Overwhelmingly Awesome Periodic Table of Visualizations
Research Tools / Visualizations

Overwhelmingly Awesome Periodic Table of Visualizations

Holy moly, this website is intense. Overwhelming? Yes. Awesome? Definitely. Thanks to the people at Visual Literacy for coming up with this awesome web app that allows you to quickly and browse a variety of types of visualizations. This would be a great way to get students out of the venn-diagram poster rut, and show … Continue reading

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Listen to the Sounds of Wikipedia
Classroom Activities / Digital Citizenship / Visualizations

Listen to the Sounds of Wikipedia

Looking for a new classroom soundtrack? Try this awesome website: Durring Darren Kuropatwa‘s keynote session today at the Building Learning Communities conference, I learned about this awesome website that shares the sounds of Wikipedia. Here’s how it works: The screen displays the recent changes to Wikipedia pages and posts. When a change occurs, a bell is … Continue reading

Common Core Technology Skills Self-Assessment
Google Tools / Professional Development

Common Core Technology Skills Self-Assessment

This awesome self-assessment was created by some awesome people in the State of California was adapted from the Technology Skills Matrix for students. Essentially, the idea is that “if students are to know these skills in various areas of technology at different grade levels, teachers and administrators should be proficient as well. This assessment can be … Continue reading

1,000 Facebook Followers = Aditi Gives Away A Kindle!
Giveaway / Giveaways / Reading Tools

1,000 Facebook Followers = Aditi Gives Away A Kindle!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Ashley Mucha, the winner of this Kindle giveaway! —– Today, I was perusing the TeachBytes Facebook account and realized, “Holy crap, I have more than 1,000 followers!” What started out as a grad-school pastime has slowly become one of my most valued endeavors, and all of you are responsible for that! Your … Continue reading

Google Spell-Up: The Better You Spell, The Higher Your Tower!
Classroom Activities / Games / Google Tools / Writing Tools

Google Spell-Up: The Better You Spell, The Higher Your Tower!

A few weeks ago Google released a new chrome experiment that my students have been obsessed with playing, and I can’t blame them! Spell Up is designed for Chrome, but also works with Android and iOS. Google worked with game designers and teachers to create a simple but addicting spelling game: spell words correctly and … Continue reading