BASD High School Instructional Technology News and Tips
March 14, 2016
#BASDChallenge Twitter Challenge Picking Up Steam!
OCR (Optical Character Recognition) in Google Docs!
Some of you are aware of how cumbersome this process used to be! Today, it's streamlined the Google Apps.
The process consisted of three steps! First, we scanned the documents on one of the Xerox machines and it made a PDF. Secondly, we uploaded the PDF file to Google Drive. Then, we then opened the PDF with Google Docs. PRESTO! It wasn't perfect, but it put most of the text into an editable format that could be read by the software.
Do you have a document (paper) that you want to put in Google Drive? And you don't want to type it all over again? Try out the OCR capabilities of Google Docs. Read about it here.
Connected Educator Book Club Starting
Future Meeting Dates for the LHS Connected Educator Book Club:
- March 29 - 3:30-5:30 - LHS Library or online via Google Hangout
- April 26 - 3:30-5:30 - LHS Library or online via Google Hangout
- May 31 - 3:30-5:30 - LHS Library or online via Google Hangout
The FHS chapter will have their first meeting this Wednesday at 3:45-4:45PM in the FHS Library. The group will decide future meeting dates at that time. Please join us in person or online! Please contact me if you are interested!