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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Turn Your Blog Into a Newsletter With RSS to PDF

Five Filters' free RSS to PDF service makes it easy to convert your blog's RSS feed into a printable PDF format. To use the service simply enter your blog's RSS feed url (if you use FeedBurner, you can use the FeedBurner feed) and Five Filters quickly converts the feed into a two column printable PDF. Click here to see the PDF created from this blog's RSS feed. Five Filters' RSS to PDF seems to convert six days worth of items from your RSS feed. Although I didn't do it for the RSS feed I converted, you can customize the title of your PDF to match your blog's title.

Applications for Education
As much as we would like to think that the parents of all of our students are can get online to view our classroom blogs, the truth is that in some districts many parents don't have reliable internet access. RSS to PDF services make it possible for you to quickly convert your blog communication to a paper document that you can mail home or send home with students.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Feed Journal - Turn RSS Feeds Into Newspapers
Feed Chronicle - Make Your Own News Page
MeeHive - Your Custom News Homepage

Need Graph Paper? Get it Here

Every mathematics teacher I know needs graph paper. If you're a mathematics teacher and find yourself running short on graph paper or you need a graph paper that is different from what your school purchases, try one of these three places for printing graph paper.

Incompetech offers more than forty different graph and lined paper templates. The offerings from Incompetech even includes sheet music ledger.

Print Free Graph Paper offers eight graph paper formats. Print Free Graph Paper allows you to customize the size of the graph before printing.

Math Drills hosts fourteen templates for printing your own graph paper. The templates are in metric and imperial measurements.

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