Month: January 2016

Annotating a PDF on iPad from Google Drive & Returning it to Drive Using Foxit PDF


  1. Open your Google Drive App
  2. Click on the PDF you want to use
  3. Click on the 3 dots in the top right hand corner of the screen
  4. Click on send a copy, click on “open in”
  5. Click on copy to Foxit PDF
  6. The PDF will open in Foxit PDF and you can annotate it
  7. When you are finished, click on the box with the arrow in the top right hand corner of the screen, click on share, choose flattened document (if you do not want the option of changing annotation) or original (if you would like the option of changing your annotations from day to day.)


How To Run Flash For Your Online Textbook On The iPad

One of the best features of online textbooks are the interactive activities and graphics. However if you are using  the iPad you cannot access these features because you cannot access Flashimages.jpeg

A simple solution to this problem is to download the free  Puffin web browser. The Puffin browser supports the latest flash over the cloud for iPads. Follow the steps below to download Puffin on your iPad.

Getting the Puffin App

  1. Log into the staff intranet
  2. Go to the Technology Information Page
  3. Complete the App/Ext/Web2.0 request form 

Using the Puffin App

  1. Once you have received the app, you simple need to click on the app to open up the browser
  2. Once you are on the browser click on the menu, found in the bottom right hand corner of the screen- it is three dots
  3. Click on settings and unblock pop-ups (since most online textbooks use pops-ups)
  4. Return to your browser, type in the address from your online textbook and login to use the textbook


How to Set the Language in a Google Doc

When teaching a foreign language it can often be useful to have the students reset the language on their Google doc to reflect the language they are learning. This will allow them to note spelling errors and receive suggestions for correcting errors in the proper language.

If you would like to reset the language follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Docs, Sheets, or Slides home
    .google apps
  2. Click the Menu in the top-left corner of your screen.
  3. Click the Settings icon.
  4. On the Settings page, click the drop-down menu next to Language.
  5. Select the language you want to use.
  6. Click Save.

Or, you can go to your document>> select File>> Language>> English (United States).

Unfortunately, you currently cannot change language settings on Google Doc iOS app (iPad app). So what one needs to do is  log into the google browser (via safari on iPad) and enter Google docs. Create the document and set the language on the document. Now whenever you open the doc with the  Google Doc iOS app, the language will be set to your preference and spell check will reflect this change.

Creating a Writable PDF In Schoology Using Foxit PDF

Have you ever wanted an iPad app that would allow you to download a worksheet to your students via Schoology, have them complete it using the stylus on the iPad and then send  back the saved worksheet for grading?  Well then the free  Foxit app is the tool for you.

Creating the assignment as a teacher in  in Schoology

  1. Enter Schoology in Teacher ViewFoxit_PDF_reader
  2. Click on Teacher account
  3. Click on add an assignment
  4. Name the assignment,  write a description, pick a due date, change the point value, decide if it is going to be graded and place it into a category (homework, classwork, etc)
  5. Click on file & attach your file (PDF works best)- if you are attaching a file from your google drive make sure that it is unlocked & that the sharing permissions are set as “ON- anyone at LMTSD with the link can view”


Accessing & Completing the assignment as a student

  1. Enter Course, click on assignment, click on view attachment, click on attachment & open worksheet
  2. Once the document is visible, click on the curved arrow in the upper right corner of the screen, click on open in and open the worksheet using FOXIT PDF
  3. It will automatically open the worksheet in FOXIT PDF 
  4. Pick the tool from the top menu that you wish to use to write your answers
  5. Your user name will come up automatically when FOXIT prompts you to
    identify the author
  6. Complete worksheet
  7. Click on the curved arrow in the upper right corner of the screen, click on save, choose original (student can make corrections when the document is returned) Flattened (no corrections are possible)
  8. Send it to your teacher by clicking on the square with the up arrow in the upper left corner of the page, click on open in (box with the up arrow), click on the Schoology app,  click on submit to assignment, select course, click on the correct assignment and choose the upload button


Marking & Returning Assignment in Schoology

  1. Enter Schoology in Teacher View
  2. Click on the assignment or notification
  3. Click on needs grading
  4. Mark assignment (comment, annotate, etc)
  5. Assign a Grade & comments
  6. Click on show to student & click on submit

Below is a  step by step by Terry Lindenmuth video explaining the process using a similar app Notability: