7 Reasons To Use Edmodo In Your Classroom
Classroom Management / eLearning

7 Reasons To Use Edmodo In Your Classroom

This year, I started a new job at a brand new school. As the Technology Coach, I was fortunate enough to make key decisions for our school about hardware, software and curriculum. One of those decisions was our LMS, or Learning Management System. After a lot of research and experimenting, our team decided to move … Continue reading

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CalmCounter: Free Classroom Noise Level Monitor!
Classroom Activities / Classroom Management

CalmCounter: Free Classroom Noise Level Monitor!

The Bouncy Balls classroom noise level monitor remains to this day one of the most popular posts on TeachBytes. So, when I came across CalmCounter, I knew I had to share immediately. Although it doesn’t have any exciting bouncing balls, it is still a solid way to measure classroom noise: Just like Bouncy Balls, CalmCounter is a website … Continue reading

Classroom Management

Doctopus: Easy Classroom Management of Google Docs

“How can teachers harness all the awesomeness, ubiquitous access, and collaborative authoring power made possible by Google Docs without creating a document management nightmare?” That is question Andrew Stillman posed, and then answered with his script, Doctopus. Doctopus allows teachers to auto-generate copies of template documents for individual students, small groups and whole classes. The … Continue reading

KeepVid: Download And Save Online Videos!
Classroom Management / YouTube

KeepVid: Download And Save Online Videos!

YouTube and other online streaming video sources provide incredible opportunities for teachers to share real-world content with students and break down the walls of their classrooms. Unfortunately, live streaming video can also sometimes be problematic for a few reasons: Buffering issues – Slow buffering and slow internet speeds can be frustrating in a classroom setting. … Continue reading

Bouncy Balls: A Fun Way To Monitor Classroom Noise Level
Classroom Activities / Classroom Management

Bouncy Balls: A Fun Way To Monitor Classroom Noise Level

This is what Bouncy Balls looks like when the classroom is silent: This is what Bouncy Balls looks like when the classroom is noisy: Essentially, Bouncy Balls is a website that activates your microphone and detects noise level. The more noise in the room, the more the balls bounce. The quieter the room is, the more still the … Continue reading