Happy birthday leaplings! Thanks to Danny Nicholson's blog, I came across this fabulous stop-motion video explaining the leap year phenomenon. With some simple animations and complex math, the video provides a great summary on the history of calendars, the rotation of the earth, and how leap years came about.
For many students, comics can be a less intimidating and more enjoyable reading experience. Allowing students to create their own comics gives them an opportunity to express themselves creatively and artistically while still engaging with plot, reading, and storytelling concepts. Thanks to online tools, comic creation is easier than ever and there are many sites available … Continue reading 5 Online Comic Creators
For those of who you are new to the blog, LOL of the week stands for: Laugh Out Loud, Laugh OnLine. A cheesy, cheesy attempt at infusing some humor into the blog, every now and then I try to find funny educational technology related cartoons to share. These are great for your own personal enjoyment, and … Continue reading LOL of the Week
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Education, the National Financial Capability Challenge runs from March 12 through April 13, 2012. The Challenge is essentially an online test for high school students to check their knowledge of earning, spending, saving, borrowing, risk protection, and more. All high school educators are … Continue reading National Financial Capability Challenge
I LOVE TAYLOR MALI. Feeling down? Having a rough week? Every teacher needs to keep this video in his or her repertoire, with a box of dark chocolate and a very sturdy stress ball.
My biology teacher in high school had a pet tarantula - a creepy, creepy spider that crawled around in its glass cage as we dissected frogs and memorized structures of the body. She also had two beautiful snakes that she allowed us to take out of the cage. We would let them wrap around our … Continue reading Want A Pet In Your Classroom?
In the third grade I was lucky enough to spend an hour in the computer lab each work working on typing skills with my classmates. Although at the time retyping "ASDF, JKL;" over and over was tedious and boring, I am now eternally grateful for having been required to learn how to type. Increasingly when … Continue reading 5 Free Resources for Developing Typing Skills