Donny Khalaf

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Free 3D Software for Texas Public Schools

In Technology on September 23, 2015 at 10:01 am

With the new 3D printer that are now less expensive and the emphasis on STEM skills, more and more schools are diving in to 3D software to allow students to design solutions to problems around them. TCEA has been granted the exclusive rights in the state of Texas to provide free licenseFree 3D Softwares of SketchUp Pro to all K-12 public school educators and students.

For more information, please click on the link below:

Free 3D Software for Texas Public Schools

This is worth to take a look into as the best part which is free and a great 3D software.

Thank to Lori Gracey (TCEA) for providing this information.


Donny 😉


Free Educational Apps for limited time…

In Free apps, SmartPhone, Tablet, Technology on September 21, 2015 at 9:10 am

Happy Monday and hope that everyone has a great start back to school!

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

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

September 21, 2015 Free iOS Apps


Donny 😉

A Teacher Activity Book for iPads in the Classroom – Created by You!

In Tablet, Technology, Training for Staff, Website on September 9, 2015 at 3:41 pm

This is something I think a teacher will like to be familiar with activity book for iPad. More information below:

A Teacher Activity Book

Microsoft wants you to Snip your next Screenshot….

In Technology on September 4, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Microsoft has release a new Snip app which is free. I believe this is a great tool for teacher and anyone who need to capture screenshots and then annotate them or other things in mind.

Check out the link below:

Microsoft Snip Apps

Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

Donny 😉

Rumors about the September 9 Apple Event

In Social Media, Technology on September 4, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Note from Blogger Lori Gracey:

Apple’s event next week may turn out to be an iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, and Apple TV extravaganza. The event will not be just about new iPhones, but also include new iPads and the update to Apple’s TV set-top box, according to a report at 9to5Mac, an Apple enthusiast blog that is usually spot-on with its predictions.


This is what is currently prognosticated to happen on September 9:


iPad Pro: This will be a jumbo-sized version of the iPad with a display roughly the size of a 13-inch MacBook. It is expected to be Apple’s most powerful tablet to date and support features like a Force Touch-based stylus. Force Touch, used on the Apple Watch and certain MacBooks, triggers actions based on how much force is applied to the display.  Also expect a fast processor tailored for power users and “enterprise” customers, aka, business users. The iPad Pro is slated to hit stores in November. (Note that it’s always possible Apple could hold off on iPad announcements until October, per past practices.)


iPad Mini 4: This will be a slightly thinner version of the third-generation iPad Mini. It is expected to support “split-screen” apps, which is debuting on iOS 9 coming this fall. Split screen, which allows two apps to run side by side, is essentially iOS’ answer to multitasking on the Mac and PC, and Microsoft’s Surface tablets.


iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus: Outwardly, both phones should look practically identical to the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Internally, they will be different.  Expect a new processor, Force Touch technology, possibly more system memory (to 2GB of RAM from 1GB) and a camera upgrade. Camera improvements are a key selling point for any new smartphone (as in the case of Motorola’s new Moto X camera) and Apple has always offered one of the best smartphone cameras on the market. The iPhone 6S rear camera should get an upgrade to 12-megapixels from the current 8MP.  The front-facing camera may also get a megapixel upgrade. Finally on the camera front, the new iPhones will be capable of recording 4K video.


And about the all-important internal storage options: this is expected to remain the same with 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB versions.  On-contract pricing for iPhone 6S and 6S Plus versions should not change either, ranging from $199 to $499.


iOS 9: Apple’s new operating system for its mobile devices. iOS 9 will include split-screen apps, a smarter Siri, Apple Pay tweaks (e.g., the Passbook app will be renamed Wallet), and improvements to Apple Maps and Notifications, among other features.


Apple TV: This will be the fourth-generation of the set-top box. New hardware should include a faster processor, 16GB storage options, better gaming support allowing the TV to compete with gaming consoles, improved content streaming, and possibly more powerful search capability.


Apple Watch: new bands for the new Apple Watch Sport may debut. Also expect Apple to – at the very least – have something to say about WatchOS 2, the operating system upgrade for the Apple Watch. WatchOS 2 will allow third-party apps to run “natively,” meaning that third-party software vendors can access more features on the watch, such as the Digital Crown and heart rate sensor, and tap into new application programming interfaces, or APIs.