Check out the Guardian's clever, animated summary of Olympic history, from Ancient Greece to modern day. Explore more Olympics learning articles and websites at the Guardian's resource roundup for London 2012. Go team USA! 🙂
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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 – Turning Procrastination into Classroom Preparations. While these ideas … Continue reading Making Pinterest in the Classroom A Reality: 6 Practical Points
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 Cuttings.me, an online tool that allows users to clip all of their writing work in … Continue reading Cuttings.Me – Online Journalism, Blogging and Writing Portfolios
While surfing the web for new ed-tech tools, I came across this amazing resource for college-bound students: Grantoo! Grantoo allows students to play educational games and win money towards college tuition, as well as win money for charitable causes. Students can also win discounts and prizes! Sound too good to be true? It did to … Continue reading Grantoo – Play Your College Tuition Bills!
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!
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 6 Fantastic Online Timers