I Shot the Serif: Having Fun With Typography
Classroom Activities / Games

I Shot the Serif: Having Fun With Typography

Check out I Shot the Serif, a fantastic game that tests students on their knowledge of basic typography terms: serif and sans serif. In this fast-paced, point-and-shoot style game, students must correctly “shoot” all of the serif letters without shooting the sans serif letters. There are three different levels of difficulty: junior, middle-weight, and senior. … Continue reading

Cartoons

LOL of the Week

Happy Monday y’all! I don’t teach online myself, but when I saw this I couldn’t help but empathize. How many of you are online instructors? I would imagine online instructors are even more overwhelmed by emails than face-to-face teachers, which sounds impossible! Continue reading

Cartoons

LOL of the Week

All week I have been seeing students hooked to their phones! In the halls, during lunch, in their backpacks during class – they are everywhere. While I do believe that cell phones can be powerful educational tools if used correctly, it is interesting to think about how much the cell phone becomes a crutch for … Continue reading

Tag Galaxy
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Tag Galaxy

It’s my off period, and of course, instead of prepping for my class I decided to search for things to share with you! I wasn’t planning on posting right away, but when I found Tag Galaxy I had to post RIGHT AWAY! It’s true, I still get a little overly excited about things like this, it’s the inner … Continue reading

Cartoons

LOL of the Week

Found this cartoon online, and HAD to share. I’m curious, how many of your students write in cursive? Or are capable of writing in cursive? I myself barely use it anymore, and mostly either type or write in print. Nonetheless, I think cursive can truly be an art form, and I wish I used it … Continue reading

Classroom Activities / Math Tools

Teach the Math Behind the 2012 Election

The New York Times has featured a great article that provides educators with 10 great resources for teaching the Election 2012 through the scope of mathematics. Topics include funding, polling and projection data, taxation and representation. One of my favorite tools on the list is this great, interactive Electoral Map that details each states polling … Continue reading