It's a new day, it's a new class (or maybe its the same old class), but either way, it's time to get to know your students. There are tried and true methods of doing this, from games like Two Truths and a Lie to having students fill out information sheets. Recently, after reading Game of … Continue reading Icebreaker Activity – Coat of Arms
Recently learned about Word Tamer, a creative writing flash tool online that allows students to work on creative writing aspects, from genre and plot to character development. Mini activities on Word Tamer are cleverly circus themed: Prowl through Plot, Snare a Setting, Capture a Character and Wild Words. Each of the activities would be a … Continue reading Word Tamer – Creative Writing Flash Tool
In light of my last post, I was especially excited when I came across Gwigle - a game designed to help players practice Google search rules in a fun, puzzle-based way. Essentially, Gwigle is comprised of increasingly difficult levels that present searches and ask users to guess the query or search terms. For example, here's … Continue reading Gwigle – Google Search Game
Was just checking out Teach42, a great resource blog for educators that has quite a bit of content on educational technology, when I saw this and had to share!
SurveyMonkey is the a survey creation and administration tool that I've used for both my own class projects and with students. It seems to be one of the more common survey web tools, but in case you haven't used it, I thought I'd share! You can use the tool to design surveys, collect responses, and even analyze … Continue reading SurveyMonkey and 10 Classroom Uses
A couple of funny NewYorker cartoons from the NewYorker blog I thought I'd share (they got me giggling, and I hope they provide you with some amusement):
While perusing the internet for the ever-growing list of Web 2.0 tools, I came upon TodaysMeet, a free web-based tool that allows users to communicate in a chat room setting. It is a micro-blogging backchannel that allows discussions to flourish in a collaborative online space without interrupting ongoing activities or the need of raised hands … Continue reading TodaysMeet and the Classroom