do what I need to accomplish my task.

Until I receive email update from one of my subscription (TCEA) which appears to be something I need to accomplish my daily task. The best part, it was free for limited time only. The name of the Note app is called “Notability”. Even if it is a paid app, I will still get this awesome “Note Pad”!

Welcome to Notability, a powerful note-taker on iPad and iPhone: sketch ideas, annotate documents, sign contracts, complete worksheets, keep a journal, record a lecture, jot travel notes, or teach a class. With iCloud support, your notes always travel with you!

Write, illustrate and annotate using gorgeous ink. Notability’s zoom window helps you quickly and clearly draw every detail, while the palm rest protects your notes from unwanted marks. Choose the right pen and paper for any project.

Import forms, contracts, worksheets, documents, presentations, and even books; then use the same tools that help you take beautiful notes in Notability to mark up PDFs. Do you have files in other formats such as doc or PPT? Notability can import these too thanks to Google Drive.

Type an essay, create an outline, fill out an application, or make a list with Notability’s advanced word processor. Choose a font, style, color, and size that enhances your work. Even place text exactly where you want using text boxes.

At $2.99, Notability is worth every penny. For a limited time, however — perhaps to celebrate being selected by Apple as the App Store’s “app of the week” — Notability is completely free in the iOS App Store: Notability from App Store

Take advantage of this free while last,

Donny 🙂

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Classroom Edition (FREE)..

In Tablet, Technology on May 6, 2014 at 1:01 pm


(Thanks to the Word of Mouth)

ONE DAY SPECIAL: With appreciation to all educators and in honor of National Teacher’s Day, the Classroom Edition of Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read is FREE (Regular price is $49.99) for one day only: May 6, 2014. Unlimited downloads. If you like the app, please rate and review it.

Click on the link: Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Classroom Edition

This Classroom Edition is unlocked and contains teacher instructions and teacher controls. To sample the app, we recommend that you download the free, non-Classroom edition which includes a free unit and eBook.

This digital reading program is based on the award-winning Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read system with which millions have learned to read. Now, we are excited to introduce our Classroom edition of this new digital reading app!

Designed to help you prepare your students for Common Core State Standards, the research-based lessons and eBooks in the program provide systematic instruction and practice with the Common Core.

Happy Teacher’s Appreciation Week,

Donny 🙂