July 9, 2013

Frustration Station (and a Teacher Binder UPDATE!)

You know that old saying, "Technology is great...when it works?" I. Am. So. There. I have to preface the rant that I am about to go on by saying that I am very fortunate to work in a county where we are issued teacher Mac laptops to use for the duration of our employment. In order to keep track, however, of how much (and what) each teacher is printing at school, each teacher's name and the date on which he/she printed the document are now automatically added (like a watermark, but one that can't be removed) to the bottom of all Microsoft documents (even when we print at home). In other words, every single Word and Power Point document has my stinkin' name at the bottom. After Googling and Googling and Googling some more to try to find a solution to this incredibly annoying problem, I finally asked my (tech-savvy) husband for help. Apparently, there is no way to remove my name and date at the bottom of all of my documents; they are actually imaged (???) into my laptop. Argh! So, I guess I will continue to create my documents in Power Point, save them as PDFs, open them in Photoshop, and crop out my name and date at the bottom of every flippin' page. Time consuming much?

After making the binder covers and spines that I blogged about earlier, I was inspired to create a matching teacher binder pack. Nothing fancy, but it does the trick for me! Click on the pic below to visit my TPT store!

UPDATE! I had such a good time creating my teacher binder that I decided to make some improvements to it. I've now included monthly calendars, weekly and daily planning sheets, a recording sheet for Meeting Minutes, AND I made most of the files editable. Click on the pic above to go to my TPT store...it's on sale for $4.00 for a short time!

I am going to go ease my frustration with a big bag of pistachios. I am obsessed with them right now; I may need an intervention.


  1. It's nice that you are given a mac laptop to use! But having your name on every single little paper? Crazy! I'm frustrated for you! I may need a bag of pistachios too!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

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