Everyone is talking about it. Whether they are calling it Sandy, Perfect Storm, Superstorm or Frankenstorm, it is the biggest thing on the news right now. Looking for a way to bring in this current event into your classroom? Check out these 5 resources: Associated Press Superstorm interactive Google's Superstorm Sandy crisis map New York … Continue reading 5 Resources for Teaching Hurricane Sandy
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Halloween. Are you doing anything with technology this Halloween? If so, I'd love to hear about it! Post your comments below, and enjoy the educational technology cartoon: How early is too early to expose children to technology?
Lately, every second person has their own website. Whether its to advertise their budding business or to describe their favorite hobbies, websites are a fantastic way to share and present information online. For teachers, websites provide an easy way to communicate with parents and the community about whats going on in the classroom. For students, … Continue reading 5 Great Website Builders for the Classroom
Currently I am teaching a Graphic Design elective, where we discuss basic design principles and then apply them to real-world projects. Recently we did a unit on typography, and I was thrilled to find a wealth of online games that focus on typography concepts. These games really helped students understand the sometimes dry, confusing typography … Continue reading 6 Typography Games For Your Classroom
Came across this amazing site on Larry Ferlazzo's blog, and just had to share! Michael Porath has created a project that visually details the history of our nation's geographical growth as shown through 141 individual maps: Each of the maps has an overview and highlights the changes since the last map visually, as shown below. You … Continue reading Manifest Destiny: The Story of the US Told in 141 Maps
Recently, I have been reading a lot of articles on the need for educators to have personal learning networks, or PLN's. I found the image below on David Warlick's website, which has a lot of great information for educators looking to grow their understanding of technology in the classroom. This image provides a great web … Continue reading Grow Your Personal Learning Networks!
QR codes have been growing in popularity in the news, in social media, and in education. Recently, I came across this great generator from ClassTools that allows you to develop scavenger hunts using QR codes paired with individual questions. Here's how it works. First, create the quiz: Make sure you have your students download a QR … Continue reading QR Code Scavenger Hunt Generator