Turning 'No Prep' resources into 'No Print'!



It's fair to say that I love no prep materials and over this last year, I've relied on them more and more! I have a busy caseload and busy home life, and I can't seem to find the time to prep materials like I used to. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy cutting out and laminating, but with a caseload of over 200 children with varying needs... ain't nobody got time to prep!  So, we've really focused on no or low prep materials in our TpT store recently. From just print & go speech sound worksheets, to our print and go language packs, we're all about the no prep, easy life at the moment!
Recently, I had a bit of an epiphany, a "lightbulb moment" if you will! I realised that I could turn 'No Prep' materials into 'No Print' materials so easily!! I shared about it on our Instagram feed previously (in the 'Insta Story' section, so it's gone now) but I wanted to share about it with you here too!

Here's how to do it...


Download a copy of the 'No Prep' resource you want to use onto your tablet/iPad.
Here we're using our Halloween Language Activities Pack (which is ready to just print and go normally!)




Then, take a screenshot of the page you're planning on using in therapy, or screenshot all of the pages of the resource and store them in a separate folder on your tablet/iPad.
If you're not sure how to take a screenshot on your device, just search online for it, (the instructions should be fairly simple and usually involve pressing a combination of 2 buttons together). 




After you've taken a screenshot, select the page you're going to use and click 'edit' (this option may be termed something else and may be found in a different place depending on which device you're using!)



Then, choose the 'drawing' option (if this is available on your device) and choose your pen type & colour!  Depending on your device, the terminology for these may slightly differ.


Then you can draw on the page with your finger, as if you're using a pen!



There you have it! 4 super easy steps to turning your 'No Prep' TpT resources into 'No Print' TpT resources!  Great for those times when your printer has run out of ink or your prep time was used up doing other jobs! 


Check out our other 'No Prep' resources in our TpT Store here,


Have you got any other time saving tips & tricks?  We'd love to hear them, drop us a comment below!

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    1. Thanks Speech Wonderland! So glad you found this useful! :)

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  2. Excellent step by step instructions! (If your photo editor in your gallery doesn't allow drawing, you can import/insert the photo into a note-taking app and use their write and draw options. I also like PicCollage for this - it's a free app that let's you do all sorts of fun stuff with pictures you take, import off the web, etc. as well as materials you screenshoot).

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    1. Yes Linda! That's a great tip too! I didn't think about the note-taking app!
      Thanks for sharing!

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  3. If you download the free app Notability, you can download all the worksheets there! You can even organize them by student!! It's the best! You can edit and write through the app too.

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    1. That's a great idea! Thanks for sharing, I'll check it out!

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