At the end of last year I created a list of technology tools aligned with Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. Because that list was overwhelmingly overloaded with info, I'm breaking it down by intelligence. I've already posted tools for visual/spatial learners and tools for musical learners, and today I'm sharing technology tools for verbal/linguistic learners. For those of … Continue reading 13 Tech Tools for Verbal/Linguistic Learners
Need to download the sound off a YouTube video? Whether it is to avoid buffering, to insert the sound into a presentation, or simply to have the audio for future classes, ListenToYoutube lets you quickly and easily rip the audio from a YouTube video and save it to your computer. Plus, it is completely free and … Continue reading Convert YouTube Videos to MP3s and Download for Free!
In the past few decades alone, classroom technologies have changed the way we teach. From slide projectors to overhead projectors to document cameras and whiteboards, innovation in the realm of educational technologies is both fascinating and exciting. So, in a few more decades, where will we be? Envisioning Tech decided to take a stab at it … Continue reading InfoFriday: The Future for Educational Technologies
"How can teachers harness all the awesomeness, ubiquitous access, and collaborative authoring power made possible by Google Docs without creating a document management nightmare?" That is question Andrew Stillman posed, and then answered with his script, Doctopus. Doctopus allows teachers to auto-generate copies of template documents for individual students, small groups and whole classes. The … Continue reading Doctopus: Easy Classroom Management of Google Docs
A friend of mine from Hopkins shared this with me earlier today, and I thought it was too fantastic not to share with all of you! In an effort to make government, economics and civics more interesting, People's Pie is a role-playing game where each player must make crucial decisions in balancing the federal budget. Here's the … Continue reading People’s Pie: Federal Budget Game
Recently, I've been spending some time creating animations for the teachers at my school to use as supplemental content for their lessons. Often, in subjects like biology and chemistry, concepts are best understood visually. However, the problem with animations online is often that they are either too advanced or too simple for the classroom. So, … Continue reading Animations in the Classroom
I found this amazing interactive map of the U.S. labor force from 1950 to 2000. Each delineation on the graph shows a different occupation, as well as the percentage of the labor force that occupation makes up. As you move to the right or left, you can see that percentage change for each decade. This would be … Continue reading InfoFriday: U.S. Labor Force 1950-2000