The History of Classroom Technology: An Infographic
Visualizations

The History of Classroom Technology: An Infographic

Saw this awesome infographic on Educator’s Technology today and had to share! Just a cool visualization of how technology has changed in our classrooms. Can you believe how much we’ve progressed as a society? Call me old, but I still remember the days when clapping out the chalkboard dusters was something worth fighting over. Now, … Continue reading

12 Ways To Use Padlet In Your Classroom Tomorrow!
Collaboration Tools / Presentation Tools / Visualizations

12 Ways To Use Padlet In Your Classroom Tomorrow!

Let me introduce you to one of my new go-to tech tools: Padlet. It’s free, it’s easy-to-use, and it’s awesome. Oh, and did I mention… no signup needed? Padlet is essentially a digital poster that can be individually or collaboratively created. Simply visit the website and click “Create”¬†to get started building your “wall” today. Then, … Continue reading

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

Newswordy: Bring Buzzwords Into Your Classroom
Classroom Activities / Social Media / Visualizations

Newswordy: Bring Buzzwords Into Your Classroom

Newswordy is a great website that’s been around for a couple of years. It simply and elegantly presents popular vocabulary in the context of media and news. The site focuses on buzzwords, or words that are commonly presented in news media, but not often used in everyday language. Each day, Newswordy presents, defines and shows … Continue reading