As a social studies teacher I would have my students complete a current events journal by using articles found on the Internet. I also required students to include a copy of the article for each entry. I remember getting several pages for articles because of ads and pictures that were not necessary. It was a waste of ink and a waste of paper. With a service like PrintFriendly, students and teachers can use the service to clean up a website to only include the important information for a page and make it more....printer friendly.
To use the service, users can copy and paste a link and get a print preview or they can get a bookmarklet for their browser that will allow them to easily print articles from sites they visit. It might be worthwhile to have computer lab assistants put this bookmarklet on computers in the lab. If you have your own blog or teacher website, you can also get a button that visitors can use.
To learn more about PrintFriendly, see the video below.