Free App of the Week: Mathmateer
Free Apps / Math Tools

Free App of the Week: Mathmateer

This week’s free app is Mathmateer, which is essentially a space-themed game for students to practice basic math functions. With tons of mathematic challenges in the free version, Mathmateer provides a robust application for engaging elementary-aged students with topics like counting, recognizing 3-dimensional shapes, telling time and working with money. As students complete challenges, they … Continue reading

VideoNotes: Take Notes While Watching Videos!
eLearning / Google Tools / Video Tools / YouTube

VideoNotes: Take Notes While Watching Videos!

I learned about VideoNotes from Richard Bryne’s incredible blog, and was excited about the possibilities it holds for students and flipped learning. Basically, VideoNotes is an online tool that allows students to take notes while watching videos on the same screen, side-by-side. You can load a video on the left side of the screen by inputting the … Continue reading

Digital Public Library of America: A One-Stop Shop for Primary Sources!
History Tools / Research Tools

Digital Public Library of America: A One-Stop Shop for Primary Sources!

Recently, the Digital Public Library of America opened its online doors to the public with a website featuring artifacts and resources from collections across the nation. Although still in beta-testing, the collection already features a hefty amount of audio recordings, texts, images and video sources that would be great for any classroom. Artifacts can be … Continue reading

25 Ways To Use Pinterest With Bloom’s Taxonomy
Assessment Tools / Classroom Activities / Social Media

25 Ways To Use Pinterest With Bloom’s Taxonomy

Recently, I’ve been spending quite a bit of my time researching how to use Pinterest in the classroom in a way that is meaningful and relevant. I’ve posted a couple of articles about Pinterest before, and I’ve noticed that it is very popular among educators for both personal and classroom use. As I researched (and … Continue reading

InfoFriday: Cyberbullying Moves From The Playground To The Web
Digital Citizenship / Visualizations

InfoFriday: Cyberbullying Moves From The Playground To The Web

This year, I have heard of many schools struggling with students being cyberbullied or instigating the cyberbullying. The influx of ways to communicate with each other online leads many students to post texts or images without considering the repercussions of those actions – which can be as devastating as suspension, expulsion, and sometimes criminal action. I believe … Continue reading