PrintFriendly: Save Paper and Ink

Published On: March 22nd, 2016·By ·

PrintFriendly Makes Saving Paper Easy


101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 57
PrintFriendly is a website which gives you the ability to make any web page print friendly. Often times, when you print an article directly from a website, your printer formats it incorrectly and includes all the ads and other unwanted information. However, this site allows individuals to simply paste in the URL to any site, and it will remove any and all distractions from the page to only print the content. Teachers, as well as students, can use PrintFriendly to save on paper and ink in their classroom.

How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students. So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting? Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out. We’ve been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what’s good and bad. Have we missed something that we should feature here? Most certainly. So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we’ll throw ’em into the hopper.


Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to


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