Every once in a while you THINK you have come across something that can be useful for students and teachers.
I needed to make copies for a morning professional development session and decided that I would use the copier that was closest. Before hitting "start", I needed to add paper. I quickly grabbed a stack that was available from shelf, then loaded the paper. Copies complete. I then went to the library to staple the 2 pages and realized that the copies were 3 hole punched along the left margin. "Hmm, I didn't know the copier would make the holes. I need to figure out where that setting is on the copier. We could save time in class if kids wouldn't need to always hole punch their work to store in their binders."
Not sure why I shared this "new" with a colleague who happened to be in the library. She was eager for me to let her know where the setting was located on the copier though. I proceeded on with my morning, working with 3rd grade teachers.
A time later, when I was passing out the article that I copied earlier, the "lightbulb" turned on. All I did was put paper that was already 3 hole punched into the paper tray before printing. I had to get to that colleague to let her know of my silly thinking. Just like busy teachers, she had left that earlier thought and was really glad at that moment for a chance to simply chuckle.