Professional Development / Social Media

Making Pinterest in the Classroom A Reality: 6 Practical Points

Lately, there has been a lot of attention and discussion about using Pinterest as a tool in the classroom. In fact, I myself have written two posts about incorporating the social media pinning website in the classroom: 10 Ways to Use Pinterest in the Classroom¬†and Pinterest ‚Äď Turning Procrastination into Classroom Preparations. While these ideas … Continue reading

Classroom Activities / Presentation Tools

Cuttings.Me – Online Journalism, Blogging and Writing Portfolios

Today I was asked to research some tools for students to compile their writing samples online. While there are many products that provide digital portfolio services, I was interested in something simple, free, and fresh. That’s when I came across, an online tool that allows users to clip all of their writing work in … Continue reading


LOL of the Week

Here’s this week’s educational technology related cartoon: As teachers, have any of you ever felt that your students might view you this way? I myself often worry that if I don’t keep up with the newest technologies, students might view me and my knowledge repertoire as obsolete! Continue reading

Classroom Management

6 Fantastic Online Timers

As a teacher, I often found myself giving students countdowns in the classroom: ¬†¬†¬†¬† -5 minutes of silent reading time! ¬†¬†¬†¬† -10 minutes for the quiz! ¬†¬†¬†¬† -2 minutes before we transition to the next activity! In these situations, I often found myself using my cell phone or watch to time their activities, and wished … Continue reading