You Oughta Know about Scanning to your USB from a COPY MACHINE! That's right. You don't need to go out and buy those expensive hundreds of dollars little scanning machines. Use your copy machine at school (if it has the option) to scan all of your papers into a PDF. If your school doesn't have this, I'm sure there is somewhere around that has copiers for public use that has a USB drive. The great thing is that it makes ZERO copies and would STILL be free.
We have had three different kinds of copy machines this year. We finally got the official new ones about a week ago or so. *chime the angels* I like to stay late at school and make all my plans, copies and whatever else. I cannot get it done during the day. SO, I played around with the copy machine one evening and figured out that we had a goldmine. I've never had a copy machine that SCANNED to USB.
O-M-G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It makes it into a nice little PDF file for you. All you have to do is rename it and move it over to your other two million teacher files. You all know what my next free day will consist of. YUP! I am getting rid of all these notebooks that have HUNDREDS of papers in them. This is not any of my TPT related items that I'm talking about. Old copies that I've gotten over the years. DIGITAL. Hand drawn things. DIGITAL. YAY! And it literally took all of 20 seconds for my papers to scan and save to my USB.
I could have NEVER done this on my scanner and be done in a timely fashion.
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