I wanted a poster of Steve Jobs’ quote about the crazy ones but couldn’t find exactly what I wanted so I created one myself. I created this one in two grayscale Photoshop files sized at 18″ x 24″ and saved them as jpgs. Then I uploaded them to the Staples website and had them printed as engineering prints. The paper is thin (like copier paper), and this is only good for black and white artwork, but it was less than $4 to print both posters. This would be great for classroom rules, etc.
We’re fortunate enough to have a number of iPads, which are centrally managed by our IT department. That’s great, except for when we have special projects that require the students to access specific websites. It’s too time consuming to have our IT department add web links for a short project (and, let’s face it, it’s entirely likely that we need those links available pretty quickly – too quickly to go through IT). Rather than worry about getting the web links on the iPads, we just generate QR codes for them and have the kids use the QR code reader on the iPad to get to the site. It seems obvious, now that I’ve written it out, but it, um, took us a while to figure that out.