November You Oughta Know

 I'm back with November's You Oughta Know! I'm super sad I missed out last month, but I'm back with a really easy and FREE idea for those of you who are tired of the countless notebooks of papers that you keep saving from year to year. Are you ready to become totally digital and get rid of all those papers?

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.

Here's how...

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. 

Check out the rest of the You Oughta Know Ideas for November.


  1. What a great organizational tip! I'll have to see if our copier has that option :)

  2. I love this feature! It has completely changed how I keep things and takes up much less space!

    The Math Maniac

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  4. We have this feature at our school and I haven't used it! Thanks for the reminder and the push!

    Friendly Froggies

  5. Paperless is the way to go!! Thanks for sharing!

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

  6. You just made my day, Keri!
    Thanks for sharing.
    The Take Home Teacher

  7. I love this so much! I am definitely going to see if any of our copying machines can do this *fingers crossed* lol

    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain

  8. OMG for real?!?! I think I just found my next project! I could see doing this with student work and assessments too as a record for parents or for myself without that huge stack of paper laying around. LOVE IT!!

    Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten

  9. What a GREAT tip! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. I have got to check to see if our copier has that capability. If it does, I know what my next project will be! Thanks for sharing.

    Christina @ Hanging Around In Primary

  11. you are making me wonder if my school copier has this option. I will SO be checking this out on Monday!

    A LoveLi Class


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