You don't have to print out your classroom or tutoring activities anymore! In fact, you can simply open a PDF, or with the MacOS operating system, a simple screenshot of a pdf, Word doc, Google doc, web page, or even a printed workbook page instantly offers drawing and writing tools that can be used to complete the activity. To top it off, as soon as the student completes the activity, they can then save and forward the completed image in a text or email! This lightens book bags, saves on paper and ink, and it is better for our environment! Let me show you how to do this.
What is a Screenshot?
A screenshot captures the image you see on your screen and stores it on your camera roll, and it can be edited, shared, and stored.
How to do this on an iPad:
- Find the image, file, webpage, or handout you want to capture.
- Set up the image for the shot.
- For 2018 and later, press the Sleep/Wake button on the top of the iPad and the Volume up button on the right side of the iPad at the same time. For earlier versions, press the Sleep/Wake button on the top of the iPad and quickly click the Home button at the bottom of the screen.
How to do this on a Desktop or Laptop:
- Press Shift-Command-4
- Drag to select the area of the screen to capture. To move the entire selection, press and hold Space bar while dragging.
- After you release your mouse or trackpad button, find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.
- Please note: Shift-Command-5, on the newest Mac OS operating system, offers additional options.
Digital Downloads are a Great Option!
- Digital downloads are available to my customers immediately via email. This is very convenient for my customers in countries like Africa, Asia, Europe, and Australia.
- Digital downloads enable me to keep prices low (no shipping or printing) so teachers and specialists can afford my products.
- Materials can be printed over and over again for your students year after year. Please note that a single purchase offers a license for a single teacher.
- Digital downloads are easy to store, and they don’t gather dust.
- Digital downloads enable me to make updates and additions to products.
- If you choose to print activities or games, you can decide whether to print them in black and white or in color. In addition, you can place key activities in dry erase pockets, and you can use them over and over again. I also place my games in binders with the use of page protectors. This is great for storage and protection.
Are There Other Ways to Save?
Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses.
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