Friday, September 7, 2012

Hospitality, Tourism, and Culinary Arts Blog


This blog features new and fun subjects for the hospitality, tourism, and culinary clusters. Teachers can exchange information and share best practices for the classroom. I really enjoyed the examples of lessons and projects!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Reduce PDF Size in 4 Easy Steps

Email accounts can get overloaded for many reasons. Reducing the size of pdf files can be an easy solution to your email account issues.

1.    Open the file in Adobe.

2.    From the file menu, choose “Save As” then “Reduce Size PDF”.

3.    A popup window will ask which version you wish to make your file compatible with. Allow it to remain on the default “Retain existing” and choose “ok”.

4.    You will then be prompted to give your document a file name. An eight page lesson plan can go from being 10.4 MB to 1.8 MB in a matter of seconds.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Way with Words

This website is based on a public radio program examines the cultural and historical factors in commonly used English words and phrases. Forums, feeds, and blogs feature current topics the radio show covers.  Explore the answers to questions such as why New York is called the big apple, why do spelling bees in the United States use so many bizarre words, and what is cornergami?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Where to Eat on the Go!

App Name: Food Network On the road

New to a city and unsure of where to grab your next meal? This free application and website will search by location for places to eat. You can interact with the application by writing your own review or viewing other reviews. The places that are featured have been on popular TV shows with famous chefs.


Monday, September 3, 2012

Track Your Parent Volunteers

Use this easy website to track online signup sheets and volunteer management. Assign tasks that need volunteers and calendar dates to assign to the tasks. Each volunteer is asked to submit their contact information and a reminder email is sent to the volunteer prior to the event.


Best of: Reset your Network Settings


While this blogger takes a much needed break, I will revisit this blog's most viewed posts. Check back each week!

Re-posted from March 29, 2012